|SCOPE New York 2010: TASTE MAKERS (2.2.2010)|
||Building on Miami's overwhelming success, SCOPE launches its 2010 season with its flagship fair, SCOPE New York Art Show. SCOPE proudly returns to Manhattan's most famous cultural icon, Lincoln Center, with a glass facade pavilion situated in Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park, at the corner of 62nd Street and 10th Avenue. SCOPE New York is just blocks from the Armory Show and serviced daily by shuttles and pedicabs.|
This year's show features galleries from four continents and twenty countries including China, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Brazil, Italy, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Germany, UK, Spain, and Canada. SCOPE New York's invitees will uphold its unique tradition of solo and thematic group shows presented alongside museum-quality programming, collector tours, screenings, and special events. The fair opens to Press and VIP’s on Wednesday, March 3rd with the FirstView benefit.
With art fairs in Miami, Basel, New York, London, and the Hamptons, SCOPE Art Show has garnered critical acclaim, with sales of over $100 million and attendance of over 300,000 visitors. The unique SCOPE experience expands this year with the SCOPE Markt, SCOPE Film Program, the SCOPE Foundation’s Personal Development Auction and collaborations with artist groups like the Wooster Collective. “This season we want to highlight SCOPE’s lead role as creative R+D for a wider audience of taste makers who make art their business” says SCOPE President & Founder Alexis Hubshman. “Introducing artists, curators, and cutting-edge galleries to new international audiences has made SCOPE the most comprehensive destination for the emerging art world.”
SCOPE FILM PROGRAM:
SCOPE New York’s 09 film program brought leading artist premiers and rare screenings to Lincoln Center, included were: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Coco Fusco, On The Contrary: Recent Artists Video’s from the Middle East; The Russians Are Here, curated by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Monkey Town Presents; and Lo-Fi+Street Hi, presented by The Wooster Collective. SCOPE New York 2010 will showcase a selection of films that survey the gritty and cutting edge from some of the world’s leading contemporary artists. Please visit scope-art.com for the 2010 screening schedule and events.
SCOPE Miami 2009 saw the launch of SCOPE Markt, a fashion focused exhibition that drew high acclaim. SCOPE New York 2010 will see the second incarnation of “Markt” with the appointment of Diane Pernet, a leading fashion journalist and the creator of ‘A Shaded View on Fashion’ blog and film festival. SCOPE Markt will feature a range of designers whose work cross pollinates with the art world. In addition, to further support the creative positioning of SCOPE 2010 Markt, a series of installations will be organized in collaboration with exhibiting designers and leading figures in art and fashion. Thirty percent of all proceeds from Markt will benefit the SCOPE Foundation.
This season, SCOPE presents the PDA, Personal Development Auction, a unique participatory project from artist Lilah Freedland benefiting the Scope Foundation. During the PDA, participants have the opportunity to bid on experiences like a private lesson with a top chef, a personal tour of the Harvard Vision Science Lab, a lesson in pyrotechnics, a session with the pied piper of screen-printing, or lunch with a top financial planner. Masters of their craft donate time and education to auction winners. The silent PDA will culminate Saturday afternoon in a Live Auction of Personal Favors. Proceeds go to the SCOPE Foundation to support artist and environmental projects, such as ArtFarm: artist residency on a working farm. During an ArtFarm residency, artists work in the studio and in the field to contribute food and inspiration to weekly farm dinner events and goods. The Arctic Circle: A series of artist-led expeditions to The Arctic Circle aboard a traditionally rigged sailing vessel, followed by an international exhibit schedule. The Girl Project explores the lives of American teenage girls through photographic images they create themselves. Using the raw, honest qualities of film, girls communicate female adolescence as only they know and understand it.
The mandate of the SCOPE Foundation is to help emerging contemporary artists, through grants, awards, and acquisitions. SCOPE is dedicated to not only supporting the international up-and-coming artistic community, but local schools and not-for-profit arts institutions.
Lincoln Center Damrosch Park
62nd Street and Amsterdam (10th Avenue)
New York, NY 10023
for all VIPs and press
or $100 donation at the door
Wednesday | March 3 | 3pm-9pm
Wednesday | March 3 | 6pm-9pm
General Admission Fair Hours
Thursday | March 4 | noon - 8pm
Friday | March 5 | noon - 8pm
Saturday | March 6 | noon - 8pm
Sunday | March 7 | noon - 6pm
Film Program | Daily | March 4 – 7
Markt | Curated by Diane Pernet | March 4 – 7
PDA (Personal Development Auction)
Launch | Tuesday March 2 | Cocktails 6 – 8p | Dinner 8 – 10p
Final Bid | Saturday March 6 | 6p
Free for VIP cardholders
FirstView | Wednesday Only | $100
General | Thursday - Sunday | $15
Student | Thursday - Sunday | $10