The Free Art Fair 2009

October 7, 2009

The Free Art Fair

The Free Art Fair

Coinciding with the capital’s Frieze week, the Free Art Fair returns for the third and final time this year, promising to make its exit by means of an even bigger, better and momentous show.

The art fair that has been hailed as “the most radical departure from art fair commercialism”, a fun, no-budget event directly opposed to the money churning machine that is the contemporary art market, commences on Monday the 12th of October and is to be housed at the Barbican Centre in London.

Just some of the 50 names exhibiting at this years fair include: Marlene Dumas, Bob & Roberta Smith, Robin Mason, Harry Pye, Artists Anonymous, Rose Finn-Kelcey, Jimmy Conway-Dyer, Geraldine Swayne, Russell Herron and Phil Ashcroft. The exhibition will be accompanied by a programme of performance art curated by artists and curators Lee Campbell and Frog Morris.

To view the full list of exhibiting artists please see here.

The Free Art Fair was founded in 2007 by contemporary artist, curator and writer Jasper Joffe. The aim of the fair was to divert public and  media attention away from the financial side of the art world, and back to the very essence and understanding of art itself… the act of creation and its appreciation. The Free Art Fair manages to challenge  the rules of the market and existing social divides light-heartedly. It offers entertainment, culture and collectorship to all, whilst simultaneously questioning the business ideologies of many.

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‘In 2008 the Free Art Fair’s artists gave away over £100,000 worth of art works; 2000 catalogues were given away, and thousands of people visited the exhibition. The giveaway was discussed as a counterpoint to the commercialisation of the art world in global media.’

For video footage of the first ever Free Art Fair please see here.


Barbican Centre
Silk Street
London EC2Y 8DS
Nearest tube: Barbican


Monday 12 October to Thursday 15 October 9 am to 10 pm.

Friday 16 October 6.30 pm to 10 pm.

Saturday 17 October 9 am to 10 pm.

Sunday 18 October 11 am to 2 pm, and giveaway 2pm onwards

How to get FREE ART – the instructions:

For your chance of owning a distinguished work of art from the Free Art Fair please visit the Free Art Fair’s website in order to download a registration form. This form must be completed and handed in to the Free Art Fair Team on the last day of the fair, Sunday the 18th of October. Free art will be given away with people drawn at random on the final day.

For your chance to win tickets to this years Frieze Art Fair commencing on the 15th of October simply enter the competition on the Guardian website here

The winner of the competition will receive tickets to the fair for a day of their choice, as well as hotel accommodation + dinner for two in a London restaurant.

FRIEZE Art Fair 2009

September 30, 2009

With the month of September drawing to a close, it is London’s turn to seize the limelight of the international art fair calendar. With a mere two weeks of preparations to go, (till the 15th of October), the Frieze Foundation’s art fair is once again upon us. Now in its seventh year running, (having launched in October 2003), the fair is to re-emerge inside the gates of the picturesque and leafy Regent’s Park.

FRIEZE, located at 81 Rivington Street, London, is the Frieze Magazine, Frieze Art Fair and the Frieze Foundation. The Frieze Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation which acts as the sole organiser and curator of the Frieze Art Fair programme. Each year the 4 long day event plays host to a dynamic and varied schedule, ranging from artist commissions, awards, talks, films, music and education. With over 150 galleries showcasing an array of the finest in international contemporary art; gallerists, critics, buyers and dealers liaising with one another; the art market revealing the latest in its financial trends; educators, students and artists all taking part, the fair continues to proliferate London as the crucial art hub that it is, and simultaneously reflect upon patterns from overseas.


To view the complete list of galleries participating in this years fair please see the Exhibitor List 2009.

Included in this years fair are: Galería Helga De Alvear, (Spain); Andersen’s Contemporary, (Denmark); Galerie Paul Andriesse, (The Netherlands); Galerie Guido W. Baudach, (Germany); Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, (Germany); The Breeder, (Greece); Luis Campaña, (Germany); COMA Berlin, (Germany); Corvi-Mora Gallery, (UK); Foksal Gallery Foundation, (Poland); Galeria Fortes Vilaça, (Brasil); Marc Foxx, (CA, US); Frith Street Gallery, (UK); Gagosian Gallery, (UK); Greene Naftali, (NY, US); Green Grassi, (UK); Hiromiyoshii, (Japan); Ingleby Gallery, (UK); Krobath, (Austria); Lisboa 20 Arte Contemporânea, (Portugal); Long March Space, (China); The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd., (UK); Galleria Franco Noero, (Italy); Galerija Gregor Podnar, (Slovenia); Peres Projects, (Germany); Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, (France); Massimo Minini, (Italy); Rachmaninoff’s, (UK); GALLERY SIDE 2, (Japan); Sommer Contemporary Art, (Israel); Standard (Oslo), (Norway); David Zwirner, (NY, US).


