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Basel is more than a symphony. It's an entire opera!

Everyone wants to look fresh when they step off the plane in Basel, but just as important as looking good is what you go to see and where you’re seen. One of the strongest ways for collectors, new and experienced, to show dedication and commitment is to show up in person to support new presentations of artists they acquire. In Basel, more than anywhere else, it is a non-stop meteoric shower of events and openings to attend. So far in this crazed week, we rolled out Münster on Thursday, Zürich on Friday and today we unveil one of the last guides of the summer, an essential concierge for you in Basel. Along with the content in our app, we are sending out our much-loved Alerts (to make sure you are “scene and herd”) only available until the end of the fair. Simply save this number +1-917-214 20 40 to your address book (it must be saved) and send us a WhatsApp message: "Basel here I am" for the latest and hippest events all week. Timing is everything and now is the time to start preparing your favorites.

It goes without saying that before the ‘running of the bulls’ on Tuesday under the clock in the Messeplatz there will be a herd stampede to LISTE fair VIP opening Monday at noon exactly, we recommend arriving early. On opening day the already labyrinth of the old Warteck brewery becomes so crowded, with the who’s who, it is nearly impossible to navigate. Winding around corridors, down in basements and all over the building are some of the most closely watched and critically acclaimed galleries, but not yet colluded into high prices. As the insiders know, it's a place where the newest crop of rising stars are minted, a place to ‘get in on the ground floor.’ The usual suspects: Arcadia MissaEssex StreetOSLOHigh Art and Project Native Informant, will blow us away even though we come to expect that. Here are a few booths we will rush to that are surprising for different reasons. One curiosity is why certain galleries are at LISTE this year and not Art Basel including the incomparable Berlin-based Société.

It is perplexing that a gallery as mature, respected, sophisticated and influential as Berlin-based KOW is at LISTE and not at Art Basel. This year they present a cross section of the program including Ahmet Ögüt, an artist of the post-medium condition whose vast practice shows reverence for everyday moments while politically addressing structural inequality. One example of such work is his urgent and courageous Silent University, a platform for the exchange of information among refugees and asylum seekers without borders. 

Powerhouse Brussels- and New York-based CLEARING is presenting a solo of Zak Kitnick (a Brooklyn rising star) who will show sculptures that reference the series of 18 experimental designs at Bell Labs for the dialing pads on the phone after the rotary became outdated. The smart curatorial driven New York-based LOMEX, will present the young American artist Valeric Keane. We can’t help but recall that old fashioned term that Duchamp coined, ‘mobile,’ at least as a starting point for the psychologically charged hanging sculptures of Keane. A perfect pairing with a position from Robert Bittenbender who makes wall sculptures made of drawings and photographs combined with found garbage from the streets of New York. It is a microcosm of the urban ennui appearing variously as skins of collapsed building or skeletal infrastructures of minimalism.

Guan Xiao: Sunrise. Courtesy Antenna Space, Shanghai

In essence, there are (only) three sprints in the marathon that is Art Basel, first check off LISTE, the second is the dash to Unlimited but save up enough energy for the final leg of the race to Art Basel itself. The Unlimited presentations are proof that no fair can compare to AB in B, it is a ‘section’ of major museum quality solo positions. Once an artist has the honor of being curated into the section by former director of the Swiss Institute in New York Gianni Jetzer, he often advises ‘go big or go home’ – too often subtle work is easily overlooked. You will want to see every artist, and we recommend you: take your time. There are some of our super-favorite all time artists presenting ‘again’ (like Philippe ParrenoTobias Rehberger, and Jason Rhoades) we have for years carefully followed their careers. Finally, not just one but four African-American artists including the legendary Adrian Piper (whose newly acquired major installation is currently in the epic hall of the Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin) along with Nick CaveLaToya Ruby Frazier, and Mickalene Thomas. We would be sorry to not give mention to Liz Deschenes who nearly defines photography in the expanded field beyond the conventions of the ‘camera,’ to quote Sarah Charlesworth the first time she saw a Deschenes in person we just say “Wow” to its beauty.

