It’s autumn finally, which means a brand-new season for the world of arts. If you saw a number of exhibitions within the three summer months and frankly got tired of it, you might like taking a short break… visiting an art fair! International art fairs usually come as major events with a great diversity of works presented, intense parallel programs and interesting acquaintances. Whether you are a viewer or an art collector, you might find time spent here both nice and meaningful — either exploring new artists or selling artworks from your collection. Find out what city you’re flying next this September to see a gorgeous show:
The Cosmoscow International Art Fair has been held annually in September since 2014. The location is Gostiny Dvor — a major exhibition hall in the heart of Moscow (just overlooking Red Square). This year Cosmoscow is going to expose works by around 200 contemporary artists from all over the world, who all together represent a few dozen of galleries. Probably the best-known contemporary art fair in Russia has various art patrons (famous brands, charitable foundations) who provide young promising artists with prizes, sponsor curator talks as well as an education program — the schedule of the art fair is full of interesting events. The art world professionals and the cream of society enjoy coming here, so plan to visit Cosmoscow, if you are in the capital of Russia and want to have a wonderful time.
A part of the Berlin Art Week, the third edition of the fair is going to introduce more than 110 participants — galleries from European and US art capitals such as Berlin, Paris, London, Zurich, Vienna, Los Angeles (the opening day for galleries is September 13). Coming a day earlier, you will probably take a chance to see the Joinery Video Program and a performance program presented by artists, what might be sufficient for emotionally-sensual perception of the exhibition. Still want to know more about the artworks? Art Berlin is glad to offer its visitors some guided tours of the fair both for adults and children.
The name of the fair fully conveys its concept — the artworks presented there are promising to be just huge! More than 70 XL-sized (if not bigger) art objects including sculpture, paintings, photos, installations, video works by contemporary artists and designers will occupy the Hembrugterrein industrial district for 4 days. It’s very Amsterdam-like, by the way: you can get to the fair either per bike or ferry and the parking zone is free. The photos from the previous Big Art editions are so impressing that speak for themselves, however, since there are some questions left, you can write directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. The exhibition is on show and it’s for sale — don’t forget that all works can be purchased. Children go free of charge.
The 21st edition of the Art International Zurich will probably finish the September season of art fairs and this is going to be bright. Many Swiss galleries come as participants of the show but not only — a lot of foreign members (UK, Germany, France, Spain, South Korea, Japan) are on the list. The artworks presented vary from ink on linen and oil on canvas to digital installations and porcelain objects. Whereas there are more than two weeks left before this year edition starts, art collectors are already invited to send their applications for 2020. By the way, the Art International Zurich provides its exhibitors with refund of VAT and assistance for marketing activities (look for some detailed information on the website).
If your cultural interests are not limited to contemporary art only, you should certainly visit La Biennale Paris. The Universelle Art Fair (what they call themselves) suggests a view over the 6,000 years of art history, ranging from ancient times to the most recent years. Located in the famous Grand Palais for a few days, La Biennale Paris promises its visitors a careful selection of artworks and guarantees its collectors “the highest level of authenticity, trust and transparency” in the case of participation. Regardless of your purpose and intentions, you will probably enjoy the spectacular event under the glass roof of Palais. By the way, La Biennale Paris is held for the 31st time this year — no anniversary but still a big date, so join the festivities coming to the Gala Dinner on September 11 and the Private Opening on September 12.