|VOLTA NY 2011 (8.2.2011)|
|VOLTA NY returns for its fourth consecutive year, filling its borders with an array of cutting-edge artists from 83 galleries, representing 23 countries and 45 cities, in its central midtown Manhattan location opposite the iconic Empire State Building. |
Forty-five European dealers will be in attendance, with strong showings from Germany (16 galleries across seven cities) and five galleries from Denmark, providing a broad vista onto particularly intriguing emerging art scenes. The United States’ 24 attendees are split between 12 New Yorkers and 12 artists from cities spanning the East and West Coasts, such as Boston, New Orleans, and Los Angeles, plus the exhibiting the spectrum extends throughout Russia and Eastern Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa.
Continuing the original mandate as showcase for relevant contemporary positions—regardless of the artist or gallery’s age—VOLTA NY will feature exclusively solo projects of notable and emerging international artists. VOLTA NY complements the exciting program presented by its sister fair The Armory Show with shared VIP
access and the Open Forum Talks Program, plus direct shuttle between both fairs.
At VOLTA NY the talks focus on conversations, including: art historian and curator Courtney Martin with Deborah Grant, exhibiting work from her new series The Crowning of King William; Erin Sickler, the director of 601Artspace and Kate Kraczon, assistant curator at the ICA, Pennsylvania, with Jennifer & Kevin McCoy, discussing their concepts of remote viewing and art-speak. Other exhibiting artists in
Open Forum Talks include Russian-born Yevgeniy Fiks, who will participate in 4th Moscow Biennale in 2011; Costa Rican performance artist Mauricio Miranda, who will participate in the 2012 Havana Biennial; Brooklyn-based filmmaker and video artist Elizabeth Subrin, who has had solo screenings at the Film Forum, Los Angeles, the
ICA, Boston, and The Art Institute of Chicago; and underground filmmaker George Kuchar whose films are screening as part of the collaborative program curated by Artprojx Cinema at Chelsea’s SVA Theatre, featuring an international cast of over 80 artists’ works and programming day and night throughout the fair’s duration.
VOLTA NY echoes the special section Armory FOCUS: Latin America with five galleries from the region, plus several attendees specifically bringing artists from countries encompassing Argentina, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay. This encompasses a spatial intervention by C.L. Salvaro (Brazil), who exhibited at the 63rd Salão Paranaense (2009); transparency overlay “constructed self-portraits” by Tatiana Parcero (Mexico), who was included in several photography exhibitions in Miami, Buenos Aires and Barcelona over the past several years; and paintings by Amadeo Azar (Argentina), an up-and-comer in the lively Buenos Aires arts scene selected for notable local prizes, including the Premio Fundación Andreani 2009/10.