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July 18, 2006 

CONTEMPORARY ART FAIRS AND BIENNIALS 2007
We may be entering the depths of summer when art pickings are slim, but most art-lovers can’t help but peer into the future. Herewith, a brief survey of the top contemporary and modern art fairs and international festivals coming up in the second half of 2007.

JULY
Art Santa Fe
July 12-15, 2007
45 galleries and 11 "project spaces" touch down at Santa Fe’s El Museo de Cultural for a biannual art fair described as "big enough to be interesting, small enough to be intimate and digestible."

El Museo’s Bienal: The (S) Files
July 25, 2007-Jan. 6, 2008
A selection of 51 Latino artists from the Greater New York area at New York’s El Museo del Barrio, curated by Elvis Fuentes and E. Carmen Ramos, plus a special section dedicated to artists from Ecuador organized by Rodolfo Kronfle Chambers.

Salzburg World Fine Art Fair
July 27-Aug. 4, 2007
Coinciding with the Salzburg Summer Music Festival, this show presents ca. 50 galleries in the Baroque palace of the "Residenz" in Salzburg.

Scope Hamptons
July 27-29, 2007
The third time around for this yearly fair in the tony Long Island community features 60 galleries from more than 20 countries at the 20,000-square-foot East Hampton Studios in the woods of Easthampton (at least a mile from the beach). Among the new features this year is "Kids Scope," a program of art-making workshops presented by Socrates Sculpture Park.

SEPTEMBER
6th Mercosur Biennial
Sept. 1-Nov. 17, 2007
This year’s installment of the South American biennial, held in the wealthy Brazilian city of Porto Alegre (nicknamed the Gaúcho Capital), is titled "The Third Bank of the River" and overseen by curator Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro. Among the scheduled highlights is "Free Zone," a series of projects curated by Inés Katzenstein, Luis Enrique Perez Oramas and Moacir dos Anjos; "Three Frontiers," an artists’ residency program; and solo exhibitions highlighting work by three important Latin-American contemporary artists: Öyvind Fahlström, Jorge Macchi and Francisco Matto.

ShContemporary
Sept. 6-9, 2007
The first major effort to bring the booming contemporary art market to China, this closely watched art fair -- Chinese contemporary art sells internationally, but is anyone in China actually collecting the stuff? -- is overseen by Swiss dealer Pierre Huber, directed by Lorenzo Rudolf and organized by BolognaFiere spa. More than 120 galleries have signed up, ranging from Juana Aizpuru (Madrid) and Arndt & Partner (Berlin) to Anne de Villepoix (Paris) and Walsh (Chicago). The fair takes place at the Shanghai Exhibition Center.

10th Istanbul Biennial
Sept. 8-Nov. 4, 2007
Organized by San Francisco Art Institute curator Hou Hanru, the 10th Istanbul Biennial emphasizes "artistic production based on collective intelligence and the living process of negotiating with physical sites" at four locations: the Atatürk Cultural Center, the Istanbul Textile Traders' Market, several old customs warehouses located on the Bosporus (used also in previous installations) and the Santralistanbul contemporary art museum, located in a converted power plant.

1st Athens Biennial
Sept. 10-Nov. 18, 2007
Under the title "Destroy Athens," the city’s new biennial invites artists to "attack stereotyping." Located at the 30-acre Technopolis complex, the event is organized by the team of Xenia Kalpaktsoglou, Poka-Yio and Augustine Zenakos.

20/21 British Art Fair
Sept. 11-16, 2007
56 U.K. dealers come to the Royal College of Art for the 20th anniversary edition of this fair, spanning the British modern and contemporary world from Francis Bacon to Tracey Emin.

Affair @ The Jupiter Hotel
Sept. 14-16, 2007
The fourth annual installation of the pioneering Portland (Ore.) art fair, organized by Stuart Horodner and Laurel Gitlen, brings 37 U.S. galleries to the city’s Jupiter Hotel. Among the special attractions: a performance by Devendra Banhardt, sponsored by the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.

9th Lyon Biennial
Sept. 17-Dec. 31, 2007
Working from an artistic concept cooked up by Stéphanie Moisdon and Hans Ulrich Obrist, artistic director Thierry Raspail brings art that explores "a history of a decade that has not yet been named [the ‘00s]" to diverse venues around Lyon.