In parallel to the main programme of the fair, this year sees the launch of an additional section – FRAME. Organised by curators Daniel Baumann and Sarah McCrory, FRAME will focus on a younger selection of galleries, (those that have been in existence for under six years), and showcase a single artist from each. Just some of the artists exhibiting include: Joep van Liefland, (Amp Gallery); Erin Shirreff, (Lisa Cooley Gallery); Daniel Silver, (Ibid Projects); Ursula Mayer, (Monitor); Laurent Montaron, (Galerie Schleicher+Lange); Michael Dean, (Supportico Lopez); Gintaras Didžiapetris’, (Tulips & Roses).


As if there was a lack of art to marvel at indoors, Frieze accommodates its visitors even further, (as well as the park folk strolling in the hazy autumn sunshine). This time in 3-D format – the Art Fair’s Sculpture Park is a real treat! Wander through the royal gardens and encounter works by names such as Louise Bourgeois, Paul McCarthy and Eva Rothschild. And for free! The Sculpture Garden is curated by David Thorp.

For a full list of exhibitors please see here.


- Frieze Projects
- Cartier Award
- Talks
- Film
- Education
- Music

For a detailed account of the schedule of events please see the divisions/links above.


Thursday 15 October: 11am-7pm
Friday 16 October: 11am-7pm
Saturday 17 October: 11am-7pm
Sunday 18 October: 11am-6pm

To purchase tickets please see here.

One Day Thu/Fri: £15 (until 1 October) / £20 (full price)
One Day Sat/Sun: £15 (until 1 October) / £25 (full price)
Concessions: £10 (until 1 October) / £15 (full price)
Four Day: £40 (until 1 October) / £60 (full price)

Frieze Art Fair TOURS – Tours are available from Thursday 15th through Sunday 18th October between 11.00am – 6.00pm. To book a tour please see here.

Recommended hotels are located in central London – please see here.


May 19, 2009

Greece’s leading international art fair for contemporary art, ART-ATHINA, is back in Athens this month, commencing on Thursday the 21st of May. Now in its 15th edition, Art Athina is under new management, that of Alexandros J. Stanas and  D.ART, a not-for-profit organisation whose main aim is to develop a strong contemporary art scene in Greece. ART-ATHINA – the International Contemporary Art Fair of Athens – was founded in 1993 by the Hellenic Art Galleries Association and has since become one of Europe’s most established art fairs. Staying true to its year long legacy, ART ATHINA No 15 is showcasing the work of over 300 artists and 60 galleries from around the world. The fair is housed in the Faliro Pavilion, a former Olympic Games venue, which is situated on the very shoreline of Greece’s most ancient and grandiose of cities.

For a full list of exhibitors please see here.

Galleries include: AD Gallery, (Greece), Centre of Contemporary Art Diatopos, (Cyprus), Dirimart, (Turkey), Adam Gallery, (UK), Francoise Heitsch, (Germany), Galerie Hubert Winter, (Austria), Galleria Lorcan O’Neill Roma, (Italy), Mirko Mayer Gallery, (Germany), Kalfayan Galleries, (Greece), Kouros Gallery, (USA), Marc de Puechredon, (Switzerland), Project Gentili, (Italy), Mirta Demare, (The Netherlands), QBox Gallery, (Greece), Thomas Dane Gallery, (UK), TiNT Gallery, (Greece), Vamiali Gallery, (Greece), Medusa Gallery, (Greece) …

Adding to the programme of the main fair, ART ATHINA organisers have collaborated with the likes of Vangelis Ioakimidis (Director of the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography), Jean-Pierre Giusto (ex-Director of the Théâtre de la Photographie et de l’Image), Paolo Colombo and the Benaki Museum, to bring to their visitors a further selection of expositions to see whilst there.

