Yes, it sometimes felt like a circus — but circuses are fun, and art fairs, typically, are not.
In the typical fashion of this less stuffy art fair, a mind-numbing mix of showy and subtle artworks offers something for everyone.
Art Indigenous Santa Fe aims to increase representation for contemporary Native American and First Nations artists.
“We don’t owe anybody any money,” John Sughrue, real estate developer and chairman of the Dallas Art Fair, told the Dallas Morning News.
“We want to demonstrate that the quality and resources to make this happen are here,” the fair’s co-founder told Hyperallergic.
A–F II provides a platform for 90-plus West Coast and international exhibitors presenting new publications and projects from November 1 to 3 at Blum & Poe LA.
Oyster shuckers roam the drill hall as VIP attendees sip champagne and ogle a $20 million Gauguin painting.
For its fourth year, the annual, moderately sized Metro Show, now rechristened Metro Curates, opened Wednesday with an eclectic mix of folk and vernacular art, contemporary fare, indigenous artifacts, textiles, and a wealth of Americana.
Another day, another art fair. There has been, in recent years, a massive influx of art fairs, to point where it seems like every major city (and some boutique-y destination cities) has their own. Thus was born Silicon Valley Contemporary, which took place April 10–13 at the San Jose McEnry Convention Center in downtown San Jose.
At the end of last month, the 2014 Metro Show in Manhattan brought a miscellany of oddities the likes of which are rarely seen at art fairs. From art of the occult to sideshow advertisements to deeply unsettling children’s toys, the experience was like tumbling into a cluttered curiosity shop.
Editor’s Note: Peter Dobey published a series of photo essays (1, 2, 3) about this year’s Venice Biennale at the beginning of June. This is a long-form essay (to be published in three parts) that explores the work at the Biennale.
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PARIS — It is difficult to write about Venice, just like it is difficult to really SEE Venice. Individual experiences of art fade away into the oversaturation that is the Venice Biennale in the same way the city of Venice is sinking into the Adriatic. There is the ontological experience of Venice and the problem of one’s ability to encounter it. Then there is the physical impossibility to see everything the Biennale offers you and all the things it doesn’t, especially when in Italy.