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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Portia Munson’s immersive work for Art Basel's Meridians finds a home at 21c Museum Hotels

Cindy Sherman weaves her magic, and more news from Art Basel in Miami Beach

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

South American galleries face down turmoil

Civil unrest and economic shifts have Latin American dealers doubling down on Miami's international market

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Interview with Pepe Mar on his work safeguarding queer histories

The Mexican-born Miami-based artist is presenting Varla TV, a tribute to the South Beach painter and drag performer Craig Coleman, in Art Basel in Miami Beach’s Meridians show

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Art fairs

Fees revamp brings new blood to Art Basel in Miami Beach

Over a dozen galleries will join the fair's main Galleries section for the first time

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Art fairs

Art Basel cancels $15,000 per ticket Abu Dhabi conference

The first Art Basel Inside was due to take place in February 2020, over the same dates as Frieze Los Angeles

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Art fairs

Untitled art fair takes on the human cost of climate crisis

Exhibitors and special projects at the Miami Beach fair will tackle both the global and local ramifications of a planet in serious peril

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Art fairs

After years of debt and disaster, Puerto Rico’s Meca art fair offers economic boon

Opening this week in San Juan, the third edition of the event hopes to help the region on the road to recovery

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Art fairs

Collector and patron Kamiar Maleki appointed director of Volta and Pulse art fairs

The two events have recently come under the same ownership although there are no plans to merge them—yet

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Art fairs

Still very much a local (af)fair: Art Düsseldorf's Asian promise is yet to come to fruition

Strong German collector base attracts European and US galleries but the the influx of international dealers and visitors is only a trickle

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Art fairs

Fine Arts Paris to expand with new investment, but will it rival the city's Biennale?

New partnership with Connaissance des Arts magazine announced as third edition of the fair opens

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Art market

Also Known As Africa fair draws crowds but lacks big galleries—for now

Parisian fair dedicated to contemporary African art is gaining momentum in its fourth edition

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Fairs

Paris Photo turns its lens on youth in preparation for 2020 New York launch

Photography fair opens this week in French capital with a section focussing on marginalised artists

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Art market

Slowdown, what slowdown? Shanghai launches biggest art week yet

Inaugural government-backed Shanghai International Artwork Trading Month aims to boost city's art market as economy takes a turn

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Art fairs

A mix of old and new brings fresh collectors to Tefaf New York Fall though sales remain slow

Attempting to capitalise on the crossover collecting trend, the fourth edition of the Dutch fair brings in Modern and contemporary art to complement its historical focus

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Art market

Art X Lagos 'pursues own mandate' as fair doubles in size

In its fourth edition, Nigerian event exhibits artists from 24 countries but maintains a focus on West Africa and growing local collector base

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Art market

Travel restrictions reduce Mainland Chinese visitors to Art Taipei, but Japanese, Indonesian and Malaysian collectors step in

Sales were stable at Asia's oldest contemporary art fair despite political tensions and the spectre of the US-China trade war

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Art fairs

How to pick the best print at New York's IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair

Under new leadership, the longest-running fair dedicated to prints hopes to educate buyers on the pros and cons of the medium

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Art fairs

New York's Future Fair is a worthy idea—but there are flaws in its model

Despite its commendable 'galleries-first' mindset, the scheduled fair's profit-sharing programme is not as revolutionary as it might seem

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Contemporary Istanbul

Contemporary Istanbul chairman ‘rethinking fair’s governance’ following ‘inappropriate’ comments over Turkey’s military action

Ali Gureli apologises for accusing foreign media of spreading propaganda, but it is not yet clear if he will step down

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Art fairs

'Revitalised' Paris gets its mojo back for Fiac art fair

Yayoi Kusama will display her largest ever public work for the French fair opening this week

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Politics

'Fabricated news': chairman of Contemporary Istanbul defends Turkish military action

Art world condemns Ali Gureli's political comments and say it could affect art fair's future ability to sign up foreign exhibitors

