Important Art Fairs

By | February 2, 2014
Important Art Fairs - Documenta, Frieze Art Fair, Venice Biennale, Zoo Art Fair, Armory Show, London Art Fair, FIAC, ARCO.

Important Art Fairs – Documenta, Frieze Art Fair, Venice Biennale, Zoo Art Fair.

documenta is one of the world‘s most important art exhibitions of contemporary art which takes place every five years in Kassel, Germany. It was founded by artist, teacher and curator Arnold Bode in 1955 as part of the Federal Horticultural Show. This first documenta was a success as it featured most of the artists which are generally considered to have had a significant influence on modern art. The recent documentas feature art from all continents.

“documenta 12 has three leitmotifs and they take the form of questions. After all, we create an exhibition in order to find something out. Here and there, these motifs may correspond, overlap, or disintegrate – like a musical score.

  • Is modernity our antiquity?
  • What is bare life?
  • What is to be done?”

The Venice Biennale

The name Biennale is Italian and means “every other year”. The most important Biennale is an art exhibition that takes place for three months in Venice, The Venice Biennale.

Zoo Art Fair

Zoo Art Fair is a London based art fair held in October. Zoo Art Fair begun in 2004, by co-Directors Soraya Rodriguez and David Risley,  and show commercial and non-commercial art organisations to an international audience. Exhibitors include galleries, curatorial groups, project spaces, artist collectives and publications.

Frieze Art Fair

Frieze is an annual international contemporary art fair held in October in London’s Regent’s Park. The fair is staged by the publishers of Frieze magazine, Amanda Sharp and Matthew tover.

The Armory Show

The International Art Fair The Armory Show  is the world’s leading fair in contemporary art world. The exhibition includes many of the most important contemporary galleries exhibiting contemporary art from around the world.
New York is home to more artists, galleries, collectors and critics than any other city.
The Armory Show was first presented in 1999.


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