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After half a year of seat-vacancy, Art Basel in Basel has a new director in Maike Cruse. Berliners lament the departure of the director of Gallery Weekend Berlin, including Marcus Woeller in the WeLT: "The appointment is a good decision for the world - but bad for Berlin. A big gap needs to be filled here. Because in the capital, ... read more
The New York Times last reported on the Gallery Weekend Berlin 2019. Yet this spring, diversity and a spirit of optimism reign on the Spree as rarely in recent times. Kevin Hanschke sums it up in the FAZ: "Overall, identity, whether social, political or digital, is one of the common threads holding the weekend together. [...] The response from international ... read more
Jens Bülskämper opens his good-humoured tour of Art Brussels for Monopol with a detailed appreciation of the fair's successful and publicity friendly charity campaign with good art for little money: "But that's over now, Art Brussels has come up with a successful gimmick for a good cause: numerous artists at the fair contributed a picture in postcard format to declare ... read more
"Back in full force" with "genually enthusiastic collectors" is Expo Chicago, as is actually always the case with any art fair with Eileen Kinsella for Artnet. Carlie Porterfield finds PR-speak of the same tenor for The Art Newspaper. Christiane Meixner reports in a more balanced way in the Tagesspiegel: "There ... read more
Every year Clare McAndrew produces a market report (PDF) for Art Basel and UBS. Eileen Kinsella has boiled down the summary at the beginning of the report for Artnet. In the Standard Olga Kronsteiner has formulated a coherent text on the most important points.For the FAZ of 8 April, Ursula ... read more
For the fifth time since its founding in 2017, Art Düsseldorf has just taken place. Georg Imdahl is pleased in the FAZ: "The fifth edition of Art Düsseldorf confirms it: the small fair with 95 exhibitors this time has established itself. Doubts as to whether a second marketplace close to Art Cologne was really necessary have been dispelled by the ... read more