LaToya Ruby Frazier: A Pilgrimage to Noah Purifoy’s Desert Art Museum, 2016/2017 Courtesy Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

Taking in so much art is as challenging on the mind as it is exhausting on your feet, so to avoid ‘fair fatigue’ we highly recommend starting in the Statements-section right when you are most lucid. Another advantage in this section is that you can personally meet and engage the gallerists themselves. Highlights include a solo presentation of Cécile B. Evans, for Galerie Emanuel Layr first time at the fair. Her work deals with the junction of artificial intelligence and emotional affect through increasingly ambitious installations and video works. We will not miss Evans' talk in the Conversations program. The gallery will also be presenting Lena Henke in Parcours. Beijing-based Magician Space presents Wang Shang’s sculptures, wall works, and videos that recall modernist nonobjective art like Alexander Calder but are connected to a double life as a jeweler (interestingly Calder was also a jeweler). Nearby in the section are presentations of many artists on our watchlist: Sam Pulitzer at Real Fine Arts headed up by Tyler Dobson and Ben Morgan-Clevel, Guan Xiao and Wu Tsang at Simon Wang's Antenna SpaceAntonio Vega Macotela at LABOR run by Pamela Echeverría and Lui Shtini at New York staple Kate Werble.

Richard Serra: Candle Piece, 1967. Courtesy Peter Freeman, Inc., New York

In the Galleries-section, it is surprising that among 226 galleries only eleven are new this year. Standouts among the first-timers are CanadaCampoli PrestiPilar Corrias, and dépendance. Sadly both Andrea Rosen in New York and Vilma Gold in London have closed, a reminder of the uncertainty in the art market this year. A response to these times is that many galleries are bringing conservative works of ‘proven brands,’ but within that, there are new discoveries.

We will head directly to Peter Freeman Inc. (based in Paris and New York). They are showing one of the strangest and coolest Richard Serra sculptures we have seen (it could be mistaken for a Robert Gober) Candle Piece from 1967. It is a golden rust-colored corten steel beam with candles along its entire length. A rare glimpse into the experimental years of Serra before he became reified into trophy art. Timed with Serra’s show at Kunstmuseum Basel focusing on 16 of his lesser-known film works from 1968-79 screened in their original formats. You can also expect the nearly photo-realistic quiet painted-from-life ‘still lifes’ of Josephine Halvorson who is much acclaimed but not as often exhibited as she should be.

By no means are we against glitzy blue-chip galleries but we are blown away when they surprise us which is the case with Victoria Miro. She is dedicating her booth to the late American modernist master Milton Avery. It is rare to see this important work at a fair but makes sense as it is outside of the boring ‘homogenization’ of familiar names yet a very safe ‘investment.’ The timing is perfect after the lauded exhibition at The Met Breuer. At 303 Gallery new paintings by Sue Williams appear deceptively decorative but underneath the surface is radical abject figuration. Juxtaposed with the  reverent shaped canvases paintings of Mary Heilmann whose titles alludes to images and narratives in the works: Little Red and Positive Negative. Nearby Andrew Krepswill be bringing a range of mostly sculpture and photographic works to the fair, including a pair of large-scale Hito Steyerl originally conceived for Skulptur Projekte Münster. Polish artist Goshka Macuga’s works are of a more figurative sculptural tradition with a softness and surprising use of materials that is instantly charming. Meyer Riegger is presenting Czech Eva Kotátková who critiques the ‘objective’ world of science, laws, and theories with an absurdist truth that we are all a little wonky or flawed and reality is relative.

Milton Avery: Ten Pound Island (Sea and Rocks). Courtesy Victoria Miro, London

The 2017 edition of Art Basel's Parcours will situate 22 site-specific artworks by 21 artists around Basel’s historic Münsterplatz. Curated for the second year by Samuel Leuenberger, founder of SALTS. We are most looking forward to GCC’s work Belief in the Power of BelieveLena Henke City Lights (Dead Horse Bay) and Erika Verzutti's Cocar/Cockade.

