Jan. 5-8, 2007
The new year gets off to a warm-weather start with Art Miami, featuring 117 galleries from all over the world (though the fair’s website trumpets proudly that "only 17" come from Latin America this year, its former bread-and-butter) at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Jan. 12-15, 2007
The 10th installment of South Florida’s "leading regional contemporary art fair" features almost 100 dealers in contemporary art, photography and decorative arts, setting up at the Palm Beach Convention Center.
Seattle Print Fair
Jan. 13-14, 2007
Prints and works on paper from 18 U.S. dealers, at the Seattle Center Pavilion.
London Art Fair
Jan. 17-21, 2007
100 top UK galleries present British modern and contemporary art at the Business Design Center in London, with a new section for photography dubbed "Photo50."
The New York Ceramics Fair
Jan. 17-21, 2007
The National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts hosts ca. 40 dealers who specialize in antique and contemporary works in ceramics, enamels and glass, in a fair organized by Caskey & Lees.
American Antiques Show
Jan. 18–21, 2007
Organized by the American Folk Art Museum, the sixth annual installment of the fair presents about 45 dealers in Americana and folk art at the Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 West 18th Street in New York City.
Jan. 18–21, 2007
The Los Angeles manifestation of L.A. dealer Stephen Cohen’s flotilla of photo fairs rolls into the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium with 68 exhibitors.
Winter Antiques Show
Jan. 19-28, 2007
Organized to benefit East Side Settlement House in the Bronx, the prestigious show features 68 galleries with everything from arms and armor to Old Masters and fine furniture at the Seventh Regiment Armory on Park Avenue in New York.
San Francisco Fine Print Fair
Jan. 20-21, 2007
18 print dealers set up at the Fort Mason Center on Fisherman’s Wharf in a show sponsored by the International Fine Print Dealers Association.
Los Angeles Art Show
Jan. 24-28, 2007
Santa Monica airport’s Barker Hangar -- along with a 32,000-square-foot pavilion built nearby for the show -- houses approximately 80 galleries, including Gemini G.E.L., Pace Prints, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Forum Gallery, Louis Stern Fine Arts and Wooster Projects.
Jan. 25-28, 2007
Not to be confused with the Los Angeles Art Show (see above), Art L.A. brings 52 dealers to the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in an "L.A.-centric" fair that includes Ace, ACME, China Art Objects, Anna Helwing, Kantor/Feuer, LACE, Patrick Painter and many more. The fair is organized by L.A. dealer Stephen Cohen’s Artfairs, Inc.
Arte Fiera Bologna
Jan. 26-29, 2007
Modern and contemporary art, young galleries, publishing houses, bookstores and other institutions at the Bologna Exhibition Center.
Outsider Art Fair
Jan. 26-28, 2007
33 specialists in outsider art, at the Puck Building in New York’s SoHo district.
Los Angeles Fine Print Fair
Jan. 27-28, 2007
Art prints priced between $200 and $200,000, from 25 dealers, on the fifth floor of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
National Black Fine Art Show
Feb. 1-4, 2007
Work by African, African American and Caribbean artists from 37 galleries, presented at the Puck Building in New York’s SoHo.
Feb. 3-11, 2007
Located at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, the fair features 94 galleries specializing in art and antiques ranging from classical antiquity to the present.
Feb. 8-12, 2007
75 international dealers (the majority are from the Netherlands) set up show at the Cruise Terminal in Rotterdam.
Feb. 15–19, 2007
ARCO kicks off its 26th installment in two new halls at Feria de Madrid’s brand-new halls 12 and 14, featuring 85 Spanish galleries and 170 international ones, as well as a special section on Asian art and a "Projects" section highlighting emerging art.
Art Madrid ‘07
Feb. 15–19, 2007
The second installation of the ARCO satellite fair goes up in the Crystal Pavilion in Casa de Campo park, and increases in size to 77 exhibitors from 50 last year.
