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VOLTA: The Art Fair as Festival and Studio Visit

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The 7th edition of VOLTA opened yesterday, continuing its innovative approach to the art fair model. Instead of the usual custom of having galleries showcase a wide range of artists, the curatorial board has strongly encouraged exhibitors to dedicate their booths to fewer artists and establish a dialogue between oeuvres. This increased curatorial involvement, which is becoming a popular practice among international art fairs, puts the event's focus on the artists themselves -- on their visions, processes, and creations -- rather than exclusively on prestige or name recognition.

For more on VOLTA's commitment to emerging artists, click here.