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Are you ready for the Cologne whirlwind?

The history of post-war Cologne is a history of the emergence of contemporary art itself. In the 1960’s the city was already a center of the art world in Germany where it remained for decades. It was a nerve-center for significant galleries and collectors such as forefathers Peter and Irene Ludwig founder of the eponymous museum – who were among the first in the world to collect Pop Art. 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.

We are excited to launch Cologne in our app with Picks of the top 10 shows in town and as always with an interactive map to guide you. There is a saying “If your iPhone still has battery power at 5 pm, you are losing,” so bring an extra charger to make sure not miss the important openings.

A giant of the Cologne art scene is long time stalwart Galerie Gisela Capitain who was close friends with Cologne art star Martin Kippenberger whose estate she cares for with great reverence. She will be opening with an artist we absolutely love, Zoe Leonard. At this moment Leonard is best known for her monumental work on New York’s Highline park I want a president which directly engages the cultural and political climate in the early 90s during the rise of neoliberalism under Bush and seems even truer today under Trump. She is a radical feminist queer-activist whose work includes the iconic merging of photography, sculpture, and installation.

Zoe Leonard – Misia, Postwar (installation view). Courtesy Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne

If Gisela Captain is the grande dame of Cologne, then gallerist Daniel Buchholz is the grand seigneur (godfather and foredaddy all rolled into one). He is presenting an artist that continually blows us away (a quiet brilliance in the Whitney Biennial) Cameron Rowland. His solo exhibition "91020000" at Artists Space was absolutely beautiful in the deepest conceptual and visual ways as senior New York Times art critic Roberta Smith said, “The objects offer a history lesson and an aesthetic experience, intricately fused.” The Philadelphia-born artist is a master of minimalist ready-mades that through economic exchange transcend their own objecthood. Disquieting as it is awe inspiring the sculptures directly confront social and racial injustice. His work speaks truth to power, revealing through poetics of found objects the deep reality of inequalities.

These two blue-chip institutions are the pillars of the art scene, but the rooms are filled with daring young galleries that present great shows of emerging artists. Among the biggest rewards of being in art is the chance to meet and get to know artists and engage with the ideas of their practice. Collecting work early in an artist’s career is when it can really make a difference.

At DREI the relatively young and already critically recognized Tiril Hasselknippe is mounting the provocatively titled show “Queens of the Tear Duct.” Hasselknippe has an extremely delicate, refined, and sparse vocabulary of materials, often working in carved wood, cast concrete, and the minimalist idea of “specific objects.” From this economy of forms, she creates an incredible diversity of meanings. Her previous exhibition at the gallery titled “Phones” was in synchrony with ideas of early electronic experimental sound (this is a really hot topic now). She scattered objects in the room: lying on the floor was a blue resin cast carpet, concrete objects were leaning on the wall like flying buttresses, and relief sculptures hung on the wall, strung like instruments.

Gina Folly – Temporarily Unavailable (installation view). Courtesy Ginerva Gambino, Cologne

Another hip gallery, Ginerva Gambino will present “Temporarily Unavailable” a solo show of Gina Folly. Showing fast sketches taken from a series begun in 2013 with scribbles like diary entries they are an intimate slice in the working mind of Folly. A recurring theme of her work is the body, or more specifically its parts which come up repeatedly in the sketches (recalling other series like psychoanalytic drawings or surrealist automatism). Like many artists, today Folly is increasingly concerned with contemporary labor conditions that blur the lines between physical workspace and living space. The whole installation is inside a makeshift domestic setting with cardboard walls, a perfect metaphor for how temporary all our plans are.