Parallel events:

Thessaloniki Biennale, (May until September 2009)

10 Aspects of Hellenic Photography – Contemporary Creation (Organised by: A co-production of the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography and the Théâtre de la Photographie et de l’Image.) The exhibition will showcase around 100 photographic works by emerging Greek artists.
Participating artists: Christina Dimitriadis, Stratos Kalafatis, Panos Kokkinias, Yiorgos Kordakis, Evangelia Kranioti, Dimitra Lazaridou, Nikos Markou, Paris Petridis, Yiannis Theodoropoulos, Yiorgis Yerolymbos. Venue: TaeKwonDo

Performance festival OPA 0.2 (On Performance Art) – a fifteen day festival of live performance, educational activities, film screenings, talks, discussions and more. The OPA international performance festival is now in its second year running. This years programme explores the term of ‘postproduction’ as suggested by French curator and art critic Nicolas Bourriaud. Venues: TaeKwonDo & Bios

In Praise of Shadows – curated by Paolo Colombo – an exhibition comparing the traditions of shadow theatre and the new narrative spirit in contemporary art. It is organised by the Benaki Museum in collaboration with the Hellenic Festival, the Irish Museum of Modern Art and Ιstanbul Modern. Venue: Benaki Museum, May 22 – July 26

Visitors Info:


Thursday 21/5        Opening 20:00 (by invitation only)
Friday 22/5             12:00- 21:00
Saturday 23/5        12:00- 21:00
Sunday 24/5           12:00- 21:00

Full price: 10, 00 €
Concessions: 5, 00 € (students and members of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece, people over the age of 65)

Venue: Faliro Pavilion (TaeKwonDo)
Hellenic Olympic Properties
Moraitini 2, 175 61, P. Faliro (Faliron Delta)

Directions – please see here.


ART-ATHINA 2009 International Honorary Board
Mr Paolo Colombo (Art Advisor, Istanbul Modern)
Mr Wilfried Cooreman (Collector, Belgium)
Mrs Agnes Fierobe (Director of Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris)
Mr Enrique Juncosa (Director of Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin)
Mrs Mercedes Vilardell (Collector, Spain)


April 30, 2009

MADRIDFOTO is a new photography fair which will be held in Madrid at the beginning of May. Following in the footsteps of events such as Paris Photo and Photo Miami, MadridFoto is the first international photography fair in Spain to focus on private, corporate and public collections.

Organized by a group of collectors and businessmen headed by Enrique de Polanco, and directed by the previous manager of Spain’s chief photography show PhotoEspaña, Giulietta Speranza, the newcomer MFoto strives to further illuminate the medium of photography in international art fair circles, as well as to secure a Spanish base for its specialised niche market.

The fair takes place from the 7th through to the 10th of May 2009, and is housed in hall 6 of the Feria de Madrid (IFEMA), designed by Andrés Jaque architects. The MADRIDFOTO advisory committee comprising of Rafael Doctor (art critic and founder of MUSAC), Alberto Martín (curator and art critic for Babelia), Lorena Martínez de Corral (freelance curator and director of Expoactual) and Giulietta Speranza (Art Director of the fair), has selected over 40 galleries to exhibit at the event, showing the artwork of some 230 international artists.

Artists, whose work will be on display, include: Alberto García Alix, Andres Serrano, Axel Hütte, Bleda Rosa, Candida Höfer, Cornelia Parker, Duane Michals, Edward Burtynsky, Erwin Olaf, Isabel Muñoz,Martin Parr, Mikko Sinervo, Paul Graham, Pierre Gonnord, Rineke Dijsktra, Sergey Bratkov, Stan Douglas, Wolfgang Tillmans

Galleries include: Blanca Berlín Galería, Dolores de Sierra, Galería Carles Taché, Galería Oliva Arauna, Galerie Clairefontaine, Gallery TaiK,, Adhoc Galeria, Galería Juan Silió, Galería Hartmann…

For a full list of Exhibitors please see here.

MADRIDFOTO aims to become the meeting point for photography collectors worldwide, both private and institutional. As such the fair has sent out numerous invitations to well known collectors in Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Germany, Mexico, Brazil, Holland and so on. A wealth of social activities and events have been organized to coincide with the fair, which, alongside all of Madrid’s landmarks and cultural hotspots, will leave the visitor with little else to wish for.

Things to do & places to see:

For a full listing of Madrid exhibitions during the fair please see here.

