Your Compass in the Art World
My Art Guides are the essential guides for exploring todays contemporary art world. A unique and reliable source of information which is customised for each location and art event.
We live in an increasingly global and interconnected world where distances are of little consequence and people, no longer bound by national identity, wish to travel to explore and meet.
My Art Guides helps its readers to get around in the vast expanse of the contemporary art world, narrowing it down to an essential and valid list of cities we reckon to be the centres of artistic fervour.
Art Fairs and Biennials have become the ultimate art world meeting points. These events have become the hubs where curators, artists, collectors, dealers, journalists, and art enthusiasts alike gather and stimulate the growth of the contemporary scene. My Art Guides engages in this process encouraging its readers to delve deeply into all major international art events establishing itself as the ultimate guide for the top Art Fairs and Biennials.
During the rest of the year, when the storm of the main art events has calmed and at other times of the year it is still possible to consult our listings via our CITIES.
Each city has its own dedicated editorial committee made up of locally based art experts.
The guides are subdivided into:
– Art Spaces: selection of galleries, museums, non-profit institutions, private collections, foundations and artist studios
– Exhibitions hosted by listed art spaces
– Events: the essential weekly art happenings
– People: the artists having major exhibitions in town during the event
– Leisure: selected restaurants and hotels
– Agenda: a day-by-day hour-by-hour calendar of all the unmissable
Fairs & Biennials we have mapped so far:
Paper and Digital Issues
– Art Basel
– Art Basel in Hong Kong
– Art Basel in Miami Beach
– Art Dubai
– Bienal de São Paulo
– miart in Milan
– Sharjah Biennial
– Shanghai Biennial
– SP-Arte in São Paulo
– Venice Art Biennale
– Venice Architecture Biennale
– Zona MACO in Mexico City
Digital Issues – Web and App
– ARCO Madrid
– Armory Show in New York
– Artissima in Turin
– Art Berlin
– FIAC Paris
– Frieze London
– Art Stage in Singapore
– ARCO Lisboa
– West Bund Art Fair in Shanghai
THE ART WORLD AT HAND
My Art Guides App for iOS and Android is your compass in the Art World. An app dedicated to each destination provides a unique and easy tool for navigating your way through the contemporary art scene.
Registered users can:
– explore the listings and the day by day, hour per hour agenda
– create their own guide from scratch, including their favourite Art Spaces, Exhibitions, Special Events, and more;
– add Special Events from My Art Guides App to their smartphone Calendar.
My Art Guides are the ultimate and most complete guides to the major international Contemporary Art Events.
Each guide comes in three formats: paper pocket guide, website and app for iOS. Each guide contains information on the most interesting exhibitions and events taking place during major international art gatherings such as the Venice Biennial and Art Basel. The guide offers also a complete listing and description of the main museums, a selection of top and new emerging galleries, the best restaurants and hotels. Each guide contains a day by day hour per hour agenda of all the openings and events, city maps, information on transport and useful numbers to help you orientate your way around each city.
Each My Art Guide contains information on the most interesting exhibitions and events taking place during major international art gatherings. For each destination we appoint three prestigious names from the local contemporary art scene which make up the editorial committee.
The committee selects the art spaces, restaurants and hotels which are listed in each guide, this guarantees the most reliable content. The guide contains also a “day by day”, “hour per hour” agenda of all the openings and events; city maps, information on transport and useful numbers to help you orientate around each destination.
Each guide comes in three formats: paper pocket guide, website and app for iOS. Some of our destinations come only in digital format.
Rirkrit Tiravanija, Do We Dream Under the Same Sky, Art Basel 2015, Basel. Photo: Riccardo Barluzzi, My Art Guides
There are a series of movers and shakers within the art world, whether curators, art dealers, writers or advisers, this provides a better idea about who these people are. In this section we introduce them to you.
My Art Guides is also an art blog updated daily to keep you in the know about what is going on in the art world. The Interviews section includes a series of conversations with artists and curators who talk to us about their work and their respective cities, offering us unique itineraries and a different perspective with which to explore them.
Lightbox has also published a series of special editions which cover wider geographical areas (East Central Europe) and build bespoke editorial projects with artists (Our Ocean Guide), and many more projects to come. These are limited editions soon available to buy on-line.
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MY ART GUIDE EAST CENTRAL EUROPE
My Art Guide East Central Europe | Visegrád Countries and Romania
/ Exploring Series
The Guide with the special contribution of local experts and curators, selects and describes all the major and most interesting art spaces in the Visegrád Countries – Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia – plus Romania and the most relevant artists in these countries. The guide addresses both the international and local audience made up of artists, private patrons, collectors, art professionals, art dealers, journalists and art enthusiasts who want to discover art in Eastern Central Europe.
OUR OCEAN GUIDE
The book is the brain-child of the artist duo MAP Office (Valérie Portefaix and Laurent Gutierrez) and our Editor-in-Chief, Mara Sartore and is a totally non-profit project created to raise awareness among the international art community on the environment issues related to the sea.
Our Ocean Guide is not a travel guide, but a poetic yet scientific compendium about the seas and the oceans, with the aim of changing the existing dominant tendency to observe the world from the land: contributors from multiple horizons shared their take on the ocean – scientists, oceanographers, activists, anthropologists, artists, poets, architects, cooks, farmers, fishermen – to present their research, their actions, their dreams.