• Issue
  • Nov 01, 2023

Art Fair Report: Demand for More, or Less?

Installation view of YUKO MOHRI’s Decomposition, 2022, speaker, wood pedestal, seasonal fruits, 60 × 60 cm, at the booth of Yutaka Kikutake Gallery during Frieze Seoul, 2023. Photo by Lets Studio. Courtesy Lets Studio and Frieze Seoul.

Sydney, Seoul, Shenzhen, New York—the first week of September brought fairs to major cities around the world. Whether five fairs in four distinct geographies are either compatible or competitive remains to be seen, as major economies are struggling to recover their pre-pandemic balance and galleries are stretched by the demands to expand their collector base globally.