The State of the Art World According to Art Basel

Despite there being nearly 300 art fairs globally, none come close to the prestige and forecasting power of Art Basel, currently in the midst of its 50th edition. The fair offers an opportunity to catch developments in the primary market, where art is sold by galleries for the first time (quite different than auction prices or other secondary market ones). This year, “The gallerists have …

Multi-Layered Highlights From the Tbilisi Art Fair 2019

Contemporary pieces from a selection of international artists

Concurrent with the non-commercial OXYGEN_Tbilisi No Fair exhibition, the Tbilisi Art Fair (TAF) highlights Georgian artists and galleries. Unlike the former event, however, TAF also incorporates an international presence. From other institutions in the region—such as Azerbaijan—to Western European and American contributions, the fair allows attendees to see the vibrancy of homegrown artists amidst their global peers. It’s predominantly composed of Georgian galleries (to its benefit) and …

Georgian Contemporary Art Organization Propaganda’s OXYGEN_Tbilisi No Fair

One non-commercial exhibition of epic proportions

A relative newcomer to the roster of global art events (which at this time, this year, includes both the Venice Biennale and the Whitney Biennial) OXYGEN_Tbilisi No Fair braids through four stories in Tbilisi, Georgia. This non-commercial group exhibition—organized and presented by the Georgian contemporary art organization Propaganda—surveys art currents through the capital city and beyond. OXYGEN makes for a most appropriate name, as each artist was given …