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On the Changing Culture of the Art Fair: SCOPE's Katelijne De Backer Pulls Back the Curtains

by Charlie Schultz
It's undeniable that the proliferation, expansion and emboldening of the art fair is a distinct characteristic of our contemporary art world. The art fair industry over the last decade has grown exponentially, becoming a crucial part of the art landscape, developing from mere trade shows into elaborate events and necessary meeting grounds for art professionals. Charlie Schultz talks with Katelijne De Backer, the Director of Exhibitor Relations for SCOPE about the evolution of art fairs, her... [more]
Posted by Charlie Schultz on 3/5/14
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SCOPE and Vision

by Lori Zimmer
In recent years, SCOPE has gained the reputation of being the “fun” fair, full of performance and experiential programs- as well as booze. Last year they let us watch frat boys drink copious amounts of beer inside a glass room, and drink a few ourselves in the impossibly tiny two person bar, Mandy’s (complete with working beer tap!) This year, the fair is giving itself a makeover, first with a new logo, followed by a new, slightly smaller venue--conveniently located right across from The Armory... [more]
Posted by Lori Zimmer on 3/6/12
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Diversions and Distractions at Scope

by Natalie Hegert
Scope art fair, in its new location on the West side highway, was packed with gimmicks and glorp, the same gimmicks and glorp from last year. Really.  The same crappy work that didn’t sell last year.  The same work that I actually recognized because it was that bad.  But let’s not talk about that, let’s talk about the good stuff, the fun stuff, and the free stuff. In contrast with last year’s event at the Lincoln Center, Scope 2011, organized and directed by Mollie White, focused their efforts... [more]
Posted by Natalie Hegert on 3/7/11
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Eye-Catchers at SCOPE

by Natalie Hegert
      SCOPE art fair, held in the elegant, modern surroundings of Lincoln Center, packed an eye-catching punch.  With about fifty galleries from fifteen countries worldwide, plus fashion, jewelry, even perfume designers, SCOPE was far-reaching and global in its purview of the worldwide contemporary art scene.  With all this art packed in, smaller works tended to get overwhelmed by the eye-catching, monumental works which, on more than one occasion, grabbed one's attention but failed to hold... [more]
Posted by Natalie Hegert on 3/7/10
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Arteaser at NY Art Fairs: SCOPE

by Dormain Geyer
I spent this Saturday visiting several art fairs going on in New York City with my dear friend Rex and Sharon Reaves of San Francisco's Reaves Gallery: Our first stop was Scope NY at the Lincoln Center, where over 40 galleries held booths. There we found San Francisco's Shooting Gallery: In addition to works by Greg Gossel (above) was a large piece of assembled homeless signs by EriK Foss: Works by Ron English (below) were also am display with the Shooting Gallery. We also... [more]
Posted by Dormain Geyer on 3/17/09
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