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Weekly arts agenda: Sculpture by the Sea, Art.Fair 21: 21st Century Art

During the week of October 25 the world's largest annual beach-side sculpture exhibition will take place in Sydney, Australia. In Germany around 30,000 visitors will see the next trends in German and international contemporary art at Art.Fair 21.

Sculpture by the Sea
October 28 - November 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.

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.

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.

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 fields of drawing, sculpture, installation, video, photography and performance art.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Photo Miami
December 1-5
Midtown Miami Arts District
Miami, FL, USA

The fifth edition of Photo Miami will center around the motif of "The Lyrical and Profane." The contemporary arts fair includes a wide selection of photo-based art along with works falling into the genres of new media and video. The event coincides with Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Miami, Red Dot, Scope and a number of other exhibitions and arts events taking place in the area in December. Photo Miami expects to attract a crowd of more than 9,000 people.

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.

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.

Turner Prize winner announced

December 6
Live TV Broadcast on Channel 4
London, UK

The Turner Prize is a contemporary art award given to a British artist under the age of 50. One of four shortlisted artists for 2010 will be awarded the prestigious Turner Prize on December 6. Dexter Dalwood, Angela de la Cruz, Susan Philipsz and The Otolith Group are the hopeful candidates for this year's award. A selection of works created by the artists is on show at the Tate Britain until January 3, 2011.