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VOLTA NY

MARCH 5–8, 2015

 

An invitational solo project fair for contemporary art.

NEW LOCATION: PIER 90, New York

 

 

With mutual acknowledged VIP access with The Armory Show

 

 

ABOUT //

 

VOLTA NY is an invitational fair of solo-artist projects and is the American incarnation of the original VOLTA show, which was founded in Basel in 2005. VOLTA NY was conceived in 2008 as a tightly-focused, curated, boutique event that is a place for discovery. The exhibition showcases relevant contemporary art positions regardless of the artist’s or gallery’s age. By refocusing on artists through solo projects, VOLTA NY promotes a deep exploration of the work of its selected participants. These galleries must maintain deeply meaningful connections with their artists and follow them throughout their careers. In turn, invited galleries exhibit in an elegant venue, elevating their respective platforms for an experience mutually beneficial to fair visitors and the galleries alike.

 


In March 2015, VOLTA NY inaugurates its new home location at PIER 90 in the neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. The landmark move positions it adjacent to Piers 92 and 94, the longtime platform for its sister fair, The Armory Show, and the focal point of March fair season. Moving to PIER 90 allows for synergy between both fairs and their collector bases while retaining VOLTA NY's distinct character and rigorous curation — the foundation for VOLTA's mission since its 2008 debut.

 

 

VOLTA NY is a platform for challenging, often complimentary — and sometimes competing — ideas about contemporary art. The strict solo format gives the New York fair its unique presence, which curators and collectors often compare favorably to experiencing a series of intense studio visits. This model offers a prime opportunity to discover the practices of today’s most salient new artists while refocusing the art fair experience back to the art itself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was another successful VOLTA, so congrats on that success and the great numbers that turned out! Everyone, and I mean numerous collectors and curators, emphatically stated that VOLTA was the best fair in New York. Another testament to your vision and execution and I am proud to be a (happy) member of the VOLTA family!

 

– Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans (returning exhibitor)

 

 

Thank you very much for including us in another amazing year at VOLTA NY! We appreciate your attention to detail and all your hard work! It makes our work so much easier!

 

robert henry contemporary, Brooklyn (second-time exhibitor)

 

 

Thank you so much a wonderful first experience at VOLTA. We had a fantastic fair, met lots of people and had wonderful neighbors. Everyone at VOLTA was so great and easy to work with.

 

RYAN LEE, New York (first-time exhibitor)

 

 

I just wanted to connect... and send you and the entire VOLTA team a very big and sincere thanks for all your great hospitality last week. The fair was exceptionally beautiful... the strongest yet... and organized like clock work. We heard nothing but good things from everyone who came to visit us.  And the quality of visitors and collectors was extremely smart. We ended the fair on a real high note with several sales of large works. Amen to that.

 

PATRICK MIKHAIL GALLERY, Ottawa (returning exhibitor)

 

 

VOLTA NY 2014 was my first New York fair and I am exceedingly happy to say so. I am partial to the solo presentation format, but must add that the vibe is great, the location is excellent and it is extremely well-run. Plus, as a bonus, a number of my favorite dealer friends do VOLTA which is a nice thing.

 

David Shelton Gallery, Houston (first-time exhibitor)

 

 

Congratulation to the VOLTA organizers and the curator for a great show this year. Of all the fairs, VOLTA was the most memorable experience for me.

 

– Collector

 

 

Just to add my voice to the chorus of well-wishers: I loved this year’s VOLTA. It was the best fair this year and also the best VOLTA so far. I’m looking forward to next year’s fair!

 

– Collector