Sunday, January 26, 2014

Contemporary Art Fair NYC | Apply Now : Theorize Art

Contemporary Art Fair NYC | Apply Now : Theorize Art

The 5th Contemporary Art Fair NYC is moving to a grand space—The Tunnel—in the heart of Manhattan’s historic, world-renowned and influential west Chelsea art district after four years at the Javits Center.

The May dates —8 through11— coincide with Frieze New York and more than 10 satellite fairs around the city. The Contemporary Art Fair NYC will capitalize on the international art-buying crowds visiting town during this long spring weekend.

Our move to The Tunnel brings our show into themainstream art market.

8 Reasons Why You Should Participate

Re-Branding "Craft" for Today’s Market

The art world still resists welcoming “craft” into its fairs. The SOFA shows have succeeded in distinguishing craft by using words like Functional ArtObjects and Furnishings, bringing the finest work to the international art market. The Architectural Digest show established their Made section, avoiding the use of the word “craft,” yet handmade glass, ceramics, furniture and wood comprise the show.

American Art Marketing is providing fine craft artists and designers a platform to show and sell their work at the newContemporary Art Fair this May. The international art fairs are where you will find your new customers, trending towards a young & sophisticated audience. In May both the fairs and the buyers will be in New York for Frieze week.

The SOFA Alternative For Artists

Join us along with some of the most notable and well established art fairs, as we launch the first alternative to the SOFA fairs exclusively for artists + designers in the heart of the Chelsea Arts District. With just 47 booths available, only the highest quality work will be considered.

More about SOFA

THE OTHER NYC ART FAIRS | May 8-11, 2014

• Frieze Art Fair | Randall’s Island
• art+design | 82 Mercer St.
• Collective 2 Design Fair | Moynihan Station
• The Outsider Art Fair | 548 W. 22 St.
• Pulse | 125 W. 18 St.
• Select | 135 W. 18 St.
• Downtown Art Fair | 25th St. Armory

• NADA | Pier 36

• Cutlog | 107 Suffolk St.
• PooL Art Fair | 9 W. 26 St.
The Chelsea art district is one of the most important and influential art districts in the world.


Booths include white gallery walls & lighting. The Contemporary Art Fair NYC will feature just 47 8' x 10' white wall booths & 350 ft of wall space running lengthwise down the center, dividing the fair into two separate sections.


Create your own Gallery Booth. Opt for your own space or work together with one or more artists and curate your own gallery. Your work should make a strong artistic statement. Exhibitors are expected to present only one-of-a-kind and limited edition works in all categories.

Download paper application (Solo)

Download paper application (Sharing)

FOR COMPLETE DETAILS, Tunnel floor plan & booth fees, please visit our website.

QUESTIONS? Email or call Richard Rothbard |845.661.1221            

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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Impossible to Understand

Via Flickr:
Impossible to Understand from Endogenous Series, 2010-2012

Any significance would be impossible to understand. When you do understand, it would be indescribable. Everything is different when there is no meaning. - Ai Weiwei

Impossible to Understand from Endogenous Series, 2010-2012

Chase Alias gets into the mind state of conceptual artists Ai Weiwei particularly embracing his ideals and philosophies about how he feels nudity is not pornography. Perhaps Chase is taking its to a slightly elevated level though. What is he saying about pornography? Certainly nothing more graphic or shocking than his Conceptual Art Photography forefathers did such as Mapplethorpe, Serrano or even Thomas Ruff.

David S Pollack aka Chase Alias hopes to bring to light with his new Endogenous Series how backwards moving our cultural standards have become. As an Immersionist he look back in envy at the freedoms which artists used to be able to express themselves without having to worry about cultural and even legal action being taken against them.

Immersionism is a young art movement which combines Lewittian Conceptualism with Method Acting practices and principles. Stanislavsky and Strasberg Acting Methods which utilize sense memory and affective memory are an Immersionist's base. Lewittian Conceptualism adheres to the ideal that the medium is not the message, the idea becomes a machine that makes the art.

Ai Weiwei. Ai Weiwei's Blog: Writings, Interviews, and Digital Rants, 2006-2009 (Writing Art) (Kindle Locations 1052-1053). Kindle Edition.

HDR Video Screen Capture as played on Adobe Quicktime. Originally capture on a Flip Video
#chasealias #aiweiwei #immersionism #endogenous

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Unfinished Goddess Kali Idol [ BW Version ]

Via Flickr:
This year this was my second visit to Kumartuli during my stay of 2 weeks at Kolkata. Kumartuli is colorful and eventful almost always. There is a saying that goes like “we Hindus have 13 festivals to enjoy in 12 months”; and almost all of them need a separate kind of Idols and accessories. And Kumartuli is the one stop shop for all that.

I’ve posted both BW and color version of this image. Let me know which one you like better.

Venue : Kumartuli, Kolkata [ Calcutta ], West Bengal, India
Lens : Tokina ATX Pro SD 11-16mm F2.8 (IF) DX

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