• On The Horizon: Fall International Art Fairs Jump Start the Art Market Season

    Date posted: August 22, 2012 Author: jolanta

    Representing the top tier in the Chinese art market, SH Contemporary is a four-day curatorially-led program boasting the most intriguing new finds in contemporary Asian art. The fair takes place from September 7th to the 9th with a preview on the evening of the 6th. This year, SH Contemporary’s “First Issue” project will display the works of young artists who have just recently received their first dose of critical acclaim. Chinese video artist Cheng Ran and Indian painter Nandan Ghiya are among the hand picked artists representative of the young generation to exhibit their work in “First Issue” at SH Contemporary.

    Promising to be exceedingly thrilling—and with artists such as German’s own Tobias Buckel and Spain’s Lluis Artus, how could it not be—


    Interior View, SH Contemporary, 2011. Courtesy of SH Contemporary.

    On The Horizon: Fall International Art Fairs Jump Start the Art Market Season

    Fall is just around the corner and with the change of seasons brings up the crop of Fall international art fairs. Here are the ones that are sure to have their fingers on the pulse of the contemporary art market.

    SH Contemporary, Shanghai: September 7–9th 2012

    Representing the top tier in the Chinese art market, SH Contemporary is a four-day curatorially-led program boasting the most intriguing new finds in contemporary Asian art. The fair takes place from September 7th to the 9th with a preview on the evening of the 6th. This year, SH Contemporary’s “First Issue” project will display the works of young artists who have just recently received their first dose of critical acclaim. Chinese video artist Cheng Ran and Indian painter Nandan Ghiya are among the hand picked artists representative of the young generation to exhibit their work in “First Issue” at SH Contemporary.

    Berliner Liste, Berlin: September 13–16th 2012

    Berlin has fast been growing as a major point of focus on the global art world map. With over one hundred and twenty galleries from all over the world exhibiting art in the middle of Germany’s thriving art capital, it’s easy to see why Berlin is getting the art market’s attention. Promising to be exceedingly thrilling—and with artists such as German’s own Tobias Buckel and Spain’s Lluis Artus, how could it not be—Berliner Liste is a name that will undoubtedly be plastered to the glossy pages of major art publications in the next few months.

    (e)merge Art Fair, Washington D.C: October 4-7th 2012

    (e)merge Art Fair, is certainly not your average large-scale, two-hundred-gallery, five-thousand-artist art fair, but that does not make it any less note worthy. (e)merge, which will take place at the Capitol Skyline Hotel in Washington DC on October 4th through the 7th, will present around 80 international exhibitors in two distinguished platforms. The “Gallery Platform” will feature both galleries and nonprofit art spaces located in various Hotel rooms on designated floors while the “Artist Platform” will display a carefully selected array of works in a variety of media by unrepresented artists. (e)merge is the fair to watch for both established contemporary artist and new comers to the art scene.

    Thomas Baryle, Installation at Frieze Art Fair, London. Courtesy of Frieze Art Fair.

    Frieze Art Fair, London: October 11-14, 2012

    Last Spring, Frieze Art Fair traveled across the pond to set up shop in New York’s own Governor’s Island. This Fall, Frieze is stationed in it’s place of conception, London. With over one hundred and fifty represented galleries and estimating over sixty thousand visitors in the weekend-long run, Frieze is a sure leader of the major international art fairs pack. This year, Frieze Foundation has organized a slew of special projects and programs that will set this year’s fair experience apart from any other. Artist Thomas Baryle, who has been creating work since the mid-sixties and is well known for his association with the European Pop Art (or Grey Pop) movement, will present two patterned works along the entrance to the fair and in the public squares using designs originally conceived in 1967. These works, derived from pairs of loafers in bright and traffic-light green, are just some among the hundreds of impressive contemporary works on view. From October 11th to the 14th, it is safe to say that all art-world eyes will be honed in on London’s finest.

    Art Élysées, Paris: October 18-22nd 2012

    Art Élysées works to bring together regional French galleries with art spaces from around the world in one beautiful location. Perfect for seasoned art veterans as well as young new-comers this fair, situated along the picturesque Champs Élysées plays an undisputed and significant role in the art market. From October 18th through the 22nd of this year, visitors can stroll down the center of Paris and enjoy fine contemporary works from all over the world.

    Tobias Buckel, 2012. Courtesy of the artist.

     

     

     

     

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