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Helen Toomer Heads Pulse Art Fair

by Paddy Johnson on January 15, 2014
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Helen Toomer’s got a big job ahead of her and we think she’s the one to do it.

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Pulse Draws More Visitors

by Whitney Kimball on May 13, 2013
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Who’s Pulsing?

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Art Fair Round-Up: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Fairs

by Whitney Kimball on May 7, 2013
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Art fair week used to pain my sensitive art heart. Now all that’s changed; this year, we have a booth! This weekend, we’ll be heading to Frieze, NADA, Seven, Pulse, and Cutlog, and major openings of Jeff Koons, Jack Goldstein, and the Parsons Festival.

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Moving Image, A Fair With Purpose

by Corinna Kirsch on March 8, 2013
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Slowly but surely, galleries are reaching a breaking point with the art fair circuit. Escape isn’t an option for most galleries. Instead of opting out, we’re seeing a rise in specialized fairs, those that provide an alternative to the white-walled booth model. Moving Image is one of those fairs, and it has all the makings of a solid future.

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Art Basel Satiated, Returns to Lair: All Our News From The Fairs

by The AFC Staff on December 10, 2012
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Like most art fairs, Art Basel Miami Beach is conspicuously unaware of its past. The fair closed yesterday, and already its website header has begun hyping Miami Beach 2013. As an art fair, with its accompanying talks, lounges, and VIP access, it’s something between a market and a luxury brand, and neither markets nor luxury brands have much use for memory. In the business of selling “the very best,” you shouldn’t say whether it’s more or less “best” than last year; this is most true of “the very best price.”

So if you missed it, you missed it, and good luck piecing it back together. Thankfully, AFC is here to help, chiseling snide remarks into the bedrock of history. We went to the fairs and then wrote about what we saw at the fairs, which means this: If you say you saw the things we wrote about, some people will believe that you went to the fairs, yourself. Try it out; it’s fun. When art fairs give you false forgetting, give them false memories right back.

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Pulse: A Lean Affair

by Paddy Johnson on May 5, 2012
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Let's get one thing straight: The art shown at Pulse is not our cup of tea. The galleries at this fair tend to specialize in boutique art, cluttered salon-style wall hangings, and cheeseball process-based work, and we're not fans of any of that stuff. That said, the fair has been showcasing this kind of work for years, so there's clearly a market for it even if the crowds haven’t been particularly heavy this weekend.

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Thank You to Our Sponsors!

by Sponsors on April 28, 2012

We would like to take a brief moment to thank this month’s sponsors. These are the organizations and companies that keep us publishing, so be sure to check them out! They are:

ArtPrize , Pulse Art Fair, BAMart Silent Auction, Saatchi Online, Dumbo Arts Festival, Norte Maar, UncommonGoods, Adam Lindemann, Storefront Bushwick,
Unnamed Musical, EFA Project Space, Pernod Art & Absinthe Guide , Artspan, FIT Art Market MA Program, “Oh hey. What’s going on?”, Art Systems, Tyler Summer Painting & Sculpture Intensives, 950 Hart Gallery, Claremont Graduate University MFA, The Avant/Garde Diaries, and Artists Wanted.

If you are interested in advertising on Art Fag City, please get in touch with Nectar Ads, the Art Ad Network.

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