Art Basel Film program is always a highlight in the calendar for us, film is by far the most undervalued by the market but represents some of the strongest work. A great way to start learning about video is to go and see the program curated by Cairo-based Maxa Zoller. Notable in the program is “The Blood of a Poet,” taken after the 1930 Jean Cocteau film. Screening William E. Jones' latest film Fall into Ruin the story of gallerist Alexander Iolas, who gave Warhol his first solo. Jones visited Iolas’ villa during its heyday. We are rushing to see the unmissable Ugo Rondinone’s thanx 4 nothing a love letter to his partner John Giorno while he performs his legendary poem he wrote for his 70th birthday: a gratitude for the full catastrophe living. For the record, the Rondinone is a master work of video. Concluding the program with the rare, unfinished Andy Warhol film Sunset – the late master has more to reveal.

Lena Henke: City Lights (Dead Horse Bay), 2016. Courtesy Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna; Real Fine Arts, New York; Bortolami, New York

Wolfgang Tillmans is without question among the most important living artists (and artists of the last century). We would be remissed not to mention his show at Fondation Beyeler during the museum’s twenty-year anniversary which marks the first time the renowned institution dedicates a show to a photographer (obviously Tillmans is also post-medium, but importantly not post-studio).

Although the Fondation Beyeler is widely considered the museum of note in Basel, it is Kunsthalle Basel we pay the closest attention to. First, a group show titled “Ungestalt,” which the press release claims is “untranslatable” literally in opposition to “Gestalt” (so that covers the whole mess of contemporary psychology), making it a catch-all excuse for an awesome lineup. The show includes Supernova Marcel Duchamp, giants like Trisha Donnelly, blue-chip darlings like Adrián Villar Rojas and a huge section of our emerging watchlist: Olga BalemaEric N. MackPark McArthur to name a few. The ‘big’ show will be the premiere in Switzerland of the fantastic and potentially most important artist you likely have not heard of (yet) Yan Xing. His exhibition moves across media centered around elaborate narratives realized in the performative arena of conceptual objects and happenings. This exhibition follows a fictional curator ‘based on real life’ unfolding in surprising and unexpected ways. Mark our words, Xing will be making the news soon.

Ungestalt (exhibition view). Courtesy Kunsthalle Basel, photo: Philipp Hänger

Always fulfilling is the opening party with one of the best roast-outs in town in the garden of the non-profit SALTS. In The Printed Room which is dedicated to literary-based works is a show of Ho King Man titled “Stiff Cotton Brain Stone” curated by the amazing Harry Burke of Artists Space. A solo show by Caroline Mesquita involving sculptures made from life-size oxidized and painted metal sheets that become silhouettes with a theatrical ‘other-directedness.’ Lastly the first Swiss show of Mélodie Mousset, who presents a mass of terracotta with earth spilling through the door and blocking the entrance as a site-specific large-scale installation in the front yard. You eventually have to climb through the window to view avatars of David Bowie and Tilda Swinton.

There have been a lot of changes in recent years where Basel has unbuttoned its collar in a way with a lot more parties than ever before. Some of the glam of Miami Beach seems to be spreading with new pop-up clubs that host billionaires, fashionistas, and the new crop of ultra-hip worldly young (often super-young) collectors. We will certainly see you at the Three Kings where Napoleon, Picasso, and Thomas Mann have all stayed. Here you can see film-stars like Leonardo DiCaprio, collecting-stars like Steven A. Cohen, or art-stars like Damien Hirst. Most other nights the best dancing is at the Kunsthalle where you can have shockingly overpriced drinks, but it is all worth it for the contagious energy. For all the special nightlife events we will send out Alerts.

Alternatively, you can side-step the endless cycle of parties for a peaceful escape; throw your clothes in a bag and float down the scenic River Rhine in one of the most beautiful moments with nature before the summer break.

Godspeed this week, to great spirits, and a much-needed rest after Basel.


