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The DART Board Art Fair 2020 Preview

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday February 26, 2020

Thursday, February 27-Sunday, March 1 | Gala Preview Wednesday, February 26

The Art Show | Art Dealers Association of America.Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue at 67th Street, NY, NY Info 

“The nation’s most respected and longest-running art fair is comprised of 72 booths presented by ADAA member galleries and offers collectors, arts professionals, and the public the opportunity to engage with artworks of the highest caliber through intimately scaled and thoughtfully curated exhibitions that encourage close viewing and active conversation with gallerists.” Info/Tickets

Sunday, March 1,  12 pm to 3 pm, Meet the Artists at The Art Show 2020! “A unique opportunity to hear directly from artists and scholars about the work on view in select exhibitor booths. The event is free with Art Show admission.”

Armory Week

Wednesday, March 4—Sunday, March 8

Volta New York.Metropolitan West, 839 West 46th Street, NY, NY Info.
“VOLTA showcases contemporary positions by emerging and mid-career artists with an emphasis on discovery. By spotlighting artists through tightly-curated presentations and solo projects, we encourage exhibitors to present serious gallery shows, while refocusing the fair-going experience back on its most fundamental point: the artists and their works.”

Thursday, March 5-Sunday, March 8

The Armory Show.12th Avenue at 55th Street, Piers 90, 92, 94, NY, NY Info

“As a fair for exhibitors that span size and scale—from global powerhouses to regional leaders and those just beginning to gain recognition—we are proud to offer a platform for serious and ambitious presentations across categories and centuries.”

Independent Art Fair. 50 Varick Street, NY, NY Info

“It feels almost like a curated exhibition that you can buy from, not just art product for sale. It’s a much more intimate, coherent way to become familiar with an artist you don’t know”– Mera Rubell, quoted in Vogue

Scope New York. Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, NY, NY Info
“The 20th edition of SCOPE New York returns to its Chelsea location at Metropolitan Pavilion. Known for presenting groundbreaking contemporary work, SCOPE New York will welcome 60 international exhibitors at its centrally-located venue. In addition, SCOPE will continue its legacy of critically-acclaimed VIP Programming with strategic partnerships, a focused schedule of events, and talks.”

Art on Paper.Pier 36, Downtown Manhattan. 299 South Street, NY, NY Info

“Art on Paper returns to downtown Manhattan's Pier 36 in March of 2020 with 100 galleries featuring top modern and contemporary paper-based art. Art on Paper's medium-driven focus lends itself to significant projects - unique moments that have set the fair apart and established an important destination for the arts in New York City. “

Clio Art Fair | The Anti-Fair for Independent Artists.550 West 29th Street, NY, NY Info

“Empowering Independent Artists is our mission and our statement. The CLIO ART FAIR's primary goal is to create a space for direct dialogue between artists and collectors, artists and curators without the presence of any long-term mediator. “


Thursday, March 12-Thursday, March 19

Asia Week New York 2020 | 34 galleries and 16 gallery talks in New York, Philadelphia, Princeton, and New Haven. 
"Carrying forth a mission to celebrate and promote Asian art in New York City, Asia Week New York is a collaboration of top-tier Asian art specialists, major auction houses, and world-renowned museums and Asian cultural institutions in the metropolitan New York area. The Asia Week New York Association concentrates its efforts on presenting one non-stop, event-filled week in March, drawing collectors and curators from every corner of the United States and an international clientele from across the globe. The annual event fulfills the broader aim of affirming the importance of Asian art in the citywide—and nationwide—cultural scene." Info

So that’s it for NYC until April, when  Paris Photo New York  and  AIPAD: The Photography Show  return. Then in May,  Frieze New York,  Art New Yorkand  TEFAF New York  arrive.  Photos from Armory Week, Frieze Week and The Art Show © Peggy Roalf

Talks / Book Events / Screenings / and beyond

Thursday, February 27

Oceana | A conversation with Melissa McGill and Briana Langloss,6:30 pm. Totah, 183 Stanton Street, NY, NY Info

Saturday-Sunday, February 29-March 1

She Who Is | Adrienne Kennedy and the Drama of Difference: Performances and screenings.Artists Space, 11 Cortlandt Alley, NY, NY Info

Monday, March 2

EFA Studio Program | Artists in 2020 Art Fairs,cocktail party, 6-8 pm. Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, 323 West 39th Street, NY, NY Info

Tuesday, March 3

Brice Dellsperger,screenings 3-6 pm followed by music and drinks til 8pm. 186F Kepler, 171 Canal Street, NY, NY Info

Plants as Healers | Art & Science Roundtable,6-7:30 pm; organized by Central Booking, with Daniel Atha, Kathy Crosby, Joanne D’Auria, Desiree Alverez, James Walsh; Moderator: Mary Ting. Brooklyn Botanic Garden Conservatory Gallery, 990 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY I nfo

In Galleries | Lens-based Art

Wednesday, February 26

Roe Etheridge | Old Fruit,6-8 pm. Gagosian, 976 Madison Avenue, NY, NY Info

Friday, February 28

Tuan Andrew Nguyen.  James Cohan, 291 Grand Street, NY, NY Info  Save the date: Sunday, March 1,  artist talk at 3 pm.  

In Galleries

Wednesday, February 26

Jeanette Mundt | Still American,6-8 pm. Company, 88 Eldridge Street, NY, NY Info

Dan Colen | Help,6-8 pm. Gagosian, Park Avenue & 75th Street, NY, NY Info

Thursday, February 27

Yanik Wagner | New Paintings,6-8 pm. Frosch & Portmann, 53 Stanton Street, NY, NY Info

Theodore Sefcik | Keep Going,6-8 pm. Marinaro, 1 Oliver Street, NY, NY Info

Jennifer Guidi | Gemini,6-8 pm. Gagosian, 555 West 24th Street, NY, NY Info

Friday, February 28

Karla Knight,6-8 pm. Andrew Edlin Gallery, 212 Bowery, NY, NY Info

James Bidgood, Tim Brawner, Nate Flagg, Madeline Kuzak | C.H.A.D.,6-8 pm. Ashes/Ashes, 56 Eldridge Street, NY, NY Info

Judy Hoffman & Elise Siegel | Coarse Fragility; Carol Hepper | Four Directions, 6-8 pm Lesley Heller, 54 Orchard Street, NY, NY Info

Saturday, February 29

Tanya Merrill | Woman Laughing Alone in the Woods at Night,6-8 pm. Half Gallery, New location:235 East 4th Street, NY, NY Info

Sharona Franklin | New Psychedelia of Industrial Healing,6-9 pm. King’s Leap, 368 Broadway, NY, NY Info

In Museums

Friday, February 28

Women March.New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, NY, NY Info

Contemporary Muslim Fashions.The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. 2 East 91st Street, NY, NY Info

All photos, from Armory Week, Frieze Week and The Art Show © Peggy Roalf

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