Scope New York
Feb. 22-26, 2007
Slowly dropping its insistence on the typographical quirk that haunted previous installments ("-scope"), Alexis Hubshman’s contemporary art fair franchise is also moving into more impressive quarters -- a 25,000 square-foot pavilion at Lincoln Center.
The Art Show
Feb. 22-26, 2007
The 19th annual Art Show, presented by the Art Dealers Association of America, features 70 galleries, largely modern and contemporary but also specializing in other periods, at the Seventh Regiment Armory on Park Avenue in New York.
DiVA New York 2007
Feb. 22-25, 2006
Video and digital art from over 30 galleries at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Battery Park City in Manhattan, organized by Frère Independent and curated by New York dealer Elga Wimmer.
Feb. 22-26, 2007
The "guerilla-style" mini-fair returns, with nine galleries -- Capla Kesting, Ch'i Contemporary Fine Art, Front Room, Steven Gagnon, Glowlab, McCaig-Welles, New Improved Art, Outrageous Look and Yum Yum Factory -- at 660 Twelfth Avenue, just few blocks south of the Armory show.
Pulse New York
Feb. 23-26, 2007
British fair organizer Will Ramsay’s popular contemporary art fair presents its New York installment in the 69th Regiment Armory on lower Lexington Avenue.
The Armory Show
Feb. 23-26, 2007
The Big Kahuna of New York contemporary art fairs is setting up this year on Pier 94 at 55th Street (last year the show was split between piers 90 and 92), with more than 150 galleries from around the globe, 29 on board for the first time. And no, Louise MacBain has not bought the fair -- yet.
Feb. 23-25, 2007
The second installment of LA Art in New York brings more than 20 top Los Angeles dealers, plus a selection of galleries from Europe and Mexico, to the Altman Building/Metropolitan Pavilion in New York. For 2007, the fair’s JP Morgan Chase LA ART in New York Prize funds the acquisition of artworks at the fair for the Hammer Museum.
Red Dot Fair
Feb. 23-26, 2007
Ca. 40 galleries promising to showcase independent artists are lined up for this new hotel fair in New York, located at the Park South Hotel on West 28th Street in Manhattan and scheduled to coincide with the Armory Show.
Second Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art
Mar. 1-Apr. 1, 2007
Organized under the theme of "Footnotes" and overseen by commissioner Joseph Backstein, the second installment of the Moscow Biennale presents approximately 80 artists in a series of shows organized by individual curators, including Nicolas Bourriaud, Rosa Martinez and Hans Ulrich Obrist.
Mar. 2-5, 2007
Some 70 specialists in works on paper set up at the Seventh Regiment Armory on Park Avenue in Manhattan, in a fair organized by veteran fair overseer Sanford Smith.
Gulf Art Fair
Mar. 8-10, 2007
Touted as the Middle East’s first art fair, the Gulf Art Fair comes to Madinat Arena at the Arabian Resort in Dubai under the stewardship of British dealer John Martin, accompanied by a three-day educational program sponsored by Sotheby’s. Almost 40 galleries have signed up, including 1301 PE (Los Angeles), Bose Pacia (New York), Diana Lowenstein (Miami), Baudoin Lebon (Paris), Krinzinger (Vienna), Tanit (Munich), Aidan (Moscow), Hyundai (Seoul), Lisson (London) and SCAI (Tokyo).
3rd Auckland Triennial
Mar. 9-June 7, 2007
Addressing the theme of "Turbulence" and presented at venues throughout the New Zealand city, the show, which is curated by Victoria Lynn, features works by The Atlas Group/Walid Raad, Phil Collins, Willie Doherty, Carlos Garaicoa, Mona Hatoum, Alfredo Jaar, Isaac Julien and Michal Rovner, among others.
Mar. 9-18, 2007
The tony Dutch art fair brings together 215 international art dealers to the Maastricht Exhibition & Congress Centre, offering the most prestigious selection of Old Master works out there, along with a renewed program of Asian dealers.
