Arts agenda: Art Paris bends the rules of traditional art fairs

Two major art events will take place in Europe this week. In France, Art Paris will highlight contemporary art projects rather than sticking to the traditional art fair model and photo enthusiasts will gather at the Triennial of Photography in Germany to see the latest photographic trends. Due to the current situation in Japan, the sixth Art Fair Tokyo has been postponed.

Art Paris
March 31 - April 3
Grand Palais
Paris, France
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Art Paris bends the rules of traditional art fairs by creating an event that is centered around contemporary art projects rather than the traditional art fair booth model. Participating galleries co-organize projects with other local and international participants, creating a cacophony of thematic works that extend past the barriers of the traditional art fair set-up. The artworks revel around strong creative ideas, fusing mediums such as painting, sculpture, drawing, video, performance and installation with architecture, design, fashion, gastronomy, literature and cinema. In 2011 there are 120 galleries exhibiting works and more than 48,000 visitors are expected to attend. Other notable art fairs taking place in Paris in 2011 include Le Salon D'Automne (October 12-16), FIAC (October 20-23), Cutlog (October 20-23) and Paris Photo (November 9-13).
http://www.artparis.fr/2011/en/
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6th Art Fair Tokyo - Postponed (check website for updates and further information)

April 1-3
Tokyo International Forum, Exhibition Hall & Lobby Gallery
Tokyo, Japan
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Art Fair Tokyo is a broad-ranging art fair that encompasses contemporary and modern art as well as more traditional Japanese art forms such as nihonga (Japanese-style paintings) and ukiyoe (Japanese woodblock art). The event drew a record crowd of 50,000 visitors in 2010. The Fair's motto is "art is something to buy, not just something to look at."
http://www.artfairtokyo.com/en/
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5th Triennial of Photography
April 1-6
Centre of Photography
Hamburg, Germany
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Hamburg's cinemas and exhibition halls will be transformed into an international meeting place for film and photography buffs in April. The city will be awash with more than 100 exhibitions, screenings, lectures, and films by and about photographers focusing on this year's theme, "Crossing Boundaries. Photo-Film-Photo." The last edition of the event attracted around 250,000 visitors. Leading photography events around the globe include the CONTACT Photography Festival in Canada (May), Paris Photo in France (November 9-13) and FotoFest in the US (March 16 - April 29, 2012).
http://www.phototriennale.de/index.php
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MiArt
April 8-11
Fieramilanocity
Milan, Italy
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MiArt, Italy's International Modern and Contemporary Art Fair, features 100 galleries, top international artists and four days of meetings, conferences and conversations with leading players in the art world. In 2011 the conferences are organized into four thematic selections: MiArt and/is Milan, Public and Private, One-O-One, and Travels in Italy. Italy is also home to contemporary art fairs Arte Fiera Art First, KunStart and Artissima.
http://www.miart.it/en
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45th ART COLOGNE
April 13-17
Cologne-Deutz Exhibition Centre
Cologne, Germany
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Two hundred leading local and international galleries will showcase classical 20th century art, post-war art and contemporary art at the 45th edition of Art Cologne. Hailed as the world's oldest international art fair, Art Cologne is all about "looking at art, discovering art, buying art." Art Cologne is the most prominent contemporary art fair in Germany and is a must-see event in Germany's art calendar along with Art.Fair 21, Art Forum Berlin, and the Fine Art Fair Frankfurt. Roughly 60,000 people are expected to attend Art Cologne in 2011.
http://www.artcologne.com/
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Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes

April 16 - June 26
Art Gallery NSW
Sydney, Australia
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The Archibald Prize is one of Australia's oldest and most prestigious art awards. Since its inception in 1921 the prize has been awarded to some of Australia's most important artists, including George Lambert, William Dobell and Brett Whiteley. Each year the Art Gallery of NSW holds an exhibition to showcase Archibald Prize entries. The Art Gallery of NSW also displays landscape paintings in oil or watercolor and figure sculptures submitted for the Wynne Prize plus genre paintings, subject paintings and mural projects in the running to win the Sir John Sulman Prize.
http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/exhibitions/archibald-wynne-sulman-prizes-2011/
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Art in the Streets
April 17-August 8
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA, USA
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The first major US museum exhibition of the history of graffiti and street art will take over the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) this April. The exhibition feature installations by 50 of the most dynamic street and graffiti artists and traces the artform from the back streets of New York to the global movement it has become today. Following its stint in LA, the exhibition will travel to the Brooklyn Museum from March 30 to July 8, 2012. Pop up galleries such as Street Art Pop Up! will also be opening around the city of LA in conjunction with the exhibition.
http://www.MOCA.org
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30th Art Alive
April 28 - May 1
San Diego Museum of Art
San Diego, CA, USA
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Art Alive is an annual fundraising event held by the San Diego Museum of Art that transforms the museum into a living artwork. For the event's 30th anniversary, more than 100 floral designers have been invited to display floral arrangements alongside the artworks that inspired them, turning the San Diego Musem of Art's collection into a "glorious spectacle of art and flowers."
http://www.sdmart.org/programs-events/art-alive-2011


Art Beijing & Photo Beijing
April 29 - May 2
Agricultural Exhibition Centre
Beijing, China
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The world's leading galleries gather for this two-pronged exhibition-cum-sale - China's largest - which aims to tap into what is fast becoming the world largest market for contemporary art. It aims the world's best contemporary art and photography at enthusiasts, collectors and critics. Last year more than 40,000 art lovers came to see the works on display by more than 80 international and local galleries.
http://artbeijing.net
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