Divided into sections, the top tier of the fair was the Galleries sector, where repeat and new exhibitors brought their best artworks to attract the attention of major international collectors. Besides Galleries and Unlimited, the other areas were Kabinett, a sector for thematic presentations within galleries’ main booths; Parcours, a showcase for site-specific public art installations around the central part of the city; Editions, where exhibitors offered state-of-the-art prints and multiples; Film, a section for art documentaries and innovative works in the medium; and Conversations, a series of panels and talks led by the art world’s top thinkers and influencers.
Galleries included important pieces by such well-known artists as Sigmar Polke, Yayoi Kusama, and Nicolas Party, as well as up-and-coming talents like Anna Weyant and Amy Lincoln. Michael Werner Gallery had a magnificent 2007 Polke painting, The Illusionist, that simulated a lenticular screen postcard with superimposed images of magicians and performers on a grand scale. Nearby, Edward Tyler Nahem presented a colorful five-part Kusama sculpture, from 2015, that resembled snaking plants spouting from the Earth, appropriately titled Life.