The world’s leading art fairs of 2014

The world’s leading art fairs of 2014

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Art enthusiasts are in for a cultural treat in 2014 with promising exhibitions planned across the globe

Whether you're seeking a rare piece of art work, or interested in participating in a debate, the art shows taking place across the world in 2014 have something to appeal to every appetite. Buro 24/7 takes you through the upcoming events, highlighting what to expect from the various cultural capitals.

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Whitney Biennale 2014

New York, March 7 - May 25

This year, the Whitney Museum of American Art, will showcase the work of three curators including Stuart Comer, chief curator of media and performance art at MoMA, Anthony Elms, associate curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, and Michelle Grabner, artist and professor at the painting and drawing department at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago - with each overseeing one floor that will feature a selection of curatorial concepts.


The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF)

Netherlands, March 14-23

Considered one of the most important events on the arts calendar, TEFAF in Maastricht, will present 260 galleries from 20 countries across the world. As well as featuring old master paintings and unique works of art, the event will showcase classical and contemporary art, prints, photographs, jewellery and more.


Paris Photo

Los Angeles, April 25-27

Dedicated to historical and contemporary photography, Paris Photo, takes place at the Paramount Pictures Studio and later at the Grand Palais in November. Attendees can look forward to a host of exhibitions, book signings and screenings.

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Frieze Art Fair 
New York, May 9-12

New York Frieze will take place on Randall's Island, in Manhattan. Featuring over 190 galleries from the world's leading artists, visitors will be able to buy art, and enjoy other activities ranging from debates to lectures.

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Art Basel Hong Kong

Hong Kong, May 15-18

A total of 245 galleries will exhibit at Art Basel Hong Kong this year, with 18 galleries making their debut in the cosmopolitan city. The fair is set to explore twelve decades of art history covering four different sectors: 'Galleries', 'Insights', 'Discoveries' and 'Encounters'. Those attending the art fair will be able to viewing paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, as well as debates, presentations and much more.


The 14th International Exhibition 'Fundamentals'

Venice, June 7-23

Rem Koolhaas - whose company, OMA, boasts a long relationship with Prada having worked closely on the development of its catwalk show sets - is directing the 14th International Architect Exhibition, titled Fundamentals, taking place at the Giardini and Arsenale, in Venice. Commenting on the upcoming exhibition, Koolhaas revealed: "Fundamentals will be a Biennale about architecture, not architects. After several Biennales dedicated to the celebration of the contemporary, Fundamentals will focus on histories - on the inevitable elements of all architecture used by any architect, anywhere, anytime (the door, the floor, the ceiling etc.) and on the evolution of national architectures in the last 100 years."


Art Basel

Basel, June 19-22

One of the most influential European art fairs, Art Basel celebrates its 45th anniversary this year. It will bring together 300 galleries from across the globe, showcasing works from established artists and up-and-coming talent in the picturesque town of Basel - complete with museums, sculptures, and concert halls.

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Vienna, October 2-5

Over four days in October, art enthusiasts will come together at the Viennafair. With 127 galleries, attendees can explore a variety of works from across the globe, including pieces from Carbon 12 Gallery  - the only gallery representing the UAE at the event. 

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Frieze London

London, October 16-19

Located at a bespoke structure in Regent's Park, Freize London, is a unique art fair dedicated to presenting over 1,000 works from the world's leading artists. Debates, lectures and panel discussions are in the mix for those attending - with tickets going on sale in July.

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Paris, October 23-26

FIAC, celebrated its 40th anniversary last year and is set to continue its exhibition in style at the Grand Palais - as well as at a new site located at Hors Le Murs.