tagged: Volta

Art Basel 2015: Your Guide to Basel Fairs and Art Institutions

by The Artslant Team
Art Basel turns 46 this year. There’s little new to say about the original mega-fair, which had 90 exhibitors at its very first 1970 edition, and 281 exhibitors just three years later. With a maturing satellite scene—Liste celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, Design Miami hits double digits, and Volta enters its pre-teens—we know what to expect from much of the week’s establishment lineup. But as the art world grows, so too does the number of fairs and events straddling Basel’s bend in... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 6/16/15

Art Basel on the Side

by Teodora Kotseva
Satellite fairs and art shows seem to be mushrooming around their big brothers. With nearly two-dozen fairs, Miami is definitely the leader, followed by the Armory show, which this year had at least eight side fairs. The month of June though is reserved for the old continent and Art Basel, which is one of the oldest contemporary art fairs and one of the most important when it comes to the concentration of well-established art galleries. Some 4,000 artists will be featured in various sectors,... [more]
Posted by Teodora Kotseva on 6/15/14

Buzzing Solo Booths: Report from the Armory Show, Volta, and SCOPE

by Charlie Schultz
Crowd instincts kick in at art fairs and curiosity can be a big draw. The first thing I saw walking into Volta, known for its one-artist-per-gallery policy, was an arc of bodies at the last booth of the aisle. Wilmer Wilson IV was performing and his audience was rapt. Phones and tablets were out, capturing him as he inflated brown paper bags, tied them off with twine and roped them to his naked body. You could hear the paper pop with his breath and the snip of his scissors when he cut lengths... [more]
Posted by Charlie Schultz on 3/8/14

ArtSlant's Armory Week Art Fairs and Events Guide

by ArtSlant Team
Armory Show  March 6-9Opening Day: Mar 5, 12-8pm Early Access, 5-8pm MoMA vernissage ticket holdersPublic Hours: Mar 6-9, 12-7pm It’s grand, it’s gorgeous, and it’s a pretty significant hike from the train or a long queue in a cab to roll up to the entrance. But of course worth the trip, worth the time, and worth the investment for collectors. The Armory Show is full of enthralling things, from the 20th century modern works on Pier 92, to the contemporary works on Pier 94. This year’s focus... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 2/25/14

Upping the Ante: Armory Arts Week 2013

by Lori Zimmer
With the arrival of Armory Week, last year’s experiment of Armory versus Frieze is rearing its ugly head, and settling itself into reality. The splash that Frieze made last year on the enchanted (Roosevelt) Island of art lured satellite fairs Pulse and NADA to jump ship from March to May, but Scope, Fountain and the Armory’s little sister, VOLTA, remain Armory Week fixtures. To up their game, both Scope and VOLTA have shed their trade-show like skins, and relocated to historic (and more... [more]
Posted by Lori Zimmer on 3/3/13