Weekly arts agenda: Photokina, Art Moscow, Bienal de São Paulo
Friday 17 September 2010
During the week of September 20 the world's largest global photography and imaging fair will be held in Cologne, Germany. Over 150,000 visitors are expected to attend the event which showcases an impressive selection of photographs taken by leading international photographers. On September 25 the second oldest Biennial in the world, the Bienal de São Paulo, will take place in Brazil.
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.
29th Bienal de São Paulo
September 25-December 12
Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo
São Paulo, Brazil
The Bienal de São Paulo is the second oldest art biennial in the world (second only to the Venice Biennial). Approximately 160 artists from Brazil and around the globe will take part in the contemporary art biennial this year. The title of 2010 edition is "There is always a cup of sea to sail in," a theme centered around the notion that "it is impossible to separate art from politics."
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. Works 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.
Cour Carrée, Louvre Museum & Tuileries Garden/ Grand Palais
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.
Avenue Des Champs-Elysées
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 4000 meters squared.
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