Sunday, February 24, 2008

Art Chicago 2008 Attracts World's Leading Contemporary and Modern Art Galleries

ARTmostfierce just loves Chicago. If it wasn't for that cruel, bitter winter ....

A carefully vetted compilation of 181 of the world’s foremost contemporary and modern art galleries will be exhibiting at Art Chicago 2008, running April 25 – 28, at The Merchandise Mart.

A 17% increase in applications was received for Art Chicago 2008, with 350 galleries submitting in contrast to 300 the previous year.

Additionally, 95% of the 132 exhibitors who participated in the 2007 fair re-applied for 2008 -- a dramatic increase from the 75% re-sign of the 104 participating galleries in 2006. Under different ownership, Art Chicago 2005 saw only 50% of galleries reapplying.

International representation has been bolstered 36% for 2008, with 30 cities presenting, up from 22 in 2007.

Is this a slight indication that the ART market continues to thrive regardless the current economic US situation?
Is the ART bubble being inflated and kept insulated from inevitable big crash?
Anyone going to Chicago?
It is still one of ARTmostfierce favorities cities.
Let me know what you think!


Mike @ MAO said...

Hey Ruben..
MAO went last year.. had a great time.. and is most certianly going back this year!

Also..check out the Next Art Fair Chicago.. that's going to be the new hip event during art Chicago!!

ruben said...

Great news that you are going to it.
When it happens ARTmostfirece will
post a comment and link MAO for full coverage and delicious dish!

Can't go...paying now for the ART shopping rampage from Christmas. Quite greedy and naughty!