Relevance of Art Fairs Realigned
Apr 19, 2022 | Ryan Mario
The landscape of art fairs has been a sifting through uncertainty for a more than a decade now since its demand peaked back in 2013 to 2014. The number of fairs globally has ballooned from fewer than 60 in 2000 to almost 300 today, one for almost every day of the year. Yet, “Fairtigue”, that iconised weariness that afflicts the art world is a smack on the hand of some collectors and investors who barely visit a single art fair from 2016 to 2019, let alone run a fair-hopping marathon from back when art fairs were at their zenith. Now, as the art fairs opened up its doors once again after the pandemic, it may still prove to be a slow climb in the visitor numbers as the world takes its time in regaining confidence in physical showcases and exhibitions.