Sunday, November 25, 2007

Art Basel Miami 06.-09.12.07

Art Basel Miami Beach takes place December 6 - 9, 2007. Art Basel Miami Beach is the most important art show in the United States, a cultural and social highlight for the Americas. As the sister event of Switzerland's Art Basel, the most prestigious art show worldwide for the past 38 years, Art Basel Miami Beach combines an international selection of top galleries with an exciting program of special exhibitions, parties and crossover events featuring music, film, architecture and design. Exhibition sites are located in the city's beautiful Art Deco District, within walking distance of the beach and many hotels. An exclusive selection of more than 200 leading art galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa will exhibit 20th and 21st century artworks by over 2,000 artists. The exhibiting galleries are among the world's most respected art dealers, offering exceptional pieces by both renowned artists and cutting-edge newcomers. Special exhibition sections feature young galleries, performance art, public art projects and video art. The show will be a vital source for art lovers, allowing them to both discover new developments in contemporary art and experience rare museum-calibre artworks. Top-quality exhibitions in the museums of South Florida and special programs for art collectors and curators also help make the event a special time for encountering art. And every year, a greater number of art collectors, artists, dealers, curators, critics and art enthusiasts from around the world participate in Art Basel Miami Beach - the favorite winter meeting place for the international art world.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Contemporary Istanbul 29.11.-2.12.07

A rising star in the world of art fairs, Contemporary Istanbul has established itself as one of the most dynamic and promising art events in the region. Following its successful debut in 2006, Contemporary Istanbul prepares to welcome an even greater number of art lovers and exhibitors when it opens its doors this fall.

Scheduled to run between November 29 - December 2, this year's edition of Contemporary Istanbul, will host more than 70 galleries from across the globe, as well as a wide range of events, including roundtable discussions, concerts, and performance art, alongside cutting-edge contemporary art by more than 350 artists.

Istanbul, a teeming hub of cultural activity and a longstanding site of the fusion between Eastern and Western cultures, is both the backdrop and inspiration for Contemporary Istanbul. Contemporary Istanbul's venue, the Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Center, located in the heart of downtown Istanbul, provides an ideal base for exploring the rich cultural attractions the city has to offer.

Already a favorite destination on the global contemporary art fair circuit, Contemporary Istanbul continues to offer a rewarding experience for artists, critics, galleries, collectors, curators and art buyers alike.