ARTPIL Profiles of the Arts
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 >

Recent Articles
Aperture 231
Summer 2018 / Available For Pre-Order
The summer issue of Aperture magazine considers the influence of photography on…
The summer issue of Aperture magazine considers the influence of photography on leading filmmakers, and the role of…
Jane Freilicher / ’50s New York
Through Jun 9, 2018 / Paul Kasmin Gallery
Painted within various studios in lower Manhattan, the works are evocative of…
Painted within various studios in lower Manhattan, the works are evocative of a downtown milieu that has since…
W. Eugene Smith Photography Grant
Deadline May 31, 2018
Established in 1978, the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography is…
Established in 1978, the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography is presented annually to a photographer whose…
Mimmo Jodice / The Transformations of Vision
Through July 1, 2018 / MAMM
As a key figure in the history of photography, Mimmo Jodice’s work…
As a key figure in the history of photography, Mimmo Jodice’s work is characterized by an extraordinary emotionality…
Night of Museums
Tonight, May 19, 2019 / Europe
Several thousand museums will open their doors tonight, in 30 countries throughout…
Several thousand museums will open their doors tonight, in 30 countries throughout Europe for the 14th Edition of…
ARTPIL / Prescription .045
cultivate our garden
U.S. Embassy in Israel opens new location in Jerusalem. Trump family conducts…
U.S. Embassy in Israel opens new location in Jerusalem. Trump family conducts vain ceremony at real estate deal….
Power to the People
Through May 28, 2018 / Schirn
The Schirn brings together artistic posi­tions which can be read as seis­mo­graphs…
The Schirn brings together artistic posi­tions which can be read as seis­mo­graphs of contem­po­rary polit­ical activity, featuring international…
Erik Madigan Heck / Old Future
Through Aug 25, 2018 / Christophe Guye Galerie
Erik Madigan Heck, in his relatively short career, the artist developed a…
Erik Madigan Heck, in his relatively short career, the artist developed a personal way of looking at fashion,…
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 >