3 European Art Fairs
Published: August 2010
By Peter H. Fox
Three European capitals showcase the classic and the cutting-edge from around the world.
The 25th Biennale des Antiquaires (Sept. 15–22; bdafrance.eu) has old masters, Midcentury Modern furniture, serious jewels—it’s all here—under the glass dome of the Grand Palais. Four leading French chefs cook up lunch and dinner at a restaurant created just for the show.
Next month, the eighth Frieze Art Fair (Oct. 14–17) takes root in Regent’s Park, this time expanding to include site-specific commissions from 16 up-and-coming artists and a free film series in a specially designed theater pavilion.
Design Week (Oct. 1–10; viennadesignweek.at) picks up where the Secessionists left off, transforming the onetime imperial capital into a citywide display of Central European vanguard creativity.