Fair Fever, The Sequel

Houston Fine Art Fair & Texas Contemporary

Catherine D. Anspon
September 06, 2013

Once again, fall’s obsession is art — everywhere. For evidence, look no further than Houston’s dual (dueling) fairs, as year three unfolds. This month’s gone-global Houston Fine Art Fair opens the season, returning to the George R. Brown Convention Center Thursday through Sunday, September 19 through 22. (Peruse the lineup, Latin American modernists to new Korean talents, page 22.) We’re also enthralled by next month’s raucous roll-out of the Texas Contemporary, again at the George R. Brown, which mirrors our town’s messy, independent vitality. Calendar these dates: Thursday through Sunday, October 10 through 13. What we’re most excited about at the TC? Installations sprinkled throughout the public spaces, such as the Clayton Brothers’ Laundromat as political statement; the return of the Glasstire booth, which doubles as watering hole on opening night and is stocked with collectible goodies during the run of the fair; and, of course, the $10,000 Texas Contemporary Award (last year’s winner was the very worthy Rachel Hecker). More details to be revealed on these pages next month. houstonfineartfair.com; txcontemporary.com.