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Tips on Starting an Art Fair

by Mark Sheerin on December 3, 2013

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LONDON — There are plenty of ways to respond to a major art fair: excitement, dread, awe, disgust. What not many people come away thinking is, ‘I could do that.’ But if you have a hankering to build a roster of galleries and drum up a swarm of visitors, the three-year-old Sluice Art Fair may offer a few lessons.

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William Powhida’s latest drawing, “A Subjective Classification of Things,” is his latest screed against the sameness in an industry that prides itself on being different.

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Here at Hyperallergic, we’re big fans of The Art Newspaper, but we can’t stop snickering at this Frieze New York Daily story about the blue-chip art fair (which ends today) being like “a search engine for art.” That is, in fact, the title of the article.

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Most art fairs in New York City this week are bombastic affairs. New City Art Fair, by contrast, is not one of them. The mission of this fair is to feature original artwork by contemporary Japanese artists. To achieve this goal, Kentaro Totsuka, the director of New City, invited eleven Japanese galleries to display their wares.

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The United States of Armory

by Kyle Chayka on March 6, 2013

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Every year, the Armory Show art fair chooses an area of the globe to zoom in on for its Focus section, a curated selection of mostly emerging galleries that often includes some of the fair’s chief highlights and surprises. For 2013, the Armory’s Focus section takes on its own home base, the United States. We all know the art world can be a little narcissistic, but at first this sounded ridiculous.

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As Artsy has gained in momentum (if not revenue) in the past year, it’s become apparent that what the platform is best at is not necessarily tracing the genealogy of artworks but simply reproducing exhibitions well in an online format, with high-res images and an attractive interface. That argument is further backed up by Artsy’s presentation of The Armory Show fair.

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Art Wynwood is back! Following its widely acclaimed inaugural edition, the Art Wynwood art fair will return for its second year during Presidents’ Day Weekend (February 14–18, 2013) in the Wynwood neighborhood or Miami. Art Wynwood will take place in the spacious 100,000-square-foot Art Miami Pavilion, which attracted more than 60,000 attendees during the 2012 edition of Art Miami.

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There’s something captivating about outsider art. The energy of it feels different somehow. In the past two decades, the field has grown enormously, and in the process, it’s become more integrated with the contemporary art world. Unknown artists have been discovered, more galleries devoted to self-taught and folk artists have opened their doors, and outsider art has gained both an increasingly devoted following and, in accordance with that demand, its own fair.

Founded by Sanford Smith in 1993, the Outsider Art Fair quickly became a critical and commercial success, as well as the leading event in the field of outsider, self-taught, and folk art. The fair was recognized for its maverick spirit, and crowds began to flock annually to New York’s Puck Building, the event’s location for its first 15 years.

Use the promo code “hyperallergic” to reserve a complimentary 1-day ticket to the fair.

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The 1913 Armory Show was a watershed moment, introducing American artists and the art-viewing public to the European avant-garde, including artists like Picasso, Matisse, Duchamp, Brancusi, and more. And now, just in time for the show’s centennial next year, we know a little more about it, thanks to two newly rediscovered installation photographs from the original fair.

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How to See Art in Miami

by Jillian Steinhauer on December 3, 2012

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Last week, I received an email plea. Someone in the art world was headed down to Miami this week, and she was feeling overwhelmed already. She wanted help figuring out how to manage her attention, and how to actually find some good art hiding in the hundreds of gallery booths she would inevitably wander through.

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