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Stop walking and make for the showrooms! It is always interesting, fascinating and sometimes even awkward here.
This review from IKONA RUSSIA will tell you where to go in search of actual art.
BRAFA
21-29 января 2017
Avenue du Port 86/C, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
Brussels Antiques & Fine Art Fair BRAFA in 2017 adopted 137 galleries from 17 countries. It's a record number in the history of holding events. According to the organizers, 2018 promises to be even greater...
A distinctive feature is a wide range of presented works: from antiquity to the XXI century. Vintage, painting, ceramics, comics, jewelry, old books; it's very simple to find your hobby!
The authentic atmosphere is emphasized by the building of the ancient railroad yard Tour & Taxis where the fair takes place.
Brafa is for real connoisseurs!
ARCOmadrid
22-26 февраля 2017
Feria de Madrid, Av. Del Partenón, 5, 28042 Madrid, Spain
What should the most attended art fair in the world look like? Did you imagine it? Then pay attention to ARCOmadrid, which annually discovers new names and trends in the vivid works of designers and artists. In recent years, the unusual program collects 200,000-people audience with its modern, experimental and avant-garde ideas!
The Madrid international Fair isn't able to compete with ART BASEL or FIAC, but it has a completely different purpose. ARCOmadrid is an opportunity not only to see what shocks you but also to realize what is really valuable. This is the original and unpredictable what art dealers from all over the worlds come in Madrid for.
The first time, on February 10, 1982, ARCOmadrid took place on the initiative of IFEMA, the organizer of the Spanish fairs and congresses, having finished once and for all time with the cultural stagnation in Spain, which developed during the Franco dictatorship. Much has changed since then, and once the secondary art- screening has turned into a large-scale forum of masters of their business, which has to be attended at least once.
The Armory Show
2-5 марта 2017
Piers 92/94, 711 12th Ave, NY 10019, New York, USA
The most topical works of contemporary art are gathered in one of the most important exhibitions of New York — The Armory Show. The prototype of the fair arose more than 100 years ago and presented to the Society the works of Edward Munch, Claude Monet, Vasily Kandinsky. The exhibition acquired its current look in 1994 and continues to amaze with the achievements of the XXI century, combining the works of more than 200 galleries in one place and gathering under one roof new voices of the art world.
During the exhibition in the Museum of Modern Art there is the Armory Party, and the music is not lagging!
TEFAF
10-19 марта 2017
Forum 100, 5268 HD Maastricht, Netherlands
Being incredible in ambitions of the organizers, cost of efforts on the part of gallery dealers, and the level of work, TEFAF is absolutely incompatible! Elegant presentation, decoration, refinement, and entertainment at the Maastricht Fair will impress even a hardcore snob.
Twenty-nine commissions, consisting of 175 experts in the field of art, have been engaged to determine the authenticity of the exhibits. By the way, most of the collections are represented by a temporary period from XIII to XIX century.
TEFAF has confidently secured the reputation of a must-see event in an antique environment, leaving indifferent none of the beauty lovers.
Outstanding and impressive, these are the most appropriate epithets to describe the most spectacular and pretentious art fair of the Old World.
TEFAF New York: 22-27 октября 2016 (от Античности до XX века)
TEFAF New York: 4-9 мая 2017 (модерн и современное искусство)
Art Cologne
14-17 апреля
Messepl. 1, 50679 Köln, Germany
Contemporary art is presented in all its forms at the exhibition in Cologne in more than 200 prestigious galleries.
There are various sectors working at ART Cologne: Galleries, New Collaboration, New Contemporaries, New Positions and others which can be attended due to one's interest.
The lowest price for the painted CD was 20 euro, the highest one was 3.75 million euros per canvas by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner.
Founded in 1967, the exhibition fully demonstrates the works of modern classics and the main trends in the development of art, each year introducing new names of the world of creativity.
Affordable Art FairHong Kong
13-15 мая 2016
1 Expo Dr, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
The exhibition Affordable Art Fair in Hong Kong has positioned itself as a fair of "budget-friendly" art pricing from 100 to 10,000 dollars.
There are original works of young artists, reproductions of paintings, sculptures, photography, video. About 110 local galleries take part in this exhibition masterfully demonstrating the trends of Asian art development.
Affordable Art Fair is an international project, originated in the capital of England, which in 2018 as always is going to come by New York, Brussels, Stockholm, Milan, Singapore and, of course, London.
The organizers declare that the purpose of the fair is to show that art is not just for millionaires.
Singapore: 22-24 апреля 2016
London, Hampstead: 16-19 июня 2016
Seoul: 9-11 сентября 2016
Bristol: 9-11 сентября 2016
New York: 29 сентября-2 октября 2016
Stockholm: 13-16 октября 2016
London, Battersea: 20-23 октября 2016
Amsterdam: 27-30 октября 2016
Hamburg: 10-13 ноября 2016
Berlin Biennale
4 июня - 18 сентября
Auguststraße 69, 10117 Berlin, Germany
The Berlin Biennale of Contemporary Art has been being held in Germany from 1998 once every two years. It is an amazing symbiosis of literature, design, fashion, cinematography, music and fine arts, combined in different ways, i.e. exhibition, festival, symposium.
X Berlin Biennale promises to surprise with its exposition of maitres and young masters.
Art Basel
16-19 июня 2016
Messepl. 1, 4005 Basel, Swiss
Every year one of the most prestigious international exhibitions waits in Basel for connoisseurs of beautiful. Paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations, videos of representatives of contemporary art and artists of the XX century are exhibited there by more than 300 galleries of America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Art Basel is well-known as the "Olympic Games among artists". Where else can you see the work of Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons in one city?
These days Basel turns into a mecca of art!
Recently the famous Swiss fair has acquired an American and Japanese version.
Art Basel Miami: 1-4 декабря 2016
Art Basel Hong Kong: 23-25 марта 2017
Frieze London
6-9 октября
London NW1 4PJ, UK
This fair in London is dedicated to contemporary art exclusively. Every year the Royal Regent's Park hosts the world's leading galleries and talented contemporary artists. Among the regular participants, there are White Cube, Gagosian Gallery, Lisson Gallery, David Zwirner.
Movie screenings, an exhibition of sculptures, various discussions with artists, experts, and curators on the dialogue between the art of the past and the present are held within the Frieze Art Fair.
Since 2003, every October Frieze Art Fair turns into the art-epicenter of the world, annually offering new surprises for connoisseurs of beauty.
Frieze New York: 5-8 мая 2016
Fiac!
22-23 октября
Grand Palais, Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris, France
Every autumn since 1974, modern art leases Paris arranging large-scale art- integration. Thus, the program "Outside the Walls" fills the Vendome Square, the embankment of the Seine, parks, and gardens with installations and sculptures. At this time, even an ordinary walk becomes an unforgettable art trip!
Theatrical performances, performances, parties, dinners, closed visits activate all the Parisian Bohemias, and the largest public and private museums and foundations diligently prepare their exhibitions for the arrival of collectors from all over the world. Due to this scale of cultural events, the city on the Seine attracts people from different parts of the world.
All this is eloquently reflected on the artistic weight of the fair and its impact on the art market. As the dealers themselves admit, Foire Internationale d'art contemporain is still the most important event devoted to modern art and modernism.
Though the main French fair has focused on "rejuvenation" of exhibited exhibits, the classics of the XX century still provide the main income.
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