The art world’s rite of spring

This year’s Fresh Paint fair offers some old favorites and some new innovations.

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May 16, 2013 13:31
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Spring arrived a bit late this year, but the Israeli art world’s annual spring revels are ready to begin, right on time. The Fresh Paint Contemporary Art Fair will once again light up the night in south Tel Aviv from May 21 to 25, drawing tens of thousands of people from all over Israel to festive evenings of art, video, lectures and personal encounters with artists, as well as a colorful array of special projects and activities intended to bring people and art closer together. As if all that were not enough, this year’s five-night soiree will also see the debut of Fresh Design, a design fair that will run alongside Fresh Paint.

Now in its sixth year, Fresh Paint has become Israel’s largest and most important art fair, logging in an annual total of more than 30,000 visitors. Aside from the expected turnout of artists, art lovers, art critics, art curators, gallery owners and art collectors, many of these visitors have been people with m i n i m a l prior exposure to art, turned into committed art enthusiasts by just one evening at Fresh Paint.

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