One of the most exciting openings, guaranteed to have a jam-packed line to get in, will be at the influential Kölnischer Kunstverein. They will give the space over to New York artist Avery Singer, who dialectically merges painting, photography and the computer world. Calling them "figures and still lifes occupying the realm of unrealized buildings," her images are composed in Google SketchUp and projected onto a canvas where she renders them in painstaking grayscale airbrush. Although recently she has switched directions and included color – the result is arresting. It has many art historical references from the avant-garde of the last century such as cubism to the neo-avant-garde, yet she cites as an influence Albert Oehlen’s Computer Paintings, which she brings to the digital age. Simultaneously there is another exhibition of a fellow Cooper Union graduate two decades older, Danny McDonald. He was one of the original members of the legendary Art Club 2000, the 90s art collective founded by the late gallerist Colin de Land. McDonald moves across video and installation with a very dark but poignant humor. His sculptures contain action figures, dolls, horror film masks, toys, and other ephemera arranged in ways that subvert the American Dream and history – embodying an increasingly absurd political reality.

Danny McDonald: The Speculator, 2015. Courtesy Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin

Each year we enthusiastically await the announcement of the Wolfgang Hahn Prize which is accompanied by an exhibition at Museum Ludwig, one of the largest and most encyclopedic museums of contemporary art in Germany. This year the prize is (duly) awarded to Trisha Donnelly – one of the most deeply complex, conceptual, opaque, and perplexing artists working today. She made the statement that gave the title to Martin Herbert’s brand new book “Tell them I said No” – when she refused to give interviews during her milestone Serpentine Gallery show. She is a quintessential artist of the post-medium condition using photography, sound, video, drawing, and performance but ultimately the most important medium is the artist herself. Her work often asks us to suspend our disbelief as it impossibly controls the natural elements. In one work, for instance, she made it rain. She also spent a great deal of time in Cologne searching for just the right organist to perform in her sound installation for Creative Time’s “The Plain of Heaven” – so it fits she receives this most important Cologne art prize.

Not really in Cologne but in the Rhineland everything is easily accessible, less than an hour train trip away, Museum Haus Lange mounts the first-ever museum exhibition of super-star artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset in the Rhine region – this is long overdue. The two have created a site-specific installation titled “Die Zugezogenen” [The Newcomers], where they transform the museum back into a private home. As usual, there is an extraordinary fictional story replete with convincing details including hiring a real estate agent who posted signs for the sale of the Mies van der Rohe built museum as if it were a house on the market. The imagined German family left the UK post-Brexit to return to their homeland. Combining new sculptures with artifacts and furniture, they create an unsettling domestic home full of phantasmagoria. We enter into the family’s world in the midst of their move, some boxes are still packed, while others already unpacked have their contents carefully put in place. We are immersed in an entire installation that symbolizes changing Europe of today juxtaposed against the utopian ideals of the mid-century “international” architecture – which was bound to fail as all utopias were, are and will be. But we would still like to bid in on the Mies home.

Elmgreen & Dragset – Die Zugezogenen. Photo: Volker Döhne © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017

After half a century, Art Cologne, the first contemporary art fair of its kind, is still a global art world destination. Staying relevant for more than five decades is a Sisyphean feat – starting with only 16 local exhibitors in 1967 under Rudolf Zwirner (David’s father) it has bloomed to over 240 international galleries but not without its ups and downs. Hit hard by the 2008 market crash it was revived under the current director Daniel Hug – a much respected American with Swiss roots and coincidently the grandson of László Moholy-Nagy.

We will see if Art Cologne withstands another challenge as competing “art.fair” was purchased by MCH Group (the parent company of Art Basel) and will relocate to rival neighboring city to create Art Düsseldorf in November. The question is, can the Rhineland sustain two major art fairs? So Hug’s team has much to worry about. Yet they played a smart card by taking over Berlin's fledgling abc art berlin contemporary to launch Art Berlin (Maike Cruse of Gallery Weekend and Daniel Hug will co-direct). The pairing of Cologne and Berlin is a strong move, as Hug explained: “Cologne wasn't cool when I got here (in 2008) – everyone wanted to go to Berlin.” Now he is historically bridging the two.

