TEFAF Maastricht is universally regarded as one of the world’s leading art fairs, setting the standard for excellence in the art market. It’s an event not to be missed by collectors and museum representatives worldwide.
Presenting close to 300 of the world’s leading galleries from around 20 countries, TEFAF Maastricht is a continuously evolving showcase for the best works of art currently on the market.
In addition to the traditional areas of old master paintings and antique works, the fair showcases a wide variety of classical modern and contemporary art and photographs as well as jewelry, 20th century design and works on paper.
TEFAF Maastricht is unequalled in its level of quality and in the methods it employs to authenticate every painting and object on offer. Participating dealers are admitted only after a strict selection process. TEFAF Maastricht’s ground-breaking vetting system involves no fewer than 175 international experts, who examine every work of art across 29 categories for quality, authenticity and condition, ensuring that you can buy with the greatest possible confidence.
As Principal Sponsor of TEFAF we offer visitors our unique expertise across the full range of risk prevention, conservation, recovery and restoration, so that they can maintain their collections in the best condition.
For more information, visit www.tefaf.com
With fairs in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong, Art Basel stages the world's premier art shows for modern and contemporary works. Defined by its host city and region, each show is unique. This is reflected in the participating galleries, artworks presented, and the content of parallel programming produced in collaboration with local institutions for each edition.
Art Basel plays a vital role in helping galleries to nurture the careers of their artists. In addition to ambitious stands featuring leading galleries from around the world, each show's exhibition sectors spotlight the latest developments in the visual arts, offering visitors new ideas, new inspiration and new contacts in the art world.
As partner of Art Basel since 2006, AXA ART works with the fair to raise collectors’ awareness of the fragility of art works and of the straightforward steps they can take to conserve them.
For more information, visit www.artbasel.com
With one click into the world of art
What is happening at the moment in the world of art? artports.com provides some insights: The website is one of the largest online art portals, listing over 8,000 galleries, museums and art institutions around the world. AXA ART partners with artports.com which means that AXA ART’s customers who are interested in current art events can now get information in a single click. Right on the home page, they will find an overview of major exhibitions. The “artports news” as well as the artports-Newsblog cover current topics and art history themes. Special columns on art fairs, biennials, art books and art academies offer a vast array of additional information.
In a dedicated wiki page, artists will find a platform to present themselves and their works. For those who want to acquire art directly, the website provides a wide offering of works by artists who are not represented by a gallery. Anyone seeking advice will find the contact information for art historians, cultural scholars and art consultants there as well.
An overview of art and design hotels in Germany can make planning travel to galleries, exhibitions and art fairs so much easier. Many helpful links to job vacancies and a job portal in the art sector round out the offerings on artports.com.
For more information: www.artports.com
Deloitte Art & Finance International Conferences
Unprecedented development over the past few years has resulted in the ‘financialization’ of the art market. Art is now seen not only as a source of pleasure, but also as a new alternative asset class with interesting business opportunities.
The Deloitte Art & Finance International Conference is a full-day event that brings together international experts and local players to discuss practical issues and share their visions of the future.
Since the first conference in 2008, each edition has taken place in a different major cultural city. It has already been held in Luxembourg (2008 and 2014), London (2009), Paris (2010), Miami (2011), Basel (2012), Maastricht (2013), and New York (2015).
For more information, visit www2.deloitte.com/lu/en/pages/art-finance/topics/art-and-finance.html
Collectrium is the leading collection management platform for high-value fine art and collectibles. Founded in 2009, the company was acquired by Christie’s in 2015 and continues to operate independently, with offices and clients in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Collectrium was designed specifically for art collectors, by a team of technology and digital security experts, and has earned the trust of tens of thousands of clients worldwide. Leading the industry in innovation through agile development and partnering with best-in-class art service providers, Collectrium is the only platform to integrate all collection-care and management tools in a single experience that is comprehensive, engaging, mobile, and secure.
For more information, visit www.collectrium.com
Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA)
The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) is a non-profit membership organization that supports the economic and cultural contributions of the nation's leading fine art galleries. The ADAA includes 180 members from 25 cities in the U.S., representing hundreds of established and emerging artists internationally. ADAA members have extensive expertise across primary and secondary markets, and established reputations for upholding the best practices in the field. The ADAA serves as a resource and advocate, raising awareness of dealers’ critical roles in the international art market and the cultural community.
