The Vienna Art Fair 2014 wows the crowds

This year’s fair had artworks from fifteen galleries across 25 countries on show and attracted holidaymakers on guided river cruises in Europe, art enthusiasts, artists, curators, collectors and buyers.

Some of the galleries that exhibited their works included the Guy Pieters Gallery from Belgium, the Drdova Gallery Prague, Andreas Binder Gallery in Munich, the HADA Contemporary Gallery from London and the Steve Turner Contemporary gallery from Los Angeles in the USA.

The Vienna Fair was also celebrating its 10th birthday this year and the first under the sole control of director Christina Steinbrecher-Pfandt.

Attendance expected to be good

Although official attendance figures for the four-day event have not been released, organisers are expecting the number of visitors to be high. Last year’s event attracted 23,000 people, which is the most attendees since the fair began, but many experts believe that this year’s event could have attracted a similar number of people.

The fair is regarded as the most important show for contemporary art from Central, Eastern and south-eastern Europe, and is regarded as a great springboard for up and coming artists to show-off their work.

As well as showcasing work from Central and Eastern Europe, the fair also had booths dedicated to pieces of art from Western European galleries. Visitors could also sit in and listen to a number of guest speakers sharing their thoughts on a number of different topics and issues from the art world.

According to an article on the Artnet News website, the Vienna International Art Fair was this year “brighter and more colourful”.

If you want to see some highlights from the 2014 Vienna International Art Fair, then visit the Artnet News website here.

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