Widely regarded for its influential voice in the emerging art market, SCOPE New York 2013 features 55 international galleries, including Québec Savoir Faire which offers a glimpse at current trends in contemporary art practices from Québec, organized by the Contemporary Art Galleries Association (AGAC) and supported by Délégation Général New York. Hailing from four continents and eighteen countries, SCOPE exhibitors represent the best and brightest contemporary work from emerging and mid-career artists, and include CARTWHEEL local faves, Thinkspace, Fabien Castanier, and Laguna Beach’s CES Contemporary, plus Red Truck Gallery from New Orleans; plus Miami-based Unix Fine Art is bringing in hot commodity Desire Obtain Cherish, whose only Los Angeles solo show of the year, #undertheinfluence, opens the following week at KM Fine Arts. CARTWHEEL has exclusive photos, and preview interview with Desire Obtain Cherish.
In addition to the main fair, visitors can attend the SCOPE’s Breeder Program, long-established as the original incubator for emerging work, now celebrating its 13th year of introducing new galleries to the contemporary market.
SCOPE also features a number of site-specific installations:
Al Hamm’s labyrinthine entrance to SCOPE Art Show is composed of re-cycled and re-purposed empty shipping crates. made possible by the kind donation of Green Crates, an artist owned and operated business created to provide an environmentally friendly option for fine art shipping crate needs.
Ron English presents Culture Jam Super Market, a perceptually askew site-specific installation of in-store advertising that examines the accepted cultural nuances that serve as our common commercial language, while Austrian-based artist Sophie Hirsch presents Take the Cannolis, Leave the Gun (a line from The Godfather), made from found and discarded industrial materials; plus Andrea Stanislav’s The Vanishing Points, Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels‘ The Color of Here Seen from There. Jeff Chiplis presents The Greater White Mountains and The All Argon Hills, constructed from argon tubes, graphic elements, steel armature, and earth; Contacting Walt Whitman is David Rohn‘s site specific-installation and performance piece.
SCOPE New York opens to Press and VIP’s on Wednesday, March 6 with the First View, and will run March 7 – 10, 2013. Alongside our featured galleries, SCOPE New York will also present cutting-edge special programming, collector tours and special events that feature innovative work across multiple creative industries, including fashion, film, music and performance. VIP tickets are $100 which include the preview and admission during the show’s run;, and general admission is $20/day and $15/students.