VOLTA NY will take place from Thursday,
March 5th to Sunday, March 8th, 2009.
VOLTA NY is not open to application and remains, true to its
original concept, an invitational show that aims to focus
on the production of contemporary artists.
VOLTA NY was the American incarnation of the successful young
fair founded in Basel in 2005. VOLTA NY was conceived to continue
the original mandate to create a tightly-focused, boutique
affair that would be a place for discovery and concentrate
on current and topical art production.
VOLTA NY 2008 introduced a new format with exclusively solo
projects, conceived to complement the exciting program of
art available during The Armory Arts Week. The Armory Show
Executive Director Katelijne de Backer stated, "The VOLTA
fair is one of these gems that has emerged on the art fair
circuit in recent years and that no one can ignore. As we
are part of the same family now, it was only obvious that
we invite them to New York."
In 2009 VOLTA NY will be organized as an invitational curated
show by the directorial team of art critic/curators Amanda
Coulson (Executive Director) and Christian Viveros-Fauné
(Curatorial Advisor). By putting the focus back on artists
through exclusively featuring solo projects, VOLTA NY promotes
a deep exploration of the work of its selected artists and
galleries, an opportunity for discoveries that move beyond
those afforded by a traditional art fair.
This year's show, entitled Age of Anxiety, will focus on areas
currently underexposed by the art world (Eastern Europe, the
Middle East and Latin America), while also identifying trends
that point towards newly critical aspects of emerging art.
The show’s title—taken from W.H. Auden’s
1948 poem of the same name—suggests reexamination as
well as novel imaginative departures that herald new beginnings.
VOLTA NY is located at 7W 34th Street, directly across from
Manhattan's classic icon, The Empire State Building.
For more information, please write to http://ny.voltashow.com/index.php