Arts agenda: artwork takes a holiday at the Asia Hotel Art Fair Seoul

Hundreds of artworks will be placed on beds, bathtubs, walls and armchairs in more than 80 rooms of the Hyatt Seoul during the Asia Hotel Art Fair.

6th Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair Seoul
August 19-21
Grand Hyatt Seoul
Seoul, South Korea

The Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair (AHAF) is an innovative art fair that will transform Seoul's Grand Hyatt Hotel into a gallery for the weekend. Installations will take over 84 hotel rooms, with paintings sprawling across beds and sculptures erupting out of bathtubs. Hotel-based art fairs - the likes of which include Aqua Art Miami, Trajector Art Fair (Brussels), Pool Art Fair (New York, Guadeloupe, Miami), DoJiMa Art fair (Osaka), and Art@Agnes (Tokyo) - have sprung up in cities around the world as organizers seek to provide a fun and original way for viewers to experience contemporary artwork.
http://www.hotelartfair.kr/
Twitter


18th Art Taipei

August 26-29
Taipei World Trade Center
Taipei, Taiwan

Now in its 18th year, Art Taipei is the longest-standing art fair in Asia. It touts itself as the most professional Art Fair dealing in Chinese art and a hot spot for international collectors looking to invest in young Asian artists. Approximately 50,000 people attended Art Taipei in 2010. Asia is home to a long list of "international" art fairs in 2011 including Art Hong Kong, Art Singapore, Art Tokyo, the Korean International Art Fair, Beijing Contemporary Art Fair, and ShContemporary.
http://www.art-taipei.com


Museum Embankment Festival Frankfurt
August 26-28
Eiserner Steg footbridge
Frankfurt, Germany

For the three days of the Museum Embankment Festival, German galleries collaborate to display stunning pieces of artwork, borrowed from their gallery collections, along an 8 km stretch of riverbank in Frankfurt, Germany. Visitors can view the hundreds of masterpieces that line the riverbank while also enjoying the additional outdoors attractions such as music and drama performances that take place during the festival. Approximately 3 million people attend the free event each year, making it one of Europe’s largest cultural celebrations.
http://www.museumsuferfest-frankfurt.de
Facebook Twitter


Ars Electronica Festival

August 31-September 6
Various venues in Linz
Linz, Austria

The Ars Electronica Festival is an annual event that harnesses innovative collisions between state-of-the-art technology, provocative art, and intellectual thinking. Since 1979 the festival has invited artists, scientists and technologists to enrich the minds of people around them through festival activities such as exhibitions, performances, discussions and lectures. It is considered to be the most important digital arts festival in the world and attracts 35,000 visitors annually. More than 300 events are planned for the 2011 edition, which will focus on the theme of "ORIGIN – How It All Begins."
http://www.aec.at/festival_about_en.php
Facebook Twitter Flickr YouTube Vimeo


41st Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival

September 3-5
Seattle, Washington

North America's largest urban arts festival features an array of visual and performing arts, dance, theater, film, comedy and kids events. But the diverse musical line-up is perhaps the biggest draw. This year it includes Toro y Moi, Wiz Khalifa, Ray LaMontagne, Broken Social Scene and Hall & Oates among many more. Located in the middle of the city at the 74-acre Seattle Center with more than 100,000 visitors paying $35 for single tickets and $90 for a 3-day pass. Comparable to the New Yorker Festival and Philadelphia Arts and Fringe Festival.
http://bumbershoot.org/


36th Toronto International Film Festival
September 4-13
Toronto, Ontario

A premiere North American cinema event, timed prior to awards season, the Toronto Festival has launched the best of international, Hollywood and Canadian cinema. The event is located at its new home in the Entertainment District, drawing a half-million attendees to screen 336 films from 64 countries, along with panel discussions and workshops. It joins Berlin, Cannes, Venise and Pusan as one of the top accredited film festivals.
http://www.tiff.net


15th Shanghai Art Fair and 5th ShContemporary
September 14-18/September 8-10
Shanghai, China

The Shanghai Art Fair and ShContemporary are the two major art fairs on Shanghai's art calendar. Shanghai Art Fair - China's largest - started in 1997 and is the leading event in scale amid major art fairs in Asia, while ShContemporary - The Asia Pacific Contemporary Art Fair- grows bigger every year with more and more interest from international art galleries. Launched in 2007, ShContemporary attracted close to 30,000 visitors and registered collectors from Europe, North America, China and the rest of Asia in 2010.
http://www.sartfair.com/
http://www.shcontemporary.info


24th 20/21 British Art Fair

September 14-18
Royal College of Art
London, UK

20/21 is an art fair that specializes in modern and contemporary art exclusively made by British artists. It’s the place to see 20th century masters such as Bacon, Freud, Frink, Frost, Hepworth, Hockney, Hodgson, Lanyon, Lowry, Moore, Nash, Piper, Riley, Scott, Sutherland and Spencer on show alongside contemporary works by Banksy, Hirst, and Emin.
http://www.britishartfair.co.uk/


15th Art Moscow
September 21-25
Central House of Artists
Moscow, Russia

Hailed as the largest contemporary art fair in Eastern Europe, Art Moscow has become a mecca for cutting-edge works and forward-thinking art in Russia. The event attracts more than 20 000 visitors. New media and technology within art will be a feature throughout the event with exhibitions such as Techno Russia, The Factory of gestures: Body language in film and a panel discussion about The Role Of The (Young) Artists In The Contemporary Art. While in Moscow, stop by the 4th Moscow Biennale for Contemporary Art which runs from September 22 to 30.   
http://www.art-moscow.ru/