– Justin Polera

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LOST iN – December
Over-indexed on the Christmas party action? Look no further than Exhibitionary's picks for four current art exhibits sure to make you forget all about eggnog and mistletoe. But lest you fall too much out of the holiday spirit, we've also included four places to grab a drink or a fantastic meal within spitting distance of the galleries. No grinches here.

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5 Shows in November
Our picks for the five shows we recommend to see in November.

Space Shifters | Hayward Gallery | London
Klara Lidén | Reena Spaulings | New York
Martin Boyce | Esther Schipper | Berlin
Paola Pivi | The Bass | Miami
Cao Fei | K21 | Düsseldorf

LOST iN – November
Four fantastic new art shows, plus a selection of our favorite places within walking distance for drinks & nibbles.

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5 Shows in October
Here are our picks for the five shows you should catch in October.

Ugo Rondinone | Gladstone Gallery | New York
Gregor Hildebrandt | Wentrup | Berlin
AA Bronson & General Idea | Maureen Paley | London
A Journey That Wasn't | The Broad | Los Angeles
Anthea Hamilton | Secession | Vienna

Berlin gets busy - Your guide to Berlin Art Week!
Bringing it back to Berlin – the home turf of Exhibitionary – is the seventh Berlin Art Week from 26–30 September! Plotted around Berlin are two art fairs, 15 museums and institutions, two art associations, one theatre, eleven private collections and 20 project spaces, expecting your pretty feet on their freshly mopped floors. And mate, it’s an ambitious program!

Hi Munich & Various Others
First off, some exciting news: we have added yet another great city to our roster of contemporary art hotspots around the globe. Exhibitionary now also covers Munich and we are happy to announce that we have partnered with Various Others. It is a cooperative project, where galleries and off-spaces invite international partner-galleries to develop an exhibition project together. Besides, some of Munich’s best museums will be offering a wide thematic frame with an array of events to accompany their exhibitions.

They grow up so fast – 10 years of curated by_ in Vienna
Summer is making its slow exit, and you can embrace the lack of sweat patches, slow-cooking in public transport and finally don your matrix coat, order that pumpkin spice latte, and flock to Vienna, because it’s a whole flippin' month of curated by_! The gallery festival where 21 renowned Viennese galleries invite international curators and give them free reign over their gallery spaces to do as they please with it is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

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Five Shows in July
Here are our picks for the five shows you should still catch in July.

Made in L.A. | Hammer Museum | Los Angeles
Lin May Saeed | Studio Voltaire | London
Vile Bodies | Michael Werner | London & New York
Make me look beautiful, Madame d’Ora! | Leopold Museum | Vienna
New North Zurich | Different venues in public areas | Zurich

This week all roads lead to Basel!
Lovers of prime-quality art, gossipy shenanigans, and overpriced liquor rejoice: Art Basel is back this week with its 2018 edition.

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Five Shows in May
Five shows you shouldn't miss in May.

Iza Tarasewicz | Croy Nielsen | Vienna
Hito Steyerl & Martha Rosler | Kunstmuseum | Basel
Flora Hauser | Ibid | Los Angeles
Ragnar Kjartansson | Faurschou Foundation | Beijing
Jenny Saville | Gagosian | New York

Fabulous women, neolithic children and queer dudes: Say Hi to Gallery Weekend Berlin!
We’ve reached this time of the year again: for a couple of days, the Berlin art world puts on its shiniest frock to welcome visitors to Gallery Weekend. Aside from the 47 galleries who officially participate in the main event, everyone else who contributes to making Berlin such a uniquely vibrant place for contemporary art also plans on presenting exciting positions to brighten their reputation, press portfolio or finances.

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Five Shows in April
A selection of five shows you shouldn’t miss in April. Enjoy!

Barbara Hepworth | Pace Gallery | New York
Timur Si-Qin | Société | Berlin
Sylvie Fleury | Karma International | Los Angeles
Sophia Al-Maria | Project Native Informant | London
Marianne Vlaschits | Galerie Nathalie Halgand | Vienna

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Five Shows in March
Here are five shows you should check out in March.

