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ART FAIR REPORT

Identical Ambitions

MICHAEL ZAVROS, A Rolls-Royce (detail), 2014, oil on canvas, 165 x 260 cm. Courtesy Melbourne Art Fair.

In August, the Melbourne Art Fair (MAF) (8/13–17) played out in its usual haunt: the historic 19th-century Royal Exhibition Building, one of the oldest remaining exhibition pavilions worldwide. The art, in contrast to its setting, is skewing toward the new as the MAF, under the fresh leadership of Art Fairs Australia's Barry Keldoulis, seeks to lure international galleries and revitalize its image through emerging artist programs.

Pearl Lam Galleries-of Hong Kong, Shanghai and…

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