Mar. 16-18, 2007
Moving shop this year to the Miami Beach Convention Center, the Latin-American art fair features 200+ artists from 50 galleries in 18 countries.
Salon Du Dessin 2007
Mar. 21-26, 2007
31 galleries (16 French, 15 International) present drawings from the XVIth century to the 1970s at Paris’ Palais de la Bourse.
New York Arts of Pacific Asia Show
Mar. 22-25, 2007
The oldest Asian art-and-antiques show in New York features more than 80 international specialists, with wares that range from Chinese dynastic ceramics and Japanese wood block prints to Tibetan rugs and Korean erotic art, at the Gramercy Park Armory in New York
International Asian Art Fair
Mar. 23-28, 2007
Another part of Asia Week in New York City, this fair hosts ca. 50 dealers at the Seventh Regiment Armory on Park Avenue.
Biennial at the End of the World
Mar. 29-Apr. 29, 2007
This first-ever event comes to Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, taking over public spaces in the southernmost point on the continent, under the direction of Brazilian curator Leonor Amarante.
CIRCA Puerto Rico ’07
Mar. 30–Apr. 2, 2007
Last year’s Puerto Rican entry into the global art fair sweepstakes returns with 50 galleries to the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan, including an experiment by Paco Barragán that involves a string of different guest curators creating daily mini-shows of works from the fair.
Mar. 30-Apr. 2, 2007
Italy’s biggest fair of modern and contemporary art, touting a new showcase of Italian artists and a video lounge, takes place in pavilions 15 and 16 of the Fieramilanocity fairground in Milan.
Mar. 31-June 4, 2007
Located at venues throughout Limerick, Ireland, the 31st annual ev+a festival is curated by Klaus Ottmann.
Apr. 4-June 4, 2007
80 artists bring their commentaries on the environmental crisis to Sharjah, the third largest of the United Arab Emirates, in an affair curated by Mohammad Kazem, Eva Scharrer and Jonathan Watkins.
9th International Cuenca Biennial
Apr. 11-June 8, 2007
The 20-year-old Cuenca Biennial brings together a selection of artists chosen by a variety of Latin American art institutions, as well as New York’s El Museo del Barrio and California’s Angels Gate Cultural Center.
The AIPAD Photography Show 2005
Apr. 12-Apr. 15, 2007
Sponsored by the Association of International Photography Art Dealers, the Photo Show is taking place this year at the Seventh Regiment Armory on Manhattan’s Park Avenue.
Frankfurt Fine Art Fair
Apr. 13-15, 2007
Dubbed "Quality Street®," this year’s do at the Frankfurt fairgrounds offers a curated exhibition in which galleries, artists and artworks are vetted personally by dealer Michael Neff. About 75 galleries are set for 2007 -- up from last year’s 47 but still a dramatic decrease from the former total of 150.
Art Cologne 2007
Apr. 18- 22, 2007
The granddaddy of German art fairs presents ca. 180 galleries from 20+ countries, along with a side program of 20 smaller up-and-coming galleries and a program of 40 additional art projects, at the Koelnmesse exhibition grounds. Typically taking place under gray German skies in October, Art Cologne this year has been moved to the spring, during the city’s carnival season, a change spearheaded by American-born director, Gerard A. Goodrow.
Apr. 20-23, 2007
Art Brussels promises 150 exhibitors, plus four special sections -- "Solo Shows," "First Call," "Young Talent" and "Design" -- at the Brussels Expo halls 11 & 12.
México Arte Contemporáneo
Apr. 25-29, 2007
The fourth installation of Mexico City’s international art fair expects to lure some 70 national and international galleries to the Centro Expo Reforma.
Bridge Art Fair
Apr. 26-30, 2007
The lively Bridge franchise returns to the city that spawned it, Chicago, at the Mart Center complex.