Visitors Information:  Tickets: 12 € / For students / over 65′s 10

Address: Almirante 9, Hall 6, 28004 Madrid, Spain

Private View: 7/5/2009
from 12:00 – 21:00

Open to the public: 8/5/2009 – 10/5/2009
Friday to Saturday: From noon to 9 pm
Sunday: From 11 am. to 6 pm

ZONA MACO Mexico Arte Contemporaneo, formerly called FEMACO, takes place in the Centro Banamex, Hall D in Mexico City, from the 22nd through to the 26th of April 2009. The Mexican Contemporary Art Fair is organized by Cultura y Arte Contemporáneo Zeta S.A. De C.V., under the direction of Zélika García.

With over 90 Mexican and international art galleries exhibiting at this years fair, and with the ZONAMACO SUR, a new section featuring solo shows from 15 different Latin American artists coming onto the scene also, the ZM Mexico Arte Contemporaneo continues to secure its title as the leading contemporary art fair in the whole of Latin America. Offering a wealth of international, high quality art, an ambiance of buzzing, bustling interplay between galleries, collectors, artists and their appreciators, as well as the cosmopolitan lively vibe of the Distrito Federal, the four day event is a show not to be missed.


Just some of the international names exhibiting include: Galerie Grita Insam, (Austria), Galleri Nicolai Wallner, (Denmark), Nusser & Baumgart, (Germany), Upstairs Berlin, (Germany), Jacob Karpio Galería, (Costa Rica), Blow de la Barra, (England), Perugi ArteContemporanea, (Italy), Magrorocca, (Italy), La Caja Negra, (Spain), Luis Adelantado, (Spain), Elastic, (Sweden), Henrique Faria Fine Art / Faria Fabregas, (USA), Samson Projects, (USA).

Adriano Pedrosa is the curator for ZONAMACO SUR, featuring galleries from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Spain and the United States. Exhibitors include: Daniel Abate Galería, (Argentina), A Gentil Carioca, (Brazil), Galería Florencia, (Chile), Nueveochenta, (Colombia), Luisa Strina, (Brazil), Casa Triángulo, (Brazil).

  • Patricia Ortiz Monasterio, owner of the OMR Gallery in Mexico City, speaks about the fair’s Latin American slant: “Every art fair must have its own personality. Having a strong representation of Latin American art doesn’t mean we’re only about Latin American art, but, yes, there is an emphasis. That is why people want to come: because they find something distinctive.”

Dates & Times:
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm museums groups and by special invitation only

Wednesday, April 22, 2009
5:00 pm a 10:00 pm General Admission

Thursday 23, Friday 24, Saturday 25, April, 2009
1:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Sunday, April 26, 2009
12:00 pm to 9:00 p

$100.00 MN daily, for the general public
$50.00 MN daily, for teachers, students with valid ID.

Visitor Information:
Centro Banamex
Av. Conscripto 311, Lomas de Sotelo
Mexico City
Phone: 52 (55) 5268.2000

Accommodation: Zsona Maco México Arte Contemporáneo has special rates in several hotels, in the Polanco, Condesa, Zona Rosa, Centro Reforma and Santa Fe districts. In the attachment you will be able to find the easiest way to book a room by means of our travel agency.

Art Fair Tokyo 2009

April 2, 2009

After its groundbreaking re-launch onto the international art scene in 2005, (Art Fair Tokyo was originally founded as Nippon International Contemporary Art Fair (NICAF) in 1992), the AFT returns once again with its highly anticipated fourth edition, the AFT 2009.

Hailed as Japan’s “most substantial art fair”, Art Fair Tokyo will feature a myriad of high quality artwork, ranging across the mediums of modern painting, nihonga (Traditional Japanese style painting), antique and contemporary art. Housed at the Tokyo International Forum, this years fair is set to be the largest ever in the country, with over 140 galleries and some 3,000 artworks on show. Focusing on an increase in international representation, the AFT 09 will feature 18 foreign galleries from 13 different locations across the globe: the United States, Canada, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Poland, Russia, Korea, China, Hong-Kong, and Taiwan.

With Japan only recently topping The Art Newspaper‘s annual survey of countries with the most visited exhibitions in the world, and with, what Emily Sharpe and Helen Stoilas refer to as, a trend towards “blockbuster shows” boasting “massive exhibition halls”, it comes as no surprise that Art Fair Tokyo is also following suit. Introducing an additional venue, the Marunouchi Tokia, to its establishment, the 2009 Tokyo art fair hopes to see a significant boost in its visitors and to break the 43,000 figure in its previous year.

