Where are Europe’s Most Important Art Expos and Competitions?
From museums to galleries, there are plenty of art Expos featuring masterpieces throughout Europe. Here's the top 4 you'll regret missing:
- Venice Biennale -- The Venice Biennale is a visual art exhibition and is so-called because it is held biennially (odd-numbered years). The Biennale Foundation has a continuous existence supporting the arts as well as organizing many events.
- Documenta – Dating back to 1955, Germany’s premier art show attracts over 600,000 visitors to this central German city during the expo. Held every five years, the last expo features artists from all over the world and their multi-media creations in video, photography, painting, sculpture, and art installation. Every documenta is limited to 100 days of exhibition, so it is often referred to as the "museum of 100 days." The main display is at Friedrichsplatz 18, in Kassel, Germany, and began in early June 2002. Phone +49-561-70-72-70 or
- The Turner Prize awarded by Tate Britain - This prize is awarded to a British artist for an outstanding exhibition or other work presentation. The winner receives 20,000 pounds and recognition from the museum.
- Art Basel - An international art fair staged annually worldwide in Basel, Switzerland; Miami Beach, Florida; and Hong Kong. Art Basel works together with the host city's local institutions to help grow and develop art programs and provides a platform for galleries to show and sell their work to buyers. This event is especially popular with art enthusiasts and students from all over the world to see and enjoy the art.