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A Neighborhood Guide to Three Art Institutions in Chicago

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Each street can seem like a microcosm: a surviving corner of the Old World, infused with different cultural traditions. This sense of diversity is further enhanced by Chicago’s architectural history: after the Great Fire

Maya Allison of NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery on Why She Loves This City

Maya Allison is the Founding Director and Chief Curator of the NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery. She comes from a curatorial background in academic museums, notably the Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University. In 2017, her NYUAD exhibition “But We Canno

Achille Salvagni, a New Participant at PAD London, Explains What he Loves About This City

London, like New York and Paris, is so well-known and so high on the wish list of travelers that it almost seems unlikely you could find something new  about it. Yet, every visitor has his own unique version of London, which makes it worth a fresh discov

Renger van den Heuvel of viennacontemporary on what makes his adopted city so special

Viennacontemporary is an art fair that is pretty different from the high-speed jazzy acts in New York, London, Paris or Miami. That’s because of the unique character of the city of Vienna that is big and classy yet slow enough for a creative soul to connec

Maike Cruse of art berlin on the appeal of the German capital

The second edition of art berlin boasts an impressive roster of international galleries from 21 countries and a robust schedule of citywide programming, including talks, openings, concerts, and screenings.This year’s art fair will take place September 27-3

The Art of Living in the Windy City

Perched on Navy Pier with views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan, Expo Chicago will welcome exhibitors from 27 countries, its most international edition yet. In addition to the exhibitors, there will also be citywide programs including a daylong sympo

Emilia van Lynden of Unseen Amsterdam Photography Fair on her Adopted City

Unseen Amsterdam spotlights what’s new in the globalized world of photography — be it a Greek photography collective in the CO-OP sector, an Iranian gallery at the fair, or a Polish publisher in the Book Market area. Heading into its seventh edition (Sept

Barry Keldoulis on Enjoying his Hometown During Sydney Contemporary

Barry Keldoulis is building a two-way highway between Australia and the art world. After 15 years abroad between New York and Europe, he returned to his hometown of Sydney and started his own gallery in 2003 and, later, became the director of the Sydney

Anastasia Karneeva on How to Enjoy Moscow

At the ongoing Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair, the Collector’s Eye program is taking an unusual turn this year in its efforts to help visitors “overcome their fear of missing out,” as described by the fair’s website.“Fomo Sapiens,”

At Home In Paris: The French Capital Through The Eyes Of Franck Millot

Founded in 1995, MAISON&OBJET has provided a macrocosm within which to survey the evolution of the design world. The biannual trade fair brings together thousands of brands that elucidate consumer trends, the market, and the future of design across indust

Rediscoveries in Paris with Mathias Ary Jan

Young, energetic, and rigorous, Mathias Ary Jan, President of the Syndicat National des Antiquaires, assumed leadership of what used to be called La Biennale des Antiquaires in 2016. Since then, he has revitalized the art fair by renaming it La Biennale

Mexico City Through The Eyes of Zélika Garcia, Founder of Zonamaco Fairs

A rich ancient and colonial history, an equally rich tradition of arts and crafts, world-renowned artists, a sophisticated cuisine that rivals any in the world — Mexico is all of this and much more.The capital, Mexico City, provides the opportunity to take

DAC Copenhagen’s Jen Masengarb on City’s Built Heritage

“A Walk Through Time,” a new Copenhagen walking tour that celebrates 350 years of Danish design and architecture, gives visitors an inspiring lesson on the city’s architectural history from the 17th century onward. Visitors meet at BLOX, a modern fortre

Don’t want hit-and-run tourism in Venice: Alberta Pane

One doesn’t need an excuse to visit Venice. But the ongoing Biennale Architettura 2018 — 16th International Architecture Exhibition (through November 25) is a good enough reason if you need one. Given the popularity of Venice as a tourist destination, it

Melbourne Art Fair’s Maree Di Pasquale on the City’s Top Picks

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Cindy Hirschfeld’s Tips to Make the Best of Aspen

Every year, thousands flock to Aspen, Colorado, for its magisterial mountains and unmatched ski runs. While it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the natural beauty surrounding Aspen, it would be a shame to overlook the budding art scene, which is attracting more

All Eyes on Moscow: Garage Museum’s Anton Belov Shares the City’s Top Picks

As the World Cup comes to its final weekend, all eyes are on Moscow. When the games are over, the appeal of the city in summer remains — long, warm days, short nights, and a wealth of cultural capital to explore. Anton Belov is the director of the Garage Mu

Snapshots of Arles with Sam Stourdzé, Director, Rencontres d’Arles

At the Rencontres d’Arles — the longstanding summer photography festival founded in the south of France in 1970 — exhibitions run the gamut from photojournalism to fashion photography to emerging artists to virtual reality immersion. There is also a sec

In A City Of Perennial Pleasures: Q&A with Philip Hewat-Jaboor, Chairman, Masterpiece London

The fair chairman on his favorite drinks & restaurants, must-visit museums, and London’s lesser-known gems.MASTERPIECE LONDON, (June 28-July 4) is the self-described “cross-collecting” art fair at which visitors can peruse and purchase great works o

Navigating Basel with Elena Filipovic, Director, Kunsthalle Basel

No matter where you are, it’s difficult to avoid hearing about Basel at this time of the year, when the charming Swiss city turns into the entire art world’s must-visit destination, thanks to Art Basel (June 14-17 this year) and the other important fairs