Conveniently located opposite the Tokyo International Forum, the Marunouchi Tokia venue No 2 will house 29 newly established galleries, displaying the trendiest in cutting-edge and contemporary art. Just some of the galleries on show include: Gallery 55, (China), Megumi Ogita Gallery, (Japan), NCA Nichido Contemporary Art, (Japan), Misako & Rosen Gallery, (Japan), Take Ninagawa, (Japan), Art-U Room Gallery, (Japan), Unseal Contemporary, (Japan), Yamamoto Gendai, (Japan), Zenshi Gallery, (Japan).

Galleries: For a full list of exhibitors please see here.

Selection Committee:

Eiji Nishikawa Eiji Nishikawa, Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
Koji Kuroda Shibuya Kuroda Toen
Kouta Imazu Shunsei Gallery
Shugo Satani ShugoArts
Takayuki Ishii Taka Ishii Gallery
Yoshihiko Noro Ginza Yanagi Gallery
Yukichi Inouye T.EDO INOUYE & SON oriental art

First Choice & Opening Preview: Thursday, April 2 – 4:00pm-9:00pm

Dates and Hours:

  • Friday, April 3 11:00am-9:00pm
  • Saturday, April 4 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Sunday, April 5 10:30am-5:00pm

Tickets: 1,500 yen (approx. US$15.00 / £10.00)

Talks: “Dialogues in Art” – a series of discussions and symposiums on the topics of “Diversity in the Art Forms”, “The Possibilities of the Web in the Art World” and “The Trend in Art Market and Asia”.

Competitions:Bacon Prize 2009” – Art Fair Tokyo and A.R.T Collection are hosting this years Bacon Art Prize, founded by Johnnie Walker, the Director of A.R.T. The Bacon Prize inherited its name from Walker’s Irish Wolfhound and “Tokyo’s art world mascot, Francis Bacon.”

“Japan’s moment is near.” (Kenji Hall, Business Week)

The international success of Japanese contemporary art in the past has often depended on artists such as Takashi Murakami, Mariko Mori and Yoshitomo Nara selling a commercialised tourist image of Japanese popular culture to the world, a marketing tool homing in on the West’s “orientalist conceptions of Japanese-ness” (Tokyo Art Beat). Whilst such strategies continue to be effective and propagated by the Japanese government, there is, however, a hushed yet significant stir, revolt and rebellion in their wake. UCLA professor Adrian Favell speaks of the “post-bubble art” era, a new generation of budding artists “feeling their way towards beauty rather than junk”, breaking away from the “throwaway, plastic, mass-produced aesthetics and commercialism of the otaku generation”, and rejecting “its nationalist anxieties about cultural identity.” Free from the marketing doctrine of cultural category and stereotype, well travelled and “inspired by new technology, a sustainable and non-reproducible aesthetic”, Japan’s contemporary artists have “finished absorbing the lessons of American and European modernity, and now sit as an alternative to both the West and (Chinese) East.” (Tokyo Art Beat).  A number of names within the Japanese contemporary art scene to look out for: Tomoo Gokita, Tabaimo, Naoya Hatakeyama, Tatsuo Miyajima and Izumi Kato. ( Art / A Rising Sun / Tokyo’s Art Scene - DAMn˚ magazine (#18))


A direct product and stimulating testament to Japan’s burgeoning art scene, the 101 Tokyo Contemporary Art Fair is but one new international arts platform through which global art interests are temporarily diverted away from the West and Japan’s biggest neighbouring competitor, China, to its very own shores of Nippon-koku.

101TOKYO is the only international contemporary art fair in Japan chosen by a selection committee. Now in its second year running the fair will be bringing together a lineup of Japanese and International art galleries to its venue, the Akihabara’s UDX building, representing the very best in emerging and contemporary art. Commencing on Thursday the 2nd of April, 101 Tokyo will coincide with Art Fair Tokyo and a number of other exciting art events in the city.

Just some of the galleries exhibiting at this years 101Tokyo Contemporary Art Fair are: Artcourt Gallery, (Japan), Taka Ishii Gallery, (Japan), Art Project Frantic, (Japan), Fabre 8710, (Japan), Andrew James Art, (China), Habres + Partner Gallery, (Austria), Afronova, (South Africa), Carmichael Gallery, (California US), Mountain Fold, (New York), Berengo Collection, (Italy, Tokyo), Matsuo Megumi + Voice Gallery, (Japan), Art Statements, (Hong Kong), Scai the Bathhouse, (Japan).

