Getting ready for the art fair calendar - September 2019

The end of July and the month of August are traditionally quiet months in the Art Market calendar. McCaslin Art Advisory takes a look at the art fairs coming up at the start of the busy September start to the Autumn season in the international art world. We focus on the 2 art cities on our doorstep, London & Berlin.

Art Berlin, September 12–15

Tempelhofer Damm 45 Flughafen Tempelhof, Hangar 5, 6, Berlin

At its third edition, Art Berlin offers the international art world a comprehensive overview of contemporary positions while also showcasing works of Classic Modernism. The fair takes place for the second time in two hangars of the historical Tempelhof Airport, since its decommissioning becoming a central Berlin location for a variety of cultural activities.

 POSITIONS BERLIN, September 12–15

Hangar 4 at Berlin-Tempelhof Airport, Berlin

POSITIONS Berlin Art Fair as part of the Berlin Art Week will present selected international galleries with their most significant artistic positions of contemporary and modern art.

For its sixth edition POSITIONS Berlin is moving again into the Hangar 4 at the Berlin-Tempelhof Airport and will offer its visitors an attractive supporting programme with talks, awards, special exhibitions and other events.

START Art Fair, September 26–29

Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ King’s Road, London

This even is hosted in the Saatchi Gallery. Showcases emerging artist from new art scene to give collectors an incredible change to discover artworks from developing global markets.

PAD London Art + Design, September 30–October 6

Berkeley Square, London

The PAD London Art + Design Fair brings together exceptional works of modern art, design, decorative arts, photography, jewellery and tribal art. Sixty-nine prominent international galleries come together for the occasion, making it a fantastic place to discover museum quality pieces

 Frieze London, October 3–6

South Regents Park, London

Frieze doesn’t really need any presentation features more than 160 of the world’s leading galleries. There you can view and buy art from over 1,000 of today’s leading artists, and experience the fair’s critically acclaimed curated sections and Talks programme

 Frieze Masters, October 3–6

Regents Park, London

Frieze Masters features more than 130 leading modern and historical galleries from around the world, showcasing art from the ancient era and Old Masters to the late 20th century

 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, October 3–6

Somerset House, London

Founded by Touria El Glaoui in 2013, 1-54 is the leading international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora with annual editions in London, New York and Marrakech. Drawing reference to the fifty-four countries that constitute the African continent, 1-54 is a sustainable and dynamic platform that is engaged in contemporary dialogue and exchange.

 British Art Fair, October 3–6

Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, Kings Road, London

British Art Fair is specialised in Modern and Post-War British art presenting an unrivalled section of works by 20th century, alongside there is also a large selection of contemporary work by established British names from the YBA generation such as Hirst, Emin and outsider artists like Banksy.

 Sunday Art Fair, October 3–6

Ambika P3 University of Westminster, London

Sunday is an annual contemporary art fair which focuses on new and emerging artists and galleries from around the world. This year Sunday will showcase 30 international galleries exhibiting solo projects or curated group presentations.

 The Other Art Fair: London, October 3–6

Victoria House, London

Presented by Saatchi Art The Other Art Fair will continue to delight and inspire art lovers with a tightly curated and distinctive programme of fair features that will create a platform for the 'unexpected' at the fair. 

 Affordable Art Fair: Battersea, October 17–20

Battersea Evolution, Queenstown Road, London

For their 20th anniversary affordable Art Fair returns to beautiful Battersea Park with 1,000s of contemporary artworks priced between £100 and £6,000 from over 100 national and international galleries.

FIAC, October 17–20

Grand Palais, Petit Palais & Hors les Murs, Paris

Founded in Paris in 1974, the International Contemporary Art Fair [Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain] brings together modern and contemporary art galleries. All media are represented: painting, sculpture, photography, installations, videos, performances, and digital arts. FIAC Galleries brings together around 200 exhibitors in the Grand Palais, including many of the most influential specialists worldwide in the fields of modern art, contemporary art and design.

Outsider Art Fair, October 17-20 

Atelier Richelieu, Paris

The Outsider Art Fair or OAF is an international exhibition that features outsider artists who work in a variety of media. It is a biannual fair occurring in New York City and Paris, the former taking place in January and the latter in October.

Paris Internationale, October 18-22

11 Rue Beranger, Paris

Paris Internationale was established in 2015 as an innovative alternative to traditional art fairs to support a young generation of galleries. In only four editions, it has developed into a pivotal initiative to promote the work of emerging artists and rediscover more established figures. Dedicated to raising the level of the art discourse in the context of fairs, Paris Internationale keeps its participation costs reasonable to encourage risk taking and present its audience with a selection of artworks at the forefront of the contemporary practices.

Artissima, November 1–3

Via Giacomo Matte Trucco 70, Turin

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. Nearly two hundred galleries from around the world participate every year. In addition to the fair, Artissima is also composed of three art sections, headed by a board of international curators and museum directors, devoted to emerging artists, drawings and rediscovering the great pioneers of contemporary art.

Paris Photo, November 7–10

Grand Palais, Paris

Paris Photo is the largest international art fair dedicated to the photographic medium and is held each November at the historic Grand Palais in Paris. Since 1997, the Fair’s mission is to promote and nurture photographic creation and the galleries, publishers and artists at its source

Fine Art Paris, November 13–17

Carrousel du Louvre, Paris

Created in 2017 by the organizers of the Salon du Dessin and in association with Paris Tableau, Fine Arts Paris is a specialist art fair dedicated to the Fine Arts from Antiquity to today.