I think my last actual holiday was 9 years ago. All my trips are for work – I am on tour, at an art fair or at least art is the reason I am travelling.
There is a blurred line between rest, play and work… it’s all in one big bubble!
On that note, here are some art fairs that are happening this year, not to mention the La Biennale di Venezia – 56th International Art Exhibition. Fiona Hall AO will represent Australia in our new pavilion designed by Denton Corker Marshall. And, of course, walk to art will be there in October.
Art Basel Hong Kong
15 to 17 March 2015
VIP preview: 14 March
Why you should go: Art Basel stages the world’s premier modern and contemporary art shows, held annually in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong. Founded by gallerists in 1970, Art Basel has been a driving force in supporting the role that galleries play in the nurturing of artists, and the development and promotion of visual arts. There are 6 sectors: Galleries, Insights, Discoveries, Encounters, Magazines and Film. An extensive calendar of events is also on offer (starting from 10 March), as well as talks, discussions and films, pop-up bars, etc.
My advice: Go through the list of events before you leave and book online as you could miss out.
Art Central Hong Kong
14 to 16 March 2015
VIP preview: 13 March
Why you should go: Art Central is Hong Kong’s exciting new art fair, showcasing the next generation of talents alongside some of the most established contemporary galleries and art spaces from across the globe. There will be 3 sectors: Central, Rise and Projects. This is Art Central’s debut in Hong Kong, and galleries from Sydney and Melbourne are participating.
Frieze Art Fair New York
14 to 17 May 2015
Why you should go: Frieze New York is one of the world’s leading contemporary art fairs located on Randall’s Island Park, in Manhattan. Frieze New York brings together the most exciting contemporary galleries around the globe as well as the non-profit program that includes artist commissions, talks and education activities.
ART 15, London
21 to 23 May 2015
VIP preview: 20 May
Why you should go: Art15, the third edition of London’s global art fair, will bring together 150 of the world’ s most exciting galleries from 40 countries. They will showcase the masters of the modern era through to leading international artists from the contemporary scene. From Amman to Amsterdam, New York to New Delhi and Sao Paulo to Seoul, the fair will present art from across the globe.