Art Fairs in Fall 2023

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Art Fairs in Fall 2023

Celebrate the colors of fall with a diverse palette of international art fairs, igniting creativity worldwide this autumn.

KIAF Art Seoul 2023
7–10 September 2023 

First launched in 2002, the Korea International Art Fair today has an international influence. With the rapid growth of Seoul as a global art city, KIAF is evolving simultaneously to exceed market standards.

Being the first and largest international art fair in South Korea, KIAF showcases edgy contemporary art, delivered by international galleries. The 2023 art fair edition presents 20 artists in the “Highlights” section, who have been selected from a pool of more than 150 artists named by the participating galleries.

The Armory Show
7–10 September 2023 

New York's Art Fair will return for its third year at the Javits Center September 8-10, with a VIP Preview on September 7. Last year's edition showed significant growth in the fair’s size, and this year the exhibition announced over 225 international galleries from more than 35 countries, showcasing over 800 artists. 

The fair has grown to be among the largest in the world since it began as a hotel fair in 1994. This year, for the first time, it will be joined in the Javits Center by a concurrent photography fair, Photofairs New York.

Contemporary Istanbul
26 September – 01 October 2023

The 18th edition of the Contemporary Istanbul will take place from September 27 to October 1, with a preview on September 26-27 in the historical shipyard Tersane Istanbul, a venue located on the grounds of a former Ottoman-era shipyard on the shores of the Golden Horn. 

Launched in 2006, Contemporary Istanbul today is the leading annual art fair in Turkey, situated at the meeting point of Europe and Asia in one of the vibrant cities of the world. Strongly rooted in the rich local context, the fair actively contributes to the dynamic culture of Istanbul and supports its creative industries.

Frieze London and Frieze Masters
11–15 October 2023

Frieze’s hallmark contemporary fair in London will return this October, running simultaneously with Frieze Masters, which is dedicated to work made before 2000. As with past iterations, this Frieze will host around 160 galleries. Frieze London celebrates 20 years since it first launched in 2003, by inviting 8 leading artists from Tracey Emin to Alvaro Barrington to select other artists to receive solo stands.

These stands will be clustered into a special section at the fair, being a one-off that will not return in future editions. Across Regent's Park, Frieze Masters 2023 will renew its focus on women artists "a task that continues to be urgent," as says its director. 

Paris+ par Art Basel
18–22 October 2023

Following a successful first edition last year on the premises of the Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris+ par Art Basel is set for a strong return in fall 2023. As the art experts predict, now, with FIAC all but gone, the event will likely serve as Paris’s main art fair, an important status because the French capital has seen a rise in art commerce post-Brexit.

This year 154 galleries from 34 countries will showcase solo, duo and group presentations within the framework of the 2nd edition of Paris+, par Art Basel. The fair’s “Sites” sector will host various artistic projects around Paris, which in 2022 took place in four emblematic locations in the city.