10th KIAF
September 22-26
COEX
Seoul, Korea

The tenth anniversary of the KIAF (Korea International Art Fair) will host more than 190 galleries from 17 different countries. The fair showcases the “most-up-to-date contemporary art works” from around the globe alongside the crème de la crème of Korea’s cutting edge art. Australia will be featured as part of the KIAF Guest Country program in 2011.
http://kiaf.org

PROMOTED VIDEO
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Arts and Entertainment

film
Arts and Entertainment
The Great British Bake Off contestants line-up behind Sue and Mel in the Bake Off tent

TV
Arts and Entertainment
Mitch Winehouse is releasing a new album

music
Arts and Entertainment

TV
Arts and Entertainment
Beast would strip to his underpants and take to the stage with a slogan scrawled on his bare chest whilst fans shouted “you fat bastard” at him

music
Arts and Entertainment
On set of the Secret Cinema's Back to the Future event

film
Arts and Entertainment
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

film
Arts and Entertainment
Pedro Pascal gives a weird look at the camera in the blooper reel

TV
Arts and Entertainment
Public vote: Art Everywhere poster in a bus shelter featuring John Hoyland
art
Arts and Entertainment
Peter Griffin holds forth in The Simpsons Family Guy crossover episode

TV
Arts and Entertainment
Judd Apatow’s make-it-up-as-you-go-along approach is ideal for comedies about stoners and slackers slouching towards adulthood
filmWith comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on
Arts and Entertainment
booksForget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks
Arts and Entertainment
Off set: Bab El Hara
tvTV series are being filmed outside the country, but the influence of the regime is still being felt
Arts and Entertainment
Red Bastard: Where self-realisation is delivered through monstrous clowning and audience interaction
comedy
Arts and Entertainment
O'Shaughnessy pictured at the Unicorn Theatre in London
tvFiona O'Shaughnessy explains where she ends and her strange and wonderful character begins
Arts and Entertainment
The new characters were announced yesterday at San Diego Comic Con

TV
Arts and Entertainment
Rhino Doodle by Jim Carter (Downton Abbey)

TV
Arts and Entertainment
No Devotion's Geoff Rickly and Stuart Richardson
musicReview: No Devotion, O2 Academy Islington, London
Arts and Entertainment
Christian Grey cradles Ana in the Fifty Shades of Grey film

film
Arts and Entertainment
Comedian 'Weird Al' Yankovic

Is the comedy album making a comeback?

comedy
Independent
Travel Shop
the manor
Up to 70% off luxury travel
on city breaks Find out more
santorini
Up to 70% off luxury travel
on chic beach resorts Find out more
sardina foodie
Up to 70% off luxury travel
on country retreats Find out more
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

ES Rentals

    Independent Dating
    and  

    By clicking 'Search' you
    are agreeing to our
    Terms of Use.

    Save the tiger: The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

    The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

    With only six per cent of the US population of these amazing big cats held in zoos, the Zanesville incident in 2011 was inevitable
    Samuel Beckett's biographer reveals secrets of the writer's time as a French Resistance spy

    How Samuel Beckett became a French Resistance spy

    As this year's Samuel Beckett festival opens in Enniskillen, James Knowlson, recalls how the Irish writer risked his life for liberty and narrowly escaped capture by the Gestapo
    We will remember them: relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War

    We will remember them

    Relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War
    Star Wars Episode VII is being shot on film - and now Kodak is launching a last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

    Kodak's last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

    Director J J Abrams and a few digital refuseniks shoot movies on film. Simon Usborne wonders what the fuss is about
    Once stilted and melodramatic, Hollywood is giving acting in video games a makeover

    Acting in video games gets a makeover

    David Crookes meets two of the genre's most popular voices
    Could our smartphones soon be diagnosing diseases via Health Kit and Google Fit?

    Could smartphones soon be diagnosing diseases?

    Health Kit and Google Fit have been described as "the beginning of a health revolution"
    Ryanair has turned on the 'charm offensive' but can we learn to love the cut-price carrier again?

    Can we learn to love Ryanair again?

    Four recent travellers give their verdicts on the carrier's improved customer service
    Billionaire founder of Spanx launches range of jeans that offers

    Spanx launches range of jeans

    The jeans come in two styles, multiple cuts and three washes and will go on sale in the UK in October
    10 best over-ear headphones

    Aural pleasure: 10 best over-ear headphones

    Listen to your favourite tracks with this selection, offering everything from lambskin earmuffs to stainless steel
    Commonwealth Games 2014: David Millar ready to serve up gold for his beloved Scotland in the end

    Commonwealth Games

    David Millar ready to serve up gold for his beloved Scotland in the end
    UCI Mountain Bike World Cup 2014: Downhill all the way to the top for the Atherton siblings

    UCI Mountain Bike World Cup

    Downhill all the way to the top for the Atherton siblings
    Save the tiger: The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

    The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

    The big cats kept in captivity to perform for paying audiences and then, when dead, their bodies used to fortify wine
    A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery all included in top 50 hidden spots in the UK

    A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery

    Introducing the top 50 hidden spots in Britain
    Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

    Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

    How a disease that has claimed fewer than 2,000 victims in its history has earned a place in the darkest corner of the public's imagination
    Chris Pratt: From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

    From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

    He was homeless in Hawaii when he got his big break. Now the comic actor Chris Pratt is Hollywood's new favourite action star