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NY Art Week: 5 Art Fairs selected for you by ArtDealerStreet

New York Art Week is back, bringing with it major fairs, museum exhibitions, and countless gallery shows!

New York Art Week takes place annualy in New York City and showcases a wide range of contemporary and modern art. This week-long event is a great opportunity for art enthusiasts, collectors, curators, and artists to come together and explore the latest trends in contemporary art. It provides a platform for emerging and established artists to showcase their work to a wider audience and connect with potential buyers and collectors.

In addition to the exhibitions and art fairs, the New York Art Week also offers a variety of events and activities such as lectures, discussions, and artist talks. These events provide visitors with the opportunity to engage with artists, curators, and other experts in the field, and gain a deeper understanding of the art world.

Overall, the New York Art Week is a must-visit event for anyone interested in art!

Here are 5 must-see fairs of this year’s New York Art Week, selected for you by Art Dealer Street. Let's discover them together!

1. Clio Art Fair

Where: 550 W 29th st, NY 10001

When: May 18-21, 2023

Clio Art Fair is a contemporary art fair that focuses on showcasing independent artists without exclusive gallery representation in NYC. It is held biannually in May and September. The fair is known for its democratic approach to art and its emphasis on showcasing artists from a wide range of backgrounds and styles. The fair is named after Clio, the Greek Muse of History and Poetry, and is intended to give artists a platform to create a legacy through their work.

Clio Art Fair was created in 2014 by Alessandro Berni to offer a fresh and alternative perspective on the traditional art fair model and to challenge the traditional art market’s methodologies. Clio is an alternative to more established art fairs which are often dominated by big galleries and high-priced artwork.

For the upcoming edition, Clio Art Fairs is featuring a special section titled: “What's Your Fight?”: during the show, it will be hosting a series of performances that urge us to ask ourselves: "Why is the life of most human beings dominated by discontent, by anguish, by fear of war, by war?", inviting us to reflect on how our daily lives are impacted by conflicts.

2. Volta Art Fairs

Where: 125 West 18th St, New York

When: May 17-21, 2023

Volta Art Fairs 2023 is a highly anticipated event in the contemporary art world, bringing together a diverse range of artists, collectors, and enthusiasts. Established in 2005 in Basel, Volta has gained a reputation for showcasing cutting-edge contemporary art and providing a platform for emerging artists to showcase their work alongside established names. The fair quickly grew into a platform that supported ambitious international galleries to participate in the art markets’ major cities. Currently, the fair takes place annually, with each edition held in a different location around the world, adding to its global appeal.

The upcoming 2023 edition promises to be no exception, with an exciting lineup of artists and galleries set to participate, presenting work in a variety of mediums that look to the future of cutting-edge contemporary artwork. The VOLTA New York Gallery List both champions the local New York gallery ecosystem and presents a strong roster of gallery’s from countries well beyond the traditionally defined art market capitals. Among all the galleries present, we point out the participation of Alessandro Berni Gallery. Its Booth D16 includes the following artists: AL - Alberto Luca Recchi, Tali Almog, Camilla Ancilotto, John Denis, Temel Nal, Monique Rollins, Ola Rondiak, Wo Schiffman, Bryant Small, Davey Whitcraft.

3. Frieze

Where: 545 W 30th St, New York

When: May 17-21, 2023

Launched in 2012, Frieze New York has become one of the most prestigious contemporary art fairs in the world.

The 11th edition will bring together over 65 world-leading galleries from 27 countries at The Shed, alongside a program that celebrates New York's pivotal non-profits and institutions. The Focus section will also return, featuring solo presentations by today’s most significant artists.

In addition, a dedicated edition of Frieze Viewing Room will run concurrently with the fair, connecting international galleries and audiences from all around the world.

4. Tefaf

Where: 643 Park Avenue NY 10065

When: May 12-16, 2023

TEFAF New York 2023 is set to be an exciting event, featuring an exceptional selection of fine art, antiques, and design from over 90 leading galleries. The fair will showcase a diverse range of artwork, including modern and contemporary art, jewelry, antiques, and design. TEFAF NY features 91 exhibitors, all experts in their respective fields, and welcomes 13 new dealers this year. The fair continues to offer art enthusiasts, collectors, design professionals, and museum curators the opportunity to view a dynamic range of museum-quality works, all under one roof. Each piece is of the highest quality and authenticity, giving collectors and art enthusiasts the confidence to purchase and invest in art.

Alongside the dealers ’ booths, TEFAF Programming will foster conversations between some of the world’ s most illustrious minds, covering industry insights and inspiring new and experienced art collectors and lovers. TEFAF will also present a concurrent edition of TEFAF Online and new editorial Stories and other content from the TEFAF community.

5. Independent New York

Where: 50 Varick St. New York

When: May 11-14, 2023

Independent New York was established in 2010, as a consciously scaled art fair focused on inspiring relevant art encounters for a well-informed and devoted Contemporary Art audience.

Independent has a respected track record of delivering curatorial excellence and launching artists to a new level of artistic recognition. Its peculiarity is to spotlight lesser-known and overlooked artists, offering them a platform to showcase their work and connect with collectors and curators,

This year’s fair, which once again settles into the increasingly crowded Tribeca art district, showcases new works while filling historical gaps from galleries of every size.



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