Weekly global art events agenda: Andreas Hofer, ST-ART

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The arts agenda for the week of November 23  includes ST-ART, the second largest contemporary art fair in France will take place in Strasbourg, and the Sammlung Goetz gallery in Munich showing works by German artist Andreas Hofer.

Andreas Hofer
November 23, 2009 - April 1, 2010
Sammlung Goetz in Munich/Germany

A major exhibition of works by German artist Andreas Hofer will be presented at the Sammlung Goetz in Munich, Germany from November 2009 to April 2010. More than 70 individual artworks, including sculptures, installations, drawings, collages and large-scale pieces in mixed media, will be shown in the gallery. The exhibition will be curated by the artist himself and will delve into the subjects of imagination and iconography in contemporary popular culture.

ST-ART European Contemporary Art Fair
November 26 - 30
Parc des expositions in Strasbourg/France

The 14th edition of the European Contemporary Art Fair in Strasbourg is focused on making contemporary art available to everyone. Over 100 galleries will exhibit works from all over the globe. Organizers hope to empower new-time purchasers and returning art collectors by giving them the possibility to purchase artworks made by artists who are embracing and creating new art movements throughout Europe and the rest of the world. In 2009 five of the most influential Istanbul galleries will participate as invited guests of honor as part of the Season of Turkey in France.

Medicine and Art: Imagining a Future for Life and Love
November 28, 2009 - February 28, 2010
The MORI Art Museum in Tokyo/Japan

Medicine and Art: Imagining a Future for Life and Love explores the fascinating world of the human body. The exhibition juxtaposes works by famous contemporary artists and great masters to reveal both familiar and unfamiliar images of the body. Works from Damien Hirst, Jan Fabre and Gilles Barbier will be featured alongside medical artifacts from the Wellcome Collection, historic Japanese art and anatomical sketches by Leonardo da Vinci.

Art Miami
December 2 - 6
The Art Miami Pavilion in Miami/USA

In 2009, Art Miami will celebrate its 20th anniversary. The event will take place during Miami Art Week and will showcase contemporary artworks from over 80 international and local contemporary art galleries. A range of special exhibitions will be held as part of Art Miami's anniversary celebrations including a video art exhibition entitled "Mapping the Blank Spots."

Photo Miami 2009
December 2-6
Wynwood Arts District in Miami/USA

The fourth edition of Photo Miami will take place from December 2 to 6 in Miami's Wynwood Arts District. The contemporary arts fair will include a wide selection of photo-based art along with works falling into the genres of new media and video. The event will coincide with Art Basel Miami Beach and a number of other exhibitions and arts events taking place in Miami in December.

Art Basel Miami Beach
December 3 -6
Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami/USA

Art Basel Miami Beach is a major event in the US and international arts calendar. This year the fair will play host to over 250 leading art galleries and will showcase artworks from more than 2,000 international and local artists. The prestigious event is now in its 40th year and functions as a space for showcasing the crème de la crème of contemporary art and as a social networking event for the who's who of the American art scene. A range of exhibitions, special events and parties will be held in conjunction with Art Basel Miami Beach.

Contemporary Istanbul 2009
December 3 - 6
Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Center (ICEC) in Istanbul/Turkey

Contemporary Istanbul is considered by many to be the "most extensive" contemporary and modern art event within Turkey. The art fair presents the art-going public with new perspectives on Turkish art and juxtaposes these with a selection of contemporary works from galleries around the world. Participating galleries have been selected by the Contemporary Istanbul jury. The event features artworks in the disciplines of painting, sculpture, plastic arts, works on paper, photography, installation, video and original graphics. Conferences, exhibitions and additional art projects will run parallel to the event.

GSK Contemporary: Earth
December 3, 2009 - January 31, 2010
Royal Academy of Art, 6 Burlington Gardens in London/UK

"Earth: Art of a changing world" will be held during the second annual contemporary art season in collaboration with GSK Contemporary 2009. The exhibition is presented by the Royal Academy of Arts and will showcase new artworks from over 30 contemporary artists. The featured artworks will comment on the earth's changing climate. The exhibition interconnects issues surrounding the climate change debate with art that reflects the topic and intrinsically embodies the way in which artists have responded to the topic.

6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary art
December 5, 2009 - April 5, 2010
Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art in Queensland/Australia

The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art is the only major exhibition to exclusively showcase contemporary art hailing from Asia, the Pacific and Australia. The Triennial has been running since 1993 and boasted an attendance of over 700,000 visitors in 2006. The exhibition will feature more than 100 works from artists hailing from more than 25 countries located in the Asia Pacific region.

Turner Prize winner announced
December 7
TV Broadcast on the UK's Channel 4

The Turner Prize is a contemporary art award given to a British artist under the age of 50. One of four shortlisted artists for 2009 will be awarded the prestigious Turner Prize on December 7. Enrico David, Roger Hiorns, Lucy Skaer and Richard Wright are the hopeful candidates for this year's award - one of which will be selected for the prize by judges Mariella Frostrup, Charles Esche, Jonathan Jones and Andrea Schlieker. A selection of works created by the artists is on show at the Tate Britain until January 3 2010.