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November 18, 2016

Pier 90
New York


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VOLTA NY, the premiere invitational solo project fair for contemporary art, celebrates its decade edition in New York at Pier 90 this March. VOLTA, Basel’s art fair for new international positions, returns to Markthalle for its 13th edition in June. Applications are now open for both fairs, and for the first time VOLTA NY will accept proposals from serious inquiring galleries. 

Wednesday, March 1–Sunday, March 5, 2017
VOLTA NY marks ten years of solo focus at its decade edition, March 1 through 5, 2017, exemplifying its commitment to emerging voices with a global reach as a viable and exciting alternative, now lately an irresistible programming element for even the largest art fairs.

In honor of the tenth anniversary, and for VOLTA NY 2017 only, the invitational fair will open its application for the one edition to submissions from galleries beginning November 18. Describing the process, VOLTA Artistic Director Amanda Coulson said, “While the consistency of our invited list throughout these past nine years is commendable, we do sometimes ‘get in our grooves’ and miss something exciting and superlative happening elsewhere. No matter my team’s travels across the globe, no matter the other fairs we scout at or the vast networks of former exhibitors we trove from—no one is entirely omniscient, and thus I have instituted this drive to seek out exciting proposals in addition to what we’ve come to expect and love from our invited contingent.” 

Spaces are necessarily limited at the 2017 New York fair. Coulson added, “This decade edition is as much an opportunity to look forward and identify exciting contacts for the future, as much as it is a time to look back at what we have achieved and discovered thus far.” Applications are due by December 9, 2016.

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Monday, June 12–Saturday, June 17, 2017
VOLTA returns to Markthalle for its 13th Basel edition from June 12 through 17, 2017. In addition to coinciding with Art Basel as usual, this coming year marks a certain “alignment of the stars”: the concurrent exhibitions for documenta 14 (Athens, opening April 8 and Kassel, opening June 10); the 57th Venice Biennale (Venice, opening May 9); and the fifth Skulptur Projekte Münster (Münster, opening June 9). 

Positioned as a platform for renowned international galleries beyond young art stalwart Liste and art market heavyweight Art Basel, and under curatorial direction of Amanda Coulson, VOLTA has for years exhibited consistently eclectic and dynamic presentations with a focus on solo projects and two or three artists in dialogue. All applications are due by January 27, 2017.

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