• Shoot First

    Harry Benson, Shoot First

    2016

    American photographer Harry Benson’s unique photographic attitude is revealed in the documentary by truly showing his journey from the beginning of his career. His fame comes with the photoshoots of the very well known music group The Beatles’ intimate and vibrant photos. We can observe how his unique eye transfers the life of celebrities in a very natural and intimate way. Benson takes away these celebrities from their glamorous and wealthy lives and represents them in a very natural setting. We see how Benson’s unique shots ring up an intimate curtain to the known figures such as Alec Baldwin, Muhammad Ali, Bobby Fischer, Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor, and many other known figures.

  • Art Fairs in 2017: Overview

    2017 is another year rich in art fairs and biennials. In addition to leading global fairs like Art Basel and Frieze, collectors tend to attend new and undiscovered art events particularly in Asia, Africa and South America. Art fairs highlighting those young and emerging talents that have no chance of visibility in mainstream art fairs and focusing on affordable art are also on the rise. Here is an overview of the most important art fairs of 2017:

    (Photo: Mark Blower / Frieze London 2017)

     

    January 2017

    – Pune Biennale, 06-29.01.17

    – ESTE ARTE, Uruguay, 11-14.01.17

    – Art Stage Singapore, 12-15.01.17

    – UNTITLED San Francisco, 12-15.01.17

    – London Art Fair, 18-22.01.17

    – Art Los Angeles Contemporary, 26-29.01.17

    – Art Genève, 26-29.01.17

    – PHOTOFAIRS | SAN FRANCISCO, 27-29.01.17

    – Arte Fiera Bologna, 27-30.01.17

    February 2017

    – India Art Fair, 02-05.02.17

    – COLLECT 02-06.02.17

    – ZSONAMACO, 08-12.02.17

    – Rotterdam Contemporary, 08-12.02.17

    – Affordable Art Fair Milan, 09-12.02.17

    – Manif d’art, 15.02-15.05-17

    – The Affordable Art Fair Brussels, 16-20.02.17

    – CAPE TOWN ART FAIR, 17-19.02.17

    – ARCOMADRID, 22-26.02.17

    – Art Africa Fair, 24.02-05.03.17

    – Desert X, 25.02-30.04.17

    – Moving Image Art Fair, 27.02-02.03.17

    March 2017

    – The ADAA Art Show, 01-05.03.17

    – VOLTA New York, 01-05.03.17

    – The Armory Show, 02-05.03.17

    – Independent New York, 02-05.03.17

    – NADA New York, 02-05.03.17

    – SCOPE New York, 02-05.03.17

    – Honolulu Biennial, 08.03-08.05.17

    – Garage Triennial, 09.03.-14.05.17

    – TEFAF | Maastricht, 10-19.03.17

    – Contour. Mechelen, 11.03.-21.05.17

    – Sharjah Biennial, 12.03.-12.06.17

    – Art Dubai, 15-18.03.17

    – Art Fair Tokyo, 17-19.03.17

    – Whitney Biennial, 17.03.-11.06.17

    – ART CENTRAL, 2017 21-25.03.17

    – Art Central Hong Kong, 22-26.03.17

    – Art Basel Hong Kong, 23-25.03.17

    – Drawing Now Paris, 23-26.03.17

    – DDESSINPARIS Contemporary Drawing Fair, 24-26.03.17

    – Kathmandu Triennale, 24.03.-09.04.17

    – Affordable Art Fair New York, 29.03.-02.04.17

    – Art Paris Art Fair, 30.03.-02.04.17

    – IAF warsaw, 30.03.-02.04.17

    – Miart, 31.03.-02.04.17

    April 2017

    – SP-Arte, 06-09.04.17

    – DALLAS ART FAIR, 06-09.04.17

    – Documenta 14 – Athens, 08.04.-16.07.17

    – World Art Dubai, 12-15.04.17

    – Independent Brussels, 19-23.04.17

    – Perú Arte Contemporáneo – PArC, 19-23.04.17

    – Art Brussels, 21-23.04.17

    – Art Revolution Taipei, 14-17.04.17

    – Art Cologne, 26-29.04.17

    – Art Market San Francisco 28-30.04.2017

    -ARTMONTE-CARLO 29-30.04.2017

    May 2017

    – CONTEXT New York, 03-07.05-17

    – Frieze New York, 04-07.05.17

    – BJCEM Biennale Mediterranea, 04-09.05.17

    – 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair | New York, 05-07.05.17