For a full list of exhibitors please see here.

Selection Committee

Tetsuya Ozaki, Editor-in-Chief/ART iT
Toshiko Ferrier, Art Consultant
Mami Kataoka, Senior Curator/Mori Art Museum
Shihoko Iida, Curator/Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery
Kosuke Tsumura, Fashion Designer/Final Home
Donald Eubank, Arts Editor/The Japan Times
Serge Mouangue, Conceptual Designer/Nissan

Dates: April 2nd(Thu) – 5th(Sun), 2009

Fair Hours

  • 2 April (Thursday) 11:00 – 20:00
  • 3 April (Friday) 11:00 – 20:00
  • 4 April (Saturday) 10:00 – 19:00
  • 5 April (Sunday) 10:00 – 17:00

For map and directions please see here.

To view photos from the 2008 edition of 101Tokyo Contemporary art fair please see here.

Things to do / places to see:

Contemporary Art Guides:

  • ART iT (Japanese-English bilingual art quarterly)
  • Tokyo Art Beat (website containing event and exhibition listings for the greater Tokyo area)
  • Art Space Tokyo – “Art Space Tokyo acts as your 272 page personal guide and interpreter, connecting you with the neighbourhoods and figures behind some of the most inspiring art spaces in this colossal city.”

Founded in 1979, The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) represents more than 145 of the world’s leading galleries in fine-art photography. AIPAD is dedicated to creating and maintaining the highest standards of scholarship and ethical practice in the business of exhibiting, buying, and selling photographs as fine art.

The AIPAD Photography Show New York is the longest-running and premier exposition of fine art photography. This year, for the 30th anniversary of The Association of International Photography Art Dealers, more than seventy-five of the world’s leading photography art galleries will showcase a wide range of museum quality works by contemporary, modern and 19th century photographic masters. Held at the Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street and Park Avenue in New York City, the fair kicks off with a Gala Preview on the evening of March the 25th, in benefit of the John Szarkowski Fund, an endowment for photography acquisitions at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City. To purchase your opening night tickets online, please see here.

Galleries participating:
For a full list of exhibitors please see here.

Exhibition Dates & Times:
Gala Preview March 25
Thursday, March 26 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, March 27 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 28 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 29 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

$25 daily
$40 for the run-of-show (includes catalogue)
$10 student daily admission

2009 AIPAD Membership Directory & Illustrated Catalogue
$10, if purchased separately during the Show

Map: please see here.

Special Events / Exhibitions:

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of AIPAD, this year’s Show will feature a number of special events, including two special exhibitions, panel discussions and a lecture:

Innovation – 30th anniversary exhibition showcasing breakthrough works within the historical cannon of photography, from daguerreotypes to new media works.
Cause & Effect - the Center for the Legacy of Photography (CLP)‘s exhibition of vintage photographic prints drawing upon George Eastman House‘s extensive collection.
Panel Discussions – taking place on Saturday the 28th of March the panel discussions will feature some of the most prolific names within the art world: Malcolm Daniel, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Anne E. Havinga, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Charlotte Cotton, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Vince Aletti, Critic and Curator; and artists and filmmakers, including Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Albert Maysles and Bruce Davidson.

Saturday, March 28
10 a.m. – What Makes a Photographic Print a Masterpiece?
(Why Process and Print Quality Matter)
12 noon – Bruce Davidson: A Journey of Conciseness
2 p.m. – The Art of Fashion Photography
4 p.m. – Photographers as Filmmakers
A full day of programs is free with admission on Saturday, March 28
For more detailed information please see here.


March 19, 2009

Held for the past three years in the historic Grand Palais in Paris, and last year succeeding in attracting a wapping 41,000 visitors to its gates, ARTPARIS has, since its inception 10 years ago, become one of the most important events in Paris for those involved in the international art scene.

Caroline Clough-Lacoste, Director of artparis, states: “Meeting point for the world of art, artparis is determined to confirm its engagement in favor of cultural and economic exchanges. It is for this reason that the most dynamic international galleries find a place alongside French galleries of great repute.”

“What characterizes the exhibitors of artparis? Their vitality, their insistence upon quality and the variety of their artistic choices. Through them, artparis creates a dialogue between the art of past and present, here and elsewhere,” explains Henri Jobbé-Duval, Artistic Director of the fair.

