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The NY Armory Arts Week is being held March 3 - 6, 2011 at Piers 92 & 94, Twelfth Avenue and 55th Street, New York City. Armory Arts Week is the umbrella for nine Art Fairs featuring special must-see events that range from special receptions, open studios, art tours, museum discounts and performances to panels and artist discussions -- and, of course, parties.
The Armory Show, America's leading fine art fair, has been devoted to the most important art of the 20th and 21st centuries. From its beginnings as the annual celebration of graphic arts, the idea of a week of arts-related events made sense in a city that has always attracted artists, galleries, collectors, critics and curators from all over the world.
This year's events include:
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 – Uptown & Museum Mile Day
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 – Benefit for the MoMA
Thursday, March 3, 2011 – SoHo Night
Friday, March 4, 2011 – Long Island City Night
Saturday, March 5, 2011 – Chelsea Day & Brooklyn Night
Sunday, March 6, 2011 – Lower East Side
This year's leading participants include:
The Art Fairs are:
VOLTA NY This invitational show of solo artists’ projects is the American edition of the fair founded in Basel in 2005, showcasing current art production and relevant contemporary positions regardless of the artist or gallery’s age.
ADAA: The Art Show Now in its 23rd year, the country’s longest running national art fair brings together museum quality exhibitions of art ranging from cutting-edge, 21st century works, to museum-quality pieces from the 19th and 20th centuries. Organized by ADAA to benefit the Henry Street Settlement, the Fair’s "commitment to curatorial expertise and diversity is ever-present in the show’s conception, presentation, and execution."
Fountain Art Fair An alternative exhibition of avant-garde galleries and art collectives, Fountain features more than 20 innovative exhibitors and art projects. This year the Grace Exhibition Space hosts 30–40 world-renowned performance artists in a series of never-before-seen live action works on-site. Their highlight: Infiltrate! Performance Art Festival, a four-day curated program of Performance Art wherein the artists commandeer the lightship Frying Pan "with spontaneous actions to heave overboard all preconceived notions of art fairs."
INDEPENDENT This award winning temporary exhibition forum is devised by and for gallerists. "reexamines traditional art fair models and methods of presentation, in response to the changing attitudes and growing challenges for artists, galleries, non-profits, curators and collectors as the experience of viewing and interacting with contemporary art in a group context."
Moving Image - an Art Fair of Contemporary Video Art A selection of international commercial galleries and non-profit institutions presents single-channel videos, video sculptures, and other larger video installations.
PULSE Contemporary Art Fair PULSE exhibitors "are a select group of leading and pioneering international galleries that present works by premier contemporary artists with those of emerging and undiscovered talents. A central component of the fair is its program of commissioned cultural projects linking its audience to all aspects of the visual and performing arts."
Red Dot Art Fair - Korean Art Show Red Dot supplies a venue for art galleries seeking to present work of lasting value and beyond current trends. This year at Armory Art Week, Red Dot is hosting the annual Korean Art Show, with Galleries Association of Korea and Korea International Art Fair (KIAF) featuring the work of Patrick Singh.
SCOPE New York SCOPE New York presents over 50 international galleries from four continents and sixteen countries, including China, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Brazil, Italy, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Germany, UK, Spain, and Canada. "Its invitees uphold its unique tradition of solo and thematic group shows providing the real opportunity for gallerists, collectors, curators, artists, critics and art lovers alike to experience a view of the contemporary art market available nowhere else. ... SCOPE New York ... again highlight[s] our lead role as creative R+D for a wider audience of taste makers who make art their business” says SCOPE President & Founder Alexis Hubshman.
Verge Art Brooklyn A brand new art fair, Verge Art Brooklyn is a whole new universe of artists, music, art, and community, and strives to present "a paradigm shift in art fairs as we know them, a show that recovers the standard of an art fair as a platform for presenting the best work by living artists." Their list includes gallery exhibitors, resident DUMBO galleries and Brooklyn Art Now participants, with some 40 participants for Material Issue: Artist's Projects Spaces. Their Tomorrow Stars: The Art Brooklyn Open Call Exhibition features the work of 50 up-and-coming artists.
ArtCat features several gallery openings, including:
Plainly there is a wealth of works to see, with viewers able to both indulge over favorites or be exposed to something new.
For more information, go to www.armoryartsweek.com.
NY Armory Arts Week Piers 92 & 94 Twelfth Avenue and 55th Street New York City(212) 645-6440
Plus other venues:
VOLTA NY 7 W. 34th Street New York Cityhttp://ny.voltashow.com
ADAA: The Art Show Park Avenue Armory Park Avenue at 67th Street New York City http://artdealers.org/artshow.html
Art Dealers Association of America, Inc. (ADAA) 205 Lexington Avenue, Suite #901New York, NY 10016(212) 488-5550
Fountain Art Fair Pier 66 Maritime 26th Street & 12th Avenue, Hudson River Park (aka Frying Pan, a lightship) New York City http://fountainexhibit.com grace-exhibition-space.com
Independent 548 W. 22nd Street New York City www.independentnewyork.com
Moving Image The Tunnel 269 11th Avenue New York City (212) 643-3152 www.moving-image.info
PULSE Contemporary Art Fair Metropolitan Pavilion 125 W. 18th Street New York City (212) 255-2327 www.pulse-art.com
Red Dot Art Fair 82 Mercer Street New York City (917) 273-8621 http://reddotfair.com
SCOPE NY 320 West St. (across from Pier 40) New York City (212) 268-1522 www.scope-art.com
Verge Art Brooklyn 81 Front Street AND One Main Street (plus other venues) Brooklyn, NY www.brooklynartfair.com
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