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VOLTA NY 2018 - A Place for Creative Discovery

  • Bruno Мiguel - Essas Pessoas Na Sala de Jantar (These People in the Dining Room), 2018
  • Tommy Hartung - R.U.R. ACT ONE- THE vIEWER 2018
  • Rafael Vargas Bernard - Se voló la puerta : and everyone can see inside 2018
February 26, 2018
A philosophy graduate interested in theory, politics and art. Alias of Jelena Martinović.

One of the most exciting art events in the city, VOLTA NY is a beacon for creative discovery and social engagement during Armory Arts Week. Founded in 2008 as the American incarnation of the original Basel VOLTA show, it is a contemporary fair comprised of solo projects by leading and emerging international artists.

Taking place this March, the eleventh edition of the fair now returns to Pier 90 in New York City. Underscoring its mandate of “global vision – solo focus”, VOLTA NY 2018 will bring together 85 international galleries from all around the world that will present a dynamic and timely survey of innovative international contemporary positions.

Alongside the main exhibition program, the fair will present the third edition of its critically received Curated Section. Co-curated by Mickalene Thomas and Raquel Chevremont, the curated section titled The Aesthetics of Matter will assemble eight contemporary artists.

Jen Mann - You and Me 2017, Meryl McMaster - Viage 2010; on view at arts fair volta
Left: Jen Mann – You and Me 2017. Oil on canvas, 60 x 90 in. Presented by Duran Mashaal, Montréal / Right: Meryl McMaster – Viage 2010. Digital chromogenic print, 61 x 61 cm. Edition of 5. Presented by Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montréal

The Exhibitors of VOLTA NY 2018

For its eleventh edition, the fair will bring together 85 international galleries across four continents and 48 cities, presenting contemporary positions by artists from 32 nations. Reflecting VOLTA’s mission of identifying and showcasing essential artistic voices throughout the world, the array of solo projects will feature an eclectic mix of new and recent bodies of work by emerging and mid-career talent, punctuated by mini-retrospectives by key artists of notable repute.

Be sure not to miss booths by Hilger BROTKunsthalle from Vienna, presenting the artist Assunta Abdel Azim Mohamed; Emmathomas from São Paulo, presenting the artist Alan Fontes; Duran Mashaal from Montreal, presenting the artist Jen Mann; Galerie Louis Gendre from Paris, presenting the artist Susan Shup; Litvak Contemporary from Tel Aviv, presenting artists Vaclav Cigler and Shai Kremer; Accola Griefen Fine Art from Brooklyn, presenting the artist Judy Pfaff; and Vin Gallery from Ho Chi Minh City, presenting the artist Sto Len; amongst others.

