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Art Cologne Fends off Challenge from Art Brussels

Belgian collector Luc Haenen went to both fairs and told A.i.A. that he "found Art Cologne quite a bit more interesting than Art Brussels this year. It was a mix of top players such as Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth and Ropac, the best of local galleries...

Moscow Innovation Prizes Awarded

The five exhibitions shortlisted in the curatorial project category raised some eyebrows, since two out of the seven jury members were nominated as best curator. 

ARCO Swims Against the Tide

"I think most galleries were happy, considering the current climate," ARCO director Carlos Urroz told A.i.A.on Sunday, the final day of the Madrid art fair-and he wasn't talking about the sunny 60-degree weather.

Successful Screenings at Art Rotterdam

Proud as punch, fair director Fons Hof opened the 12th edition of Art Rotterdam last Wednesday and, with it, "Projections," a new section focused on moving image artworks that featured 19 galleries. "Projections" was housed in a separate building...

With New Director, Artissima Subtly Shifts

The fair, founded in 1993, is better known for its conceptual bent and innovative booths than its market share. A new director, Sarah Cosulich Canarutto, focused on collector and dealer outreach to boost sales without compromising quality.

Christoph Weber

For "10, 25, 80," his first solo exhibition at ProjecteSD, the Austrian artist Christoph Weber, born in 1974 and trained as a draftsman and painter, showed six sculptural installations (all 2012) that examine one medium: concrete.

Nudes Prevail at Brussels' FotoFever Fair

Director Cécile Schall has plans for expansion. "It's not a pop-up fair. We plan to expand also to Asia and U.S.," she told A.i.A. With 60 participating international galleries, the fair took place in a renovated warehouse belonging to the Belgian...

Upgraded Viennafair 2012 Debuts

A citywide advertising campaign depicted the women decked out in evening clothes, perhaps an attempt to lure the rich and titled from the city's world-famous Lipizzans horse show, which took place during the fair. "We want to make this fair cooler and...

abc's Open Marketplace

With 129 galleries paying just over $4,500 per artist presentation, this abc installment (Sept. 13–16) boasted three halls under one roof (Station Berlin, in the Kreuzberg neighborhood) tallying roughly 20,000 square feet.

The Top Picks at ABC

A low-key cheerful mood prevails at the attractively regrouped and revamped abc Art Berlin Contemporary, which opened at Station Berlin in the city's Kreuzberg neighborhood [through Sept. 16]. As the organizers explained to the press, whom they...

Art-o-Rama Attracts Select Beach Buffs

A selection committee that includes collectors, dealers, curators and artists invited the fair's 20 participating galleries from 10 countries. With seven galleries more than last year's edition, the fair has reached its "optimal size,"...

A Slow and Steady Art Basel

"Slow and steady wins the race" could have been the slogan for the 43rd edition of Art Basel, which opened with a two-day-long VIP preview for the first time this year. The staggered openings consisted of three preview slots ("1st Choice" on...

The Kiev Biennial Opens Softly

Earlier this month saw the belated opening of the first Kiev Biennale, "The Best of Times, the Worst of Times," organized by British-born independent curator David Elliott. Showcasing over 250 works (40 of them new) by 100 artists, the biennial is...

Peter Greenaway Advocates Non-Cinema at Video Fair

The video-only art fair LOOP kicked off its 10th edition last Thursday in Barcelona. 47 international galleries rented a room each in the four-star Hotel Ramblas in the Catalonian capital to show the work of one artist in their program. With...

Sunny Skies Over Berlin Gallery Weekend

Squeezed between Art Cologne, Art Brussels and Frieze New York, Berlin Gallery Weekend got off to a bright start last week. With 51 participating galleries, this year's eighth edition was the biggest ever and for the first time included a handful...

Art Brussels Takes on Rival Art Cologne

The 30th edition of Art Brussels went head to head with Art Cologne this past weekend. They opened just a day apart. The bulk of the fair comprised up-and-coming European galleries like Soy Capitán (Berlin), Torri (London), fluxia (Milan), Plan B...

Germans Lead at Art Cologne

"A gallerist never tells the truth at an art fair," Berlin's Martin Klosterfelde told A.i.A. this past weekend during the VIP preview of the 46th edition of Art Cologne. He then proceeded to reveal to me the price of Christian Jankowski's light...

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