As the buzzing fair season continues, VOLTA New York returns to the city for yet another exciting edition. Debuting in Basel in 2005, the fair’s first American edition was presented in 2008. Over the years, the fair has gained quite a reputation, especially after 2019, when Ramsay Fairs acquired VOLTA and Kamiar Maleki took over the leadership of both editions in New York and Basel.
By following the three principles – discover, connect, and collect – VOLTA New York provides a platform for younger and middle-market galleries interested in expanding their activity in the capitals of the art world. Regular and new exhibitors will present themselves at VOLTA New York 2022, while aspiring and experienced collectors will be empowered to establish one-on-one connections. The Director of the Fair, Kamiar Maleki, explained that their dedication to the fair is paying off as the art fair returns in full speed in New York and Basel this year, emphasising that having these galleries join the fair’s journey has been critical to its success.
With a steady number of returning and established exhibitors from the early VOLTA days to a new group of young and emerging galleries, VOLTA Art Fair continues to be a place where you can discover artists and talent.
The fair will coincide with the Frieze Art Fair that will be presented just a few blocks from VOLTA’s new location at 548 West, the iconic venue where Dia Foundation and Hauser & Wirth were once situated. For this year’s New York edition, VOLTA New York will present solo and group presentations from galleries from all over the world, including Beirut, Budapest, Calgary, Cologne, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Leipzig, Tokyo, and Vienna, among others.
Jakob Kirchmayr – Der Pflug war ein abgestürzter Vogel, 2019. Colored pencil, gesso, pigment, ink, acrylic on canvas and cotton, 280 x 440 cm, courtesy Galerie Ernst Hilger (Vienna)
Volta New York 2022 Exhibitors
After announcing its return to New York in a new location, VOLTA released the list of all exhibitors for the upcoming edition. In total, 49 national and international galleries will be present, and over 20 galleries will make their debut in VOLTA.
Among the exhibitors will be Budapest-based INDA Gallery, known for featuring the works of established artists but also young talents and rediscovered masters. After seven years, this gallery returns to VOLTA New York with a presentation of works by Zsofia Schweger (UK), Rita Suveges (Hungary), and Matthias van Arkel (Sweden) – artists related in their painterly responses to contemporary social and political conditions.
After their last participation in 2014, the renowned Jonathan LeVine Projects returns to VOLTA with a solo exhibition by a Sri Lankan artist based in Vietnam, Kumkum Fernando. His ongoing Reborn universe project will be highlighted; the artist shaped found-material sculptures as action figures, deities, or idols to evoke unique spiritualism and mythology typical for ancient Sri Lankan culture.
Anna Laudel Gallery will present a selection of works by Mathias Hornung, Ardan Özmenoglu, and Sarp Kerem Yavuz, the artists who work across the wood, glass, paper, and digital media and NFTs. This particular survey tends to explore the way in which the digital world affects our sensory departments and the handling of information.
Volta New York 2022 will take place at 548 West 22nd Street in New York from May 18th until May 22nd, 2022.
Opening preview by invitation only will be on Thursday, May 18th, from 2 to 6 p.m., and the public vernissage is scheduled to take place from 6 to 9 p.m.
The doors of the fair will be open to the public from 12 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and from 12 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
The price of the tickets for both public vernissage and general admission is 25$.
For more information, be sure to check out the fair’s official website.