Docks Art Fair
Sept. 17-23, 2007
Taking advantage of the opening of the Lyon Biennial, this fair sets up in a tent on the docks along the banks of the Saône River with 40 galleries.

Art Cologne Palma De Mallorca
Sept. 19-23, 2007
The Art Cologne brand expands for the first-ever Art Cologne Palma de Mallorca, luring 55 galleries from 14 countries to the Spanish island in the Mediterranean so beloved of hip tourists. The fair goes on view at the 8,000-square-meter space of Terminal A at the Palma de Mallorca airport.

Art Beijing
Sept. 20-23, 2007
Taking place at the National Agricultural Exhibition Center (New Hall) in Beijing under the directorship of Dong Mengyang, Art Beijing 2007 promises "Chinese contemporary art as core." The website boasts of quality lighting, ATMs on site and a special thematic exhibition titled "Art Un-Forbidden."

Pool New York
Sept. 27-29, 2007
Under the title "Art Attack," this art fair organized by Frère Independent takes over 15 rooms of the Chelsea Inn with the goal of providing "a meeting ground for Artists that do not have gallery representation in New York and the rest of the art world."

ArtForum Berlin
Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 2007
Organized by Messe Berlin GmbH in cooperation with an international art gallery advisory board, the 12th ArtForum Berlin brings over 120 galleries from more than 25 countries to the Berlin exhibition grounds. The new brand design from Gerwald Rockenschaub and Alexander Rendi incorporates bright pink brushtrokes.

OCTOBER
Art London
Oct. 4-8, 2007
The 9th annual Art London takes place at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

Art Singapore
Oct. 4-8, 2007
The seventh time around for Art Singapore has the fair filling Hall 404 of Suntec Singapore, with 28 galleries from Singapore itself, 55 from Asia and Oceana -- plus Italy’s CarloLivi 115 Gallery, Switzerland’s Galerie Kashya Hildebrand and Robinsons Art Gallery from the U.S.

Bridge London
Oct. 11-14, 2007
For London’s Frieze Week, the Chicago-based Bridge expands to London, completely taking over the 120-room Trafalgar Hotel in Trafalgar Square. More than 70 exhibitors are expected, including Art Vitam (Miami), Billy Shire (Culver City), Capla Kesting (New York) and Wada (Tokyo).

Design London
Oct. 11-14, 2007
A new fair focusing on contemporary furniture and decoration, taking advantage of Frieze Week to present 20 design galleries -- including Demisch Danant (New York), Contrasts Gallery (Shanghai), Galerie du Passage (Paris) and Galerie Philippe Denys (Brussels) -- at London’s Hanover Square.

Frieze Art Fair
Oct. 11-14, 2007
Frieze magazine publishers Matthew Slotover and Amanda Sharp present more than 150 top galleries in a custom-made tent erected in Regent’s Park in London. This year’s "Frieze Projects" curatorial program is overseen by Neville Wakefield and includes commissioned works by Lara Favaretto, Elin Hansdóttir, Janice Kerbel, Kris Martin, Gianni Motti and Richard Prince.

Pulse London
Oct. 11-14, 2007
The inaugural London installment of the Pulse fair takes places at the historic Mary Ward House, just a mile from Regent’s Park. 40 galleries attend.

Year_07
Oct. 11-14, 2007
The second incarnation of this art fair hosted by London’s Keith Talent gallery boasts 55 dealers, and promises a lively atmosphere that encourages artists to respond to the space of County Hall, Southbank.

Zoo Art Fair
Oct. 12-15, 2007
Setting up at a new location at the Royal Academy, the Zoo Art Fair continues to showcase galleries and arts organizations that have been in business for under six years. More than 50 exhibitors are expected at the fair, which awards a special art-on-paper acquisition award sponsored by the framer John Jones and a "best artist" prize underwritten by Champagne Perrier-Jouet.

ArtVerona
Oct. 18-22, 2007
ArtVerona, now in its third installment, returns to pavilions at the Verona Exhibition Grounds in the northern Italian city located midway between Milan and Venice. The fair features a special section devoted to Outsider Art.

FIAC
Oct. 18-22, 2007
The great Paris art fair, now in its 34th edition, presents 170 galleries (60 of them from Paris) in both the Grand Palais and the Cour Carrée du Louvre. Exhibitors include Aidan Gallery (Moscow), Marianne Boesky (New York), Xavier Hufkens (Brussels), Nature Morte / Bose Pacia (New Delhi), Raster (Warsaw), Michael Werner (Cologne) and David Zwirner (New York).

