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Artnet News
August 3, 2005 

CONTEMPORARY FAIRS AND BIENNIALS, FALL 2005
It’s the middle of the summer -- and the opening of the fall art season is only weeks away! That means that it’s time to start arranging your calendar for the rest of 2005. What follows is a brief survey of the top contemporary and modern art fairs and international festivals for the final third of the year.

SEPTEMBER
Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art 2005
Sept. 3-Nov. 6, 2005
Sweden’s 3rd Göteburg Biennial at the Göteborg Museum of Art, curated by Sara Arrhenius, is titled "More Than This!" and features collaborative works by 12 artists who explore the limits of the documentary paradigm. The artists are Christian Andersson, Fikret Atay, Michael Beutler, Monica Bonvicini, Gerard Byrne, Miriam Bäckström, Runa Islam, Lucia Koch, Gabriel Lester, Ann Lislegaard, Marcel Odenbach and Adrian Paci.

20/21 British Art Fair
Sept. 14-18, 2005
Now in its 18th year, 20/21 exclusively features British art from 1900 to the present day. Some 60 leading U.K. dealers participate in the show, which is held at the Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London

Lyon Biennial of Contemporary Art
Sept. 14-Dec. 31, 2005
This year’s Lyon Biennial takes up the theme of "Experiencing Duration," an idea that director Thierry Raspail traces back to artists like La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela, James Turrell and Terry Riley, who in the 1970s developed counter-cultural works of "long duration." The biennial is spread across various venues, including La Sucrière, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Lyon, Le Rectangle, the Institute of Contemporary Art of Villeurbanne and Le Fort Saint-Jean.

The 9th International İstanbul Biennial
Sept. 16-Oct. 30, 2005
Titled " İstanbul" and curated by Charles Esche and Vasıf Kortun, the 9th International İstanbul Biennial highlights a slew of international artists brought together through a residency program that encouraged participants to make work commenting on the city. Among the artists are Yael Bartana, Daniel Bozhkov, Michael Blum, Phil Collins, Jon Mikel Euba, Erik Göngrich, Servet Koçyiğit, Karl-Heinz Klopf, Silke Otto-Knapp, Mario Rizzi, Solmaz Shahbazi, Pilvi Takala and the group Ruangrupa.

Though the biennial takes place at multiple locations in the city’s Taksim-Galata sector, its center is the Antrepo No. 5 hall, site of both a "Hospitality Zone" offering space for guest exhibitions, including a "Young Turkish Artists" exhibition curated by Halil Altındere, and the "9B Positionings Programme," spotlighting a range of local cultural offerings.

In conjunction with the Istanbul exposition, the Van AbbeMuseum in the Netherlands is mounting "EindhovenIstanbul," Oct. 1, 2005-Jan. 29, 2006, an exhibition drawing on the history of the İstanbul Biennial to explore the intersections of place and culture.

3rd Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale
Sept. 17-Nov. 27, 2005
Featuring 50 artists, the Fukuoka Triennale, held at the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum in Fukuoka, Japan, focuses on the theme of "Parallel Realities," highlighting works that address the increasing interconnectedness of worlds through technology. Among the countries participating are Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

3rd Valencia Biennial
Sept. 20–Nov. 30, 2005
Success has led to a setback for the 3rd Valencia Biennial -- its budget has been cut from €4.3 million to €2.7 million, under the rationale that the first two biennials put Valencia on the map and all that is need now is to consolidate the success. As a result, this year’s installment centers on a single exhibition in the Spanish coastal city’s Convento del Carmen. Titled "Reflections of a Fish in the Deep Sea," the show is organized by Franck Gautherot and Seung-Duk Kim and includes works with water themes by 42 artists. A second exhibition in the convent is organized by Denis Saantachiara.