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Art market

'This is not the end, this is not doomsday': Hong Kong fairs survive escalated violence in city

Law banning face masks sparks more protests and brings Metro and buses to a halt, but Fine Art Asia chief says impact on fair is minimal

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Conservation

The Sistine Chapel's system upgrade: Nam June Paik's immersive video to be recreated for Tate

The late artist’s award-winning Venice Biennale presentation has been painstakingly reconstructed at Tate Modern—clunky old tubes and all

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Frieze week: Ai Weiwei, Mark Bradford, Peter Doig, Melanie Gerlis, Hettie Judah

In this bumper edition we interview three of the world's leading artists, all of whom have shows timed to coincide with Frieze in London, plus all the latest news from the fair

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Art Basel in Miami Beach's new Meridians section to feature works by Frank Bowling and Isaac Julien

The pair are among 30 artists selected for the fair's Unlimited-style section for large-scale installations, videos and performances

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Frieze London 2019

Early sales at Frieze London

Stanley Whitney, Elizabeth Peyton and Joy Labinjo are among the first works to attract buyers at this year's fair

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Frieze London 2019

Art world faces up to the reality of climate crisis

Many dealers are beginning to look for local solutions to global climate emergency

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Artists

Welcome to the Shitshow! Jeremy Deller greets Frieze visitors with an original work for The Art Newspaper

Special "pull-out souvenir" is available in our first daily edition at the fair

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Art market

Viennacontemporary unfazed by Austrian snap elections

City's vibrant gallery scene echoes spirit of Noughties Berlin

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Art market

High-earning young collectors come out in force at Expo Chicago

Although top prices are hard to come by, a new class of collectors is shoring up the middle market

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Fairs

'Open, exciting and global': Frieze out to beat Brexit blues

London-based fair strikes international note as gallery roster expands

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Art fairs

Bogotá's Artbo closes its 15th edition on a vigilant note

International engagement dwindled as a date shift put the fair at odds with Expo Chicago and ArtRio while violence rises amid Colombia's mayoral elections

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Photography

Diversity drives Unseen Amsterdam as 19 new galleries arrive

New artistic director Marina Paulenka takes the reins of the annual photography festival this year

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Art fairs

Strong, diverse and on the ascent: new fair and galleries add to Chicago's booming commercial art scene

Growing momentum in the Windy City is drawing in talent from across the US and around the world

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Art fairs

'It was painful, it was hardship': Marina Abramovic on her ill-fated, epic walk towards Ulay across the Great Wall of China

Three decades after the artists made the journey, in the dying throes of their relationship, PhotoFairs Shanghai is showing the work for the first time in the country

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Art fairs

Paris fair struggles to move on from forged furniture fiasco

Criminal investigation launched three years ago into Parisian dealers at La Biennale continues to diminish confidence in the event's integrity

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Antony Gormley

Antony Gormley criticises huge carbon footprint of the art world—but admits he is part of the problem

British sculptor says there is no doubt that art fairs are "a profligate use of resources”

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Art fairs

Bada sells majority stake in Chelsea fair to Masterpiece founders

The event will be renamed The Open Art Fair and will launch in March next year

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Art market

East Asian unrest plays in Art Jakarta's favour

Fair is benefitting from Indonesia's burgeoning economy as well as cancelled Singapore fairs

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Cosmoscow

Russia's only international art fair tackles tricky topics

Cosmoscow's public programme will explore 'the crisis of faith in expertise' in the art market

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India Art Fair

MCH Group sells India Art Fair to Angus Montgomery Arts

Swiss-based owner of Art Basel sells majority stake in Delhi event as part of wider withdrawal from regional art fairs programme

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Art fairs

What am I actually buying? Performance art-only fair in Brussels faces challenge of materiality

A Performance Affair introduces new protocol to specify what is on offer and its secondary market development

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Art market

Biennale Paris vetting committee co-presidents withdraw two months before the fair is due to open

Chairmen of the CNE and the SFEP say the fair's vetting experts disagree over the admission of two exhibitors to this year's edition

