Before the pandemic almost every week there used to be an art fair taking place somewhere in the world, but over the last two years, the art fair calendar has been disrupted thanks to COVID-19. As things seem to be looking a whole lot better, music and art festivals are back in action. If you’re an art lover and missed attending these festivals, then scroll down to find out more about some of the best art festivals that are yet to take place in India and all over the world.
The just concluded Art Fervour was back with its second edition happening simultaneously across 60 participating art spaces, galleries, and museums in New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Santiniketan, Bangalore, Jaipur, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Coimbatore, Varanasi, Pune, Surat, Vadodara, Leh, Chandigarh, Thiruvananthapuram, Hyderabad & Goa. This included 80 events including art exhibitions, guided heritage walks, film screenings, walkthroughs, treasure hunts, and workshops. The weekender is geared towards engaging a wide range and demographic of audiences, especially the youth, and is committed to creating a new community of art lovers, collectors, buyers, practitioners, and enthusiasts, all while making the arts accessible, fun, and immersive to everyone in India.
Kochi Muziris Biennale
The Kochi Muziris Biennale’s fifth edition, which was originally scheduled for 2020 is coming back this December for “In our Veins flow Ink and Fire”. The Biennale will once again be curated by Shubigi Rao, an Indian-origin writer, and visual artist now residing in Singapore and known for her layered installations and book projects. Look forward to seeing what Rao does with the platform because India’s domestic biennale always puts up a terrific performance when it comes to highlighting new voices.
India Art Festival
The IAF is an annual gathering of artists, galleries, dealers, collectors, interior designers, architects, and art lovers. The festival is a contemporary art expo that serves as a new paradigm for communication and partnerships. India Art Festival, in addition to mid-level and important art galleries, offers up-and-coming, independent artists the chance to be found and enjoy the spotlight with more established ones. This year it is set to highlight India’s flagship Art Fair brand, a unique contemporary Indian art fair that brings together artists and art galleries and the biggest talent hunt in Indian art.
Dates: October 13–16
Frieze London and Frieze Masters
The two most significant fairs hosted on a regular basis in the British capital are Frieze London and Frieze Masters, which are situated next to one another in Regent’s Park. They draw some of the top galleries in the world that specialize in modern and contemporary art as well as earlier works of art. Further information about these two fairs, which are overseen by Eva Langret for Frieze London and Nathan Clements-Gillespie for Frieze Masters, has not yet been released by the fair.
Dates: October 12–16
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Artissima is Italy’s most important contemporary art fair. Since its establishment in 1994, it has combined the presence of an international market with a focus on experimentation and research. Galleries from around the world participate every year. In addition to the fair, Artissima is also composed of three curated sections, headed by a board of international curators and museum directors, devoted to emerging artists to the rediscovery of the great pioneers of contemporary art. From this year onwards, the three curated sections will once again be hosted in the fair pavilion with monographic booths, and on a dedicated digital platform with an in-depth presentation. The fair is curated by Artissima Srl, a company connected with the Fondazione Torino Musei.
Preview Day: November 3
General Admission Days: November 4–6
Art Basel Miami Beach
Every year, the first week of December sees the conclusion of the art fair season as Art Basel Miami Beach draws crowds of people looking to see art, take advantage of the warm weather, and partake in the buzzing party atmosphere that has developed in the 20 years since its inception. Leading galleries from five continents will showcase significant works by Master of Modern and contemporary art, as well as the new generation of emerging stars.
Dates: December 1–3
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