SEATTLE ART FAIR 2016 HIGHLIGHTS
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August 4-7, 2016 | CenturyLink Field Event Center
Seattle, August 1, 2016—Seattle Art Fair, presented by AIG, shares exhibitor highlights, along with specific times of performances in its Projects and Talks program for its second edition, running August 4-7 at CenturyLink Field Event Center. The Seattle Art Fair 2016, co-produced by Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Inc. and Art Market Productions, will feature over 80 exhibitors. The fair will kick off with the Beneficiary Preview, proceeds benefitting the Seattle Art Museum (SAM), on Thursday, August 4 at 5:30pm, followed by the official Opening Night Preview starting at 8:30pm. The fair continues August 5-7, with a diverse schedule of projects, talks, and events happening both on and off site.
“The second edition of the Seattle Art Fair will see some of the most important artists in the world, represented by the most highly regarded galleries working today,” said Max Fishko, Seattle Art Fair director and managing partner of Art Market Productions. “We are excited to mount an exhibition as unique, diverse, and beautiful as the city itself.”
The Seattle Art Fair has established itself as a boutique fair where collectors can acquire some of the best art in the world in an intimate setting, and is an essential destination on the art world calendar. The 2016 fair will include some of the most prestigious galleries worldwide, from such cities as Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Paris, Cologne, Seoul, Buenos Aires, Tokyo, and beyond. Highlights from participating galleries are available online at https://seattleartfair.com/galleries.
Following are select examples: David Zwirner, New York, will present drawing by R. Crumb, painting by Suzan Frecon, and sculpture by Donald Judd and Sherrie Levine, among other works. Other Criteria, New York and London, will launch a Damien Hirst limited edition of two new hand-painted porcelain sculptures, Myth and Legend. Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, will present sculpture by Bernar Venet and Ivan Navarro, painting by Robert Motherwell and Mark Ryden, and a maquette by Roxy Paine. Petzel Gallery, New York, will feature sculpture by Keith Edmier, drawings by Allan McCollum and Hiroki Tsukuda, and painting by Sean Landers. G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, will offer photography by Lee Friedlander and Julie Blackmon, work on paper by Gala Bent, and painting by Susanna Bluhm and Robert C. Jones. Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Seattle, will present a large-scale installation by Clay Apenouvon. SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo, will bring sculpture by Mariko Mori and Tatsuo Miyajima, and painting by Daisuke Ohba, Lee Ufan, and Toru Kamiya. Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, will offer sculpture and painting by Kishio Suga, and painting by Shintaro Miyake and Satoshi Ohno.
The Seattle Art Fair Projects will debut a new series of special activities, performances, and installations to engage the fair’s public spaces, organized by Artistic Director Laura Fried.
On-site at the fair:
An ambitious lineup of solo projects by an intergenerational group of emerging and established artists will be on view at the CenturyLink Field Event Center during fair hours. For full descriptions, visit https://seattleartfair.com/projects-talks. Projects include:
- Adam McEwen, Blue Gene 1 and Blue Gene 2, 2016
- Brenna Murphy, SequenceSource_Array, 2016
- Claire Falkenstein, Never a Full Circle: Selection of Works
- Dawn Kasper, Star Formation, 2016
- Glenn Kaino, Aspiration, 2016; Twice daily tours August 5-7, 2016 during fair hours
- Selection of new works by Jeffry Mitchell
- Kishio Suga, Correspondence, 2006
- Public Fiction, A Witness and a Weapon: Middle grays, Color Bars and the comma in between* In two venues: The Seattle Art Fair and the Henry Art Gallery
- Roxy Paine, Experiment, 2015
- teamLab, Sketch Aquarium; As part of its youth program, the fair presents a kid-friendly space in collaboration with the collective teamLab
Off-site in adjacent neighborhoods:
Site-responsive projects in Pioneer Square and the International District/Chinatown will celebrate the many facets of performance, highlighting interdisciplinary work and a collaborative spirit. For full descriptions, visit https://seattleartfair.com/projects-talks. Projects include:
- Brendan Fowler, Seattle, 2016 | Good Arts Building (110 Cherry St, Seattle, WA 98104); On view August 4-7, 2016 during fair hours; Performances scheduled on Saturday, August 6 at 6:00 pm and Sunday, August 7 at 5:00 pm
- Flora Wiegmann, Halo of Consciousness, 2016 | Union Station (401 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98104); Performances scheduled for Friday, August 5 at 1 pm & Sunday, August 7 at 1 pm and 3 pm
