The AFC Guide to Art Fair Week Events

by Art Fag City on March 4, 2009 · 1 comment Events

Ewan Gibbs, New York, 2007. (detail) Courtesy of the artist and Timothy Taylor Gallery, London. Image via: The Armory


A New Stance for Tomorrow
Screening includes films by artists Yves Klein, Andrea Zittel, Phillipe Parreno and Pierre Joseph, and others.
WHERE: Tribeca Grand Hotel's screening room (Church St, Walker St, and Sixth Ave)
WHEN: Wed. 4th March, 4pm; Thurs. 5th, 7pm and 10pm; Fri. 6th, 2pm; Sat. 7th and Sun. 8th, 7pm

SCOPE Personal Development Auction (PDA)
Allows fair-goers the opportunity to bid on things like a personal tour of the Harvard Vision Science Lab, a Welding Lesson, or an introduction to Hydraulics.
WHERE: SCOPE Foundation Tent
WHEN: March 4th through March 8th (5pm)



MoMA Armory Party with Gang Gang Dance
Tickets begin at $100 and the party benefits the exhibition programming for MoMA and PS1.
WHERE: MoMA, 11 West 53 Street,
WHEN: 8:30 to 11:30.


ARTBUS TOURS Tour 1: Evening at the Armory Show and Soho. The group will gather in front of Christie’s at 20 Rockefeller Plaza at 6pm. From there, the group will be dropped off at the Armory Show. At 8pm, the Artbus will leave the Armory for Soho, where institutions such as the Artists Space, the Dia Art Foundation, the Drawing Center and the Swiss Institute will open until late, and will offer drinks and curator-led visits through their exhibitions. We’ll make sure you won’t miss the Walter de Maria exhibit at Dia, a rare, mystical trove in New York city.
WHERE: Christie’s at 20 Rockefeller Plaza,
WHEN: Thursday March 5, 2009, 6pm



Tour 2: Long Island City. Friday March 6, 2009 It’s only a metro stop away from Manhattan, but New Yorkers still think twice about crossing the East River. Pity, because some of the most exciting art events during the Armory Arts Week take place in Long Island City. To make things easier, Artbus will provide transportation to P.S.1, Dorsky Gallery and Deitch Studios. Friday’s tour will gather at 3:30 pm at the entrance of Volta on 34th Street, directly opposite The Empire State Building, and head to Long Island City for curator-led tours of P.S.1 and Dorsky´s new exhibition, finishing with Vanessa Beecroft’s long-awaited performance at Deitch Studios.
WHERE: Entrance of Volta on 34th Street
WHEN: Friday March 6, 2009, 3:30 PM

SCOPE On the Contrary: Recent Artists’ Videos Concerning War in the Middle East Curated by Mary Billyou and Meredith Drum. Once when a stranger inquired of Samuel Beckett if he was an Englishman, he replied, “On the contrary.” Championing individuals who stand in opposition to government spokespersons who purport to speak for all of us, as citizens, when justifying war, this program presents a wide range of cinema projects that share a rebellious and subjective resistance to imperial domination in the Middle East.

Program 1: 12pm—2pm Iraq Featuring works by Paul Chan; Mary Patten; Benj Gerdes and Jennifer Hayashida; Sabine Gruffat; Caroline Koebel; Harun Farocki; Jenny Perlin; and The Yes Men.

Program 3: 4pm—6pm Upside Down Worlds Featuring works by Ruti Sela and Maayan Amir; Dara Greenwald; NYC Ya Basta; Walid Ra’ad; Susan Youssef; Martha Rosler; Eric Fensler; Bryan Boyce; Martha Colburn; and Norman Cowie.
WHERE: Scope, 62nd Street and Amsterdam
WHEN: Friday, March 6th

Museums Speak! Funding, Exhibitions, Collecting and the Future Prominent art museum professionals come together to discuss their thoughts on the challenges and opportunities facing their institutions. Topics range from cultivating the next generation of museum supporters and young collectors to thoughts on acquiring new works, de-accessioning and dealing with growing permanent collections. Moderator: David Ross, Director of the Albion Gallery. Featuring: Arnold Lehman, Director of The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem, and Claudia Gould, The Daniel W. Dietrich, II Director, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania
WHERE: The Armory Show, Pier 92, Open Forum Lounge
WHEN: Friday, March 6th, 2:00pm

VOLTA Re-Inventing Non-Profits in NYC A panel discussion exploring how New York City's non-profits are working to reinvent themselves and maintain visibility and relevance in today's volatile artistic, political and economic environments. Moderator: Sarah Douglas staff writer for Art + Auction. Featuring: Anne J. Barlow, Executive Director of Art in General, Mary Ceruti, Executive Director of Sculpture Center and Gianni Jetzer, Director of Swiss Institute – Contemporary Art.
WHERE: VOLTA NY, 7W 34th Street, 7th floor Lounge
WHEN: Friday, March 6th, 5:00 pm


New Media Art & Affect
A panel discussion with Tiffany Holmes, jonCates, Katherine Behar, Huong Ngo, and Seth Hunter. *Strong Chicago contingent
WHERE: Bridge, 222 12th Avenue
WHEN: Saturday, March 7, 1:00-Panel

The Curated Art Fair: Trend or Necessity? In recent years there has been a growing involvement of curators with art fairs, whether assuming posts as artistic directors, conceiving projects specifically created for a fair or acting as members of a selection committee. Are curatorial practices expanding more and more towards art fairs? To what extent can we speak of a “curated art fair” and an “art fair curator”? Can a curator provide a new perspective, or will the current economical situation herald the retreat of the curator to less commercial spaces? Moderator: Amanda Coulson, Executive Director of VOLTA. Featuring: David Liss, Artistic Director of the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto; Louky Keisers, Director of LMAK Projects, New York, Miguel Amado, freelance curator and art critic, Paco Barragán, Artistic Director
WHERE: VOLTA NY, 7W 34th Street, 7th floor Lounge
WHEN: Saturday, March 7th, 5:00 pm

Program 1: 12pm—4pm Regeneration Hex- You Are Your Own Screen Curated by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge. Rare films exploring the CUT-UP revelational process, including works by William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, BREYER P-ORRIDGE, Kenneth Anger, Sam Zimmerman and Derek Jarman.

Program 3: 6pm—8pm The Films of George Kuchar – Videographic Violations Sinema Show Curated by John Pollard and ADA Gallery

WHERE: Monkey Town, 58 N 3rd St, (btw. Kent & Wythe), Williamsburg, Brooklyn
WHEN: Saturday, March 7


VOLTA Creative Ink: Art Writing and Publishing Today Four influential individuals in international art publishing and art criticism will address the state of the field and the role/significance of the art critic today. Moderator: Sylvie Fortin, Editor of Art Papers. Projected speakers to include writer and painter Alexi Worth and others.
WHERE: VOLTA Talks Lounge, 7W 34th Street, 7th Floor.
WHEN: March 8th, 5:00 pm

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