Taipei Dangdai is a new international art fair commencing 18tth January 2019.
A joint venture between Single Market Events (Tim Etchell), ARTHQ / EVENTS Limited, Ramsay Fairs Limited and Angus Montgomery Limited, the Fair’s rationale is to celebrate the city’s unique and dynamic arts scene, while highlighting global creativity and the increasing importance of the wider art market in Asia.
Fair Director, Magnus Renfrew believes now is the right time to launch an international art fair in Taipei: “Galleries are increasingly taking Asia seriously, and are looking for more than one opportunity to engage with the region’s collectors each year. For a long time, galleries that show at Art Basel have also cited Taiwanese collectors as being the most instrumental in determining the success of their participation”.
Renfrew’s vision reflects the tenor of the word “Dangdai”, meaning ‘now’ or ‘of the present moment’: “I hope that the fair will, appropriately, be something of a ‘moment’ for Taipei — creating an opportunity to showcase its strengths to a much wider audience, while also providing collectors, buyers and local audiences with an opportunity to engage with leading galleries from Asia and around the world on their doorstep, and on their terms. There hasn’t really been a fair of this quality before, with such a strong exhibitor line-up.”
Presented by UBS, the event brings together a selection of the world’s leading galleries and artists alongside influential thinkers from a wide range of disciplines, including archaeology, art history and technology.
Image: Haegue Yang, Sol LeWitt Upside Down onto Wall – Cubic-Modular Wall Structure, Black, Expanded 11 Times, 2018
Aluminum venetian blinds, powder-coated aluminum hanging structure, steel wire rope, LED tubes, cable, 305 x 304 x 104 cm. Image: Courtesy of Kukje Gallery, Seoul.
Paris Photo, touted as the world's largest international art fair dedicated to the photographic medium, will hold its 21st edition at the historic Grand Palais in Paris from November 9th through 12th, 2017.
The annual event for collectors, professionals, artists, and enthusiasts, Paris Photo offers its visitors a selection of quality and diverse artworks alongside an ambitious public programme of events, talks and forums.
Over 180 galleries and publishers will present a complete panorama of the history of photography: from vintage and modern works to contemporary creations, rare and limited editions, and avant-premiere book releases. The recently launched PRISMES sector, held in the prestigious Salon d'Honneur, will feature a curated presentation of large format, series, and video and/or installation works.
An educative art fair, Paris Photo aims to enhance the visitor experience by scheduling exhibitions, awards, signature sessions, special events, talks and discussions with artists, curators, critics, and historians. The "In Paris during Paris Photo" programme, created in partnership with renowned museums and arts organizations throughout the city of lights, offers visitors a complementary selection of exhibitions featuring some of the most important photographic collections in the world.
The parameters of Abu Dhabi Art extends beyond the notion of a traditional art fair; its diverse public engagement programme, ranging from art installations and exhibitions, talks and events, takes place in different locations, throughout the year. The culmination of this year-long programme is the Abu Dhabi Art event in November, which provides the sales platform for participating local and international galleries and an audience of over 20,000 visitors.
Making use of the natural landscape of the region, the Fair’s designer, Nilsson Pflugfelder conceptualised the elements of an art fair as an ‘archipelago’: each entity is conceived as an autonomous island that, together, makes up Abu Dhabi Art in the form of an archipelago. Consisting of ubiquitous 450 x 450 x 450 mm open cubes, the various islands are, within the exhibition, conceived as modular intensities of programmatic content. The aim is to suggest the conscious reconnecting of ideas across an archipelago of time, forming narratives with past eras of utopian interventions.
The Fair’s curatorial programme aims to present a unique iteration, transforming the concept of an art fair to a place of discovery and discourse. The curated series of exhibitions and programme will bring diverse perspectives on global trends to an inspiring schedule of cultural engagement, reflecting the exceptional calibre of contemporary cultural practice for which Abu Dhabi Art is renowned.
