Following Hurricane Harvey, the Houston-based Texas Contemporary Art Fair canceled its upcoming edition, scheduled to open October 19. Director Max Fishko of ArtMRKT Productions told Glasstire that the fair will also skip its Miami Project in December in anticipation of the damage caused by Hurricane Irma, the storm that devastated the Caribbean and moved through Florida as it heads toward Georgia.
“It seems like most of our friends in Houston are OK, but there’s obviously a lot of rebuilding to do,” Fishko said. “Based on what we were hearing, this just isn’t a time to bring people from all over the world to sell art in Houston. This is a time for Houston to be rebuilding the community and we want to be a part of that.”