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Gallery Weekend Berlin

VARIOUS LOCATIONS, Berlin

Klaus vom Bruch, In the Future Art Dealers will be Very Lonesome, 2014.
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Astrid Mania

Klaus vom Bruch (b. 1952) is something like this Gallery Weekend’s wicked fairy godmother. Even though he and his gallery SASSA TRÜLZSCH were rightfully invited to participate in the event’s tenth anniversary, vom Bruch’s “In the Future …” series (2008–14) casts some rather sardonic prophesies upon the (art) world. In... continue reading
View of VIENNAFAIR, Vienna, 2013.
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Astrid Mania

When musician David Byrne manically repeats the line “same as it ever was,” it fails to bring pleasant thoughts to mind. To say these same words about this year’s VIENNAFAIR, however, is to acknowledge the value in returning to a pre-existing order. Last year, the fair was a strange hybrid... continue reading
Art Dubai

MADINAT JUMEIRAH, Dubai

Šejla Kamerić, 30 Years After, 2006.
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Astrid Mania

The adage that culture follows trade is something like globalization’s subtitle. When it comes to art fairs, however, trade follows culture. Art Dubai, now in its seventh year, seems to be a prime example of this reciprocal development. Among its participating seventy-five galleries, the fair is attracting a rising number... continue reading
Martin Erhard, untitled.
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Astrid Mania

Many find the enigmatic or a little game of playing coy just irresistible. And what attracts people in humans also goes for, well, things arty. Why else would the question of whether abc—art berlin contemporary—is an art fair or not come up over and over again, since its foundation five... continue reading

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MIA Art Fair
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Vitamin creative space
ArtAsiaPacific
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Art Monthly
Friedrich Petzel
Camera Austria
Xavier Hufkens
Peres Projects