    – 57th Venice Biennale, 13.05.-26.11.17

    – ARCOLISBOA, 18-21.05.17

    – Affordable Art Fair | Hong Kong, 19-21.05.17

    – LOOP Video Art Fair, 25-27.05.17

    – Art Athina, 25-28.05.17

    – Art Vancouver,25-28.05.17

    June 2017

    – ARoS Triennial, 03.06.- 30.07.17

    – ARTVILNIUS, 08-11.06.17

    – Documenta 14 – Kassel, 10.06.-17.09.17

    – Skulptur Projekte Münster, 10.06.-01.10.17

    – VOLTA Basel, 12-17.06.17

    – Design MIAMI Basel, 13-18.06.17

    – LISTE Basel, 13-18.06.17

    – Art Basel, 15-18.06.17

    – OpenART, 18.06.-10.09.17

    July 2017

    – Art Southampton, 06-10-07.17

    August 2017

    – Sinopale, International Sinop Bienali, 01.08-17.09.17

    – Seatle Art Fair, 03-06.08.17

    – Yokohama Triennale, 04.08.-05.11.17

    – Sapporo Int Art Festival, 06.08.-01.10.17

    – ART-O-RAMA, Marseille, 25-27.08.17

    – Odessa Biennale, 26.08.-30.09.17

    September 2017

    – Lofoten Int Art Festival, 01.09.-01.10.17

    – Sydney Contemporary, 07-10.09.17

    – FNB Joburg Art Fair, 8-10.09.17

    – GIBCA, 09.09.-19.11.17

    – Contemporary Istanbul, 13-17.09.17

    – Expo Chicago, 13-17.09.17

    – Positions Berlin, 14-17.09.17

    – START Art Fair, 14-17.09.17

    – Berliner Liste, 15-17.09.17

    – Ural Industrial Biennial, 14.09.-12.11.17

    – İstanbul Biennial, 16.09.-12.11.17

    – Chicago Architecture Biennial, 16.09.-31.12.17

    – Biennale de Lyon, 20.09.-31.12.17

    – KIAF 2017 ART SEOUL, 21-24.09.17

    – Beirut Art Fair, 21-24.09.17

    – Viennacontemporary, 21-24.09.17

    – Unseen Photo Fair Amsterdam, 22-24.09.17

    October 2017

    – Jerusalem Biennale, 01.10.-15.11.17

    – 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair | London 05-08.10.17

    – Frieze London, 5-8.10.17

    – XI Florence Biennale, 06-15.10.17

    – ArtVerona, 13-16.10.17

    – FIAC, 19-22.10.17

    – Texas Contemporary, 19-22.10.17

    – Art Taipei, 20-23.10.17

    – Karachi Biennale, 21.10.-05.11.17

    – ARTBO, 26-29.10.17

    – TEFAF New York Fall, 28.10-01.11.17

    November 2017

    – Performa, 01-19.11.17

    – Artissima, 03-05.11.17

    – ART X Lagos, 03-05.11.17

    – ARTIST İstanbul, 04-12.11.17

    –  Abu Dhabi Art, 08-11.11.17

    – Paris Photo, 09-12.11.17

    – ART021 Shanghai, 10-12.11-17

    – AKAA Art Fair Paris, 10-12.11-17

    – Prospect New Orleans, 11.11.17-25.02.18

    December 2017

    – Art Miami 05-10.12.17

    – Context Art Miami 05-10.12.17

    – Design Miami 06-10.12.17

    – Aqua Art Miami 06-10.12.17

    – Ink Miami 06-10.12.17

    – Art Basel Miami Beach 7-10.12.17

    – Pulse Miami Beach 7-10.12.17

  • THE SUN VOYAGE Jón Gunnar Árnason

    Reykjavík, Iceland

    Created by the sculpture Jón Gunnar Árnason as an ode to Sun, the steel sculpture titled The Sun Voyager resides in Reykjavik, Iceland – a country known for its endless oceans. The trident sign on the voyager stands a well-known mythological symbol for the sun. Arnason came up with the idea of the work on a boat trip for a Scandinavian art project called “Experimental Environment”. Through the image of sun, the work symbolizes the mystery, hope and freedom of new and undiscovered lands.

    THE SUN VOYAGER – Jón Gunnar Árnason - Reykjavik, Iceland

    THE SUN VOYAGER – Jón Gunnar Árnason – Reykjavik, Iceland