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Art fairs

Himali Singh Soin named winner of the Frieze Artist Award

The commission marks the first time the prize has been awarded for a film, which will debut in October as part of the fair's Projects section

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Art fairs

Bigger is not better at Chicago’s Alternative Space art fair

The gallery-share fair model that predates Condo brings smaller dealers together as the Windy City's commercial gallery scene grows

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Art fairs

Paris Photo to launch its second US edition in New York

After cancelling its Los Angeles event in 2016, the French fair is partnering with Aipad to develop Paris Photo New York

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Art market

Tedious link: six degrees of separation at Masterpiece London

Emphasis on "storytelling" and making connections at the cross-collecting fair this year, chief executive says. So we created some tenuous links of our own

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Art market

Tehran's art fair opens despite sanctions and growing tensions with US

Second edition of Teer Art Fair aims to foster domestic Iranian art scene at a time when international sales increasingly difficult for the country's galleries

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Art fairs

Frieze announces the most international edition of Frieze London as well as new additions to Frieze Masters

The contemporary art fair will feature a new section devoted to textile works while Antiques Roadshow expert Amin Jaffer curates Collections at Frieze Masters

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Art Basel

Venice Biennale is still ringing the Art Basel sales till

Artists showing in Venice are brought en masse to the fair as galleries leverage exhibition exposure

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Art Basel 2019

Now showing: why do art fairs neglect video art?

Collector interest in videos is rising, but the medium still struggles to find floor space

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Art Basel 2019

South African art fair gets reboot under a new owner

Johannesburg-based FNB Joburg fair has been bought by its former director Mandla Sibeko

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Art Basel 2019

The human side of AI

How do algorithms see and shape the world? An exhibition at Basel’s HeK explores the often uncomfortable coexistence of humanity and AI

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Art Basel 2019

Baselscope: what the stars have in store for Air Signs during Art Basel week

Our resident mystic has some sage predictions for Gemini, Libra and Aquarius art lovers

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Art Basel 2019

Off-floor selling boosts trade at Art Basel

Viewing rooms, appetite-whetting preview publications and digital platforms are all paying off for galleries at the fair

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Art Basel 2019

Art Basel: where political cartoons still have a home

As the New York Times bans satirical illustrations, Art Basel has plenty on show, from the 1920s to today

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Art Basel 2019

Baselscope: what the stars have in store for Water Signs during Art Basel week

Our resident mystic has some sage predictions for Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces art lovers

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Art Basel 2019

Auction prices: the elephant in the room at Art Basel

The first rule of art fairs is don't talk about auctions—but sometimes they can benefit artists and their dealers

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Motherhood

When life happens, just remember that art fairs will be 'fine without you for a while'

Melanie Gerlis asks whether the art world is compatible with parenting

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Art Basel 2019

Bringing up baby: making motherhood work in the art world

Being a mother has been cast as career suicide by Tracey Emin and Marina Abramovic. We speak to four women in the art world who beg to differ

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Art Basel 2019

Baselscope: what the stars have in store for Earth Signs during Art Basel week

Our resident mystic has some sage predictions for Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn art lovers

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Art Basel 2019

At Art Basel, dealers are looking to reap the rewards of the Venice Biennale

It is an open secret that sales are made in Venice, but dealers at the Swiss art fair are looking to capitalise on the buzz the Biennale creates

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Art Basel 2019

Baselscope: what the stars have in store for Fire Signs during Art Basel week

Our resident mystic has some sage predictions for Aries, Leo and Sagittarius art lovers

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Art fairs

Young, gifted and back: Liste drops the layout labyrinth

More than 70 galleries will show at the fair's 24th edition

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Environment

Are we worried enough about the planet to give up jetsetting to art fairs?

A truly environmentally friendly art world requires that we give us the 'freedom, privilege and progress to which we are so accustomed'

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Ethics

The only way is ethics: the art world's 'networks of undue influence'

Ethics specialist Piergiorgio Pepe claims the power in the art industry is still held in the hands of a few