VOLTA NY Art Fair 2009
VOLTA, the Basel-based art fair for new and emerging art is back in New York for Armory Arts Week from the 5th of March till the 8th at its central location at 7W 34th street. A perfect complement to its sister fair, The Armory Show, VOLTA NY will showcase 77 solo artist presentations, inspired by this year’s curatorial theme, “Age of Anxiety,” a reflection of our present moment, located in the city where our financial drama was born and is being played out. Take a look at some of the artworks inside.
This year’s theme, “Age of Anxiety,” is taken from W.H. Auden’s 1947 volume of the same name and will address the present socio-cultural moment as well as the artistic possibilities that it will invariably create. The fair, co-curated by Amanda Coulson and Christian Viveros-Fauné, will showcase 77 solo artist projects that reflect on many of today’s social and global issues including the economy, the environment, gender and race relations, as well as matters intrinsic to art making in our new environment. In a concerted effort to reach out to underexposed artists and countries, VOLTA NY’s list of exhibitors boasts galleries and artists from Chile, Mexico, India, Iran, Israel, Peru, Slovenia, Russia, Venezuela, and Wales, among others.
Take a full list of the participating artists on the official website here.