The fifth edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong, which featured 242 premier galleries from 34 countries and territories, has ended on a high note. This year’s show included memorable moments such as:
The five show days were attended by private collectors as well as directors, curators, trustees and patrons from nearly 80 leading international museums and institutions across 20 countries, including Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Auckland; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Long Museum, Shanghai; MoMA PS1, New York; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney; National Gallery Singapore, Singapore; National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul; New Museum, New York; Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Serpentine Galleries, London; Tate, London and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.
With numerous gallery openings and an expanded program of parallel events, the Art Basel week continued to spotlight Hong Kong's vibrant arts and cultural scene.
(from “Art Basel Hong Kong” VIP Program newsletter 4th April 2017)
The fifth edition of Art Basel’s show in Hong Kong will commence on March 21 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) in Wan Chai.
Bringing together gallerists, artists, collectors, curators, museum directors and critics from across the globe, Art Basel HK will present a total of 242 leading galleries from Asia, the Asia-Pacific and the rest of the world.
The fair comprises a number sectors: “Galleries”, the fair’s core sector showcases 20th and 21st century works, and also includes the “Insights” sector, the latter highlighting the curatorial projects, and the “Discoveries” sector featuring solo and 2-person projects.
The “Encounters” sector is dedicated to large-scale sculptural installations and performances which punctuate the fair and is invariably a ‘feature’ of the fair, always attracting much attention and appreciation.
The “Kabinett” sector, previously only on show at Art Basel Miami Beach, will make its debut at this year’s ABHK, and features curated projects within selected gallery booths.
Complemented with a program of film, conversations and salons, (and a few parties!), Art Basel Hong Kong offers a stimulating week of all things art.
Beyond the fair, Hong Kong’s thriving arts scene is also on show throughout the week, with exhibitions, events and site-specific installations taking place across the city and beyond.
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The third edition of Art Central, taking place at the Central Harbourfront Hong Kong commences with its “First Night”on Monday 20th March 2017.
Timed to coincide with Art Basel Hong Kong, Art Central will be staged in a 10,000 sqm architect designed structure and feature approximately 100 leading international galleries, 75% of which will hail from across the Asia Pacific. The Fair will present 'Rise', a curated section of emerging galleries under six years old showcasing either single or dual artist presentations by early career artists. Art Central's dedicated moving image sector, sponsored by Mumm Champagne, Media x Mumm, will showcase experimental and narrative motion video by a series of international artists. Working in partnership with the Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Art Central will also host a comprehensive programme of talks and panel discussions.
New in 2017, Art Central will include a dedicated series of performance in partnership with 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney. Scheduled to take place throughout the week of the Fair the programme will feature artists from across the greater Asia region.
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A highlight of my recent visit to Auckland, where I took in the Auckland Art Fair, and a stunning exhibition by Fiona Pardington, “A Beautiful Hesitation” at the Auckland Art Gallery (a marvellous example of 21st century design complementing late 19th century French Château style), was my visit to Gibbs Farm.
This stunning property, replete with manicured pastures, undulating hills and an unusual coterie of animals (we saw a giraffe, a trio of zebras, a lone emu, llamas, and not forgetting, some very healthy looking sheep), is home to an extraordinary collection, of large scale and invariably, commissioned, sculpture.
Major works by the likes of Graham Bennett, Chris Booth, Daniel Buren, Bill Culbert, Neil Dawson, Marijke de Goey, Andy Goldsworthy, Ralph Hotere, Anish Kapoor, Sol LeWitt, Len Lye, Russell Moses, Peter Nicholls, Eric Orr, Tony Oursler, George Rickey, Peter Roche, Richard Serra, Kenneth Snelson, Richard Thompson, Leon van den Eijkel and Zhan Wangmajor inhabit this immensely picturesque landscape.
This is collecting on a grand scale, and Alan Gibbs et al are to be congratulated on their commitment to contemporary art.
Gibbs Farm is located in Kaipara Harbour, 47 kilometres north of Auckland, New Zealand.
Abu Dhabi Art offers a multi-disciplinary experience combining an art fair with a diverse programme which includes art, talks and sensational events.
The seventh edition of Abu Dhabi Art is set to open on Wednesday in Manarat Al Saadiyat located in the Saadiyat Cultural District.