USArtists: American Fine Art Show
Oct. 19-21, 2007
The 16th-annual incarnation of this fair, sponsored by the Women’s Board of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, brings 54 galleries to Philadelphia’s 33rd Street Armory.

Art Toronto
Oct. 25-29, 2007
Founded in 2000, Art Toronto, a.k.a. the Toronto International Art Fair, takes place at the Toronto Convention Centre. Exhibitors are chosen by a panel composed of dealers René Blouin, Monte Clark, Jane Corkin, Pat Feheley, Matthew Flowers, Mira Godard, Grita Insam, Bernd Lausberg, Begoña Malone, Nicholas Metivier, Miriam Shiell and Yves Trépanier.

Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean
Oct. 25-Nov. 4, 2007
The 13th edition of this low-profile showcase of artists from the E.U. and Mediterranean countries has as theme "Our Creative Diversity: Kairos," and promises some 900 artists at a location in a participating country, to be announced.

Performa 07
Oct. 27-Nov. 20, 2007
The second-ever biennial of performance art features more than 50 artists at 30 venues throughout New York city, plus new performances specially commissioned for the occasion by Carlos Amorales, Sanford Biggers, Nathalie Djurberg, Japanther, Isaac Julien, Daria Martin, Kelly Nipper, Adam Pendleton, Yvonne Rainer and Francesco Vezzoli.

Photoquai
Oct. 30-Nov. 25, 2007
Organized by the Musée du Quai Branly, this new biennial highlights photography from Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas via more than 30 exhibitions in museums, cultural centers and outdoor locations in Paris, including 41 containers along the Left Bank of the Seine.

NOVEMBER
art.fair 21
Nov. 1-4, 2007
The fifth installation of this Cologne-based fair, which takes place at the EXPO XXI building in the middle of the city, touts a new focus on contemporary art (signified by changing its name to "art.fair 21" from the more general "art.fair") and a more focused, "hand-picked" approach to exhibitors.

Editions/Artists Book Fair
Nov. 1-4, 2007
The 10th annual edition of Susan Inglett and Brooke Alexander’s E/AB fair brings 60 international dealers in prints and artist’s books to the Tunnel (11th Ave. between 27th and 28th) in New York.

IFPDA Print Fair
Nov. 1-4, 2007
The annual event of the International Fine Print Dealers Association brings 90 galleries to the Seventh Regiment Armory in New York.

SOFA Chicago
Nov. 2-4, 2007
The 14th annual international exposition of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art presents 94 exhibitors at Chicago’s Navy Pier.

Art 20
Nov. 9-12, 2007
Sanford L. Smith’s annual fair of modernist and contemporary art presents ca. 50 dealers at the Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan, including Bernarducci Meisel, Mark Borghi, Valerie Carberry, David Findlay Jr., James Graham, Nohra Haime, Francis Naumann, Gary Steinberg, Tasende, and others. The Nov. 8 preview gala benefits Planned Parenthood.

Artissima 14
Nov. 9-11, 2007
Now overseen by new director Andrea Bellini, Artissima 14 features "Present Future," an exhibition of emerging artists selected by a team of curators, and "Constellations," a collection of large, museum-level works. The venue is the Lingotto Fiere complex in Turin.

DiVA Paris
Nov. 15-18, 2007
Hosted by Le Louvre des Antiquaires in the 1st arrondissment of Paris, the third installment of DiVA Paris offers 19 exhibitors with a focus on video and digital media.

Paris Photo
Nov. 15-18, 2007
The 11th-annual Paris Photo fair presents 83 galleries and 22 publishers from 16 countries, with a special concentration of Italian dealers.  The event features the €12,000 "BMW -- Paris Photo Prize," which this year has the theme "Water, Origin of Life."

Modernism
Nov. 16-19, 2007
The 22nd annual installment of Sanford L. Smith and Associates’ "Modernism" fair presents 50 top dealers in 20th- and 21st-century art and design at the Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan. The gala preview benefits the Brooklyn Museum.

