VOLTA New York celebrates the fair's return tonight during its public vernissage from 6-9pm! VOLTA aims to cultivate an approachable environment with a focus on connections made through art. The fair is excited to welcome a vibrant cohort of 49 national and international galleries, providing its roster of exhibitors with a platform to present cutting-edge presentations in this global art capital. With both new and returning exhibitors, this year’s fair stands to reintroduce VOLTA to the New York market as a channel for discovery for both aspiring and seasoned collectors alike, prioritizing one-on-one connection between visitor and exhibitor, while also fostering long-term relationships with collectors key to galleries’ continued success.
This edition of VOLTA Art Fair coincides with the Frieze Art Fair from May 18 to 22 at 548 West 22nd Street. Located a few blocks down from The Shed, VOLTA’s new location at 548 West, the former Dia building and Hauser & Wirth gallery space in Chelsea, is a 10-minute walking distance from Frieze New York.
VOLTA’s cornerstones are: Discover. Connect. Collect. The fair was established with the intention of providing a foundational platform for dynamic younger and middle-market galleries seeking participation in the art world’s major cities.
- VOLTA will debut its Spotlight Prize for NFTs at the New York fair edition, presented in collaboration with Artsted, a company empowering visual artists without prior blockchain experience to mint authenticated NFTs of their works and digital collectibles. The prize awards a $2,500 grant to an artist presenting NFTs at the fair. The selection committee for the prize is represented by key personalities in the digital art industry, including A. Moret, Founder, Editor-in-Chief Installation magazine; Damjanski, digital artist; Kenny Schachter, artist, curator, art dealer; Olive Allen, visual artist, NFT pioneer; and An Rong, Senior Curator at SupeRare.
- Galerie l’Atelier will present a live-painting art activation by Belgian artist Denis Meyers. The artist will produce a large fresco at the fair entrance, an extension of his practice painting his frescoes composed of creative typographies and abstract figurative shapes. The artist defines himself as a typographer, a vocation that he inherited from his grandfather, Lucien De Roeck (1915-2002).
- VOLTA offers a Guided Tour of the fair on Saturday, May 21 at 5PM. The 60-minute tour will meet at 548 West 22nd Street at the fair entrance. The program is open to the public with tickets, available for $40 per person (includes entry to the fair).
Opening Day Wednesday, May 18
Public Vernissage: 6 — 9 pm
Fair Hours Thursday — Sunday
Thursday, May 19 —
Saturday, May 21, 12 — 8 pm
Sunday, May 22, 12 — 5 pm
We are pleased to offer discounted tickets to the fair with the following link: www.eventbrite.com/e/268852634467/?discount=create2022
Alicia Puig has been a contributing writer for Create! Magazine since 2017. Find more of her work: www.aliciapuig.com