ARTSnFOOD coverage: Armory Arts Week New York 2013
A visitor views Salustiano's artwork (KAVACHNINA CONTEMPORARY, Miami)
VOLTA NY ground floor crowd.
SOHO, once the darling of the artworld, was left behind for the Chelsea Arts District fifteen years ago, more or less.
That absence ended this year with VOLTANY 2013 re-embracing a SOHO location, 82MERCER!
"A new venue always comes with a certain amount of anxiety and trepidation – is the floorplan going to flow, will the visitors find us – but it seems all our concerns were unwarranted. Certainly we are thinking already about how to tweak it, improve on it and make it even better, but overall we couldn't be more pleased with the results." - Coulson
TEAPOT (Cologne) co-director Petra Martinetz, with light sculptures by Susanne Rottenbacher.
SoHo's wintery streets did little to stymie VOLTA NY's sixth edition and its downtown debut. Maybe it was the combination of chilly weather and 82 MERCER Street's cozy loft that signaled red-hot sales... but more likely it was collectors responding to this solo-artist fair's mature showcase of two floors filled with thought-provoking art.
Sales Note: BRUNDYN + GONSALVES (Cape Town) sold a full set of young Johannesburg-based artist Mohau Modisakeng's Untitled performative suite (30 monumental self-portrait C-prints on watercolor paper at approximately $55,000 total). Upstairs, FOLEY (New York) counted its biggest sale with a suite of Alice Attie's Physics ink drawings to a private collector (approximately $18,000). As of 30 minutes before closing time, only one of Geraldine Swayne's intimately scaled enamel on metal paintings remained at Fred [London] Ltd (London), the other 29 selling in waves throughout the fair's duration.
Mauro Giaconi installation
at Dot Fiftyone Gallery (Miami)
Sculpture and wall drawing by Sebastian Mejia (balzerARTprojects, Basel)
Detail of Kyotaro Hakamata installation
(MA2 Gallery, Tokyo)
Jamie Sterns of envoy enterprises (New York),
surrounded by paintings by Winston Chmielinks
Nadia Huggins, creative director of ARC Magazine
(St. Vincent and the Grenadines) in the booth's cozy seating
Balázs Kicsiny installation Killing Time (INDA Gallery, Budapest)
Federico Bianchi of Federico Bianchi
Contemporary Art (Milan)
with works by Radomir Damnjan
A closeup of Imi Hwangbo's layered mylar works
(Ellen Miller Gallery, Boston)
Jimi Billingsley (of Pablo's Birthday, New York)
surrounded by a four-part paintstick on aluminum suite by Frank Gerritz
Kevin Kavanagh, artist Diana Copperwhite, and
gallery assistant Ailbhe O'Connor
(Kevin Kavanagh, Liverpool),
surrounded by Copperwhite's paintings
Lutz Göbelsmann of TEAPOT (Cologne)
framed in a light installation
by Susanne Rottenbacher
A VOLTA NY visitor observes Michael Zelehoski (Ethan Cohen New York)
Works by Devin Troy Strother
at Richard Heller Gallery (Los Angeles)
Jade Townsend's installation 'Ship of Fools' at Poulsen Gallery (Copenhagen)
Detail shot of Aleksandar Duravcevic's site-specific installation
(with Galerie Stefan Röpke, Cologne), created specifically for VOLTA NY
Works by Long-Bin Chen
at Frederieke Taylor Gallery (New York)
Works by Salustiano at KAVACHNINA CONTEMPORARY (Miami)
WOLFSTÆDTER (Frankfurt) with wall drawing
and works on paper by Ins A Kromminga
Works by Kadar Brock at VIGO Gallery (London) and The Hole NYC (New York) booth
Kristian Jarmuschek (of Jarmuschek + Partner, Berlin)
oversees works by Marc Fromm at his booth.
Adjacent are works by Carol Young
(Beatriz Esguerra Art, Bogota)
Carol Young ceramics installation (Beatriz Esguerra Art, Bogota)
Foreground: cut-paper installation by Elisabetta Di Maggio (LAURA BULIAN GALLERY, Milan); Background: works by Regina Scully (C24 Gallery, New York)
VOLTA NY at 82Mercer in SoHo
(Source: The information and David Willems' photos for this issue were provided courtesy of VOLTA NY press site.)
More Armory Arts Week 2013 coverage to come in our next issue!
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