Sam Lewitt | Miguel Abreu Gallery | New York
Gallery Share | Hannah Hoffman | Los Angeles
Elin Gonzales | Lucas Hirsch | Düsseldorf
Women Look at Women | Richard Saltoun Gallery | London
Louisa Gagliardi | Plymouth Rock | Zurich

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LA (Un)confidential – Exhibitionary goes West!
About a hundred years ago, movie executives discovered California’s magic sunlight, relative absence of labor regulations and pleasant ocean views: Los Angeles was picked as the location of choice to shoot pictures. Ever since, a steady stream of hopeful, driven and adventurous people has been fuelling the city of Angels, transforming it into a fertile ground for cultural initiatives. Hence, it seems only logical for Exhibitionary to chose LA as its third US and eleventh altogether location! From now on, you can check out, select, and visit the city’s most thrilling exhibitions thanks to our app.

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Five Shows in February
The top five shows not to miss in February.

James Benning | neugerriemschneider | Berlin
Adrian Buschmann | Gabriele Senn Galerie | Vienna
Mi Kafchin | Lyles & King | New York
Pizza is God | NRW Forum | Düsseldorf
Lydia Ourahmane | Chisenhale Gallery | London

Five Shows in January
Our recommendations for the five shows to see in January.

Kathe Burkhart | Mary Boone Gallery | New York
Carmen Herrera | Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen | Düsseldorf
Leonor Antunes | Whitechapel Gallery | London
Group Show | Eva Presenhuber | Zürich
Fahrelnissa Zeid | Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle | Berlin

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Five Shows in December
Here are the five shows we recommended to see in December.

Evgeny Antufiev | Emalin | London
Jemima Kirke | Sargent’s Daughters | New York
Anna K.E. & Florian Meisenberg | WNTRP | Berlin
Publishing as an Artistic Toolbox: 1989–2017 | Kunsthalle Wien | Vienna
Tschabalala Self | Thierry Goldberg Gallery | Miami

Lots of glamour, lots of art and lots of fun. Here comes Art Basel Miami Beach!
The conclusion of this year's busy schedule will have Miami’s white beaches and refrigerated fair halls as a setting; but this time, the program of and surrounding the Donatella Versace of fairs seems at least as busy as the rest of the year: museum (re)openings, satellites, parties and endless Uber drives will keep the glitterati more occupied than ever.

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Five Shows in November
Here’s our a selection of five shows we recommend to check out in November.

Michael E. Smith | KOW | Berlin
Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings | Arcadia Missa | London
Marguerite Humeau | Museum Haus Konstruktiv | Zurich
Louise Bonnet | Half Gallery | New York
Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abou-Rahme | Kevin Space | Vienna

Frieze Week is here – with some radical feminism, emerging talents and new spaces!
This week London celebrates the 15th edition of Frieze, the capital’s prime art fair and a must-go station on the art world’s calendar. As it so often is the case with an event of such magnitude, the wave it triggers makes many others want to ride it; consequently, a myriad of great shows, openings and satellite fairs are set to take place concurrently.

We've just released some amazing new features!
Now you’re able to publish your Picks and share them with others. It's easy to follow your friends and other interesting editors and see which shows they recommend.

Knock Knock – It’s Berlin Art Week!
It’s that time of the year: Summer has violently vanished and been replaced by depressing temperatures, the semi-licit outdoor rave program is put on hold and Berlin Art Week is here again.

Talking Art and Artsy Talks – Good to Talk
Good to Talk, a 46-hour long marathon of talks, lectures, and panel discussions, rounded off by the occasional live performance and musical intermezzo, aims to break open the sometimes crusted cocoon in which the art world unfolds and therefore produce fresh food for the minds of audience and participants alike.

Great Art, Good Beer, and a Juicy Rivalry – DC Open in Düsseldorf & Cologne
Düsseldorf and Cologne, historically two of Germany and Europe’s most relevant spots regarding postwar culture. We’re glad to announce that we’ve partnered with DC Open and on this occasion, we are launching Düsseldorf in our app. We will consequently provide you with some insight into the highlights taking place during these three days.