Mita Kapur on Finding Oneself in Bhutan

With temperatures in the Indian subcontinent soaring to 45 degrees Celsius these days (upwards of 110 Fahrenheit), it’s not a surprise that the Himalayas are a favorite getaway in this part of the world this time of the year. The long arc of the Himalayas

The Best of Basel with Samuel Leuenberger

SAMUEL LEUENBERGER is an independent curator based in Basel — which also happens to be the city he was born and raised in. In addition to running SALTS, a not-for-profit venue that promotes young Swiss artists in Birsfelden, Switzerland, he has worked as cu

Ondřej Krynek of Prague Design Week on the Best of Czech Republic’s Capital

Ondřej Krynek, the curator and founder of Prague Design Week, shares his favorite places in the Czech Republic’s hip and historic capitalHow long have you been living in Prague?  I’ve been here over 20 years.What are your “can’t leave without se

The Best of Berlin With Miss Read Director Michalis Pichler

Founded in 2009, MISS READ, the Berlin Art Book Fair,  is dedicated to, according to Director Michalis Pichler, “creating a public meeting place for discourse around artists’ books, conceptual publications and publishing as practice… It is imp

Frieze’s Loring Randolph on the Best of New York

Frieze Art Fairs named Loring Randolph — previously partner and director at New York’s Casey Kaplan gallery — its new artistic director of the Americas in autumn 2017. Having hitherto participated as an exhibitor, Randolph now determines the strategic g

TEFAF New York’s Michael Plummer on His Top Picks of the City

This year’s TEFAF New York Spring brings together 90 of the world’s top dealers in Modern and Contemporary art and design, with 24 new participants. Among them are names like Gagosian, Hauser & Wirth, Marian Goodman Gallery, Levy Gorvy and White Cube

Anne Vierstraete of Art Brussels on the City's Must Visits

Art Brussels has a major birthday this year. For its 50th edition, April 19-22, it will champion Belgian galleries (46 altogether, or 32 percent of the 2018 participants) while still bringing together 100 international galleries from 32 countries.The fair is

Queen Elizabeth 2: Dubai's First Floating Hotel Opens to Public

Britain’s famed Queen Elizabeth 2 cruise ship is finally open to the public as a floating luxury hotel moored off at Mina Rashid in Dubai.Queen Elizabeth 2 also known as QE2 was built by Cunard and put to sea in 1969. The ship has been named after the wife

The Best of Cologne, As Seen By Fair Director, Daniel Hug

Art Cologne — the Rhineland’s long-standing trade fair for Modern and Contemporary art—boasts 210 galleries from 33 countries for this year’s edition, April 19-22. Launched in 1967 and officially deemed a trade fair since 1984, it was the first t

Discovering London with Michael Benson, co-founder, Photo London

Photo London was founded in 2015, swiftly drawing photographers, curators, dealers and the public together to celebrate the medium. The fourth edition of the fair features 108 exhibiting galleries from 18 countries, selected by a curatorial committee led by P

Discovering London with Michael Benson, Founding Director, Photo London

Photo London was founded in 2015, swiftly drawing photographers, curators, dealers and the public together to celebrate the medium. The fourth edition of the fair features 108 exhibiting galleries from 18 countries, selected by a curatorial committee led by P

Top Attractions in New York by Gallerist Laurence Miller, Exhibiting at AIPAD

The 38th edition of AIPAD, one of the most notable annual international photography fairs, is currently running at Pier 94 in New York City April 5-8. More than 100 of the world’s leading photography —specialized galleries will present Contemporary, Moder

The Best of Paris During PAD, as Seen by Julien Lombrail of Carpenters Workshop Gallery

The 22nd edition of the Paris Art and Design fair, which showcases the 20th- and 21st-century luxury art-and-design wares of both French and international art dealers, takes place at a pop-up venue in the Tuileries Gardens, April 4-8. Since its foundation in

Go Local in Hong Kong

This month and the next, collectors are headed to Hong Kong, which is hosting Art Basel, March 29-31, as also some important auctions across genres in April. For those hopping over to the city with the most skyscrapers in the world, here's our pick of how to

“Photo Macau is a celebration of the new way to share and communicate”

All photo aficionados out there, there’s good news as Photo Macau, one of Asia’s newest international fine art fairs dedicated to photography and video, is all set to open its doors, welcoming all art and photo 

The Best of Macau, Through the Eyes of Photo Macau Founder Cecilia Ho

Macau, also commonly spelled as Macao, is a high-rolling destination — the only place in China where gambling is legal. In 2006, it became the biggest gambling spot in the world — at least in terms of revenue — leaving Las Vegas behind. The former Portu

Top Attractions in Dubai by Art Dubai’s Director, Myrna Ayad

Art Dubai heightens its flourishing scene amidst the urban desert: This 12th edition presents 105 galleries — 28 of whom are first-time exhibitors, including participants from Iceland, Ethiopia and Kazakhstan — coming from 48 countries altogether. In addi

Top 5 Restaurants in Madrid: A Guide for ARCO Visitors and More

The Spanish capital has long been a huge destination for culture, not just because of its Museo Nacional del Prado, better known as the Prado, or annual events such as ARCO which takes place between February 21 and 25 this year.At any time of year, there are

Three art galleries to visit in Palm Beach for an art lover

Palm Beach may better be known for its long stretch of coast and opulent mansions, but the region has also become increasingly recognized as a thriving arts destination where some well-known museums sit alongside an abundance of boutique galleries. Here
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