VOLTA NY marks its downtown debut at 82MERCER in SoHo for the exclusively solo-artist fair’s sixth edition. 94 galleries, spanning 6 continents and spotlighting artists from 38 nations, present a dynamic survey of the most innovative and salient contemporary art positions across two floors of the Mercer Street venue.
A diverse contingent of exhibitors put the kunst in this SoHo loft’s halle, including Galerie Zimmermann Kratochwill (Graz), spotlighting multimedia maestro Poklong Anading, a featured artist in No Country, the first UBS Global MAP show at the Guggenheim; Beatriz Esguerra Art (Bogotá), showing paperlike rolled ceramics by Carol Young; Philadelphia’s Gallery Joe, presenting minimalist color-field watercolors by Nicole Phungrasamee Fein (participant in multiple contemporary watercolor group exhibitions in 2012); Christian Larsen (Stockholm), featuring East-West vanitas by recent Kunst Universität Linz graduate Haruko Maeda; Marx & Zavattero (San Francisco), unveiling idyllic landscapes by Arngunnur Ýr, ahead of a major exhibition at Àrnes Art Museum in her native Iceland; Montreal’s galerie antoine ertaskiran, featuring a timely sociopolitical array by Dominique Blain (her classic installation Missa celebrated the first anniversary of Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ Pavilion of Quebec and Canadian Art last autumn, joining Blain’s permanent installation Mirabilia); and Skoto Gallery (New York), showing reclaimed-media figurative sculpture from Nigerian-born, Brooklyn-based artist Osaretin Ighile.
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