Moscow World Fine Art Fair
Sept. 20-26, 2005
Housed at the newly restored Manege cultural complex in Moscow, the second installment of the fair, headed by Yves Bouvier of Art Culture Studio, presents 82 dealers with a wide range of specialities. Among the exhibitors are Berko (Brussels), Feigen-Aaron Ltd. (London), Golay Fils (Geneva), Anthony Marks (London), Maurice Segoura (Paris) and Bernhard Steinitz (Paris).

Yokohama Triennale 2005
Sept. 28-Dec. 18, 2005
The 2nd edition of this adventurous exhibition is designed to break down the barriers between artist and audience, so many of the works are site-specific and invite viewer participation. Some 80 artists are included in the show, which is overseen by curators Taro Amano, Takashi Serizawa and Shingo Yamano along with artistic director Tadashi Kawamata. It's located in two enormous warehouses at Yamashita Pier.

Art Forum Berlin
Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 2005
Now in its 10th year, Berlin’s own contemporary art fair features approximately 100 galleries (down from 119 last year) from 25 countries (up from 20 last year), though more than half hail from Germany. Held at the Berlin Exhibition Grounds, the fair includes the special "Made in Berlin" survey of works by Berlin-based international artists, this year organized by Zdenek Felix, former director of the Hamburg Deichtorhallen. Another highlight is "Temporary Imports - DAAD, Bethanien et al.," curated by Susanne Titz and featuring work by foreign artists who have had residencies in the city.

San Francisco International Art Exposition
Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2005
Described as "eclectic," this year’s SFIAE features 75 galleries from around the globe at the Fort Mason Center. Exhibitors range from Addison Fine Arts (San Francisco), Alpha Gallery (Boston), and Bernarducci Meisel (New York) to Landfall Press (Santa Fe), David Lusk Gallery (Memphis) and PYO Gallery (Seoul).

5th Mercosur Biennial
Sep. 30-Dec. 4, 2005
Formed in the 1990s with the creation of Mercosur, the Latin American common market composed of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay, the Mercosur Biennial typically includes works by approximately 650 artists. The 2005 installment is curated by Paulo Sergio Duarte and takes place in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

AFFAIR @ The Jupiter Hotel
Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2005
Last year’s show, the first of what looks to be an ongoing series, brought over 3,000 art lovers to the Jupiter Hotel in Portland, Oregon, to buy art and schmooze in a uniquely free-wheeling environment (the fair website comically quotes one participant, who reports, "I've never seen a passed out dealer on the floor of his booth until Affair @ the Jupiter Hotel"). As with last year, the show is organized by Stuart Horodner and Laurel Gitlen and features mainly galleries from the West Coast.

OCTOBER
FIAC
Oct. 6-10, 2005
The 32nd Annual Foire International d'Art Contemporain, taking place in Paris at the Parc des Expositions, Porte de Versailles, boasts 207 galleries plus a new section dedicated to film, video and new media, an "intensified" slate of on-site events (including an exhibition of the four candidates short-listed for the Marcel Duchamp Prize, Kader Attia, Gilles Barbier, Olivier Blanckart and Claude Closky) and expanded versions of the event’s popular "Perspectives" and "Future Quake" exhibitions, as well as the second incarnation of design section begun in 2004.

Photo New York 2005
Oct. 6-9, 2005
The second installment of L.A. dealer Stephen Cohen’s "Annual International New York Photographic Art Exposition" brings 50 dealers to the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan.

International Art + Design Fair, 1900-2005
Oct. 7-11, 2005
Brian and Anna Haughton’s show of modern and contemporary decorative and fine arts gathers 50 dealers from the U.S. and Europe to the Seventh Regiment Armory on Park Avenue in New York. The Oct. 6 premiere is a gala benefit for the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Culture and Design.

Kunst-Messe München
Oct. 8-16, 2005
Divided into five sections -- classical antiques, works of art, paintings, works on paper and modern art -- Kunst-Messe offers some 15,000 objects for visitors to peruse in Hall A6 of the Neue Messe München in Munich.