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Five Shows in June
These are the last shows for many galleries before they take a much needed holiday. All too often they just present a group show of whatever inventory is available from their artists (that didn't sell at the fairs). We searched for exhibitions that raise well above the expected, and we’re delighted to see some galleries mounting some of their finest of the year.

Christopher Wool | Galerie Max Hetzler | Berlin
Carol Rama | New Museum | New York
Yan Xing | Kunsthalle | Basel
Tom Burr | Maureen Paley | London
Jorge Pardo | Galerie Gisela Capitain | Cologne

Zürich is more than just an overture. It's a symphony!
As the art world nearly fills up its dance card with Documenta 14 and Skulptur Projekte Münster, we must have one last waltz before Basel at Zürich’s Contemporary Art Weekend! Some say this is just an ‘overture to Art Basel,’ but we say it is so much more.

Skulptur Projekte Münster made easy
Wondering how to navigate Münster? The city transforms itself every ten years with Skulptur Projekte Münster into a mecca for the art world. We have mapped it all for you so download Exhibitionary and you don’t have to spend precious little time in this scenic city lost.

We show you more in Berlin than just Gallery Weekend!
Gallery Weekend is an event like no other. Unlike the artificial situation in a trade fair or on the auction chopping block where meaning and context are emptied out. Collectors from all over the world come to see art in its primary public source, to buy early, for galleries to step up to the plate and for artists to give it their best. Our home turf and source of pride is Berlin and we hope here to provide a few entry points in this.

Are you ready for the Cologne whirlwind?
The history of post-war Cologne is a history of the emergence of contemporary art itself. Today the city still is home to major collectors (among other, Reiner Speck and Benedikt Taschen) who support established and emerging galleries. Here shows of the absolute highest caliber take place. The best way to discover which works become meaningful to you over time is to go out and see them in person.

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Five Shows in April
Here we try to give a mode of entry for first time collectors but also insight for those seasoned in the art world. This is a roundup of five shows that share a depth of lasting power, they are not simply mass-market appeal even if some are very popular.

Korakrit Arunanondchai | Clearing | New York
Yu Honglei | Carl Kostyál | London
Yuri Pattison | Kevin Space | Vienna
Susan Hiller | Pérez Art Museum | Miami
Donna Huanca | Travesia Cuatro | Madrid

Athens: The unsolved mysteries of Documenta 14
Everyone has heard something about the first ever Athen’s chapter of Documenta (arguably the biggest thing happening in art right now). With only days before the inauguration, there is little clarity of what to expect, and the artist list is the biggest mystery. We provide an overview of the complicated themes and why the whole art world is talking about this quinquennial.

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Five Shows in March
With “Five Shows” we launched a new format which consists of five – as Harald Szeemann would say – “with great enthusiasm and a bit of obsessiveness” hand-picked exhibitions we recommend to see or we would like you to read about.

Cristof Yvoré | M Woods | Beijing
Sheree Hovsepian | Higher Pictures | New York
Hal Fischer | Project Native Informant | London
Hannah Black | mumok | Vienna
Ned Vena | Société | Berlin

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The Armory is bolder than Frieze Week. We tell you what not to miss!
Long before it became The Armory Show, it was the highly experimental perversely satirical Gramercy International Art Fair, a playing ground for a new generation of radical artists and gallerists. It took place inside the hotel of the same name and was the meeting ground for the downtown New York art scene.

All about ARCO and what to see in Madrid
It’s late February which means we are off to Madrid, already we have spent all month practicing Spanish. What is great about going to Madrid is being able to see artists who are underrepresented in Western Europe and the US (because they are often overlooked in the international scene).

