Opening today and ongoing through the 10th is VOLTA NY. This fair is a great destination if you are going to be traveling around checking out the fairs this week. VOLTA NY is structured differently from most fairs inviting galleries to host solo shows of an artist of their choice. Most fairs can become a bit overwhelming with the amount of artists that are brought by each gallery but VOLTA is a breath of fresh air for it becomes a more mediated and tailored experience for visitors. We highly recommend you to visit this fair if you’re in NYC. SFAQ is an official media sponsor for VOLTA NY and will have copies of our current issue available for pickup at the fair. Our Editor in Chief, Andrew McClintock, will be covering the fairs from NY so stay posted on our website to see some of his highlights.
“VOLTA NY is an invitational show of emerging solo artists’ projects and the American incarnation of the successful young fair founded in Basel in 2005. VOLTA NY was conceived in 2008 by Artistic Director Amanda Coulson as a tightly-focused, boutique event that is a place for discovery, a showcase for relevant art contemporary positions regardless of the artist’s or gallery’s age. By refocusing on artists through solo projects, VOLTA NY promotes a deep exploration of the work of its selected participants and offers the opportunity for discoveries beyond those afforded by a traditional art fair. In 2013 the invitational fair inaugurates its new location 82MERCER in SoHo, by showcasing 95 international galleries, spanning 6 continents and spotlighting artists from 38 nations. A platform for challenging, often complementary, sometimes competing ideas about contemporary art, the strictly solo format is what gives the New York fair its unique character.”
For more information visit: http://ny.voltashow.com/index.php