The ADAA is dedicated to promoting a holistic understanding of the art market’s participants and activities, and is a leader on issues pertaining to connoisseurship, scholarship, ethical practice, and public policy. The ADAA’s position is further enhanced by its Appraisal Service, which has valued works of art for donation, estate, gift tax, and insurance for over 50 years and represents a depth of art historical and market knowledge. Further, the ADAA Foundation, supported by donations from ADAA members, distributes grants to arts organizations to foster appreciation of art and art history in both public and private spheres.
Since 2012, AXA ART has been the Lead Partner of the ADAA’s Art Show. The nation's foremost and longest running fine art fair, The Art Show takes place in early March in New York City. Organized by the Art Dealers Association of America to benefit the Henry Street Settlement, the fair presents exhibitions from the nation's leading art dealers and galleries showcasing a variety of museum-quality exhibits ranging from cutting-edge, 21st century works, to masterpieces from the 19th and 20th centuries.
For more information, visit www.artdealers.org
Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD)
With member galleries in the United States, Australia, Canada, Europe, and Asia, The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) has become a unifying force in the field of photography. AIPAD is dedicated to creating and maintaining high standards in the business of exhibiting, buying, and selling photographs as art.
Acting as the collective voice of the art photography dealers that make up its membership, AIPAD maintains ethical standards, promotes communication within the photographic community, encourages public appreciation of photography as art, concerns itself with the rights of photographers and collectors, and works to enhance the confidence of the public in responsible photography. AIPAD members provide a wide range of services to the public, such as exhibitions, appraisals, expert opinions, and consultations.
Since 2008, AXA ART has been the Premier Corporate Partner of AIPAD and supports the organization’s annual photography show. Held each Spring in New York City, The AIPAD Photography Show New York is the world’s longest running and foremost exhibition of fine art photography. It features more than 80 of the world's leading fine art photography galleries that present a wide range of museum-quality work, including contemporary, modern, and nineteenth-century photographs, as well as photo-based art, video, and new media.
For more information, visit www.aipad.com
AXA ART is proud to be a continuing sponsor of EXPO CHICAGO
EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, takes place each September at the historic Navy Pier. The fair features over 140 of the leading galleries from around the world. In addition to the galleries and artists on view, the exposition also includes a Special Exhibitions program, featuring select non-profits and institutions, /Dialogues panel discussions in partnership with The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, EXPO VIDEO, a selection of dynamic and cutting-edge film, video and new media works presented in collaboration with Colombia College Chicago, and IN/SITU, a curated selection of site-specific projects.
Drawing upon the city's rich history as a destination for arts and culture, EXPO CHICAGO bridges a critical gap for Chicago's contemporary art community by engaging with regional, national, and international institutions and collectors.
AXA ART Americas has been a sponsor since the inaugural fair in 2012 and hosts the annual AXA Art Breakfast at the Arts Club Chicago.
For more information, visit www.expochicago.com
Image: EXPO CHICAGO/2014, Navy Pier. Photo: Dan Rest
Founded in 2000, Art Toronto is one of the most successful fairs in North America. Art Toronto is held annually at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Canada's top convention and trade-show facility located in the heart of downtown Toronto. As Canada’s premier fair for modern and contemporary art, Art Toronto is a celebration of some of the world’s best contemporary artists and an opportunity for new artists to be discovered.
Since 2009 AXA ART has been the Official Art Insurer of Art Toronto. Through its activities at the fair, it demonstrates its support of the growing Canadian art market as well as offers fair attendees collection management education.
For more information, visit www.arttoronto.ca
SP-Arte, the São Paulo International Art Fair
Founded in 2005 and held in São Paulo’s Ciccillo Matarazzo pavilion designed by Pritzker Laureate Oscar Neimeyer, SP-Arte is now one of the most distinguished art fair in Latin America, presenting the top galleries from Brazil and across the globe.
Since 2014, AXA Art Americas is proud to be the Global Art Insurance Partner of SP-Arte. AXA ART brings to the relationship more than 50 years of insurance and art market expertise which will serve to benefit a very important, mature and still growing art collecting community.
For more information, visit www.sp-arte.com/en