Weekly arts agenda: FIAC, Art Elysees, YouTube Play

During the week of October 18 Paris will come alive with a myriad of art exhibitions and fairs, the highlight of which is FIAC. The work of 3,500 artists will be on display for the 37th edition of the famous contemporary art fair while at the nearby Avenue Des Champs-Elysées, two large pavilions will be constructed to house artworks from more than 70 galleries at Art Elysées.

FIAC
October 21-24
Cour Carrée, Louvre Museum & Tuileries Garden / Grand Palais
Paris, France

More than 200 galleries and 3,500 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.
http://www.fiac.com


Art Elysées

October 21-25
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. Seventy galleries will expose artworks ranging from sculpture, painting, drawing and mixed media in two specially created pavilions measuring 4,000 meters squared.
http://www.artelysees.fr/


YouTube Play. A Biennial of Creative Video

October 22-24
Guggenheim Museums and online
New York, Bilbao, Berlin and Venice

YouTube Play. A Biennial of Creative Video is a new competition launched by video-sharing website YouTube and New York's Guggenheim Museum that aims both to inspire the creation of new video works and to showcase the far-ranging possibilities of a screen-based exhibition. Twenty of the more than 23,000 submitted videos will be available for public viewing at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, then the Guggenheim Museums in Bilbao, Berlin and Venice from October 22 to 24. The shortlisted videos can also be viewed online.
http://www.youtube.com/play


Sculpture by the Sea

October 28 - Nov 14
Bondi Beach
Sydney, Australia

Sculpture by the Sea is the world's largest annual free-to-the-public exhibition that takes sculptures out of the gallery and onto the beach. Hundreds of thousands of art lovers are attracted to the cultural event where visitors can take a walk along the beach and contemplate over 100 contemporary artworks juxtaposed with Australia's natural surroundings.
http://www.sculpturebythesea.com/


Art.Fair 21: 21st Century Art

October 29-November 1
Staatenhaus am Rheinpark
Cologne, Germany

The eighth edition of Art.Fair 21 will house contemporary works of art made by German and international artists born after 1960. An expected 30,000 visitors will be welcomed to explore the paintings, sculptures, photography, performance works and new media housed in the Fair's expansive 10,000 square meters of exhibition space.
http://www.art-fair.de/0,1,2


Salon de la Photo

November 4-8
Porte de Versailles
Paris, France

Salon de la Photo is a major photographic fair held every year in Paris. Visitors come to discover the latest innovations from leading photography brands, purchase new equipment and view the work of leading photographers from around the world. More than 80,000 visitors are expected to attend in 2010.
http://www.lesalondelaphoto.com/


Artissima International Fair of Contemporary Art

November 5-7
OVAL - Lingotto Fiere
Turin, Italy

Artissima International Fair of Contemporary Art is an art event dedicated to young, contemporary artists and exciting new galleries; 153 galleries from across the globe will showcase outstanding artworks in the field of drawing, sculpture, installation, video, photography and performance art.
http://www.artissima.it/


Salon d'Automne

November 10-16
Espace Champerret
Paris, France

The first ever Salon d'Automne was held in 1903 and was organized by four famous French artists; André Derain, Henri Matisse, Albert Marquet and Georges Rouault. In 2010 the Salon d'Automne continues the tradition of showcasing expressive art indicative of art movements taking place in the contemporary 21st century. Over 450 artists and exhibitors from around the world will display paintings, sculptures, drawings, engravings, photography, mural art design, books, videos, installations, performance art and digital art works.
http://www.salon-automne.com/


PINTA

November 11-14
Pier 92, Twelfth Avenue at 55th Street
New York, USA

PINTA is an annual event that highlights the best of Latin American art selected by prestigious galleries from the United States, Latin America and Europe. In 2010, 50 galleries will put on display museum-quality abstract, concrete, neo-concrete, kinetic and conceptual works of art. PINTA coincides with Christie's and Sotheby's Latin American art auctions.
http://www.pintaart.com/index.html


KUNST Zurich

November 11 - 14
Former factory buildings behind Zurich-Oerlikon railway station
Zurich, Switzerland

Eighty international galleries will take part in the 2010 KUNST 10 Zurich contemporary art fair for its 16th edition. More than 20,000 visitors attending the fair will be exposed to a mixture of contemporary, classic and modern art from Swiss and international galleries.
http://www.kunstzuerich.ch


Paris Photo

November 18 - 21
Carrousel Du Louvre
Paris, France

Paris Photo is one of the world's leading photography events. Organizers expect 40,000 visitors to attend the event. More than 100 galleries and publishers will present a wide-ranging overview of photographic works spanning from 19th century classics to abstract and artistic compositions captured by contemporary artists. In 2010 the event coincides with the "Mois de la Photo," a month-long photographic event in Paris.
http://www.parisphoto.fr/


Contemporary Istanbul

November 25-28
Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Center (ICEC)
Istanbul, Turkey

Contemporary Istanbul is considered by many to be the "most extensive" contemporary and modern art event within Turkey. The 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. Conferences, exhibitions and additional art projects will run parallel to the event.
http://www.contemporaryistanbul.com


ST-ART European Contemporary Art Fair

November 26 - 29
Parc des expositions
Strasbourg, France

The 15th edition of the European Contemporary Art Fair in Strasbourg is focused on making contemporary art available to everyone. Around 100 galleries will exhibit works from all over the globe for an expected crowd of 28,000 visitors. Organizers hope to empower first-time buyers 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.
http://www.st-art.fr/en/index-en.html


Art Basel Miami Beach

December 2-5
Miami Beach Convention Center
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 41st 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.
http://www.artbaselmiamibeach.com


Art Miami

December 2 - 6
The Art Miami Pavilion
Miami, USA

In 2010, Art Miami will celebrate its 21st anniversary. The event will take place during Miami Art Week and will showcase contemporary art works from over 100 international and local contemporary art galleries. In 2009 a total of 36,000 people attended the show.
http://www.art-miami.com/

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