SP-Arte, the São Paulo International Art Fair 2014, which ran from 2-6 April 2014 and celebrated its 10th edition this year, drew record attendance and was widely considered by dealers, collectors and curators alike to be the best edition of the fair to date.
SP-Arte 2014 benefitted from leading international galleries attending for the first time such as Marian Goodman, Michael Werner and Kurimanzutto, ‘Solo’, the new sector for this year which included galleries selected by Director of Inhotim, Rodrigo Moura and a strong programme for Dialogues and the Curatorial Lab, organised by renowned Brazilian curator Adriano Pedrosa. Under the leadership of Executive Director, Fernanda Feitosa, SP-Arte 2014 featured 136 of the best Brazilian and international galleries from 18 countries across the globe.
For 2014, SP-Arte received 22,000 visitors over the course of the fair including the strongest ever attendance for the VIP preview day and more international visitors than ever before. Leading collectors in attendance at the fair included Martin Margulies of the Martin Z. Margulies Foundation (USA), Raymond Learsy and Melva Bucksbaum (USA), Maxine and Stuart Frankel of the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation (USA), Lewis & Sue Nerman (USA), Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson (USA), and leading art professionals included Franklin Sirmans Curator, LACMA (USA), Luis Pérez-Oramas, The Estrellita Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art, MoMA (USA, Venezuela) and Tanya Barson, Curator of International Art at Tate Modern (UK). For the first time this year a collector’s group were brought to the fair by AXA Art insurance. A group of professionals b rought t o the fair by Latitude: Platform for Brazilian Art Galleries Abroad included Beverly Adams, Curator of Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas (USA), Fanni Fetzer, Director of the Kunstmuseum Luzern (Switzerland), Milovan Farronato, Director of the Fiorrucci Art Trust (Italy), Pauline Yao, Curator at M+ (Hong Kong) and Andrea Viliani, Director of the Madre Museum, Naples (Italy).