During the week of September 13 art lovers in the UK will be treated to two major contemporary art fairs, 20/21 British Art Fair and Liverpool Biennial.
20/21 British Art Fair
Royal College of Art
20/21 is an art fair that specializes in modern and contemporary art exclusively made by British artists. Twentieth-century masters such as Bacon, Freud, Frink, Frost, Hepworth, Hockney, Hodgson, Lanyon, Lowry, Moore, Nash, Piper, Riley, Scott, Sutherland and Spencer will be on show alongside works by Hirst, Emin, and Grayson Perry.
September 18-November 28
Various locations in Liverpool
The Liverpool Biennial is the largest visual arts event in the UK. In 2008 the contemporary arts event welcomed 960,000 visitors through the doors. In 2010 the event will be bigger than ever with six different programs ranging from works by the UK's best up-and-coming artists to international exhibitions that explore the cultural dynamics between cities and states.
Exhibition Centre, Cologne-Deutz
Photokina is the world's largest global photography and imaging fair. It offers comprehensive insights into all aspects of imaging media, imaging technologies and imaging markets for both consumers and industry insiders. The more than 150,000 expected visitors will preview the latest photography equipment innovations, rub noses with the "who's who" of the imaging industry and view stunning artwork created by leading international photographers.
Central House of Artists
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. Techno Russia, an exhibition that traces the history of technology in Russian art, will be a highlight at this year's event.
Gauguin: Maker of Myth
September 30-January 16, 2011
Gauguin: Maker of Myth is the first major retrospective of the late 19th century master to be held in London in over 50 years. More than 100 iconic Gauguin works have been gathered from around the world for the exhibition, which hopes to present the French Post-Impressionist painter's works in a fresh light.
Arts: Le Havre 2010
Le Havre, France
Arts: Le Havre Biennale d'Art Contemporain is a contemporary art fair held every two years in France. In 2010 the fair will investigate the relationship between contemporary art and comics, a playful juxtaposition that both highlights the differences and blurs the lines between the two mediums.
Fine Art Asia (formally HKIAAF)
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
The Hong Kong International Art and Antiques Fair (HKIAAF) has been re-branded as the Fine Art Asia fair in 2010. The 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.
Turner Prize 2010
October 4, 2010-January 3, 2011
The often controversial Turner Prize was established in 1984 and is awarded to a British artist under 50 for his or her outstanding exhibition or other presentation of work in the 12 months preceding April 27, 2010. This year's shortlisted artists are Dexter Dalwood, Angela de la Cruz, Susan Philipsz and The Otolith Group. Work by the shortlisted artists will be shown in an exhibition at Tate Britain opening on October 4. The winner will be announced at Tate Britain on December 6 during a live broadcast by Channel 4.
Suntec Singapore center
ARTSingapore presents the best in contemporary and emerging art from local and international artists. Traders and art collectors attend the four-day art fair to discover new trends in the Asian Art market and to acquire new pieces for their collections. In 2010 the fair celebrates its tenth year. Highlights include Tan Kai Syng's multimedia works in the Sony New Media Space and New Finds, a special exhibition showcasing the works of emerging artists.
Frieze Art Fair
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.
Multiplied Contemporary Editions Fair
Christie's, 85 Old Brompton Road
Multiplied Art Fair is hosted by renowned art auction house Christie's. The fair presents contemporary art editions in all its forms, including photographs, prints, artist's books and numbered copies of three-dimensional works. Approximately 30 contemporary galleries will participate in the inaugural edition of the fair in 2010.
October 21 - 24
Cour Carrée, Louvre Museum & Tuileries Garden
More than 200 galleries and 3500 artists will be represented at the 37th 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.