The Beginning of the End: A Look Ahead to 2017
We are more positive about the coming year than the title of this post might suggest, even if we do live in fraught times. We share the sentiments of Jerry Saltz who said when asked about 2017 and the future of galleries:

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The End of the Beginning: A Look Back at 2016
The end of the year gives space and time for reflection. 2016 was incredible for us. We launched our app Exhibitionary during the hot days of summer, which – now in winter – seems so far away. Within a few months, Exhibitionary grew into a global art guide with curatorial picks in major art centers around the world.

Forget the fairs! Seven things you shouldn't miss in Miami
Miami is the best place to see the diversity of Latin American art because of its proximity to the region. Many of the great private collections in Miami focus on art outside the hegemonic cannon. It is not only the rich visual arts but also the culture and food of the region that we immerse ourselves in.

Must-see guide for Art Basel Miami and the top parties you probably won't get into
As always, we are determined to find hope, sun, and LSD (love, stimulants, vitamin D) in Miami. Last year, postdiluvian floods reminded us that nature is bigger than even Gavin Brown’s beach party. This year, Zika put a cramp in Galerie Perrotin’s party and canceled Jack Shainman’s outdoor blast – but fear not, the show must go on and the parties rage on.

Top Six Shows in Turin
We are on a pilgrimage to Turin! Part of what makes the treasured art institutions in the city so exciting to see is the beautiful town that inspires them and the jaw-dropping post-Renaissance buildings they are housed in. Here are our top six shows that are must-sees.

Top ten shows to see in Paris during FIAC
There is no place like Paris; it is the right city for art. This year many galleries chose FIAC over Frieze. One major factor putting Paris back on the map is the evolution of FIAC under the Director Jennifer Flay. So here are our top 10 museum quality exhibitions to see in Paris now.

London Calling for Frieze Frenzy
London, one of the world’s most important art cities comes alive for Frieze, one of the world’s most important art fairs. The fair is about frenzied buying, except Londoners have a unique kind of refined connoisseurship that is anything but fanatic. Here are ten exhibitions we won’t miss in London and we hope you won’t miss either.

Berlin Art Week for Aficionados
The art world shuts down in August, a time to cross the blurry boundary between professional (art) life into personal (art) life. We jump out of our bathing suit directly back to work in the newest fall fashion for the big openings of jam-packed September.

Berlin's Project Space Festival Breaks the White Cube
Project Space Festival Berlin is an annual opportunity to step out of the white cube routine and experience the exciting fringes of the local scene. The strength of Project Space Festival is twofold, in its diversity and ephemerality. We’ve gone through it with a fine-comb to call out five of the finest.

Gstaad my Love – A Summer Art Affair
The summer season of art is so quiet that in order to find a great show you have to make a great pilgrimage. We are heading off to Gstaad, one of the most remote art locations, for Project 1048 which is a little bit of everything, outdoor exhibition, boundary-defying collaboration and non-profit project.

Liverpool on Strike for the Future
Facing the aftershocks of post-Brexit, it is urgent to go to the Liverpool Biennial. Under director Sally Tallant the Biennial takes over the city in the form of a free festival, a Midsummer night’s voyage through six episodes. Profound questions about our past, present, and future remain without easy answers in this political moment.

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New York Warm Up
No sleep till Brooklyn – NYC celebrates its week of summer openings. What better way to avoid the grotesque hot summer days than a pilgrimage through pristine well air-conditioned galleries in the art world’s capital?! Exactly, none.

Düsseldorf Back on the Map
In constant search of the next big celebration; we are heading for the infamous Rhineland. Historically thought of as the 80's center of the German art-world, it is now putting itself back on the map. Düsseldorf is the place to be with a new private museum, a new hip gallery, and commemorative performances!

Last Look at Art Basel
In the congested summer schedule of the touring art world, Art Basel is an event sometimes preferably ignored but never forgotten. Art Basel was overwhelming and exhausting. At times it was underwhelming, at times, it blew us away.

Manifesta Tips
Just as the hangover is fading from (the celebrations of) the 9th Berlin Biennale, Manifesta 11 begins. Zurich, as everyone knows, is all about the money. Christian Jankowski hit it right on the head when he chose “What People Do For Money,” as the theme this year for Manifesta.