Art Basel Pursuing Global Dominance

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Art fairs are a viral global phenomenon, with fairs of all sizes branching out to new locations. Currently, a new initiative from Art Basel, one of the most dominant fair organizers, is taking place. It aims to make the company not only a market force but also to cement a position as a benefactor of the arts.   Art Basel, which started in Switzerland ...

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Refugee Crisis In Talks At Venice’s 2016 Architecture Benniale

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Ahead of the opening of the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale in May 2016, Austria and Germany have revealed that both their exhibits will present a range of different innovative housing and architectural solutions to the European refugee crisis. According to a press release, the design concept behind the German Pavilion “is meant to make a statement about the current political situation.” ...

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Impressive Artisan Watches Showcased at Baselworld 2016

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“At Baselworld, we see beauty and innovation at the service of time,” said François Thiébaud, president of The Swiss Exhibitors Committee for the world’s pre-eminent horology fair. The event takes place every spring in the riverside city of Basel. “We have always had time,” he added, speaking to a room of international press on the eve of this year’s edition, ...

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Preview Highlights From Art Basel in Hong Kong

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With New York’s Armory Week barely out of our sights, the art world is gearing up for another major fair and its host of related events on the other side of the globe. Art Basel in Hong Kong, the latest fair giant on the global circuit, opens this week, running from March 24-26 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Now in just its ...

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Ten Art Exhibitions In 2016 You Don’t Want To Miss


  While the Internet has opened us up to enjoying artwork created all around the world, nothing will ever beat a real-life, first-hand experience. Seeing a painting or sculpture up close can elicit emotions that staring at a computer screen could never replicate. Overall, art has become more accessible, but interacting with paintings, installations or sculptures, or seeing them up ...

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World’s Biggest St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

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Regardless of your actual heritage, everyone’s a little bit Irish during the month of March. That might help explain why elaborate St. Patrick’s Day celebrations can be found across the globe every year. Outside of Ireland, some of the biggest March 17 events are held in the U.S., but all of these cities host parades, festivals, and plenty of Irish dancing. ...

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22nd Edition of the Armory Show: A Major Hit

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  When it comes to attendance and sales, this year’s annual Armory Show was by all accounts among the most successful. After the VIP opening evening on March 3rd, names and numbers rolled in at a quick pace and prices for works on offer to generous spenders ranged anywhere from $1,000 a seven-figure artwork by Alberto Giacometti. The show’s reputation was cemented by ...

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Paris Removes 'Love Locks' From Famous Bridge


By Hunter Stuart Paris’ famous “love locks” bridge is no more. In recent years, as a symbol of the permanence of their relationships, hundreds of thousands of couples from all over the world have attached padlocks to the city’s Pont des Arts, tossing the keys into the river Seine. But officials have said the padlocks, which weigh a whopping 45 ...

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East Meets West at the Met: Style or Stigma?

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By David McKenzie The Metropolitan Museum of Art is going cross-cultural this summer. Not only does its major exhibit – one of the largest the New York museum has ever carried out – feature a mix of Chinese art and Western design, but its fashion-oriented Costume Institute has partnered with the museum’s art department curators for the first time in ...

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