September 22, 2014

ArtInternational 2014: Booths to Look For


The second installment of ArtInternational will take place from September 26-28 at the HaliƧ Congress Center and will showcase 78 international galleries and 12 galleries from Istanbul. Art world power-houses like Lisson Gallery, Kerlin Gallery, and Lehmann Maupin are a small sampling of galleries that will show established and museum-level artists. Amidst this fair you’ll find works by Francis Bacon, Louise Bourgeois, street artist Banksy, and one of Damien Hirst’s famous butterfly works, to name a few.

Art fairs can be a whirlwind of over-stimulation and too-quick glances. But when they are good, when they are doing what they are meant to, they are about remembering that one work of art after the deluge. Here, we will focus on the moments we predict you might find something worth remembering at the fair, the moments you may discover something that you would otherwise not be able to see. This is not to underestimate the presence of those aforementioned mega-star galleries, who are always welcome to put things in our line of sight. Nor is picking these international booths meant to neglect our hometown favorites like Galeri NON, Pi Artworks, (who also have a space in London), and Rampa. They all showed great booths at last year’s fair, and we are sure they won’t disappoint this year. Rodeo Gallery will join the Istanbul galleries at the fair this year and will surely be a go-to booth as well. We mean to discuss, instead, ArtInternational bringing us something or someone we hadn’t yet known, but something that feels particularly relevant here.

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