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sydney contemporary art fair

I should be heading down to Sydney this weekend as there’s the new and much talked about Sydney Contemporary art fair on, but I just couldn’t be bothered. I know.. what kind of an art blogger am I?! A poor one at the moment. It’s only a couple of hours drive but I usually like to stay in Sydney for the night to catch up with what’s on. Since I can’t afford to stay the night I’m not going. Rich country problems, huh? Continue Reading

Baby Tattooville Art Retreat

I have always thought of art fairs as money events rather than art events as it’s all about selling and making commercial contacts. If I had to organize an art fair, I would first doubt the sanity of the person that put me in charge, but then I would try and put something together like Baby Tattooville.Continue Reading

Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair

The “Contemporary Istanbul” art fair will be held in Turkey for its second year. It will run from the 29th of November through to the 2nd of December. There will be more than seventy art galleries from around the world exhibiting at the art fair. In addition to the contemporary art will be roundtable discussions, performance art, and concerts.Continue Reading

10th International Istanbul Biennial in Turkey

Turkey continues to establish itself as an art friendly place with the Tenth Istanbul Biennial opening this weekend.

When I think of Turkey, I don’t usually think of art. But with the success of the Istanbul Biennial, the opening of the Istanbul Modern Art Museum a couple years ago, and a big Picasso exhibition, things are looking up (for art lovers in Turkey).Continue Reading

Art Basel Miami Beach

The American version of Art Basel in Switzerland is happening at Miami Beach, Florida from the 7th through to the 10th of December. There’s a lineup of 200 art galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia showing works by more than 1500 artists from the 20th and 21st century.Continue Reading

Lucien Freud Number One in Britain

The Great Art Fair in London has done a poll to find out the favorite artist of artists at the event. Lucien Freud has topped the list, with Leonardo nowhere to be seen in the top ten.

Other notable artists that never made the grade were contemporary artists like Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin. They seem to get the vote of the media with anything they do deemed newsworthy, but artists at the Great Art Fair didn’t feel the same way about Hir-min.Continue Reading