The world’s first art fair in cyberspace

Do art fairs give you headaches too? The champagne is too expensive, all those hip and beautiful people make it difficult to focus on the works of art, and frankly, there are just too many works to take in. It was just a matter of time before someone came up with the internet art fair: the VIP Art Fair (Viewing In Private) will open its doors in cyberspace in just a couple of days (January 22 to January 30). Brussels galleries Xavier Hufkens, Gladstone, Nathalie Obadia and Almine Rech are among the 139 participating galleries from 30 countries. The fair is free to browse, but registration is required. Upon logging in, you will find a map of the exhibition. A click on a gallery name will lead you into that gallery’s booth. But you can search also on artist names. Each artwork will be presented on a virtual wall in relation to other works of art and the human figure, so you can understand the scale and context of the works on view. You’ll find works by Francis Bacon, Louise Bourgeois, Damien Hirst, Jenny Holzer, Erwin Wurm and many more. So: sit back, relax, log in and open that bottle. More info here. You’ll find an article about the fair in The Telegraph here.

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