Pinta
Nov. 16-20, 2007
Timed to coincide with New York’s week of Latin-American auctions, this new fair dedicated to Latin-American modern and contemporary art at the Metropolitan Pavilion. 31 galleries are scheduled to take part, with the Cisneros Collection, El Museo del Barrio, the Museum of Modern Art and the Americas Society also scheduled to participate.

Abu Dhabi International Fine Art & Antiques Fair
Nov. 21-24, 2007
Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, chairman of the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage, this fair comes to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in the United Arab Emirates, touting an international roster of 100 art and antiques galleries.

ArtParis AbuDhabi
Nov. 26-29, 2007
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the United Arab Emirates’ armed forces, 45 galleries (24 from France) come to the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi.

Contemporary Istanbul
Nov. 29-Dec. 2, 2007
The second installment of this predominantly Turkish event presents almost 50 art galleries at the Istanbul Convention & Exhibition Center.

DECEMBER
Flow
Dec. 5-9, 2007
Returning for a second round after its inaugural 2006 run, Flow (a.k.a. "Flow Miami Invitational Art Fair") sets up shop at the Dorset Hotel in South Beach.

Ink Miami
Dec. 5-9, 2007
20 dealers of contemporary works of paper come to the Suites of Dorchester hotel in Miami Beach.

NADA Fair Miami
Dec. 5-9, 2007
The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) Art Fair returns in 2007 to the Ice Palace studios at 1400 North Miami Avenue in Miami’s Wynwood Art District.

Photo Miami
Dec. 5-9, 2007
Art Fairs Inc. returns to Miami to showcase more photo-based art after an inaugural 2006 outing during Art Basel week.

The AIPAD Photography Show Miami
Dec. 5-9, 2007
More that 45 photography galleries at NW 31st Street and North Miami Ave. in Wynwood, in a spin-off of the New York Photography Show organized by the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD).

Aqua Art Miami
Dec. 6-9, 2007
A fan-favorite fair in sunny Miami courtesy of dealers from rainy Seattle, Aqua expands this year, inviting ca. 40 to the Aqua Hotel in Miami Beach, while an additional 50 display their wares at a new warehouse that organizers Jaq Chartier and Dirk Park purchased across the bay in Miami, in a separate event dubbed "Aqua Wynwood."

Art Basel Miami Beach
Dec. 6-9, 2007
The giant artstravaganza features 200 of the best international galleries at the Miami Beach Convention Center, plus more special events, parties and celebrities than you can shake a stick at.

Art Fair Now
Dec. 6-9, 2007
A new addition to Art Basel Week’s Miami Beach axis of hotel fairs, located at the Claremont Hotel and featuring galleries that focus on emerging artists.

Art Miami
Dec. 6-10, 2007
The 18th edition of Art Miami moves from its normal slot at the beginning of the year to December in order to coincide with Art Basel Miami Beach, taking up residence in the Wynwood Art District in a 100,000-square-foot pavilion. 100 galleries attend.

Bridge Miami
Dec. 6-9, 2007
The Catalina Hotel hosts the second Miami incarnation of this growing art fair franchise, which focuses on emerging art.

Fountain Art Fair
Dec. 6-10, 2007
The independent mini-fair founded by dealers from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, returns for a second year.

Pulse Miami
Dec. 6-9, 2007
This year, Pulse upgrades from the tent it occupied for the last two years to the 40,000-square-foot Soho Studios at 2136 NW 1st Avenue & NW 21st Street in the Wynwood Art District.

Red Dot Miami Beach
Dec. 6-9, 2007
Red Dot Miami Beach takes place at the South Seas Hotel at 1751 Collins Avenue.

Zones Contemporary Art Fair
Dec. 6-10, 2007
Returning for a second year, this fair features "artists, art run galleries and spaces" at the World Arts Building in Wynwood.

Pool Miami Beach
Dec. 7-9, 2007
The Frère Independent-sponsored fair, a.k.a. "PooL Boomerang," is back.

Design Miami
Dates TBA
The place to find high-end design during Art Basel week.

Scope Miami
Dates TBA
Alexis Hubshman’s rip-roaring Scope franchise continues to be a highlight of Art Basel Miami Beach week.

Dubai International Fine Art & Antiques Fair
Dec. 12-15, 2007
From the same company behind the Abu Dhabi International Fine Art & Antiques Fair, and directed by the same woman -- Fran Foster -- this fair comes to the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Dubai, featuring selections vetted by Asian art expert Peter Wain and others.

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