How to best navigate Art Cologne? It is essential to cut through the noise and concentrate on what is significant. Which is why we have partnered with Art Cologne in a cooperation that gives you all the galleries of the Neumarkt and Neumarkt Collaborations sections in our app. Come by our booth A 56 in Hall 11.3 and say hello. We are next to the hippest galleries, including our neighbor piece*unique who is showing our esteemed "Lieblingskünstler," the ever-captivating Gregor Hildebrandt. We will share our discoveries and recommendations with you in real time.

Here are some ways to separate what is significant from what is hype. Consider what you want to live with. Art should be experienced and interacted with, not in off-site storage – if possible. Works should simultaneously be inspiring and intellectually challenging, take note of what makes your heart leap at first and come back to see them more deeply. It is also important to build a lasting relationship with galleries that are showing potential art stars of tomorrow or rediscoveries of overlooked artists.

Sebastian Burger: Ocmas, 2016. Courtesy Galerie Tobias Naehring, Leipzig

BolteLang will show Talisa Lallai who brings her Italian roots to the contemporary art dialog with photographs and films (both found and taken) evoking a nostalgic longing for a utopian Italy that no longer exists. EXILE, run by Christian Siekmeier will present among others the Warsaw-born, but German raised Katharina Marszewski. Like Lallai she also makes work deeply connected to personal geography – reconciling the history of Poland with its present political condition through the rich lens of her memory. Lyles & King one of New York’s youngest galleries is bringing paintings by Chris Hood, a painter on our watch list at the moment. Tobias Naehring from Leipzig gives a cross-section of his interesting program, including the extremely sensitive, nearly surrealist, but entirely photo-realistic intimate scaled paintings of Sebastian Burger. These works must be seen in person. Burger takes incredible care, and excruciating long periods of time on each painting (we heard he paints with a single haired brush), in the end, they are gems to experience.

In the Neumarkt Collaborations section are two pairs of galleries we are running to. Galerie Max Mayer (Düsseldorf) co-presenting Jef Geys Le Tour de France 1969 d’Eddy Merckx with the ever profound gallerist Maxwell Graham of Essex Street (New York) where Geys is the current exhibition. An artist of concise precision with very few materials he was a key figure of the mid-century conceptual movements. Deborah Schamoni (Munich) will collaborate with the ultra-smart emerging gallery Project Native Informant (London) to present Judith Hopf, the Berlin-based “cool professor” who brings absurd irony, humor and a filmic influence to sculpture while addressing difficult political issues in an intentionally irreverent way. The two galleries will also present Eric Sidner, and Amalia Ulman whose show at James Fuentes was one of our top 10.

Michael Riedel: Untitled (L-Serie), 2017(detail). Courtesy David Zwirner, New York / London, Galerie Michel Rein, Paris / Brussels, Gabriele Senn Galerie, Vienna, Bischoff Projects, Frankfurt/Main

For the first time this year, there is a special commission to an artist for a site-specific work that responds to the architecture of the fair. Michael Riedel – who ingeniously sold his middle initial (S.) as a work of art – was selected for this. He just published a wonderful book with Distanz Verlag and is not surprisingly represented by David Zwirner, but surprisingly was appointed as painting professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig. True to his practice, which includes every but traditional painting, he exposes the inner workings of power by deconstructing the very secretive process of the Art Cologne selection committee. He recorded sessions of their meetings and transcribed them. From this long text, he isolated every occurrence of the letter “L” (appearing 1,894 times out of the total 53,689 characters) which is also the title of the work. In his signature black and white graphic visual vocabulary he creates wallpaper for the large main entrance hall that spills out onto the floor and into the space.

We will be in top fashion for all the Who’s Who at Cologne Hauptbahnhof on Thursday heading to Berlin for Gallery Weekend. The art world uniform has shifted from Gucci to Calvin Klein under Raf Simons – so we know what to wear both inside and out. Whoever said art events were all serious business?


– 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

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.

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.

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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.