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artMRKT Hamptons Debuts

artMRKT Hamptons takes place July 14 - 17, 2011 at the Bridgehampton Historical amh-RockCtrSociety Grounds in Bridgehampton, New York.

artMRKT Hamptons, a new modern and contemporary art fair, debuts with 35 leading galleries from across the U.S. presenting painting, sculpture, drawings, photography, video and installation in a state-of-the-art tented venue.

The opening night preview party on July 14 will benefit Southampton Hospital; the event is sponsored by Cadillac.

artMRKT Productions is a Brooklyn-based organizer of art fairs founded in 2010 by third generation gallerist Max Fishko and longtime business partner Jeffrey Wainhause.

"We have been receiving excellent response from gallerists and collectors alike. And in the few short weeks before the show, enthusiasm is really growing exponentially," noted Max Fishko.

amh-MRye"Some of the best artists working today are on the East End of Long Island and together with top collectors, the Hamptons has a vibrant and exciting scene. We are thrilled to be a part of it."

One of the events is MRKTworks Benefit Auction Program, which is a small scale online/live auction for non-profits sponsored by artMRKT and its dealers. The program launches 10 days before the fair begins, and features individual works donated by participating dealers to several key non-profit organizations from the Hamptons.

Another event is The Fifty Best presents Premium Rum Tasting, to be held Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 5 p.m. Attendees can enjoy a choice blend of modern art and the world's finest rums in a walk-around tasting of six special rums at artMRKT Hamptons. Open to all VIP Pass holders in the VIP Lounge.

Among the galleries exhibiting in artMRKT Hamptons are:amh-Comic

  • 101/exhibit, Miami, FL
  • AJ Japour Gallery, Miami, FL
  • Aureus Contemporary, Providence, RI
  • Black & White Gallery Project Space, Brooklyn, NY
  • Boltax Gallery, Shelter Island, NY
  • Dean Project, New York, NY
  • Foley Gallery, New York, NY
  • Forum Gallery, New York, NY
  • Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL
  • Gallery Sam, Berkeley, CA
  • Gitana Rosa Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY
  • JHB Gallery, New York, NY
  • Kathryn Markel Fine Art, New York, NY
  • Keyes Art, New York, NY
  • Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY
  • Lennon Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY
  • Like the Spice Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • Mallick Williams, New York, NYamh-Adrenaline
  • Meulensteen, New York, NY
  • Mindy Solomon Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Modernbook Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY
  • Museum Works Galleries, Chicago, IL
  • Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY
  • Patrajdas Contemporary, Chicago, IL
  • PX Photography, New York, NY
  • Randall Scott Projects, Germantown, MD
  • RH Gallery, New York, NY
  • RHV Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY
  • Sara Nightingale Gallery, Water Mill, NY
  • Tally Beck Contemporary, New York, NY
  • Witzenhausen Gallery, New York, NY & Amsterdam

For more information, visit art-mrkt.com/hampton.

artMRKT Hamptons
July 14 - 17, 2011

Bridgehampton Historical Society Grounds
2368 Montauk Highway (Route 27)
Bridgehampton, NY

ART HK 11: Hong Kong Intl Art Fair

ART HK 11: Hong Kong International Art Fair is taking place May 26 - 29, 2011 at the ahk-OnoderaHong Kong Convention and Exposition Centre (HKCEC) in Hong Kong.

ART HK 11 is Asia’s preeminent Art Fair, and one of the most eagerly anticipated events on the international art calendar. Some 260 galleries from 38 countries come together to offer the largest display of contemporary art ever seen in Hong Kong.

The Art Fair presents works from modern masters such as Picasso to important contemporary artists such as Takashi Murakami and Damien Hirst, offering visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the very best and most extensive showcase of modern and contemporary art in Asia.

This is the perfect opportunity to build one‛s collection, whether buying one‛s first art work or seeking, as an established collector, to invest in the next masterpiece.

While there is the perception that art collecting is something only the wealthy do, anyone can have the pleasure of owning original art. This interactive tour, hosted by Time Out Hong Kong Magazine, gives the lowdown on art buying at the Fair, what to look out for, buying etiquette, as well as view an interesting collection of works for under $5,000 from galleries participating in the Art Futures and Asia One sections.ahk-Murakami

Art Futures – A newly expanded section of ART HK, sponsored by Asia’s leading multi-brand luxury retailer Lane Crawford, Art Futures is a multi-gallery display of works by emerging artists represented by galleries established within the last five years, featuring a cross-section of the very best in emerging contemporary art.

Asia One  – an exciting a new addition to ART HK showcases solo exhibitions by artists of Asian origin and provides a unique opportunity for visitors to experience a diverse and current view of the Asian art scene.

New Media Archeology (Hong Kong Edition)  – Curated by Ellen Pau
Since the emergence of technological arts over a century ago, scholars in various disciplines have explored media-archaeological excavations, retrieving the relic from early and obsolete practices.

VMAC, launched by Videotage as a research project focusing on the preservation of local media art, gathers early media art works and collects current media art productions. New Media Archeology (Hong Kong Edition) is a presentation of some of the most significant contributions to the research at VMAC, accompanied with archival materials from more than 10 international collaborators, including such entities as Shanghai eArts Festival and ARS Electronica.ahk-Johan

Education Programs – As part of its education program, ART HK has partnered with Asia Art Archive (AAA) to host a number of informative and educational talks during the Fair.

