Large-Scale Highlights at The International Art Fair of Bogotá

A handful of masterful works at this year's ArtBo ask for participation, be it physical or emotional

One can find the fingerprint of Bogotá in ArtBo, the premier art fair running through the Colombian city during a week of simultaneous festivals and events. In its 14th year, ArtBo (otherwise known as the International Art Fair of Bogotá) has brought together 70 galleries from 20 countries—with more than a dozen art institutions from the host nation itself. ArtBo has become one of the most important fairs in …

Art Fairs Descend Upon London for Frieze Week

From Old Masters to contemporary African art, many prestigious fairs will temporarily open for London’s Frieze Week. Frieze London and Frieze Masters—in Regent’s Park—will once again be the anchor event, but this year sees many other pop-ups worth visiting. There’s 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair at Somerset House, PAD London at Mayfair’s Berkeley Square, plus Moniker and Sunday art fairs kick off in the city, as well. …

Notes: Baselworld and Trade Show Life

The 100th installment of the watch fair and the weeks we spend as other people

I call it my week of suits. In actuality, it’s my other life. Four years in a row now I’ve woken up in an apartment in Basel, Switzerland, dressed myself quite professionally, hopped on a tram and worked a nine to six or seven job—for one week each year. There are about 30 or 40 back-to-back meetings in that span. Time is dedicated to innovations …

Mido Eyewear Show 2016

The Milan event where industry experts and design enthusiasts see what's next

While you might not have heard of it, Italy’s Mido Eyewear Show is the leading event for eyewear professionals. It’s an exhibition during which major international brands present their new styles and innovations for prescription specs and sunglasses—and, while it might sound like it’s purely for industry members, it’s fascinating for anybody interested in fashion and design. The show saw some 1200 exhibitors last year—two-thirds …

2015 New Designers London: Part One

Four recent graduates who stood out in this year's showcase, from a coffee ceremony set to kaleidoscope glasses

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the London-based New Designers show, which sees more than 3,000 design students from all over the UK showcase their graduate pieces. The finished products range from ultra-functional yet beautiful homeware and furniture, to far-out jewelry and textiles. Divided into two parts (one in June and one in July) New Designers gives an insight into what the country’s emerging …