SCOPE Art Show 2012, New York

SCOPE Art Show

January 26, 2012

First View
Wednesday | March 7 | 3pm–9pm
For VIP and Press
(or 100 USD donation at door)
Proceeds benefit chashama

Show Hours
Thurs | March 8 | 11am–8pm
Fri | March 9 | 11am–8pm
Sat | March 10 | 11am–8pm
Sun | March 11 | 11am–7pm

SCOPE Pavilion
57th St & 12th Avenue (West Side Hwy)
New York, NY 10019

SCOPE Art Show returns to New York City for the eleventh year, with fresh artwork in a new location: across from The Armory Show. The monumental 35,000 square foot pavilion and its dramatic glass box entrance on 57th Street and 12th Ave will host SCOPE’s flagship fair, SCOPE New York, featuring over 50 international galleries and museum-quality programming that will highlight groundbreaking, emerging work in contemporary art and beyond. SCOPE New York’s First View will take place on March 7, 2012, with proceeds benefiting New York-based non-profit, chashama.

Special Projects include Kenton Parker’s Infinity Trophy Room, curated by Primary Projects, Miami. Located at the entrance to the fair, this site-specific room of endlessly multiplying trophies explores dual nature of victory and defeat; the illusion of triumph and the ultimate gesture to mask the deepest insecurities and failures of the individual.

Positioned outside the Pavilion walls—visible from the West Side Highway, Robert Montgomery’s new work delves into our collective unconscious with his melancholic The City is Wilder Than You Think, 2012.  This large, site-specific text work engages dialogue through the Situationist concept of detournement, which hijacks advertising space in the city, often illegally, and replaces the advertising with poetry.

Referred to as “The Lady Gaga of Consciousness & Spirituality,” artist & Interfaith Minister Rev. Lainie Love Dalby, presents The Diamond Den, curated by A.M.F. Projects, NYC. Viewers are invited into a fetishistic bricolage layered with pop culture references, melodic soundscapes, bold performance and intoxicating scents, where they may release suffering, self-examine, forgive and learn to ‘live your best life’—as the Minister Lainie Love listens and connects to visitors on a raw human level.

The SCOPE pavilion will also be home to the newly launched SCOPE Foundation Series, showcasing a variety of projects, events and performances across multiple creative genres, including art, design, film and fashion. Proceeds from this series will benefit The SCOPE Foundation, creating continued opportunities for emerging artists and galleries worldwide.

With over 45 art fairs spanning more than a decade, SCOPE has solidified its position as the premier showcase for international emerging contemporary art and multi-disciplinary creative programming. SCOPE’s extensive reach enables an unrivaled opportunity for networking with art patrons, creative professionals and a culturally relevant public audience. Renowned for presenting the most innovative galleries, artists and curators, SCOPE Art Shows in Miami, Basel, New York, London and the Hamptons have garnered extensive critical acclaim, with sales of over 200 million USD and attendance of over 425,000 visitors.

SCOPE taps into the cultural psyche to present only the most pioneering work across multiple creative disciplines. With over a decade of critically acclaimed art fairs and non-profit initiatives that extend beyond the ordinary in Contemporary art, design, music and fashion: Our Reach is Global. Believing the creative act has no bounds: Our SCOPE is Infinite.