Art Tours  – A series of guided tours take place throughout the Fair enabling visitors to gain in-depth information on exhibiting galleries and works on view.

Activities for Children – ART HK is committed to developing a platform for children to explore the world of art. Little Picasso Studio and Yummy Mummy Asia present Art Splash, a unique range of art activities for children to enjoy.

Children at Art Splash collaborate with international and local artists to develop a large scale work on canvas, to be auctioned with proceeds donated to underprivileged children in Hong Kong. In addition, children will also enjoy various multi-sensory art activities such as painting, sculpture and clay work.

Examples of the art works on display are from the Yossi Milo Gallery in New York City:

Yuki Onodera – Onodera's ongoing Transvest (2002-present) are life-size, gelatin silver prints of human figures in silhouette. From a distance, the figures appear to be easily recognizable characters: a flamenco dancer, cowboy or boxer. However, closer inspection reveals that each form is a cut-out shape clothed in fragmented imagery of diverse subjects that include animals, streetlights, portraits, microscopic organisms, or lahk-Luxandscapes.

For the series Portraits of Second-hand Clothes (1994-1997), Onodera photographed individual articles of used clothing acquired from Christian Boltanski's 1993 Paris exhibition, Dispersion, an enormous pile of used clothing symbolizing death and loss.

Pieter Hugo – Hugo's new series, Permanent Error, depicts a technological wasteland in Ghana littered with piles of discarded computers, many of which were donated by the UN in their effort to close the digital divide. Amid the toxic scene, Hugo takes portraits of the young people who make their living by burning down the plastics of old wires, disks and monitors to extract the metals inside.

Sze Tsung Leong – Leong's series of color photographs, Horizons, depicts expansive views of a broad spectrum of environments throughout the world. The locations of the images may be distant in geography and diverse in subject matter, yet the photographs are linked by a common horizon which continues in the same position from image to image.

Simen Johan – Johan's ongoing series, Until the Kingdom Comes, presents animals in natural settings at once realistic and imaginary. By digitally compositing elements of photographs taken in nature or in the studio, the artist presents scenarios that address ways in which we contend with inherent fears and fantasies.

Loretta Lux ahk-Nabil2– Lux creates portraits that address the idea of childhood as a paradise lost. The artist utilizes photography, painting and digital imaging to execute her scenarios of isolation and distance in ambiguous time and space, as well as reference paintings by Old Masters, such as Bronzino, Velasquez and Goya.

Alison Rossiter – Rossiter's photographs are created without a camera on expired, vintage photo paper. The artist collects and subsequently experiments with gelatin silver papers that date from the early 1900s through the 1970s, making controlled marks by pouring or pooling photographic developer directly onto the surface of the paper.

Myoung Ho Lee – Lee's Tree series depicts solitary trees centered in front of constructed backdrops of white canvas, around which the tree's natural surroundings fill the rest of the frame. Centered in the graphic compositions, the canvas defines the form of the tree and separates it from the environment. 

Youssef Nabil – Nabil's hand-colored gelatin silver prints are carefully crafted portraits inspired by Egyptian movie posters and films of the 1940s and 1950s. Nabil photographs actors, artists, friends, and himself in glamorous, melodramatic staged scenes that recall stills from Egypt's golden era of cinema. He meticulously enhances his black-and-white prints with watercolor and pencil using traditional hand-coloring techniques.

For more information, visit www.hongkongartfair.com.

ART HK 11: Hong Kong International Art Fair
May 26 - 29, 2011

Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
1 Expo Drive
Wanchai, Hong Kong

NY Photo Festival 2011

The New York Photo Festival is taking place May 11 - 15, 2011 in Brooklyn, New York‛snpf-Hope "DUMBO" (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) district.

This year’s main exhibitions, curated by Enrico Bossan and Elisabeth Biondi are presented as Photography Now: engaged, personal, and vital. They offer distinct perspectives on a shared theme: the state of documentary photography today.

Bossan’s show, entitled Hope, features the work of young photographers who, in his words, "neither provide a faithful representation of reality nor create an illusion, but who have impressed me with their ability to capture the essential aspects of life."

Read more: NY Photo Festival 2011

Erasing Borders - Art of the Indian Diaspora

The 8th annual Erasing Borders 2011 Exhibition of Contemporary Visual Aida-Sahart of the Indian Diaspora is on display April 23 - May 27, 2011 at the Charles B. Wang Center, Stony Brook University, New York, presented by the Indo American Arts Council.

The exhibition, curated by Vijay Kumar, reflects a broad range of life experiences and aesthetic values by artists whose origins can be traced to the Indian Subcontinent.

"Today's diaspora artists are scattered across the country and are more socio-economically and religiously diverse than their predecessors. These artists are working to make themselves heard in an art world that is at once more competitive and more receptive to non-Western art than ever before."

The artists in this exhibition grapple with diverse subject matter, including: AIDS, poverty, identity as a South Asian living in the post-9/11 world, in addition to their religious, sexual, and ethnic identities.

Read more: Erasing Borders - Art of the...

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