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VOLTA NY
March 7–11, 2018 / PIER 90 NY

Sofie Švejdová / Untitled

VOLTA NY is a contemporary art fair comprised of solo projects by leading and emerging international artists. The American incarnation of the original Basel VOLTA show, VOLTA NY has since its 2008 debut operated as a beacon for creative discovery and social engagement during The Armory Show.

 

Kennedy Yanko / Charcoal and Paper, 2017

Devin N. Morris / Untitled Beige

 

Didier William / Kochon sa a lou, 2017 (detail)

Led by Amanda Coulson, VOLTA’s longtime Artistic Director, VOLTA NY showcases contemporary art positions in an approachable way accessible to younger art-lovers and seasoned collectors alike. By spotlighting artists through solo projects, VOLTA NY promotes their galleries’ exhibition styles “at home” while refocusing the fair-going experience back to its most fundamental point: the artists and their works.

 

Enrico Riley / Evening Together We Can Do Anything

Jen Mann / You and Me

Kameelah Janan Rasheed,  Speech/Acts, 2017

Meryl McMaster / Viage

CURATED SECTION / 2018

Mickalene Thomas and Racquel Chevremont will assemble The Aesthetics of Matter across a 2,600-square-foot space in the heart of PIER 90, an array of freestanding museum-style walls that afford and encourage dialogue between artists, as well as a specific focus in contrast to the traditional booth architecture and solo projects surrounding it. “This exhibition will include paintings, sculpture, photography, video, text, and printed matter,” notes the co-curators. “The artists’ works are social and political through the form of collage, which has always been thought of as ‘a moment of crisis in consciousness’.”

 

Rafael Vargas Bernard / Se voló la puerta

Starsky Brines / Como Niños que se Asustan (detail)

Tomashi Jackson / Interstate Love Song

Troy Michie / Piensa en Mi, 2017 (detail)

“Our proposal for this exhibition is to present a group of artists who explore ideologies of collage within their practice as a constructive mode through material, language, text, cultural and personal concepts,” states Thomas and Chevremont. “The exhibition is entitled The Aesthetics of Matter, in relation to collage as a construct or mode in various disciplines, referencing a broad definition of matter — from the physical substance, that which occupies space and possesses mass, to the written material, substance or content of a text. A randomness, perhaps risk, notions of the sub- lime, elements of constructive forms and materiality.”

 

VOLTA NY
March 7–11, 2018 / PIER 90 NY
For more information please visit the exhibition page >

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VOLTA NY
March 7–11, 2018 / PIER 90 NY

Sofie Švejdová / Untitled

VOLTA NY is a contemporary art fair comprised of solo projects by leading and emerging international artists. The American incarnation of the original Basel VOLTA show, VOLTA NY has since its 2008 debut operated as a beacon for creative discovery and social engagement during The Armory Show.

 

Kennedy Yanko / Charcoal and Paper, 2017

Devin N. Morris / Untitled Beige

 

Didier William / Kochon sa a lou, 2017 (detail)

Led by Amanda Coulson, VOLTA’s longtime Artistic Director, VOLTA NY showcases contemporary art positions in an approachable way accessible to younger art-lovers and seasoned collectors alike. By spotlighting artists through solo projects, VOLTA NY promotes their galleries’ exhibition styles “at home” while refocusing the fair-going experience back to its most fundamental point: the artists and their works.

 

Enrico Riley / Evening Together We Can Do Anything

Jen Mann / You and Me

Kameelah Janan Rasheed,  Speech/Acts, 2017

Meryl McMaster / Viage

CURATED SECTION / 2018

Mickalene Thomas and Racquel Chevremont will assemble The Aesthetics of Matter across a 2,600-square-foot space in the heart of PIER 90, an array of freestanding museum-style walls that afford and encourage dialogue between artists, as well as a specific focus in contrast to the traditional booth architecture and solo projects surrounding it. “This exhibition will include paintings, sculpture, photography, video, text, and printed matter,” notes the co-curators. “The artists’ works are social and political through the form of collage, which has always been thought of as ‘a moment of crisis in consciousness’.”

 

Rafael Vargas Bernard / Se voló la puerta

Starsky Brines / Como Niños que se Asustan (detail)

Tomashi Jackson / Interstate Love Song

Troy Michie / Piensa en Mi, 2017 (detail)

“Our proposal for this exhibition is to present a group of artists who explore ideologies of collage within their practice as a constructive mode through material, language, text, cultural and personal concepts,” states Thomas and Chevremont. “The exhibition is entitled The Aesthetics of Matter, in relation to collage as a construct or mode in various disciplines, referencing a broad definition of matter — from the physical substance, that which occupies space and possesses mass, to the written material, substance or content of a text. A randomness, perhaps risk, notions of the sub- lime, elements of constructive forms and materiality.”

 

VOLTA NY
March 7–11, 2018 / PIER 90 NY
For more information please visit the exhibition page >