- Glenn Kaino, Aspiration, 2016 | Beginning at CenturyLink Field Event Center & Hing Hay Park (423 Maynard Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104); Twice daily tours August 5-7 during fair hours; Tours conducted in Martian English and led by Timothy “Speed” Levitch. Register online at seattleartfair.eventbrite.com
Wynne Greenwood, In Loving Memory, 2016 | Occidental Square (117 S Washington St, Seattle, WA 98104)
Bebe Miller + Darrell Jones, Duet with Piece Of String, 2016 | Union Station (401 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98104); Performance scheduled for Friday, August 5 at 4pm
luciana achugar, The Pleasure Project, 2016 | Occidental Square (117 S Washington St, Seattle, WA 98104); Performance scheduled for Friday, August 5 at 10am
Learn more about the Projects online at https://seattleartfair.com/projects-talks
Seattle Art Fair Talks will present a program of two-person dialogues by an array of artists and leaders in creative fields with deep connections to the West Coast and the Pacific Northwest. The Talks will take place throughout the run of the fair, in the Seattle Art Fair Theater within CenturyLink Field Event Center. Focusing on curiosity and the ways a distinct sense of place can create a powerful cultural context, the Talks lineup includes:
- Friday, August 5 at 12:00pm, Sharon Johnston + Rita McBride
- Friday, August 5 at 3:00pm, Lauren Mackler + Emily Zimmerman
- Saturday, August 6 at 2:00pm, Kim Gordon + Branden W. Joseph
- Saturday, August 6 at 4:00pm, Kyle MacLachlan + Carrie Brownstein
- Sunday, August 7 at 3:00pm, Anne Ellegood + Brian Jungen Learn more about the Talks online at https://seattleartfair.com/projects-talks
Related Exhibitions and Events in Seattle
Juxtapoz x Superflat at Pivot Art + Culture (609 Westlake Ave N)
Takashi Murakami and Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine will present a special pop-up group exhibition coinciding with the Seattle Art Fair, from August 4 – 7, 2016 from 9am to 9pm daily. The exhibition will be on view at Vulcan’s 3,000-square-foot flexible concept space, Pivot Art + Culture, and will feature work by over 23 artists. A media preview on Thursday, August 4, at 3:00pm, will be attended by Takashi Murakami, Kim Jung Gi, Kazunori Hamana, Otani Workshop, Yuji Ueda, Katsuya Terada, Yuji Ueno, Sage Vaughn, Ben Venom, Elizabeth Higgins O’Connor, and Trenton Doyle Hancock. More information is available is available online at juxtapoz.com or through Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo.
A Witness and A Weapon at the Henry Art Gallery (15th Ave NE and NE 41st St)
In conjunction with the Seattle Art Fair, Henry Art Gallery will present a selection of videos by artists who specifically created them for Public Access Television. The presentation is a companion program to the Public Fiction project Middle Grays, Color Bars, and the comma in between* which will be on view at the fair. The program is curated by Lauren Mackler, founder of Public Fiction, and its title—A Witness and A Weapon—quotes media historian
Deirdre Boyle. Program at the Henry Art Gallery will be on view August 4 at 11am through August 7 at 4pm.
Artist Trust on Tour at the Frye Art Museum (704 Terry Ave)
Artist Trust brings the Artist Trust on Tour series to Seattle. Four award-winning artists from Seattle and Spokane will come together at the Frye Art Museum on August 3rd from 6pm – 9pm to perform. The event is free with RSVP through BrownPaperTickets.com. Attendees are invited to a hosted happy hour, also at the Frye, from 6-7pm to meet artists and Artist Trust staff.
Performances will begin at 7pm. Hosted by Artist Trust’s Brian McGuigan, the evening features Veronica Lee Baik (Choreographer, Seattle), Dawn Cerny (Visual Artist, Seattle), Shawn Vestal (Writer, Spokane), and Jenny Hyde (Video and Multi-media Artist, Spokane). Artist Trust on Tour is presented in partnership with Seattle Art Fair.
Official Chef Partner
Renowned chef and Seattle native Ethan Stowell will be the official chef partner of the 2016 fair.
Official Online Partner
Artsy, the leading resource for learning about and collecting art, is renewing its partnership with the Seattle Art Fair for 2016. To learn more about Artsy visit: artsy.net
For the full list of Seattle Art Fair 2016 Cultural Partners visit seattleartfair.com/cultural-partners.
For the full list of Seattle Art Fair 2016 Sponsors visit https://seattleartfair.com/sponsors/.
Seattle Art Fair
Seattle Art Fair was founded by Paul G. Allen as a unique and innovative art experience showcasing the vibrant culture and diversity of the Pacific Northwest. In addition to being a destination for new and established collectors and international art patrons, the fair shines a light on Seattle’s thriving art scene. Now in its second year, the fair features local, regional, and international art galleries presenting top-tier modern and contemporary art.
The Seattle Art Fair is produced by Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Inc. and Art Market Productions. For more information, and a full list participating galleries, visit: seattleartfair.com.
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