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Highlighting up-and-coming as well as mid-career artists, VOLTA NY returns to Metropolitan West (639 west 46th St.) this March 4 to 8, 2020. Featuring 53 international galleries, this year’s installment is under new leadership from Director Kamiar Maleki, who has helped steered VOLTA towards becoming an intimate boutique event.
Focusing on a blend of longtime returning VOLTA galleries as well as first-time exhibitors, several galleries from VOLTA’s “extended family” return to the fair after several years’ absence from participating, each contributing a compelling voice to the boutique art fair. These “extended family” galleries include: Jonathan Ferrara Gallery (New Orleans), presenting a solo project by celebrated American sculptor Paul Villinski, renowned for his signature found-steel butterfly sculptures, his ambitious public works projects, and his Emergency Response Studio, created to house displaced artists post-Hurricane Katrina and first exhibited at Prospect.1, New Orleans.
First-time exhibitors to VOLTA span the globe and artistic discipline, including strong outings by: Gallery 1957 (Accra), showcasing Yaw Owusu in a solo project built around the young artist’s socioeconomic concerns in contemporary Ghana; Marquee Projects (Bellport, NY), unveiling an installation and re-imagined studio space of the late artist, critic, poet, and performance artist John Perreault x-ist (Istanbul)
To learn more, go to: https://ny.voltashow.com/
VOLTA New YorkMarch 4 - 8, 2020
Metropolitan West639 W 46th St.New York, NY 10036
Organized annually by the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), The Art Show (running February 27 to March 1st) offers conversations with gallerists, upclose looks at original works, and a keen eye on the New York art scene. Held at the Park Avenue Armory (643 Park Ave, NY, NY), programming ranges from artist performances to dynamic keynote presentations, The Art Show provides its audience with a wide scope of cultural experiences, meaningful interactions, and illuminating exposure to phenomenal works of art.
The 2020 installment features a selection of solo presentations, including 19 focused on female artists, as well as joint and thematic presentations. Member exhibitors, 7 exhibiting for the first time, will offer new perspectives on influential artists and opportunities for in-depth exploration of up-and-coming and underrecognized contributions to art history.
Panel discussions include The Role of Art Dealers: Past, Present, and Future, and a look at Public Art.
To learn more, go to: https://artdealers.org/the-art-show/information
The Art ShowFebruary 27 - March 1, 2020
Park Avenue Armory643 Park Ave.New York, NY 10065
The 28th edition of the IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair opens October 23 and runs to the 27th at the Jacob Javits Center’s River Pavilion. Celebrating centuries of printmaking, the Fine Art Print Fair features a plethora of printmakers, dealers, and artists.
And many more.
Special events include Jeff Koons and Christophe Cherix, The Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings and Prints at The Museum of Modern Art, conducting a public panel about the nature of prints and multiples, what constitutes an original in the 21st century, and the role of printmaking in the artist's body of work. Phil Sanders, master printer and author of the forthcoming publication, Prints and Their Makers; The Collaborative Process leads a conversation with artist James Nares and Durham Press master printer Jean-Paul Russell about innovative collaborations and the importance of the artist/printer relationship.
Swoon (Caledonia Curry) has created a site-specific installation for the IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair. The project was planned in conversation with Nadine M. Orenstein, Drue Heinz Curator in Charge of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Department of Drawings and Prints, as a way to engage visitors at the IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair with the exhibition The Renaissance of Etching opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art concurrent with the fair.
To learn more, go to: https://printfair.com/
IFPDA Fine Art Print FairOctober 23 - 27, 2019
River PavillionJacob Javits Center
Who doesn’t love a good art fair? It’s a chance to get a new statement piece for your domicile, a nice picture, or a well crafted sculpture, but what if you want art at reasonable prices too? Well, the Affordable Art Fair has you covered. Running September 25 to the 29th at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th Street, NY, NY), the Fall New York Affordable Art Fair includes workshops, activities for kids, and thousands of curated and hand picked painting, sculptures, prints, and more, at reasonable prices so you can be your neighborhood’s Solomon Guggenheim without breaking the bank.
Galleries at the fair include Axiom Contemporary, Cube Gallery, InSight Artspace, Rat Trap, and many more.
To learn more, go to: https://affordableartfair.com/
Fall Affordable Art Fair New YorkSeptember 25 - 29, 2019
Metropolitan Pavilion 125 W 18th St.New York, NY 10011
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