Apr. 27-30, 2007
After a rocky 2006, Art Chicago returns to Merchandise Mart as the centrepiece of the city’s "Artropolis" arts and culture celebration, with a promised 125 exhibitors.
Apr. 27-30, 2007
80 galleries come to the Washington Convention Center, with special sections dedicated to digital media and new art from Shanghai, among other things.
Artexpo New York
Mar. 1-5, 2007
The 29th annual Artexpo comes to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
May 4-6, 2007
The premiere Los Angeles fair of 20th-century decorative arts features about 90 galleries at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.
6th Korea International Art Fair
May 9-13, 2007
Korea’s most important art fair comes to the COEX Convention Center in Seoul.
Biennale de Montréal
May 10-July 8, 2007
Titled "Crack the Sky" and featuring new work by 60+ mainly Canadian artists (including the electro-androgynous rock star Peaches) selected by independent curator Wayne Baerwaldt, this biennial takes place in a variety of venues, including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the city’s Parisian Laundry.
International Fine Art Fair
May 11-16, 2007
Brian and Anna Haughton’s high-end fair, an annual event in New York since 1994, presents ca. 50 dealers specializing in art ranging from the Renaissance to modernism.
May 16-20, 2007
The first of Moscow’s back-to-back art fairs (see below) takes place at the Central House of Artists in Moscow, with programs of Russian video work and student art as added attractions.
Prague Biennial 3
May 24-Sept. 16, 2007
The third installation of the Prague Biennial promises 50 artists in Karlin Hall, accompanied by sections highlighting Czech and Slovak art practice.
Moscow World Fine Art Fair
May 28-June 4, 2007
Held in the Manege, next to the Kremlin and the Red Square, this fair presents ca. 80 exhibitors in 12 different sections: "Fine Jewelry," "Ancient Art," "Furniture," 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th century works of art, "Old Master Paintings," "Impressionists," modern and contemporary painting, and "Silver."
May 31-June 3, 2007
Ca. 60 international galleries, dealers and publishers specializing in photography bring their wares to Old Billingsgate Market in London.
SOFA New York
June 1-3, 2007
The 10th Annual International Exhibition of Sculpture and Functional Objects takes place at the Seventh Regiment Armory.
Cornice Art Fair
June 7-10, 2007
Newly minted to coincide with the preview of the 2007 Venice Biennale, Cornice is housed in a large, purpose-built pavilion in the city’s Tronchetto area.
52nd Venice Biennale
June 10-Nov. 21, 2007
The contemporary art world’s touchstone event takes place this year under the steady hand of U.S. curator and critic Rob Storr.
June 11-16, 2007
The third iteration of Friedrich Loock, Ulrich Voges and Kavi Gupta’s fair comes back to the Ultra Brag facility in Basel’s harbor.
June 12–17, 2007
"The Young Art Fair in Basel" features galleries that have been in business for five years or less, and artists who are under 40 years of age.
Art 38 Basel
June 13-17, 2007
Ca. 300 art galleries from 30 countries will showcase more than 2,000 artists at the Swiss Exhibition Center in Basel -- this year, look out for "Art Club" (DJ sessions), "Art Lobby" (book signings and artist talks) and more that 70 "Art Unlimited" solo projects by invited artists.
June 16-Sept. 23, 2007
With Roger M. Buergel as director and Ruth Noack as curator, the 12th installation of Kassel’s gargantuan art festival takes up the rather nebulous question of art’s role in picturing "a common horizon beyond all differences."
Sculpture Projects Muenster ‘07
June 17-Sept. 30, 2007
Curated by Kasper König, Brigitte Franzen and Carina Plath at the Westphalian State Museum of Art and Cultural History in Muenster, "Sculpture Projects" includes work by Francis Alÿs, Michael Asher, Guy Ben-Ner, Jeremy Deller, David Hammons, Mike Kelley, Bruce Nauman, Martha Rosler, Rosemarie Trockel, Mark Wallinger, Pae White, and many others.