The event, organised by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), has become a permanent event in the Abu Dhabi calendar.
The fair, which is free to enter and runs until November 21, will see participation of 40 international galleries, performing arts, exhibitions, talks and an Art Zone which hosts hands-on workshops for children aged eight and below.
The galleries, who have come to the fair from around the world, including USA, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, can be found under four sections: Modern and contemporary galleries, Bidaya, Signature and Beyond.
Abu Dhabi Art 2015
Dates: November 18-21
Location: Manarat al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Cultural District
Opening Hours:3pm to 10pm
Friday: 2pm to 10pm
With around 100 participating galleries, abc art berlin contemporary will be exhibiting in the halls of Station Berlin at Gleisdreieck from 17 to 20 September. The galleries come from 17 countries and will be showing individual positions in contemporary art – from established artists to emerging newcomers. Galleries have also been given the opportunity to present curated projects.
For the first time, the architectural concept has been developed by June14 Meyer-Grohbrügge & Chermayeff. Their proposal for the organisation of the halls consists of spaces defined only by their corners. Galleries have chosen either corners or whole spaces for their presentations.
This year, the exhibition Proximities and Desires will be presented in the adjacent hall C of abc, with works from Berlin based collections. The participants include: the About Change Collection, Sammlung Marzona, Sammlung Boros, Sammlung Haubrok, Olbricht Collection, Sammlung Schürmann, Sammlung Paul Maenz and Mathias Döpfner, as well as other collections. In the exhibition – organized by Nikola Dietrich – works by artists such as Nora Schultz, Manfred Pernice, Heimo Zobernig, Elmgreen / Dragset, John Knight and Ana Mendieta
At 11 am on Friday and Saturday morning, Talking Galleries will host their panel discussions at abc in collaboration with Berlin Art Week. And on Wednesday evening prior to abc, all participating Berlin galleries will open their exhibitions in their local gallery spaces; the exhibiting artists include Cecily Brown, Mariana Castillo Deball, Mario García Torres, Camille Henrot, Sofia Hultén, Barbara Kruger, Friedrich Kunath, Gabriel Kuri, Peter Piller, Gedi Sibony, Slavs and Tatars, Florian Slotawa, Hito Steyerl, Juergen Teller and Rosemarie Trockel.
For the fourth time, abc is partnered with Berlin Art Week (see www.berlinartweek.de), a program of exhibitions and events that will be taking place across the city.
The abc GWB Veranstaltungs UG is an association of Berlin gallerists with a common interest in promoting Berlin as an art market and bringing its protagonists together. The association organises Gallery Weekend in the beginning of May and abc art berlin contemporary in September. Responsibility for the association is with the board of Berlin gallerists supported by the Honorary Advisory Board. Participation is by invitation.
Gallery Weekend Berlin was founded in 2005 and takes place at the beginning of May every year. There are now around fifty participating Berlin galleries. abc, the galleries exhibition, was founded in 2008 and takes place annually in mid-September. abc brings together a number of individual positions in contemporary art, presented by national and international galleries.
Australian artist, Patricia Piccinini will be showing her latest work at Hosfelt Gallery’s stand at this year’s ArtInternational in Istanbul. Seen as one of the most important hyperrealist sculptors of the 20th century, Piccinini is an artist who pushes the limits of oddness and fascinates viewers.
The world I create exists somewhere between the one we know and one that is almost upon us. However, what I imagine is neither the nightmare future environmental ruin nor the brave new world of perfect scientific progress. Instead I focus on the internal, emotional lives of the new creatures that might emerge, along with questions about the kinds of relationships that might come to light along side them. My creatures, while strange and unsettling, are not threatening. Instead, it is their vulnerability that often most comes to the fore. They plead with us to look beyond their unfamiliarity, and ask us to accept them. It is surprising how quickly we grow used to them, which reminds us that this sort of thing is not as far in the future as we might think. We are surrounded by hidden genetic engineering and biotechnology in our food and our animals already.
ARTINTERNATIONAL, on display at the Haliç Congress Center from September 4-6, 2015.