Archive for March 23, 2008

DiVA FAIR in NYC 2008: Digital and Video Art Fair, March 22 – 30

An upcoming art fair unlike any other: the Digital and Video Art Fair which lists its focus as

“moving image-new media-digital photography” and its location as “Containers in West Chelsea.”

Chick here to enter the website and learn more about this fair, and where to view the works.

During the core of the art fair week in NYC, DIVA will over several interesting discussions under the banner “Digital Art: An Investigation of Media and Maker


Daily panel discussions exploring contemporary new media and working practices featuring international video artists, curators, writers, editors and gallerists.

Louise Blouin Media proudly presents its collaboration with DiVA 2008 – the Digital and Video Art Fair, New York. Now in its fourth year, DiVA provides convenient access to digital and video art by setting up shipping containers on the streets of West Chelsea.

March 26th–30th
White Box Gallery
525 W. 26th St., New York, NY

March 26
Online/Offline Social Networking Sites

How successful are social networking sites? How much of a community can we be?
Moderator: Don Porcella (NYC-based artist and part-time writer for
Panelists: Chris Frederick (Williamsburg, Brooklyn-based artist and designer); Laurence Lafforgue (Digital Media Strategist consulting on new media art businesses); Ann Lydecker (Director of Programming at Artists Talk on Art, works in Advertising Sales at Louise Blouin Media/ and manages her own art business, Lydecker Fine Art); Manish Vora (co-founder and director of

March 27
Final Cut: Time, Space and Visual Narratives with Digital Technology

Moderator: Peter Duhon (Director,
Panelists: Robert Ayers (artist and Senior Editor,; Lisa Dahl (NYC-based video artist, represented by Kenise Barnes Fine Art); Andres Laracuente (NYC-based video artist)

March 28
Final Cut: Uses of Video in Contemporary Art

Moderator: Peter Duhon (Director,
Panelists: Janet Biggs (video artist, represented by Claire Oliver Gallery); Andrea Merkx (NYC-based video artist who has done work with the Swiss Institute, among others); Jonathan T.D. Neil (art journalist and critic for Art Review)

March 29
Working Practice (Part I)

Hosted by Modern Painters
Moderator: Quinn Latimer (Assistant Editor)
Three DiVA artists will be selected by the editorial team of Modern Painters to dissect their working practice and their work.

March 30
Working Practice (Part II)

Hosted by Modern Painters
Moderator: Lyra Kilston (Assistant Editor)
Three DiVA artists will be selected by the editorial team of Modern Painters to dissect their working practice and their work.


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Griffin Museum: CALL FOR ENTRIES, Deadline March 30

Katherine Ware, curator of photography at the Philadelphia Museum of Art will serve as Juror for the Griffin Museum‘s 14th Annual Exhibition. In addition to cash awards, two one-person exhibitions in the Griffin’s Emerging Artist Gallery will be designated.

Visit the guidelines on the website here, or click here for a complete prospectus in PDF format; the deadline for applications is March 30th.

The exhibition will be on view at the Griffin Museum in Winchester, Massachusetts from June 5 – August 31, 2008.

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The anchor of next weekend’s art fairs in NYC is the ARMORY SHOW.

The Armory Show is the largest of the shows, with over 150 exhibiting international galleries with a strong emphasis on contemporary art. The show is held at Pier 94, Twelfth Avenue at 55th Street in New York City.

From the Armory Show website:

“The Armory Show, The International Fair of New Art, is the world’s leading art fair devoted exclusively to contemporary art. In its tenth annual exhibition, The Armory Show 2008 will celebrate the spirit of contemporary art. The exhibition includes many of the most important contemporary dealers showcasing new art from around the world.

New York is home to more collectors, galleries, critics and artists than any other city in the world. During The Armory Show, they are joined by many thousands of their peers from around the globe making New York the true center of the international art world.

The Armory Show is the successor to the highly acclaimed Gramercy International Art Fairs that attracted thousands to their New York, Los Angeles and Miami shows between 1994 and 1998. The Armory Show was first presented in February 1999 at the 69th Regiment Armory, the very site of the now legendary Armory Show of 1913 that introduced modern art to America and for which The Armory Show is named.

After the deaths of Founding Members Pat Hearn and Colin De Land the remaining founders of The Armory Show established a benefit foundation in their name. The Pat Hearn and Colin De Land Cancer Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to provide assistance for medical expenses to members of the visual arts community with cancer. More information and donation instructions can be found at

VOLTA NY, 7 West 34thStreet, across from the Empire State Building near 5th Avenue. VOLTA NY introduces a new format with exclusively solo projects, conceived to complement the exciting program of art available during The Armory Week in March 2008.

SCOPE NEW YORK, Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center (W. 62nd St. and Amsterdam): Thursday – Sunday

PULSE NEW YORK Contemporary Art Fair, Pier 40, West Side Highway at West Houston Street: Thursday – Sunday

ART NOW Fair, Hotel 30/30, 30 East 30th Street between Madison and Park Avenue: Thursday – Sunday

LA ART Fair, The Altman Building, 135 West 18th Street at 7th Avenue: Thursday – Sunday

RED DOT Art Fair, Park South Hotel, 122 East 28th Street between Park and Lexington: Thursday – Sunday

BRIDGE ART FAIR, Focus: Asia, The Waterfront (The Tunnel), 222 12th Avenue: Thursday – Sunday

New York Art and Design Fair, Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street: Thursday – Monday

There are complimentary shuttle busses running between the Armory Show and many of these fairs occuring in NYC simultaneously; check the event websites for details.

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Today’s NYT Magazine: The Art Issue 3-23-08

Today’s New York Times Magazine has a bounty of interesting articles about the art world, from admirable examples of philanthropy to curatorial achievements to a behind the scenes look at handling works of art.

You can view the table of contents here.

In today’s NYT Newspaper: a review of Mikhail Baryshnikov’s photography exhibitionMerce My Way” at 401 Projects in NYC.

I’m catching up on past NYT issues, too – in case you missed these articles on philathropy and social entrepreneurship in the Money issue (3/9/08); view the table of contents here.

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