Art New York and CONTEXT New York at Pier 94
May 3-7, 2017
Pier 94 | 55th Street and West Side Highway
Art New York & CONTEXT New York, Presented by Art Miami, Announce This Year’s Selection of International Exhibitors
Premier Fairs to Showcase the Finest Iconic Artworks & Special Projects
New York, NY – April 6, 2017 – Art Miami, the leading producer of international contemporary and modern art fairs, will present the third edition of Art New York and the second edition of CONTEXT New York at Pier 94, opening Wednesday, May 3, and continuing through Sunday, May 7, to kick off New York Art Week. The two highly-anticipated fairs will showcase more than 120 international contemporary and modern galleries from 50 countries, representing more than 1,200 artists who have exhibited at Art Miami, Art Basel, Design Miami, The Armory Show, Masterpiece, Expo Chicago and Art Dealers Association of America’s The Art Show, among others.
The sister art fairs will begin with a special VIP Private Preview on Wednesday, May 3, 2:00-5:00PM. This will give collectors, curators and art advisors the opportunity to view and acquire the most prestigious works available to the market from the 20 th and 21 st centuries.
This year, Art New York will display the finest work of the modern, post-war and pop eras, and feature paintings, photography, prints, drawings, design and sculpture from masters including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Willem de Kooning and Ed Ruscha.
“This will be our most exciting year yet,” said Katelijne De Backer, Director of Art New York. “In addition to high quality blue chip works, we will be offering some truly unique immersive experiences, which promise to engage seasoned and new collectors alike. Art New York will be the perfect launch to New York Art Week, showcasing the most important works from the masters to the emerging artists ready to take fairgoers by storm.”
At Art New York, Long-Sharp Gallery will display The 99%: United We Stand, an installation of intimately scaled portraits by artist Jason Myers that portray faceless, nameless members of the 99%. A portion of sales will be donated to Direct Relief, a humanitarian aid organization devoted to improving the health and lives of people affected by poverty and emergencies.
Amarist Studio will present Welcome, an installation that shines light on the current refugee crisis. Inspired by the razor wire recently installed along the borders of several European countries, all proceeds from Welcome will be donated to USA for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.
Gary Lichtenstein Editions will show works by famed photographer Bob Gruen and, for the first time, rock and roll icon Jason Newsted of Metallica in the combined exhibition ROCKERS RAWK. Gruen’s ROCKERS features images of the most legendary musicians, including John Lennon, David Bowie, Debbie Harry and The Rolling Stones. Newsted’s RAWK will be the Grammy Award winning bassists’ artistic debut, featuring paintings and prints. Half of all sales from both artists will be donated to the Perry J. Cohen Foundation, an organization devoted to the advancement of the arts, environmental, marine and wildlife education and preservation, teenage entrepreneurship, and boating safety education. On Saturday, May 6 th , the duo will be on-hand for a question and answer session to discuss their careers and latest exhibitions.
New York Academy of Art will feature the exhibition Inside/Out, with paintings, drawings and sculptures that depict landscapes and aspirational places, domestic scenes and interiors of the mind. All of the artwork was created by alumni of the Graduate School, which combines intensive technical training in the service of vital contemporary art.
At CONTEXT New York, collectors and visitors alike will have the chance to view and acquire works from emerging and mid-career artists from top galleries around the globe. Several galleries will highlight works that are significant to our current social issues, including includes Accola Griefen Gallery, who will present the work of Marie Watt, an American artist and member of the Seneca Nation of Indians. They will show some of her larger works, which are made in community “sewing circles.” Thomas Jaeckel Gallery will present a selection of international artists, including Danny Rolph’s latest work, NYC. The fair will also have new exhibitors, including Richard Koh Fine Art, which will offer new works from Malaysian emerging artist Hasanul Isyraf Idris. Idris will show a series of vibrant paintings representing a dialogue of self-inspiration, local folklore and regional myths. Additionally, Corey Helford Gallery will make its first appearance at the show.
“The fair will highlight a selection of work by emerging and mid-career artists that are primed to become contemporary masters within the next few years,” said CONTEXT New York Director Julian Navarro. “The artists for this year’s special projects are taking a vested interest in social awareness and are putting forth works that will drive visitors to ask questions and to participate in the ever-changing social conversation.”
All Proceeds, a series of conceptual, socially engaged works will be presented by Pablo Helguera, an acclaimed artist and the Director of Adult and Academic Programs at MoMA. One hundred percent of the sales proceeds will be donated to a variety of organizations that support social issue causes, including United We Dream, American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood, National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and City Meals on Wheels.
Artist and musician Ted Riederer will display Tone Pictures: Our Year of Dissent, featuring photo emulsion prints made with records that he has recorded and cut to clear vinyl. These prints aim to freeze an echo in time capturing fleeting sounds. Riederer has shown his works internationally, with exhibitions at MoMA PS1, Prospect 1.5, Go and Rosenthal Berlin. He also serves as the Artistic Director of Howl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project, a non-profit gallery and performance space in New York.
For the second consecutive year, Art New York and CONTEXT New York are pleased to partner with Artsy as our “Official Online Partner” of the fairs. Artsy’s online preview will launch on Thursday, April 27 to the public which includes the first view of the galleries and artists that will be displayed at the fairs as well as programming and visitor information.