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Art Fairs

Contemporary Art As The First Draft Of History

Tara Fass | Posted 01.31.2017 | Arts
Tara Fass

Art Los Angeles Contemporary wrapped up this weekend at the Barker Hanger located on the grounds of the accessible, park-like, Santa Monica Airport. If you missed this weekend there is next year. In fact, art fairs are all the rage worldwide.

Arthena to Lead Panel on the Future of the Art Market

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 11.02.2016 | Business
Madelaine D'Angelo

This Saturday at the Accessible Art Fair New York, Arthena will host a panel discussion on the future of the contemporary art market with a focus on c...

Art Basel Unlimited 2016 (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 06.23.2016 | Arts

This year, the Unlimited sector of Art Basel featured 88 large-scale sculptures, installations, paintings, videos and live performances. On display ar...

The Nuisance of Thefts at Arts and Crafts Fairs

Daniel Grant | Posted 06.13.2016 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Unzipping her booth tent the second morning of an arts fair, mixed-media artist Patricia Hecker of Bloomington, Indiana knew that someone had been the...

Our Favorite Booths at NADA New York

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 05.10.2016 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

Quirks, kicks and color abound in this year's edition of NADA New York, located at Pier 36 on the Lower East Side. These were our highlights of the fa...

The Estate of Joel Mesler at NADA New York

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 05.05.2016 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

Cultural Counsel, the PR firm launched by Adam Abdalla, will present a sizable body of work by gallerist Joel Mesler at NADA New York. Mesler, who c...

Art in NYC: A Curator's Guide to Frieze New York 2016 and Beyond

Duane Wells | Posted 04.25.2016 | Arts
Duane Wells

When it comes to art, Natasha Schlesinger is a big deal. Not only is she an award-winning art historian and art consultant who has been working in the art field for the past 20 years, specializing in the history of fine and decorative arts, she is also the Art Curator/Art Expert in Residence at the über elegant Surrey Hotel on Manhattan's Upper East Side.

Art Cologne 2016 (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 04.14.2016 | Arts

This year, Art Cologne, the world's oldest art fair for modern and contemporary art celebrates its 50th edition. The launch of the fair in 1967 - back...

Talking With a Top Curator at Amazon Art, on the Fine Art of Reinventing Art Buying

Russell C. Smith | Posted 03.31.2016 | Arts
Russell C. Smith

Even though Amazon is a big name, and a brand known throughout the world, Amazon Art is still not on the radar of many people, and just now becoming known. Even internally at Amazon, many people haven't heard of Amazon Art.

Art Basel Hong Kong 2016 (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 03.22.2016 | Arts

In this video, we attend the Private View of Art Basel in Hong Kong 2016. It's Art Basel's fourth edition in Hong Kong. The art fair brings together 239 exhibitors, half of them from Asia and Asia-Pacific, half of them from the rest of the world.

New Trends in Contemporary Art Fairs lie in Their Evolving Ability to Keep Things Real

Adam James Butcher | Posted 03.18.2016 | Arts
Adam James Butcher

I'll never forget the experience I had years ago when I was invited to the beautiful home of one of my collectors. The highlight of my visit was the wonderful original Miro print I experienced in the downstairs toilet. I absolutely loved the idea of finding this fine art object in such an intimate space.

'The Art Show' in Repose.

Isa Freeling | Posted 03.04.2016 | Arts
Isa Freeling

Seeing 'The Art Show' at the Park Avenue Armory is a completely different experience when the space is empty of visitors. At the early afternoon press preview-- while vacuum cleaners are roaring and booths are hung seamlessly, devoid of buyers or gallerists, it feels like one is stepping into an abandoned Museum.

5 Must-See Booths at The Armory Show 2016

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 03.04.2016 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

By Michael Polubiec 1. Two Palms -New York Pier 94 - Contemporary, Booth 732 Cecily Brown, Untitled (Paradise), 2015 Monotype in watercolor, pencil...


Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 03.07.2016 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

Check out some of the up-and-coming galleries Arthena is excited to see at VOLTA NY. GALERIE JAN DHAESE The painting series ‘Genesis’ Let there ...

Amanda Coulson: On Curating VOLTA

Lilia Ziamou | Posted 02.18.2017 | Arts
Lilia Ziamou

Amanda Coulson, co-founder and artistic director of VOLTA VOLTA NY is an invitational fair with a unique focus on solo artist projects. It is a curat...

Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2016: Through the Eyes of a Painter

Lisa Adams | Posted 01.29.2017 | Arts
Lisa Adams

Though people tell me they're an option, I think that art fairs are a necessity. As an artist, I always have mixed feelings when I walk the aisles and listen to the pitches. I prefer to see work in person and not just on my laptop.

Art Basel and the Next Generation of Art Fairs

Troy Osinoff | Posted 11.30.2016 | Arts
Troy Osinoff

In the balmy summer of 2013, Jay Z performed his song "Picasso Baby" at Pace Gallery for over six hours in a performance inspired by Marina Abramovic'...

Making Sense of Berlin Art Week

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 10.08.2016 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

This opening night event of a 2015 Berlin Art Week marked by collaboration between institutions was a terrific symbol for Berlin, now 26 years into its ongoing urban project of reunification.

Art Seduces Fashion at Australasia's International Art Fair: Sydney Contemporary

JK Russ | Posted 09.24.2016 | Arts
JK Russ

Inside the 87,000 sq ft space more than 90 galleries represent 14 countries. Alongside the gallery booths are 18 large-scale installations curated by Sydney-based The Curators' Department and a moving image program curated by the Australian Center for the Moving Image.

Interview With the Curator of Art Basel's 'Unlimited' Sector (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 07.07.2016 | Arts

Unlimited is Art Basel's exhibition platform for projects that transcend the limitations of a classical art-show stand. The sector includes out-sized sculpture and paintings, video projections, large-scale installations, and live performances.

Art Basel in Basel 2015 Unlimited (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 06.16.2016 | Arts

The Unlimited sector of the international art fair Art Basel in Basel, Switzerland, presents large scale installations, paintings and sculptures, performances and videos in Hall 1 of Messe Basel. This year, the fair presents 74 projects.

Omar Lopez-Chahoud: On Curating Untitled

Lilia Ziamou | Posted 05.19.2015 | Arts
Lilia Ziamou

In this insightful conversation, Omar Lopez-Chahoud, independent curator and artistic director of Untitled talks to us about his goals, his curatorial approach and his experience in curating Untitled.

Artist Brent Birnbaum's Mountain of Painted Treadmills (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 05.12.2015 | Arts

The belts were painted by the artist with color gradients, thus creating a kinetic work that combines sculpture with moving paintings. In this video, Brent Birnbaum talks about this work, his background, his future plans with the treadmills and other projects, and his participation in an upcoming event at the museum MARTa Herford in Germany.

Good, Bad and Ugly

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.05.2015 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Most of the time, I am able to find something interesting and appealing that I want to share with my audience. However, on rare occasions, I talk about an exhibition or art event that disappoints and even troubles me.

What Is The Meaning Of Outsider Art? The Genre With A Story, Not A Style

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.25.2015 | Arts

If you've perused The Huffington Post Arts & Culture page at all this week, you may have noticed the spread of outsider artists gracing the site. That...