Art Paris 09 is deemed to be more international and more contemporary than ever! 115 galleries from all around the world are currently exhibiting under the vast glass cupola of the exhibition hall, showcasing the very best art works of the 20th and the 21st Centuries. There is a specialised and newly reinforced ‘Contemporary Photography’ section; as well as the hosting of the 2nd Prize for Contemporary Drawing of the Daniel and Florence Guerlain Foundation taking place.

For a full list of Exhibitors please see here.

International profile:
With one third of the galleries coming from outside of France, fourteen countries are represented in total. Europe figures in the first place with France (78 galleries), Italy (7 galleries), Belgium (6 galleries), Germany (5 galleries), Switzerland (4 galleries), Hungary (2 galleries), Luxembourg (2 galleries), Austria (1 gallery), Spain (1 gallery), Great Britain (1 gallery) and Monaco (1 gallery). Asia is also present with three galleries making the trajectory from China.

ARTPARIS 09 sees 32 new galleries joining as exhibitors (there were 25 in 2008). These galleries are: Galerie Albert Baumgarten (Germany), les Editions Jacques Boulan (France), Galerie Guy Bärtschi (Switerland), Chinatoday Gallery (Belgium), La Cinquième Galerie (France), Galleria d’Art Contini (Italy), David Nolan Gallery (US), Galerie Dukan & Hourdequin (France), Laurence Esnol Gallery (France), Gimpel Fils (Great Britain), Granville Gallery (France), Galerie Guillaume (France), Heart Galerie (France), Ifa Gallery (China), In Camera Galerie (France), Galerie Loft (France), Louise Alexander Gallery (Italy), Galerie Metropolis (France), Nessim Galeria (Hungary), Paris Globe (France), Galerie Pascal Polar (Belgium), Galerie Olivier Robert (France), Robinsons Art Gallery (Belgique), Galerie Schirman et de Beaucé (France), School Gallery (France), Galerie Lucien Schweitzer (Luxembourg), Galerie Slomka (France), Taïss Galerie (France), Galerie Sabine Vazieux (France), Galerie Olivier Waltman (France), Wanted Paris (France), Yu Gallery (France).

ARTPARIS 09 Photography Section:
There are 15 galleries, specialising in photography, exhibiting in this sector. These are: Paris Globe, Françoise Paviot, Camera Obscura, Philippe Chaume, Emotion, Paris-Beijing Photo Gallery, Olivier Waltman, Acte 2, In Camera, la Galerie de L’Instant, CM Art, Nessim Galeria, Obsis, Wanted Paris et Esther Woerdehoff.

Street Art at the Grand Palace?
At the crossroads of Free Figuration and street art: Hervé di Rosa meets Jonone…
For artparis 09, Serge Malik – designer, producer and editor of contemporary art – has commissioned large format works of the two renowned artists, Jonone and Hervé di Rosa, for a comprehensive exhibition of original works at the Grand Palais, with the support of the Fonds Municipal d’Art Contemporain et de la Direction des Affaires Culturelles de la Ville de Paris.

Jonone – An outstanding figure of French street art, real name: John Andrew Perello.
Hervé di Rosa – one of the founders of Free Figuration – named by Ben Vautier to designate a movement that was born in France in the 1980’s in reaction to the formalism of ambient conceptual art. To see more on Figuration Libre please see here.

Evening events:
“ARTPARIS by night” (les Nuits d’ARTPARIS) – On each evening, throughout the duration of the fair (March 19 to 22), the captivating and elegant mezzanine of the Grand Palais will be transformed into an ephemeral restaurant, bar and lounge. “Lovers of art and of Parisian lifestyle are invited to join the participants at ARTPARIS – collectors, artists and gallerists – under this music filled canopy of 500 square meters, set to the sounds of a guest DJ. This presents a wonderful occasion to extend the pleasure of meetings and avid discussions under the sign of art, for a drink, for dinner or for a party in an unusually enchanted place, so arty…”

In Paris during ARTPARIS 09 – please see here.

Dates & Times:
March 19-23, 2009
Daily from 11 am to 8:30 pm
Monday, March 23 until 6 pm

Grand Palais – Avenue Winston Churchill 75008 Paris

and Franklin-D.-Roosevelt


Rond Point des Champs-Elysées
Invalides et Concorde

Vélib Station:
1, avenue Franklin-D.-Roosevelt
avenue Dutuit

Map of the area please see here.

Entrance Fee:
15 € (10 € artists and students)
Catalogue price: 20 €

For further information:

Tel : + 33 (0)1 56 26 52 35


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