The second edition of Art Miami’s international contemporary and modern art fair on the West Coast is ready to kick off. Art Silicon Valley San Francisco, or Art SV/SF, returns to the Bay Area for a showcase of the best of the arts of the 20th and 21st century. After a successful debut in 2014, the fair has once again prepared an impressive program which will feature works in design, technology and new media, as well as educational programs dedicated to new and established collectors. More than 50 national and international galleries from 10 countries will participate this year, bringing along a number of legendary artists and rising talents. Art Silicon Valley will also present an in-house thematic curatorial project of leading media creators, entitled Code and Noise, and a site-specific installation Prelude to Spectra by artist duo Walter & Zoniel.
The works of more than 400 names will be exhibited by renowned galleries coming from 34 international cities. Among them, we have locals like Dolby Chadwick, who are bringing along artists like Barbara Vaughn and Guy Diehl, Galerie Ernst Hilger will offer works by Faile, Shepard Fairey and Massimo Vitali, among others, and Patrick Martinez, Cleon Peterson and Retna will be among those presented by New Image Art. Art Silicon Valley San Francisco promises a wide range of mediums, including photography, sculpture, painting, urban art and more. By wandering the premises, you can also find artworks by the likes of Ansel Adams (Contessa), Ed Ruscha (Archeus and Modernism Inc), Banksy (Smith Davidson), Jeff Koons (Sponder and Smith Davidson) and many, many more.
London-based artist duo Walter & Zoniel will further enrich the program of the Art SV/SF Fair during all four days. Their large-scale, site-specific installation Prelude to Spectra aims to engage the public in covering the facade of the San Mateo Event Center - the fair’s venue - with different colors of biodegradable paint. This performance will have its debut in San Francisco, and will be executed again next year, over in the United Kingdom. Another important event, Code and Noise takes place at the venue, as this exhibition curated by Christine Duval will present eleven artists from Chicago, New York, the Bay Area, China and Japan. Working with softwares, they draw our attention to many current issues such as the environment, art history, memory, data collection and surveillance. At Art Silicon Valley, the visitors can also attend a series of panel discussions dedicated to collecting, 3D printing, architecture and design, the market and more.
Art Silicon Valley San Francisco 2015 will be held at San Mateo County Event Center in San Mateo, CA, USA, from October 8th through 11th. A Platinum VIP and VIP previews are scheduled for October 8th from 6pm to 7.30pm and from 7.30pm to 10pm respectively. The venue will be open from 11am to 7pm on Friday and Saturday, and from 11am to 6pm on Sunday. Ticket prices range from $25 for one-day pass, $30 for multi-day, $15 for students age 12 to 18 and seniors, as well as for groups of 10 or more, and the entrance is free for children under 12. For more information, visit the SV/SF’s official website.
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All images courtesy of Art SV/SF.