Fairs 11-08-2017

11 August | New York art fair NADA relocates

In an art world that is becoming more competitive by the minute, the New York art fair NADA gets closer to its colleagues.

NADA sets its sights on SoHo

The New York-based fair NADA which runs concurrently to the Armory Show is leaving its Hudson Square space for the ground floor of Skylight Clarkson Sq in West SoHo. The 2018 edition of the fair will take place between March 8 and 11.

The move to the building on 550 Washington Street will see NADA slightly downsize with a 60,000ft2 space, however the fair will be closer to the Armory Show which takes place at Piers 92 and 94. Other than the move, a new prize has also been organised in order to give the opportunity to one gallery from the Projects section to participate in the 2019 edition of the fair with a sponsored booth. More via Art News.



Arab Culture Fund to finance 26 visual arts projects

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture has revealed the details of its Visual Arts grants program for 2017. The jury, composed of Art adviser, Curator and art Critic Khadija Hamdi Soussi (Tunisia), curator and co-director of Dar al-Ma’mûn Omar Berrada (Morocco) and painter, sculptor and multimedia artist Moataz Nasr, made an announcement this summer stating:

“The 75 pre-selected projects that we examined were an overwhelming testimony to the turmoils the Arab region is living through, but also to the immense creativity of its artists and resilience of its societies. Creative minds of various ages, working in different media and across different geographies, are attempting to face the current historical moment. They are carving a meaningful and ethical way out of the ruins of war and subjection.”

$300,000 will be awarded to the selected projects; artists include Oussama Tabti for his project I’m the Algerian Man of Ellis Island; Lebanese artist Rania Mneimneh with Tints of Resilience; and Maroccan artist Randa Maroufi with Bab Sebta.

Other artists include: Hiba Alansari, Sama Alshaibi, Steve Sabella, Yassine Balbzioui, Inas Halabi, Sandi Hilal, Hicham Bouzid, Jumana Abboud, Lara Khaldi, Nabil Anani, Mohamad Khayata, Azza Abo Rebieh, Alfred Tarazi, Manar Moursi, Raymond Gemayel, Malik Nejmi et Ahmed Darwesh. Other projects by P21 Gallery, El-Atlal, Nottingham Contemporary, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Samandal, Chisenhale Gallery will also be financed. More details here.


Oussama Tabti — I'm the Algerian Man of Ellis Island | Rania Mneimneh — Tints of Resilience | Randa Maroufi — Bab Sebta 




Artists announced for Expo Chicago extra-muros program

Expo Chicago, running from September 13, has announced the list of artists selected for the Public Art and Sound segments of the fair.


Barbara Bloom | David Lewis, New York ; Matthew Brandt | Praz-Delavallade, Paris, Los Angeles ; Luis Camnitzer | Alexander Gray Associates, New York ; Genevieve Gaignard | Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles ; Jim Hodges | Chicago Park District : Ragnar Kjartansson | Luhring Augustine, New York ; Deana Lawson | Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago ; Paola Pivi | Perrotin, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo ; David Shrigley | Anton Kern Gallery, New York ; Cauleen Smith | Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago ; Claire Tabouret | Night Gallery, Los Angeles ; Mungo Thomson | galerie frank elbaz, Paris, Dallas.

In/Situ Outside

Isa Genzken | David Zwirner ; Roger Hiorns | Luhring Augustine Gallery ; Bernar Venet | Paul Kasmin Gallery.

Expo Sound

Larry Achiampong | Daata Editions ; Tracey Emin | Daata Editions ; Leo Gabin | Daata Editions ; Jared Madere | David Lewis Gallery, New York ; Rashaad Newsome | Daata Editions ; Hannah Perry | Daata Editions ; Cheryl Pope | moniquemeloche, Chicago Xaviera ; Simmons | David Castillo Gallery, Miami ; Nick van Woert | GRIMM, Amsterdam. Full listings here.


Roger Hiorns, A retrospective view of the pathway, 2008–17, foam, compressor, and stainless steel tanks. HEIDI ZEIGER PHOTOGRAPHY

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