The List of Exhibitors

Hilger BROTKunsthalle (Vienna) // Assunta Abdel Azim Mohamed
The Current (Nassau) // John Cox + Natascha Vazquez
Galerie Jan Dhaese (Ghent) // Hedwig Brouckaert
Emmathomas (S‹o Paulo) // Alan Fontes
Galer’a Karla Osorio (Bras’lia) // Roland Gebhardt + Estela Sokol
Angell Gallery (Toronto) // Steve Driscoll
Galerie Simon Blais (MontrŽal) // Jean-SŽbastien Denis
dc3 Art Projects (Edmonton) // Chromogenic Curmudgeons
Duran Mashaal (MontrŽal) // Jen Mann
Gallery Jones (Vancouver) // James Nizam
Pierre-Franois Ouellette art contemporain (MontrŽal) // Meryl McMaster
Galerie Nicolas Robert (MontrŽal) // AndrŽann Godin
Timebag (Medell’n) // Harold Ortiz
The Chemistry Gallery (Prague) // Jan Uldrych
Jiri Svestka Gallery (Prague) // Sofe _vejdov‡
Gallery Poulsen (Copenhagen) // Jean-Pierre Roy
55Bellechasse (Paris) // Christiaan Conradie
Galerie Louis Gendre (Paris) // Susan Shup
Oniris (Rennes) // VŽra Molnar
Galerie Richard (Paris/New York) // Jeremy Thomas
Galerie Thomas Fuchs (Stuttgart) // Ruprecht von Kaufmann
Kleindienst (Leipzig) // Christoph RuckhŠberle
Galerie Heike Strelow (Frankfurt am Main) // Starsky Brines + Herbert Wermut
Galerie Ora-Ora (Hong Kong) // Erik Jeor
Lena & Roselli Gallery (Budapest) // M—zes Incze
Green On Red Gallery (Dublin) // Niamh McCann
Gordon Gallery (Tel Aviv) // Larry Abramson
Litvak Contemporary (Tel Aviv) // Vaclav Cigler + Shai Kremer
Galleria Bianconi (Milan) // Cheryl Pope
Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea (Milan) // Erika Nordqvist
Opere Scelte (Turin) // Sven Dru_hl
Gallery Art Composition (Tokyo) // Masayoshi Nojo
Cohju Contemporary Art (Kyoto) // Sayaka Miyata
Gallery Kogure (Tokyo/New York) // Takato Yamamoto
Gallery MoMo (Tokyo) // Yosuke Kobashi
YOD Gallery (Osaka) // Martin Honasan
Gallery Bastejs (Riga) // Henrijs Preiss
(AV17) gallery (Vilnius) // Nerijus Erminas
Gallery Meno parkas (Kaunas /Du_sseldorf) // Rosanda Sorakait
Richard Koh Fine Art (Kuala Lumpur) // Hasanul Isyraf Idris
Rutger Brandt Gallery (Amsterdam) // Anna Bittersohl + Enrico Freitag
Roger Katwijk (Amsterdam) // Daniel Bodner
NL=US (Rotterdam) // Alexandra Roozen
Soda Gallery (Bratislava) // Lucia Tallov‡
P74 Gallery (Ljubljana) // Tadej Pogacar
Bien Gallery (Seoul) // Myung Nam An + Jeong Yun Choi
Gallery Simon (Seoul) // Woo Young Kim
Set Espai dÕart (Valencia) // NoŽ Sendas
Vetusart (San Sebastian) // Maximilian Pelzmann
Gallery Wenger (Zu_rich) // Thomas Vinson
Nunu Fine Art (Taipei) // Keb Cerda
Voloshyn Gallery (Kiev) // Mikhailo Deyak
Danielle Arnaud (London) // Paulette Phillips
Arusha Gallery (Edinburgh) // Blair McLaughlin
Beers London (London) // Jonni Cheatwood
Charlie Smith London (London) // Kiera Bennett + Hugh Mendes
Coates & Scarry (London) // Ariel Cabrera Montejo
Frestonian Gallery (London) // Laurence Owen
Carrie Able Gallery (Brooklyn) // Carrie Able
Accola Griefen Fine Art (Brooklyn) // Judy Pfaff
Allouche Gallery (New York) // Reinoud Oudshoorn
Black & White Gallery (Brooklyn) // Shimon Okshteyn
C24 Gallery (New York) // Tommy Hartung
Castor Gallery (New York) // Jonathan Leder
CES (Los Angeles) // Brian Robertson
Chimento Contemporary (Los Angeles) // Kim Schoenstadt
Ethan Cohen Gallery (New York) // Aboudia + Adetomiwa Gbadebo
David&Schweitzer Contemporary (Brooklyn) // Daniel John Gadd
Foley (New York) // Simon Schubert
Garis & Hahn (Los Angeles) // Felix R. Cid
Fred Giampiero Gallery (New Haven) // Robert Reed + Enrico Riley
Hamiltonian (Washington DC) // Kyle Tata
JanKossen Contemporary (New York) // Troy Simmons
Kopeikin Gallery (Los Angeles) // Katrin Korfmann
Joshua Liner Gallery (New York) // Parra
Nancy Margolis Gallery (New York) // Aubrey Levinthal
PabloÕs Birthday (New York) // Tessa Perutz
Pan American Art Projects (Miami) // Abel Barroso
REM Project (San Juan) // Rafael Vargas Bernard
Sapar Contemporary (New York) // Bruno Miguel
Slag Gallery (Brooklyn) // William Buchina
Sponder Gallery (Boca Raton) // Donald Martiny
Studio e (Seattle) // Warren Dykeman + Damien Hoar de Galvan
Unix Gallery (New York) // William Bradley
Vin Gallery (Ho Chi Minh City) // Sto Len
KiiK Create (Brooklyn/San Juan)

The Curated Section

First established in 2016, the Curated Section of the fair is a thematic exhibition organized by an independent curator. For its third iteration, the section will be co-curated by Mickalene Thomas, a prominent artist and teacher, and Racquel Chevremont, New York-based collector and philanthropist.

