As ArtFacts celebrates its 15th birthday, we want to give back to our subscribers with something we like to call “Ask ArtFacts”, using Top Data.
Top Data is a new feature we’ve tested and rolled out for those in the research field of the fine art community. It’s a tailor-made tool that, given your parameters, provides ultra-specific statistics for comparison. Whether it’s an inquiry into the past or a detailed look into the future, ArtFacts takes the guesswork out of the equation and puts the answers at your fingertips by utilizing the extensive intelligence in ArtFacts.Net’s archives and rankings.
To give you an idea of what Top Data can do, we compared the environments of Berlin and London to see when Berlin became a significant competitor with London’s art scene.In 1990, London was exploding, with first-time exhibiting artists having nearly three times as much success as their contemporaries in Berlin. But Berlin wasn’t simply lying dormant: just ten years later in 2000, its success overtook London’s by more than 2:1.
ArtFacts.Net’s Top Data shows that timing and location play a significant role in an artist’s career. While artists showing in London generally rank higher than those showing in Berlin, we now know that the year 2000 was a turning point for Berlin with some of the world’s most influential contemporary artists beginning their careers there.
Go on, ask us anything by simply replying to this e-mail. Our favorite inquiries with answers will be posted in next month’s newsletter.
From February 24th to the 28th, ArtFacts will have a booth at ARCOmadrid. Come by and say hello in the Ifema Pavilion 6 at stand number 9H06H. We’ll be updating our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter during the event with some of our favorite images from the fair. For more information about ARCOmadrid, please visit here.
We hope to see you there!
Art Karlsruhe When? 18.2.2016 – 21.2.2016 Where? Karlsruhe, Germany
The thirteenth Art Karlsruhe opens its doors in February 2016. Make a note of the date now, 18-21 February, to ensure you don’t miss one of the biggest art fairs in German-speaking Europe. Here’s where you’ll be notified about the artima art meeting, the special exhibition, the exhibiting galleries, and the presentations by the guest country in good time before the event.
Just Mad 7
When? 23.2.2016 – 28.2.2016 Where? Madrid, Spain
This is JustMAD’s seventh edition and its goal is to stay strong in supporting emergent galleries and alternative spaces in Spain and abroad. We are tailoring an exhibiting proposal that offers an aesthetic and intellectual challenge and yet designed to be fun. JustMad 2016 is conceived with a solid aspiration to attract new audiences and collectors that we can share our passion for contemporary art with.
ARCOmadrid 2016 will revolve on, inviting 35 galleries from around the world together with the participating galleries in the General Programme and the Opening and Solo Projects sections, the Fair will also incorporate other initiatives to celebrate this symbolic date. Visit our stand in Pavilion 6, 9H06H.
For five days, collectors, professionals and amateurs from the art world present in Madrid are invited to discover the contemporary art scene projects of thirty or so artists, presented by national and international contemporary art galleries and chosen by a selection committee made up of curators and gallery owners.
The majestic setting of Oxford Town Hall will once again be the backdrop for the biggest collection of contemporary art to be brought together under one roof as the city prepares to host the third Oxford International Art Fair next year.
This edition of Madrid’s most alternative art fair has once again opted for an unconventional space as the venue for its exhibition of artwork by emerging artists and independent curators. The exhibition venue will be the Hotel Petit Palace Santa Bárbara, located on plaza Santa Bárbara in the city-centre neighbourhood of Chueca.
We Are Fair
When? 26.2.2016 – 28.2.2016 Where? Madrid, Spain
WE ARE FAIR! will be held in the Hotel Exe Central, an avant-garde design hotel with all the services required by the 21st century guest. The Hotel Exe Central, located in the vibrant core of Madrid, is surrounded by the lively areas of Tribunal, Malasaña, Chueca and Chamberí and absorbs the very essence of each of these spots.
Since its debut in New York in 2008, Artistic Director Amanda Coulson re-conceived the format as a rigorously curated, boutique event — along the lines of a sequence of intense studio visits versus a traditional trade show environment. Since then VOLTA NY showcases relevant contemporary art positions from emerging international artists, from cutting-edge trendsetters to next year’s rising stars.