Affordable Art Fair NYC Fall 2018
September 27-30, 2018
Private View on September 26 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
Affordable Art Fair NYC Announces Fall 2018 Young Talent Exhibition, Limited Edition Print Artist and Curatorial Excellence Award
Art After Dark
Thursday, September 27 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday, September 28 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday, September 27 from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday, September 28 from 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday, September 29 from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday, September 30 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
(New York, NY) – Affordable Art Fair NYC is pleased to announce a full series of programming highlighting emerging talent and thoughtfully curated exhibitions on view this fall at the Metropolitan Pavilion from September 27 to 30, 2018. In addition to showcasing original contemporary art, featuring over 400 artists exhibited by 74 international and national galleries, Affordable Art Fair NYC’s curatorial programs encourage visitors to experience and engage with special artist presentations.
The Young Talent Exhibition is a dedicated platform that supports emerging artists and curators within the contemporary art community. This fall, Affordable Art Fair NYC will present a solo exhibition by New York-based and self-taught photographer, painter, and mixed-media artist Chase Hall, curated by Lolita Cros. A native Parisian, Cros has been making waves as an independent curator with her unorthodox venue choices and unique visual lens. She is currently curator and art consultant for The Wing co-working and community spaces designed for women.
“We are excited to be giving a platform to such a multifaceted and critical artist like Chase Hall,” says Vanessa Seis, Fall Fair Director, Affordable Art Fair NYC. “His work is extremely relevant in that it addresses the visual history of racial bigotry in the United States, and I hope that this exhibition will stimulate powerful conversation among our visitors.”
Affordable Art Fair NYC’s Limited Edition Print, a print series in collaboration with a commissioned artist made exclusively for the fall edition, will feature a collection of 10 limited edition artworks by London-based artist Adam Bridgland. The screen print with spray paint overlays is a love letter to the urban wilderness that is New York City, and a thematic continuation of a sculptural work Bridgland created earlier this year.
The Curatorial Excellence Award (FKA Best Booth Award) is a continued initiative presented by Affordable Art Fair NYC to highlight thoughtful and engaging gallery presentations. The award will be granted to an exhibition of curatorial distinction and the gallery will receive automatic acceptance into the following fall edition. The winner will be selected by a notable jury including Annelien Bruins, CEO of Tang Art Advisory, Wendy Goodman, Design Editor at New York Magazine and Design Hunting, Julia Halperin, Executive Editor at Artnet, and Melanie Kress, Associate Curator for High Line Art.
Affordable Art Fair NYC expresses great appreciation to its fair partners this fall, including New Camerata Opera, The Art Therapy Project, Butterfield Catering, The Non-Violence Art Project, Van Gogh Vodka, Austin Eastciders, ShortStems, Reed Photographic, TBS Tramo, Yotel New York and SPACE design + production. Media Partners include: artnet, ARTnews, artprice.com, Art Zealous, New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and Observer. Cultural Partners include: American Folk Art Museum, ArtTable, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, International Print Center New York (ICPNY), The Jewish Museum, Tang Art Advisory and Young Professionals in the Arts NYC.
ABOUT THE AFFORDABLE ART FAIR
Since its launch in 1999, the Affordable Art Fair has welcomed over 2.3 million visitors through its doors, and sold over $425 million worth of art. A global brand and one of the leading and most popular art fairs in the world; this year 12 fairs take place in 9 cities worldwide in New York, London, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Brussels, Hamburg, Milan, Singapore and Stockholm. The Affordable Art Fair also places a strong emphasis on charitable giving and since 1999 has donated $1.9 million worth of stand space and advice to emerging artists; provided $3.2m worth of art education; and has raised $1.3m globally for local charities. For more information, visit affordableartfair.com.