ART FAIRS: PRESENT AND FUTURE
October 11, 2018 15.00
Art fairs – as a format – has for long been a key platform in the international art community, not only for the selling and buying of art but for its efficiency in attracting and involving new audiences, and moreover, for generating critical discourse and inspiring debate. An increasing number of actors are getting involved, one way or another, in the ‘using’ and shaping of art fairs. However, with a steadily growing market of hundreds of fairs, will there be an oversupply that may suffocate us all? A recent phenomenon is the increasing significance of regional art fairs with even some heated debate around it. What further development can we expect, is this tendency going to dominate the shaping of the market? Shall regional fairs be globalized, or such globalization will have counterproductive effects?