09 Mar SCOPE New York 2018 – Presenting a New Vision of The Contemporary Art Fair
One of the biggest events of its kind in the world, SCOPE Art Fair brings the best showcase of emerging contemporary arts to New York, Basel and Miami Beach each year.
Returning to Chelsea location at Metropolitan Pavilion this March, the 18th edition of SCOPE New York will continue its distinct spirit of innovation that has consistently forged the way for emerging artists and galleries. Dedicated to showcasing some groundbreaking contemporary work, the fair will bring together 60 international exhibitors this year. In addition, it will continue with the critically acclaimed VIP Programming, hosting a plethora of events, talks and screenings.
Promising to be nothing short of spectacular, SCOPE New York continues to usher in a new vision of the contemporary art fair.
Z Gallery Arts at SCOPE NY 2018
Canadian Z Gallery Arts, a place offering diversity to International emerging and established artists and giving them most exposure in North America, will present artworks by Kinu Kamura and Henni Alftan.
Inspired by the visual world and the evolution of the digital culture, Kinu Kamura’s work intends to question the influence the phenomenon of overconsumption and the way it affects the way we conceive what we see. Her pieces also deal with sensitive topics such as Appropriation art, as well as creativity, authenticity and authorship of the work.
Henni Alftan, on the other hand, is bringing two paintings. In Brand New Shoes, we see two feet running, suspended in the air, wearing flashy sneakers, while in The Close-up, she pays homage to the great Alfred Hitchcock and his movie “The Rope”.
Find these artworks at booth 069! The artists will be available for interviews on March 8th.
Henni Alftan – The Close-Up, 2011. Oil on canvas, 114 x 195cm (44.8 x 76in)
Left: Kinu Kamura – My Hurricane, 2017. Spray paint, acrylic, inkjet on canvas, 120 x 92cm(47 x 36 in) / Right: Kinu Kamura – Clear Skies, 2017. Spray paint, acrylic, inkjet on canvas, 120 x 92 cm (47 x 36 inches). Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC
SCOPE VIP Program
Hosted by ArtNews & Sotheby’s, SCOPE’s acclaimed VIP Program will take place at Soho House and Ludlow House.
Among event highlights is a panel discussion Before Basquiat – There was Rammellzee presented by Sotheby’s. Regarded as one of the greatest street artists, Rammellzee was a prominent figure in the New York Street Art scene of the 1970s and 80s. The panel will peel back the curtain on his life and explore the stories that made his practice so unique.
Other highlights include a panel discussion Materiality presented by ArtNews and moderated by Anthony Spinello. The discussion will address intersectional feminism in artistic practice. Artists Nicole Doran, Nathalie Alfonso, Juana Valdes, and Clara Varas will explore notions feminist practice, identity politics and the role of the female artist in our attention-economy.