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With its focus on art from North Africa and the Middle East, the Menart fair has established itself in Paris, which Werner Bloch visited for the Tagesspiegel: "But if you want to sniff out something new and discover perspectives beyond the traditional Western view, this is the place to be. 'Arab contemporary art has grown exponentially in importance in the ... read more
Help for the earthquake victims in Morocco through the sale of artworks is organised by the Artists for Morocco initiative, presented by Monopol. So far, 27 motifs by artists such as Hanane El Ouardani or Yto Barrada can be purchased at a net price of 125 euros each. According to Chinma Johnson-Nwosu in read more
The beginning of September has become the new hotspot in the art world calendar, the selection is now so unmanageable that not only the public, but also the media have to strongly select whom to pay attention to. The Brussels Gallery Weekend is at best still covered by local media. The Viennese art fairs have a turbulent history, which Nicole ... read more
Christof Habres obviously enjoys the Art-o-rama in Marseille, which he expresses at Parnass: "This year's Art-o-rama presents 59 international exhibitors - 40 art galleries and 19 design galleries. It is remarkable that exhibitors from Mexico to Georgia to Korea have found their way to Marseille, but no exhibitor from Germany is listed - whereas three have travelled from Vienna (City ... read more
The story of the CHART art fair in Copenhagen is one of success, writes Annegret Erhard in the WeLT: "Courage and self-confidence paid off. Not only were collectors from the Nordic countries interested, international attention also grew - together with the general enthusiasm for Copenhagen as a cultural and economic centre of Scandinavia." Ursula Scheer describes the fair in the ... read more
The reckoning comes at the end, and Ukraine is prudently keeping records, including of art owned by sanctioned Russians, Ursula Scheer reports in the FAZ: "The country's National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption (NACP) has compiled the database, which is open to further reports, under the heading 'War & Art'. It is intended not ... read more