SCOPE New York 2018 - Presenting a New Vision of The Contemporary Art Fair

March 5, 2018

One of the biggest events of its kind in the world, SCOPE Art Fair brings the best showcase of emerging contemporary arts to New York, Basel and Miami Beach each year.

Returning to Chelsea location at Metropolitan Pavilion this March, the 18th edition of SCOPE New York will continue its distinct spirit of innovation that has consistently forged the way for emerging artists and galleries. Dedicated to showcasing some groundbreaking contemporary work, the fair will bring together 60 international exhibitors this year. In addition, it will continue with the critically acclaimed VIP Programming, hosting a plethora of events, talks and screenings.

Promising to be nothing short of spectacular, SCOPE New York continues to usher in a new vision of the contemporary art fair.

Matthew Ryan Herget - No Days Off Till We Take Off, 2015, Pim Palsgraaf - Mycose city 22, 2017NL=US Art; presented at press view
Left: Matthew Ryan Herget - No Days Off Till We Take Off, 2015. Mugello Gallery / Right: Pim Palsgraaf - Mycose city 22, 2017NL=US Art

SCOPE New York Exhibitors

This year, SCOPE New York will bring together 60 international exhibitors from all over the world.

Be sure not to miss booths by Azart Gallery from New York, focusing on innovative and original work of artists influenced by abstract, figurative, illustration, pop culture and street art; En Foco Gallery from Chicago, a non-profit that supports contemporary primarily U.S.-based photographers of African, Asian, Latino, Native American and Pacific Islander heritage; Haven Gallery from New York, exhibiting emotionally, intellectually and imaginatively driven, representational artwork; Lilac Gallery from New York, focusing on emerging international artists that explore new media in their concept with cutting edge techniques; Mirus Gallery San Francisco, championing new movements in contemporary art; and Stephen Romano Gallery from New York, amongst others.

Other highlights include Good Details Gallery from Chicago, Mugello Gallery from Los Angeles, BLANC ART Gallery from Macau, The Chemistry Gallery from Prague, NL=US Art from Rotterdam and Galeria Otros 360 Grados from Bogota.

The List of Exhibitors

Z Gallery Arts at SCOPE NY 2018

Canadian Z Gallery Arts, a place offering diversity to International emerging and established artists and giving them most exposure in North America, will present artworks by Kinu Kamura and Henni Alftan.

Inspired by the visual world and the evolution of the digital culture, Kinu Kamura’s work intends to question the influence the phenomenon of overconsumption and the way it affects the way we conceive what we see. Her pieces also deal with sensitive topics such as Appropriation art, as well as creativity, authenticity and authorship of the work.

Henni Alftan, on the other hand, is bringing two paintings. In Brand New Shoes, we see two feet running, suspended in the air, wearing flashy sneakers, while in The Close-up, she pays homage to the great Alfred Hitchcock and his movie “The Rope”.

Find these artworks at booth 069! The artists will be available for interviews on March 8th.

Henni Alftan - The Close-up, 2011; at press preview of the 18th edition of the fair
Henni Alftan - The Close-Up, 2011. Oil on canvas, 114 x 195cm (44.8 x 76in)

Left Kinu Kamura - Bloom of Youth, 2017 Right Kinu Kamura - Clear Skies, 2017
Left: Kinu Kamura - My Hurricane, 2017. Spray paint, acrylic, inkjet on canvas, 120 x 92cm(47 x 36 in) / Right: Kinu Kamura - Clear Skies, 2017. Spray paint, acrylic, inkjet on canvas, 120 x 92 cm (47 x 36 inches). Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC


Hosted by ArtNews & Sotheby’s, SCOPE’s acclaimed VIP Program will take place at Soho House and Ludlow House.

Among event highlights is a panel discussion Before Basquiat – There was Rammellzee presented by Sotheby’s. Regarded as one of the greatest street artists, Rammellzee was a prominent figure in the New York Street Art scene of the 1970s and 80s. The panel will peel back the curtain on his life and explore the stories that made his practice so unique.

Other highlights include a panel discussion Materiality presented by ArtNews and moderated by Anthony Spinello. The discussion will address intersectional feminism in artistic practice. Artists Nicole DoranNathalie AlfonsoJuana Valdes, and Clara Varas will explore notions feminist practice, identity politics and the role of the female artist in our attention-economy.

The Location

Practical Information

SCOPE New York will take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea from March 8th until March 11th, 2018. The Platinum First View will be held on Thursday, March 8th, from 3 to 6 p.m., while the VIP and Press Preview will be held between 6 and 9 p.m.

The fair will be open to the public from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

The price of the Platinum First View ticket will be $150, the VIP Preview ticket will be $100, while the general admission daily ticket will be $25 ($15 for students and seniors).

For more information, visit the official website of the fair.

Juana Valdes - 9 color rags, Materiality exhibition. Courtesy of Anthony Spinello
Juana Valdes - 9 color rags, Materiality exhibition. Courtesy of Anthony Spinello

Featured images: SCOPE NY 2017, SCOPE NY 2017, Christopher Moller Gallery. All images courtesy of SCOPE New York.

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