Art Demystified: How Do Art Fairs Choose Participants?

artnet News | Henri Neuendorf:

Gaining admission to art fairs is crucial for galleries, as many rely heavily on the rotating list of worldwide events to make sales. But despite the significance of fairs, not everyone knows how the admission process works. A committee of gallery owners appointed by fair organizers are tasked with deciding which of their fellow gallerists are permitted to attend. In the case of Art Basel—the largest and most prestigious fair in the world—six people decide the fate of hundreds of galleries… Read more

Image: Art Basel in Basel 2015. © Art Basel. Courtesy of Art Basel