Time to prepare 2018 art fair season. Here are some suggestions from across the globe, so prepare your passport and eat your vegetable. Here are 9 art fairs to check out in 2018
LA Art Show | Jan 11th – 15th 2018 | USA
The LA Art Show is distinguished as the region’s foremost celebration of the visual arts offering collectors, galleries and the community the opportunity to view, exhibit and purchase art from around the globe. Every year we exceed all expectations and 2017 proved to be record breaking as we deepened our roster of galleries, pursued new exciting art programming and engaged LA’s major art institutions. The demands of the evolving art market in Los Angeles and it’s emergence as a vital player of the global art scene drives our marketing and planning. Creating an art show which influences the highest level of creative innovations through the connection of world-class galleries, renowned artists, top curators and collectors is our goal. The LA Art Show is proud to be one of the world’s largest and longest-running events with more than 100 leading galleries from over 18 countries exhibiting in 200,000 square feet of exhibition space to an estimated 70,000 attendees over a four day period.
The LA Art Show entered its third decade, led from its inception by creator and producer Kim Martindale with an expanded curatorial team, harnessing their vast knowledge and experience to steer the international focus and content development of the fair. Designed to address the cultural interests of Angelenos, in 2017 the LA Art Show created a robust slate of programming organized with The Broad, the Getty, LACMA, MOCA, MOLAA, Anaheim’s Muzeo and UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center. Our partnerships with galleries, non-profits and prestigious art institutions featured bold new art performances, evocative installations, special exhibitions featuring Dansaekhwa, one of the most influential Korean art movements of the 20th Century and engaging dialogs with prominent museum directors, internationally recognized curators and top artists. As Los Angeles secures its position as an influential international hub for the creation and presentation of contemporary art, the show is placing a new focus on modern and contemporary work to invite and excite our audience.
FOG Design+Art | Jan 11th – 14th 2018 | San Francisco, USA
The fifth annual edition of the FOG Design+Art Fair will take place January 11–14, 2018 at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. The Preview Gala benefiting the newly transformed and widely heralded San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Celebrating today’s most significant creatives and leading contributors to the worlds of design and visual arts, the fair assembles 45 leading international galleries; prominent 20th-century and contemporary design dealers; a weekend of exciting programs; and 21POP, a special installation created by Stanlee Gatti.
FOG has become a focal point for the design and arts communities on the West Coast and further afield. The fair is synonymous with a unique pioneering spirit due to its bold hybrid approach and intimate presentation of art and design, dynamic programming on-site and its community-led mission to champion art and design in its historic Fort Mason setting. Building on FOG’s longstanding commitment to cultural institutions, the fair’s Preview Gala is honored to continue its crucial support of SFMOMA’s exhibitions and education programs. FOG represents a key moment in which the local and global community congregate to engage in critical dialogue, artistic exchanges and a shared passion for creative pursuits.
London Art Fair | Jan 17th – 21st 2018 |
Over the last thirty years, London Art Fair has given access to exceptional modern and contemporary art, as well as expert insight into the changing market.
Presenting leading British and international galleries alongside curated spaces Art Projects and Photo50, the Fair invites collectors and visitors to discover works by renowned artists from the 20th Century to today.
London Art Fair is an unmissable opening to the international art calendar.
ZⓢONAMACO | Feb 7th – 11th 2018 | México
Presents its fifteenth edition with the most representative selection of the international art world through more than 120 galleries from more than 20 countries.
ARCOmadrid | Feb 21st – 25th 2018 | Madrid, Spain
ARCOmadrid 2018 will bring together a total of 211 galleries from 29 countries, 160 of which make up the General Programme, in addition to the curated sections: “what is going to happen is not "the future", but what we are going to do”, with a selection of 20 galleries; Dialogues, with 14 and Opening, with 19.
SP-Arte | Apr 6th – 9th 2018 | São Paulo, Brazil
SP-Arte – São Paulo International Art Festival – constitutes a dynamic platform for a cultural and artistic exchange between curators, collectors, artists, galleries, works and admirers of art. As such, it stands as the translator of the current, the new and of the already established production, in addition to promoting the professionalization of Brazil’s creative market. During the event, modern and contemporary art are the center of attention of debates and creations scattered throughout the city of São Paulo.
miart | Apr 13th – 15th 2018 | Milan, Italy
miart is a fair where contemporary art, modern art, and limited edition design dialogue with each other to explore the relationships between the past and present of creativity.
Thanks to its careful selection of international galleries, miart is the Italian fair that presents the public with the widest array of works, from early 20th-century art through to the creations of the most recent generations.
With its numerous different sections, its rich programme of awards and its ambitious series of talks open to the public, every spring miart brings an international audience of collectors, curators, museum directors, artists, designers, art lovers and journalists to Milan.
The 23rd edition of miart will once again be the catalyst of the Milan Art Week, a weeklong series of exhibition openings, special events, and performances, involving the major public and private institutions as well as the city's foundations and galleries, no-profit and artist-run spaces, all entities that make Milan one of the international capitals of modern art and contemporary creativity.
Fine Art Print Fair | Oct 25th – 28th 2018 | New York, NY
The IFPDA Print Fair attracts art enthusiasts, artists, collectors, museum curators, art consultants, educators, and scholars. At the Fair, one can actually trace the advance of printmaking over its 500-year history and explore the myriad ways in which artists from Rembrandt to Whistler and Picasso to Rauschenberg have all used printmaking to advance their creative vision. While major collectors are drawn to the Fair to acquire rare works, any art lover can find a wonderful print by a well-known artist that suits their price range and aesthetic preference.After a long day of eating canapes, drinking wine, standing up, walking around the city and relax by playing
Auckland Art Fair | May 23rd – 27th 2018 | Auckland, New Zealand
A platform to discover artwork by leading and emerging artists from New Zealand, Australia, and throughout the Pacific Rim.
In a global marketplace crowded with international art fairs, this fair is different. It frames a conversation about the Pacific region underpinned by the NZ ethos of working smarter, digging deeper, and 'boxing above our weight' on the world stage.
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