April, a thousand fairs

This month the Latin American continent is full of relevant events for contemporary art. For the first time fairs have changed radically its dates and the Biennial Habana has been added to this initiative of starting autumn brimming with visual art.

Everything started at the end of 2018, when the recognized Argentinian fair ArteBa announced that would change the common date of the fair (May) setting it in April, when fairs from Lima that every time are more important start, as Art Lima and Parc. Before this piece of news, FACA (now called MAPA) decided to carry out the same change to enhance the week of art in Buenos Aires, being both fairs date on the second week of April. This lead to the spilt of the week of art in Peru since Art Lima is going to be on the first week of the Month, meanwhile Parc will close the messy schedule the last week.

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However, the thing does not end there. The Biennial of Havana, which opened several times in May, added to the complex reality experienced by galleries, collectors and artists who participate annually in these events, closing the opening date the same week as the fairs Argentines To which is added the traditional date of the important Brazilian fair SP-Arte, which fits with Art Lima. And with all this, in what way will the galleries and collectors move? What will the agents of art do, accustomed to participate in each of these events?

Have a look at each fair

As every year, the Lima fair will be held at the Superior War College of the Army of Peru, in Chorrillos. With the traditional sections Main, Platform, Area and Solo | Dúo Shows, the fair aims to facilitate public access to the international offer of contemporary art, to be an economic contribution towards the growth of cultural and tourist industries in the country.

Among the participating galleries are Henrique Faria, Impakto, Aninat Galería, Alfredo Ginocchio, El Museo | Fernando Pradilla, Galería LGM, Galería Okyo.

Meanwhile“Espacios Experimentales” Exhibition of AAL Collection

Espacios Experimentales is a set of exhibitions that present controversial issues due to their form of creation, history or visuality. The exhibition curated by Elisa Massardo presents four spaces: Body, where the human body will be questioned through the work of various visual artists; Systems, where creation processes are observed that, through the use of technology, achieve a mixture of concepts that link nature, natural laws and the human being from the ideology; Immersion, a space in which the way of creating works is made even more complex through works that generate sensory immersive experiences with the work of Diana Medina, and the creation of micro-worlds through a six-year investigation by artist Philip Klawitter. Finally, the fourth section, Transgressions, addresses a historical perspective on creation by questioning the 20th century through experimentation and revolutions created by social movements around the world, including street protest and the use of collage as a means of expression.

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Defined as a dynamic platform for the cultural and artistic exchange between agents of art, this art event celebrates 15 editions and will celebrate it with a special edition of Latin American art.

For this reason, the curatorial sector will exclusively include artists from the continent with new guests, curators, among others. The selection of individual artist stands was selected by Chilean curator Alexia Tala, who has participated in several biennials in Latin America and the Caribbean. Among the confirmed artists are: Peruvians Fernando Bryce (through Espaivisor, Spain) and Nicole Franchy (through IK PRojects, Peru); the Brazilians Randolpho Lamonier (through Periscope, Brazil), Ayra Heráclito (through Portas Vilaseca, Brazil), among others. In addition, the Chilean María Edwards (through Galería Patricia Ready, Chile), Sandra Vásquez de la Horra (through Bendana Pinel, France) and Alejandra Prieto (via Die Ecke, Contemporary Art, Chile); and the Guatemalan Luis González Palma (via Galería de Babel, Brazil).

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"Seus trabalhos – que nascem da exploração territorial tanto em cidades quanto em áreas rurais, que geralmente costuma fazer de bicicleta ou de carro, acumulando objetos – não são 'resultados finais', já que podem ser modificados, transformados ou crescer (depois de serem exibidos muitas vezes, eles se desmontam e precisam ser montados novamente)." Curadora do Solo na #sparte2019 (3 a 7 de abril, no Pavilhão da Bienal), Alexia Tala escreve sobre o trabalho de María Edwards (@galeriapatriciaready), artista que compõe o eixo “Expedições imaginárias, medições do invisível” do setor – a íntegra no link na bio. #respirearte 📷: 1 "Mapa mental III" / 2. "Constelación I"/ 3. Puntos luminosos / 4. Ateliê da artista (Fotos: Cortesia da galeria)

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This year the fair will gather around 400 artists represented by more than 80 galleries, from 30 cities around the world. In addition, it will offer an attractive program of complementary activities.

