Arts agenda: Shanghai Art Fair, 20/21 British Art Fair, Biennale de Lyon

In France, Rhone-Alpes region will be transformed into a bustling art hub as galleries and artists spaces put on exhibitions to coincide with the Biennale de Lyon. During the week, the Shanghai Art Fair and 20/21 British Art Fair will display inspiring works by 20th and 21st century masters.

15th Shanghai Art Fair
September 14-18
Shanghai, China

The Shanghai Art Fair and SH Contemporary are the two major art fairs on Shanghai's art calendar. The Shanghai Art Fair - China's largest - started in 1997 and is the leading event in scale amid major art fairs in Asia. The Shanghai Art Fair has welcomed more than 1000 galleries from over 50 countries over the past dozen years. The large selection of global and domestic artwork has included original masterpieces from the likes of Picasso, Chagall, Dali, Renoir, Monet, Zhu Dequn, Qi Baishi, Xu Beihong, and Zhang Daqian. In 2011 the fair will host its first American Pavilion, in which “ artists from the West [will] bring inspiration and ideas to the East interlacing a cultural compatible bridge in unprecedented ways.”
http://www.sartfair.com/


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/


11th Biennale de Lyon
September 15-December 31
Lyon, France

The 11th Biennale de Lyon will welcome 70 artists from 24 countries to display their work in an area of 14,000 square meters spread across four venues. The event is centered on the theme “A Terrible Beauty Is Born” in 2011 and aims to “address a state of confusion in the arts today.” The participating artists have been traveling and researching their works in Europe and Africa throughout the past year in preparation for the event. In 2011 more than 90 art centers, galleries and artist collectives across France’s Rhone-Alpes region will team up with the Biennale de Lyon to offer a wide-reaching art trail of more than 125 attractions under the banner of Résonance.
http://www.biennaledelyon.com/uk/
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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 young artists in 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/


Melbourne Fringe Festival
September 21-October 9
Melbourne, Australia

The Melbourne Fringe Festival is a city-wide celebration of independent creativity that traverses the boundaries of art, cinema, theater, dance, fashion and music. The three-week-long open-access festival fosters Melbourne’s thriving arts community, providing opportunities for both emerging and established artists to present their works in a range of locations across Melbourne. In 2009 more than 560,000 visitors came to the festival to see the works of 4,815 artists at 143 venues across the state.
http://www.melbournefringe.com.au/
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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


7th Smithsonian Museum Day
September 24
Across the US in participating museums

Smithsonian magazine is sponsoring its 2011 Museum Day, offering two free admissions to more than 1,000 select museums with advance registration. Since the Smithsonian museums in Washington DC offer free admission everyday, this annual event extends the policy to museums across the US.
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday


7th Fine Art Asia (formally HKIAAF)
October 3-7
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Hong Kong

The Fine Art Asia fair showcases a combination of fine art and antiques with hidden treasures that will appeal to collectors from all over the world. Leading Hong Kong and international galleries will present their collections at the fair which attracts members of the international art world, antique and art collectors and buyers from across the globe. More than 80 leading dealers will exhibit at this year’s event.
http://www.hkiaaf.com/
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Frieze Art Fair

October 13-16
Regent's Park
London, UK

Frieze Art Fair is an annual event that groups together outstanding artwork from more than 170 contemporary art galleries from across the globe. Over 60,000 visitors come each year to explore the latest trends in contemporary art and to see work made by living artists. The event also includes a rich program of specially commissioned artworks, artist talks, film and performance projects, and artist-led education workshops. In 2012, the co-founders of Frieze will launch two new events, The satellite Frieze New York Fair in Randall’s Island, Manhattan from May 4-7, 2012 and the Frieze Masters which will take place in Regent’s Park, London from October 11-14, 2012.
http://www.friezeartfair.com/
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2nd Multiplied Contemporary Editions Fair
October 14-17
Christie's, 85 Old Brompton Road
London, UK

Multiplied Art Fair is hosted by renowned art auction house Christie's. It is the only fair in the UK devoted to contemporary art editions in all its forms, including photographs, prints, artist's books and numbered copies of three-dimensional works. Approximately 40 contemporary galleries will participate in the second edition of the fair in 2011 which coincides with the Frieze Art Fair.
http://www.multipliedartfair.com/
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FIAC
October 20-23
Cour Carrée, Louvre Museum & Tuileries Garden / Grand Palais
Paris, France

More than 165 galleries and 2,800 artists will be represented at the 38th edition of FIAC in Paris. This famous contemporary Art Fair showcases the best in modern and contemporary art and is one of the leading launchpads for up-and-coming artists in the world. Artworks are arranged in chronological order and range from electronic arts through painting, sculpture, installations, soundworks and conceptual art. The fair attracts more than 85,000 visitors each year. In 2011, galleries across Paris will present new exhibitions and open their doors from 6 to 10 PM for the FIAC “Night Out” on Thursday, October 20.
http://www.fiac.com
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5th Art Elysées
October 20-24
Avenue Des Champs-Elysées
Paris, France

Run concurrently to Paris's prestigious FIAC art fair, the Art Elysées art fair lines the iconic Avenue des Champs-Elysées with modern and contemporary artworks from new and established galleries. Sixty galleries will expose artworks ranging from sculpture, painting, drawing and mixed media in two specially created pavilions. In 2010 more than 38,000 people visited the fair.
http://www.artelysees.fr/


15th Sculpture by the Sea
November 3-20
Bondi Beach
Sydney, Australia

Sculpture by the Sea is an annual exhibition that takes sculptures out of the gallery and onto the beach. Approximately 440,000 art lovers are attracted to the free cultural event where visitors can take a walk along the shore and contemplate over 100 contemporary artworks juxtaposed with Australia's natural surroundings. A virtual tour of the exhibition is available online. Since launching in Sydney, Sculpture by the Sea has expanded to include an annual exhibition at Cottesloe Beach, Perth, Western Australia (March1-19, 2012) and a biennial exhibition in Aarhus, Denmark (June/July 2013).
http://www.sculpturebythesea.com/
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