June 1

Art Watch…


If you happen to be in Europe this summer, there are four world art events that are taking place. Here’s the lowdown…

Art 39 Basel
4 June – 8 June 2007
The international art show features about 300 leading art galleries from 30 countries on all continents. Art Basel is the world’s premier modern and contemporary art fair.

52nd Venice Biennale
10 June – 21 November 2007
52nd International Art Exhibition, entitled Think with the Senses – Feel with the Mind. Art in the Present Tense. The international exhibition, set up in the Arsenale and in the Italian Pavilion at the Giardini presents about a hundred artists from all over the world.

16 June – 23 September 2007
Founded in 1955, Documenta is regarded as one of the most important exhibitions of contemporary art, drawing attention from all over the world.

Istanbul Biennial
8 September – 4 November 2007
Founded in 1987, the Istanbul Biennial aims to create a meeting point in İstanbul in the field of visual arts between artists from diverse cultures and the audience. It is considered as one of the most prestigious biennials alongside Venice, Sao Paolo and Sydney.


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