With 3 display pavilions, the fair will feature galleries such as como Aldo de Sousa, Arróniz Arte Contemporáneo, Carmen Araujo Arte, Casa Triángulo, Del Infinito, Gachi Prieto, Henrique Faria, Isabel Aninat, Mor Charpentier, Pabellón 4, Portas Vilaseca, Rolf Art, Ruth Benzacar Galería de Arte and Vermelho, among others.

In its third version, the FACA fair changes its name to MAPA, and also moves from home to improve the fair’s infrastructure and thus bring its galleries and contemporary art spaces to the public. From this year it will be located in the new Cultural Complex (CC Art_Media), with address in Av. Corrientes 6271.

In its seventh version, PArC presents an ambitious experimental program and a selection of first level galleries. This year, in addition to it will be located in the Casa Prado, Miraflores, located on Av. 28 de Julio 878.

On this occasion, the fair will host about 50 galleries with more than 200 artists from Latin America, Asia, Europe and the United States.


Being the largest visual arts event in Cuba, the 13th edition of the Biennial is committed to turning the capital of the island into a “cultural corridor” in which creators and the general public interact.

Under the theme “The Construction of the Possible”, the event is presented as a space for those types of contemporary art that understand creation as: “living event or ongoing experience”.

In this opportunity they wait for more than 200 artists, coming from more than 15 countries.

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Out of the continent

In its 5th edition, the recognized fair of the Middle East brings affordable contemporary art to the whole world.

With the intention of making art accessible to collectors and art enthusiasts, the fair will house more than 3,000 paintings, engravings, sculptures and photographs with values ​​ranging from USD100 to USD20,000, through international galleries and individual artists.

The twenty-first edition pays special attention to a thematic approach that is open to all artistic media, bringing together 150 galleries of modern and contemporary art from April 4 to 7, 2019 under the majestic dome of the Grand Palais..

Under the curatorship of the association AWARE: Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions, 25 projects of women artists have been chosen among the proposals of the participating galleries. This selection focuses its gaze, subjective and critical, on the French feminine creation from the postwar period to the present, declined in four thematic periods: the abstract, the feminist vanguards, the image and the theatricality. AWARE was also asked to write a text for each artist placing their works within the history of art.

Co-founded in 2014 by Camille Morineau, art historian specializing in women artists and director of the Exhibitions and Collections of the Monnaie de Paris, AWARE: Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions aims to create, index and disseminate the information about women artists of the 20th century.

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Art Paris présente dans ‘1 Minute 1 Œuvre’, réalisé par Museum TV, la série « Mains féministes » d’Esther Ferrer, artiste sélectionnée par AWARE : Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions pour la thématique ‘Une scène française d’un autre genre’ @galerielaravincy @museumtv_art . 🔜 Art Paris 2019 J-10 04 > 07.04.2019 www.artparis.com 🎟 vos billets coupe-file / your priority access 📧 notre / our newsletter #ArtParis #ArtParis2019 #ArtParisArtFair #ArtParisArtFair2019 #photographie #photograph #photographe #photographer #féministetantquillefaudra #womenartists #unescènefrançaisedunautregenre #aware #museumtv #estherferrer #galerielaravincy #art #fair #artfair #artcontemporain #contemporaryart @awarewomenart

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With more than 51 years of experience, Art Brussels is one of the most recognized contemporary art fairs in Europe.

Among the novelties of this year, the fair launched a new and diverse INVITED section, which supports emerging galleries or art spaces that transcend the typical gallery format and have never participated in the fair before.

With more than 150 galleries participating in its three sections, Dicovery, focused on young and emerging artists; Prime, based on established artists, from the modern to the contemporary; and Rediscovery, dedicated to the art of the 20th century, with living or deceased artists who have been little recognized, underestimated or forgotten.

Cover Image: Robério Braga, “Tranças #4”, 2016, 220 x 150 x 5 cm. Galería Mario Cohen.



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