Weekly arts agenda: Turner Prize, ARTSingapore

During the week of October 4 artwork by this year's shortlisted Turner Prize artists will be on show at the Tate Britain. In Singapore, visitors to ARTSingapore will discover new trends in the contemporary Asian art market.

Fine Art Asia (formally HKIAAF)
October 3-6
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Hong Kong

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 exhibition

October 4, 2010 - January 3, 2011
Tate Britain
London, UK

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.


October 8-11
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

October 14-17
Regent's Park
London, UK

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

October 15-18
Christie's, 85 Old Brompton Road
London, UK

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 / 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.

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.

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.

Sculpture by the Sea

October 28 - Nov 14
Bondi Beach
Sydney, Australia

Sculpture by the Sea is an annual exhibition that takes sculptures out of the gallery and onto the beach. Hundreds of thousands of art lovers are attracted to the free 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 to 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
Turino, 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.