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Tuesday, 11 November 2014 12:08

The Inaugural Edition of FIAC LA has been Postponed

The inaugural edition of FIAC LA has been postponed for a full year to the beginning of 2016, according to an official statement released by fair organizers today. The L.A. edition was originally to be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from March 27 to 29, 2015. This comes just after the 41st edition of FIAC in Paris, which ran from October 22 through 25 at the Grand Palais and featured 191 exhibitors, wrapped to mostly positive reviews.

A report from artnet News earlier today suggested that the fair’s organizers had canceled the Los Angeles edition all together, citing some possible reasons for the change such as a less than full exhibitor list and “that FIAC had not engaged the right staff on the ground to pull off such an ambitious fair in a short period of time.”

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014 14:15

Picasso Museum Postpones Reopening

The Musée Picasso in Paris has postponed its reopening after announcing in February that it would open to the public in June. The museum has been closed for nearly five years for a renovation and expansion. Since the museum is under the stewardship of the French government, the Culture Ministry is responsible for determining an official reopening date.

The Musée Picasso, which holds one of the most comprehensive collections of Pablo Picasso’s work, initially closed for a two-year refurbishment, but once underway, the scope of the project expanded. Except for a few minor technical details, the renovation, which cost around $71 million, is complete.

Prior to the renovation, the Musée Picasso could only display a fraction of its 5,000 paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, and documents. The project nearly doubled the institution’s exhibition space, allowing the museum to display more of its illustrious collection. The museum will also be able to accommodate more guests than ever before and annual admission figures are expected to rise from 450,000 to 850,000.

The museum, which is located in a 17th-century Baroque mansion in Paris’ historic Marais quarter, first opened to the public in 1985. Most of its collection was left to the French state upon Picasso’s death in 1973. A number of works were also donated by the artist’s family, including his widow Jacqueline.

The Musée Picasso plans to reopen to the public by the end of the year.

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SCOPE London scheduled to take place this coming October, announced Wednesday that the fair would be postponed until 2012. In response to the recent riots that swept neighborhoods of Great Britain, SCOPE and their advisory body of galleries, community heads, and global collectors, have decided this year would not be the time to re-launch the fair. SCOPE Show  Director, Mollie White explains, “the current climate of social unrest, and poor economic conditions, did not create for the sure environment to re-launch this year’s edition of the fair. It is essential to SCOPE that its exhibitors are given a confident and rich platform, and we therefore look forward to hosting the fair next year, which we feel will be an especially dynamic time, given the international presence of the Olympics and respective communities.

SCOPE now looks to celebrate its ninth year in Miami, November 30- December 4, where it will host 85 international exhibitors presenting solo, and thematic group shows, alongside museum quality programming, including the debut of innovative performance, film, curatorial projects and site-specific installation. As the destination for cutting-edge contemporary art, SCOPE continues to develop its lead role as creative R+D for a wider audience of taste makes. Come celebrate SCOPE Miami!

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