Titled The Aesthetics of Matter, it will show artworks by eight artists who explore ideologies of collage as a constructive mode through material, language, text, cultural and personal concepts. The exhibition will include paintings, sculpture, photography, video, text, and printed matter.

Exhibiting artists are Tomashi Jackson, presented by Tilton Gallery from New York; Troy Michie, presented by COMPANY from New York; Devin N. Morris, presented by Jenkins Johnson Gallery from Brooklyn and San Francisco; Christie Neptune, presented by Rubber Factory from New York; Kameelah Janan Rasheed, presented by Project For Empty Space from Newark; David Shrobe, presented by Studio 301 NYC from Brooklyn; Didier William, presented by Anna Zorina Gallery from New York; and Kennedy Yanko, presented by Jenkins Johnson Gallery from Brooklyn and San Francisco.

VOLTA NY 2018 Location

Practical Information

VOLTA NY 2018 will take place at Pier 90 in New York from March 7th until March 11th, 2018. The Press Preview is scheduled for Wednesday, March 7th from 4 to 6 p.m., while the Public Vernissage will take place between 6 to 9 p.m.

The fair will be open to the public between 12 to 8 p.m. from Thursday to Saturday and from 12 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The price of the General Admission ticket will be $25, while the ticket for students, cultural institutions, seniors or groups will be $20. The VOLTA NY & The Armory Show Dual Admission ticket will be $65.

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

Assunta Abdel Azim Mohamed - Overwhelming! 2017, Jean-Pierre Roy - Landscape with Divergent Perceptual Reference Frames 2017; on view at arts fair volta
Left: Assunta Abdel Azim Mohamed – Overwhelming! 2017. Ballpoint pen on paper, 105 x 112 cm. Presented by Hilger BROTKunsthalle, Vienna / Right: Jean-Pierre Roy – Landscape with Divergent Perceptual Reference Frames 2017. Oil on linen, 191 x 140 cm. Presented by Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen
Judy Pfaff - Makawao 2011, Sofie Švejdová - Untitled 2017; on view at arts fair volta
Left: Judy Pfaff – Makawao 2011. Paper, wood, ink, artificial flowers, 82 x 70 x 12 in. Presented by Accola Griefen Fine Art, Brooklyn / Right: Sofie Švejdová – Untitled 2017. Acrylic on canvas, 160 x 160 cm. Presented by Jiri Svestka Gallery, Prague
Starsky Brines - Como Niños que se Asustan 2017, Véra Molnar - 7 syllabes 2017; at volta
Left: Starsky Brines – Como Niños que se Asustan 2017. Acrylic and crayon on canvas, 174 x 153 cm. Presented by Galerie Heike Strelow, Frankfurt/Main / Right: Véra Molnar – 7 syllabes 2017. Acrylic on canvas, 19.7 x 19.7 in. Presented by Oniris, Rennes

Featured images: Bruno Мiguel – Essas Pessoas Na Sala de Jantar (These People in the Dining Room), 2018. Spray paint, cold porcelain, polyurethane foam, wire, acrylic resin, papier-mâché on porcelain, variable dimensions. Presented by Sapar Contemporary, New York; Tommy Hartung – R.U.R. ACT ONE- THE vIEWER 2018. 8-00 UHD. Presented by C24 Gallery, New York; Rafael Vargas Bernard – Se voló la puerta : and everyone can see inside 2018. Found wooden door, tactile transducer speakers, insulated wire, teensy 3.2 development board, accelerometer and x, y and z position sensor, and acrylic paint. Presented by REM Project, San Juan; Enrico Riley – Evening Together We Can Do Anything 2017. Oil on canvas, 49.5 x 71 in. Presented by Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven. All images courtesy of VOLTA NY.