International Vintage Poster Fair
Oct. 21-Oct. 23, 2005
The 30th International Vintage Poster Fair, sponsored by Wine Spectator magazine, features 25 exhibitors from the U.S. and Europe at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York. General admission is $12.

USArtists: American Fine Art Show
Oct. 21-23, 2005
Held at the 33rd Street Armory in Philadelphia, USArtists claims to be "the world's largest show of American art." More than 50 dealers gather to present art by American artists ranging from John Singer Sargent, Maxfield Parrish and Georgia O'Keeffe to emerging contemporary figures. This year, a special exhibition, "USArtists 1992-2004: The Academy Collects," gathers together works from private collections that have been purchased at USArtists over the past 13 years.

Frieze Art Fair
Oct. 21-24, 2005
Approximately 150 of the world’s top contemporary galleries are on hand for the third installment of London’s international art fair, held in Regent’s Park and organized by the publishers of Frieze magazine.

Scope London
Oct. 22-24, 2005
Running alongside the Frieze Fair, Scope London is part of the scrappy dynasty of hotel art fairs in Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Paris and, most recently, the Hamptons. It will be held at the "urban resort" St. Martin's Lane at 45 St. Martin's Lane in London.

AAF Contemporary Art Fair
Oct. 27-30, 2005
The latest incarnation of the Affordable Art Fair in New York, which first came to the city in 2002, brings more than 130 galleries from the U.S., Canada, South America and Europe to Pier 92 on the Hudson River in Manhattan. The fair’s mission is to offer works by emerging and established artists at down-to-earth prices between $100 and $10,000.

Art Cologne 2005
Oct. 28-Nov. 1, 2005
This year Art Cologne, which was founded in 1967 and is now overseen by Gerard Goodrow, is moving from its traditional venue in the historic Rhineside Halls to the Cologne exhibition grounds. The number of participating galleries remains the same, about 250, with special sections devoted to "New Contemporaries," "New Talents" and "Open Space."

SOFA Chicago
Oct. 28-30, 2005
Now celebrating its 12th anniversary, the Annual International Exposition of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art features more than 90 dealers from around the world, setting up at Navy Pier on Lake Michigan. SOFA is overseen by exposition founder and director Mark Lyman.

NOVEMBER
15th Annual Print Fair
Nov. 3-6, 2005
Sponsored by the International Fine Print Dealers Association, this fair -- billed as the world's largest devoted to fine prints -- brings 90 leading dealers to the Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan. The gala preview on Nov. 2 benefits the Museum of Modern Art.

Editions/Artists' Books '05
Nov. 3-6, 2005
Now in its eighth year, this very contemporary fair of artists' books, prints and multiples sets up shop in the Starrett-Lehigh Building in New York's Chelsea art district. Organized by Barbara Baruch of Brooke Alexander Editions and Susan Inglett of I.C. Editions, the show coincides with a citywide "Print Week" and includes about 35 top exhibitors from the U.S., the UK and Europe. The Nov. 3 gala preview benefits Printed Matter.

Performa 05
Nov. 3-21, 2005
The first biennial of visual art performance promises an extensive slate of performance, film and exhibitions at more than 20 venues in New York City. The fest is under the artistic direction of RoseLee Goldberg and organized by Performa, a recently formed nonprofit organization.

Toronto International Art Fair
Nov. 3-7, 2005
The six-year-old Toronto International Art Fair takes place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and features special sections such as "Fresh Avant-Garde" (emerging artists), "Art Rising" (a huge show of contemporary Chinese art) and "The News at Five" (daily, rotating exhibitions). The preview gala on Nov. 3 benefits the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Boston International Fine Art Show
Nov. 10-13, 2005
About 40 dealers, largely from New England, set up in the Boston Center for The Arts Cyclorama for this show. The Nov. 10 preview benefits Suskind Young at Arts, an education program at Boston’s Wang Center.

