The program of international art fairs in October is no less intense than in September. After several years of covid restrictions, organizers, artists and collectors seem to have found a second wind and are ready to develop the art market with renewed vigor. Let's see what events are worth paying attention to this month.
Art Market Budapest
A relatively young contemporary art fair, founded in 2011, takes place annually in Budapest. Art Market Budapest is rightfully considered the main art event in Central and Eastern Europe. Artists from 40+ countries and 5 different continents are invited to participate. The fair brings together both emerging artists and galleries, as well as eminent ones. A wonderful reason to visit this fall in Budapest.
The legendary Frieze London
Frieze Fair in London's Regent's Park is one of the most influential in the world of contemporary art. The galleries featured at the fair show young artists as well as established ones: 160 world-renowned galleries in one place: Hauser & Wirth, David Zwirner, Christie's and Pace and many more. The main focus of this year is innovative practices in art: augmented reality, artificial intelligence and digital works. If the London fair usually formed a dialogue about contemporary art, this year the main focus is on the topic of ecology and relationships with oneself, one's body and others.
Next door will be the Frieze Masters Fair, a satellite of Frieze. Frieze Masters provides a unique insight into the connection between times, the relationship between art history and contemporary practices. This fair mainly presents works before 2000, in contrast to the main Frieze, under whose gun are works created over the past 20 years.
Platforms independent art fair in Athens
The Platforms art fair was created in 2013 exclusively by artists, so visiting it is doubly interesting. How do artists see contemporary art? What concepts do they come up with without curators? Every year, art groups from different countries gather at the event and build an international dialogue. The Platforms program is quite rich: discussions, performances, lectures and even parties.
Affordable Art Fair London for Aspiring Collectors
As you probably know, “affordable” in English means affordable, affordable. This is the main idea of the fair - if you want to replenish the collection and do not have millions to buy works by Philip Guston, then this London fair is just for you. Over the years of Affordable's existence, since 1999, about 3 million people from all over the world have purchased works of art in their homes. The organizers are proud of this and continue to organize the fair every year.
The artists here are mostly beginners, but their work is …