Place To Be at Frieze Week 2018: SUPERFINE! Art Fair!

WHO:  Superfine! ArtFair!     A sleeker, sexier, smarter art fair that still manages to stay friendly and approachable, the second edition of Superfine! NYC touches down in the ever-bustling Meatpacking District this May 2-6. 1,200 works of art by 78 international progressive art galleries, curators, solo projects, and collectives bring their unique perspectives to New York’s top emerging art fair. 2018’s fair continues to break down barriers between New Yorkers hungry to expand their own collections, and the artists and galleries at the forefront of new contemporary art. 

WHAT: The caliber of the exhibiting artists and galleries is outshone only by their passion for a friendly, transparent, and approachable new art market. You’ll discover countless ways to appreciate and take home our cutting-edge artists and galleries’ offerings. Whatever your taste, you’ll fall in love with art at Superfine! NYC, and have a good time doing it.  It will feature a full daily and nightly program including the Twilight Vernissage Preview Opening Night, a Dim Sum Collectors’ Dinner and a Girls’ Night Out (For Art!)in partnership with the Lower Eastside Girls Club, benefitting local female-driven arts organizations.

WHERE: 459 West 14th Street, NY, NY 

For more event details visit:  SuperFine.World 

Image:Courtesy of Superfine! Art Fair!

SCOPE Miami Beach 2017 x Amar’e Stoudemire’s The Melech Collection

SCOPE Miami Beach 2017 has announced a very special collaboration with Amar’e Stoudemire’s The Melech Collection, his contemporary art educational platform.

The Melech Collection translates to “King”, and is the genesis of Stoudemire’s acclaimed career in sports, a lifelong interest in culture, and dedication to philanthropy. Uniting seemingly disparate audiences of sports and contemporary art, The Melech Collection teaches the value of cultural capital through the cumulative knowledge of mind and body; to be truly empowered, awareness and action must exert in conjunction.

Stoudemire will curate a 40 foot installation as a highlight of SCOPE Miami Beach’s Special Programs.  Additionally, Stoudemire will conceptualize and lead a lively panel discussion in SCOPE’s Atrium, moderated by Sotheby’s.

Definitely on my “Must-See” List for this edition of SCOPE Miami Beach!

Image courtesy of SCOPE Miami Beach

SCOPE NEW YORK 2016

How I wish I could be in NYC this week!!! The 16th edition of SCOPE New York 2016 starts today March 3rd thru March 6th one block from the Armory Shoes Piers at Metropolitan West Pavilion. 60 international galleries will be in attendance showing the best in contemporary art.

SCOPE New York stands apart from the rest with their critically-acclaimed open-plan exhibition design that allows exhibiting galleries to flow organically in the space rather than being smushed in small booths on top of each other.

This year their special programming includes the RUSH PHILANTHROPIC ARTS FOUNDATION presenting a new, limited edition print portfolio marking the 20th Anniversary of Rush and its programs. 

Using the SCOPE Art App, visitors can access the catalog, check out exhibitor highlights , view the floor plan and create their own collections!

Event highlights include: The Platinum First View Brunch, on Thursday, March 3, 2 – 4PM: Featuring complimentary cocktails. This event is free for Platinum VIP cardholders, by invitation, or $150 ticket at the door. Also on Thursday, March 3, SCOPE welcomes registered Press and VIP cardholders to our Preview reception, with complimentary cocktails from 4 – 6PM.

SCOPE’s Official Party will be presented by BMI, featuring live performance by Zebra Katzand complimentary cocktails from Ilegal Mezcal. Hosted by Marquee, the event will take place Saturday, March 5, 9 – 11PM. Admission is based on capacity and by invitation and confirmed RSVP only.

For SCOPE New York 2016 info click here !

Full disclosure – I always make sure to check out SCOPE Miami Beach during Art Basel/Miami Art Week , even this past December with the unusual monsoon rainy weather!

Image Haruki Ogawa – Fusion II, 2015. Oil, alkyd, acrylic on hemp canvas, 98 x 108 x 6.2 cm. Courtesy Frantic Gallery, courtesy of Frantic Gallery/SCOPE

Met Breuer Opens March 18th

 The Met Breuer media preview took place yesterday and what an amazing preview it was!

Formerly the home of the Whitney, the Met Breuer in New York City is now the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new home for its modern and contemporary art collections.

The Met Breuer’s program spotlights modern and contemporary art in dialogue with historic works that encompass the full range of The Met’s vast collection. The building will host both monographic and thematic exhibitions, as well as new commissions and performances. The two inaugural exhibitions at The Met are Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, a cross-departmental curatorial initiative that brings together works by some of the greatest artists of all time, from Titian to Louise Bourgeois, who experimented with a non finito style; and the largest exhibition to date dedicated to Indian modernist Nasreen Mohamedi. Additionally, a music installation by Artist in Residence Vijay Iyer will activate The Met Breuer’s Tony and Amie James Gallery in the lobby  throughout March.

For those who could not be there in person, there was the Facebook Live live broadcasting a first look at the building and a walk through of the Nasreen Mohammedi (1937-1990) exhibition with Sheena Wagstaff, Leonard A. Lauder Chairman, Department of Modern & Contemporary Art and Brinda Kumar, who helped curate the show.

The Inaugural Season features:

  • Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, major thematic survey featuring unfinished works of art from the Renaissance to the present day;
  • Monographic exhibition of Indian modernist artist Nasreen Mohamedi;
  • Continuous in-gallery performances by Artist in Residence Vijay Iyer (through March 31, 2016), a newly commissioned sonic experience by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams, and an all-day performance in The Met’s three locations of the U.S. premiere of Karlheinz Stockhausen‘s composition KLANG;
  • Forthcoming exhibitions in 2016 season include rarely seen, early photographs by Diane Arbus (opening July 2016);
  • Mid-career retrospective of the contemporary painter Kerry James Marshall (opening October 2016), with a complementary “artist’s choice” installation of works from The Met collection;
  • Inhabiting Marcel Breuer’s Architecture, an exhibition of newly commissioned architectural photographs of four iconic Marcel Breuer-designed buildings (opening November 2016)

I will be sure to be visiting there soon!

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