Fresh Paint contemporary art fair, Tel Aviv, is the biggest, most influential annual art event in Israel, with over 30,000 visitors every year. The fair provides a meeting-place for art lovers, artists and art professionals, and an opportunity to purchase the work of top contemporary artists.
The fair, which takes place every year at a new, surprising location in Tel Aviv – the beating heart of the Israeli cultural world – brings together all the significant forces of the Israeli art world and enjoys the support of leading international art institutions.
The fair’s visitors enjoy presentations of the nation’s top galleries, promising emerging galleries and the unique Greenhouse - showcasing the works of select, independent Israeli artists.
While following the formula of professional art fairs around the world, Fresh Paint is unique in its role as a launch pad for the careers of up-and-coming, unrepresented artists. The Artists’ Greenhouse at the fair showcases the works of such promising artists, all carefully selected by a professional panel, exposing them to curators, gallery owners, collectors and the public at large, while enabling them to sell their work.
Fresh Paint prides on its professional program of special projects and commissioned works, its Video Greenhouse, curated by Edna Moshenson, and an educational program of lectures and encounters with Israeli art and artists, supported by Outset contemporary art fund.
The fair’s community projects and fund-raising activities benefit the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and several other nonprofit organizations. An award is presented by Fresh Paint’s supporter, collector Igal Ahouvi, to an independent artist at the fair and one noteworthy work by an independent artist is selected for sale at the Sotheby’s Israeli art auction in New York.
The fair will take place on the campus of the newly built high school in Kiryat Hachinuch in the north-west of the city, near the College of Management and Levinsky College.
Tuesday 15.5.12 17:00-22:00 From 21:00- Artists party!
Wednesday 16.5.12 17:00-22:00
Thursday 17.5.12 17:00-22:00
Friday 18.5.12 10:00-19:00
Saturday 19.5.12 10:00-21:00