Modernism: A Century of Style and Design
November 10-13, 2005
Sanford Smith’s 20th annual Modernism show features 65 dealers in Art Deco, Art Nouveau, the Arts and Craft movement, Bauhaus, Memphis and Wiener Werkstatte, all together under one roof at the Seventh Regiment Armory on Park Avenue. A sampling of the dealers on hand includes John Alexander, Galerie de Beyrie, Dansk Moebelkunst, Suzanne Demisch, Barry Friedman, Historical Design, Jacksons 20th Century Design, Maison Gerard, Moderne Gallery, Museo Casa Mollino, Nilufar and R 20th Century. The gala preview on Nov. 9 benefits the Brooklyn Museum.

ARTissima 2005
Nov. 11-13, 2005
The 12-year-old International Fair of Contemporary Art in Turin features 140 galleries from 20 countries, set up in architect Renzo Piano's Lingotto exhibition center. Special sections include "Present Future" (young artists), "New Entries" (new galleries) and "Constellations" (large art works).

Shanghai Art Fair
Nov. 16-Nov. 20, 2005
Approximately 260 galleries are on hand for this fair, testifying to the booming Asian art market. Held at the ShanghaiMART, the fair bills itself as an "art shopping mall," with its galleries arranged into three sections -- high end art for collectors, moderately priced works, and decorative and folk art for a general public.

Paris Photo
Nov. 17-20, 2005
The premier Paris photo fair, founded by Rik Gadella in 1997, brings 105 dealers from 14 countries to the Carrousel du Louvre. This year’s fair spotlights Spanish photography, with 14 participating galleries from Spain. Other events of interest include the BMW-Paris Photo prize for photography and "Close-up," a special program of events for collectors.

Art of the 20th Century
Nov. 18-21, 2005
"Art20" takes place at Manhattan’s Seventh Regiment Armory on Park Avenue and features 60 prominent international art dealers focusing on art dating from 1900 to the present. Among the participants are Ameringer & Yohe Fine Art, Babcock Galleries, Mark Borghi Fine Art, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, Forum Gallery, James Goodman Gallery, Katherina Rich Perlow Gallery, Gerald Peters Gallery and Tasende Gallery. The gala preview benefits the Lower manhattan Cultural Council.

DECEMBER
Art Basel Miami Beach
Dec. 1-4, 2005
Arguably the most important contemporary art fair in the U.S., Art Basel Miami Beach features 180 top galleries from around the world at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Special features include sections for new galleries and recent art ("Art Nova"), heavyweight cultural institutions ("Art Institutions") and the notorious "Art Positions," a group of 20 younger dealers housed in shipping containers at the beach.

The NADA Fair
Dec. 1-4, 2005
The New Art Dealers Alliance, a group of about 60 young dealers, brings its immensely popular show of new art to the Ice Palace Film Studios building in Miami for the second year.

Scope Miami
Dec. 1-4, 2005
Scope Miami also plans a hotel fair for Miami in early December, with details to be announced.

Aqua Art Miami
Dec. 1-4, 2005
Seattle invades Miami in this new art fair, organized by a group of Seattle dealers and presenting 35 galleries from North America and Europe, including Inman (Houston), Gallery Joe (Philadelphia), Greg Kucera (Seattle), Revolution (Detroit), Western Project (Los Angeles) and Winston Wachter (New York). The fair takes place at the Aqua Hotel located on Collins Avenue

Pulse Miami
Dec. 1-4, 2005
The most recent entry on the Miami's art-fair list is directed by Helen Allen and promises over 60 galleries in a 30,000-square-foot space in the city's Wynwood District. Members of the invitation committee include Catherine Clark Gallery (San Francisco), Galerie Valerie Cueto (Paris), Andrew Mummery Gallery (London), Thatcher Projects (New York), DCKT Contemporary (New York) and Galerie Zurcher (Paris).


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