The Ministry of Artistic Affairs
Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Every year at this time, the New York City art scene welcomes the world with a series of art fairs. While the Armory Show, running March 3-6 at Piers 92 & 94, is the centerpiece of the week around which smaller fairs such as Volta Show, Scope Art Show and Pulse Art Show rotate, there are a couple new fairs of note launching this season.
Moving Image, a new fair specializing in contemporary video art, will run simultaneously with the Armory Show and take place in the Waterfront Tunnel Event Space in Chelsea. Conceived to offer viewers a unique program of time-based work from around the globe by today's most important and exciting new artists, Moving Image will present single-channel videos, video sculptures, and other larger video installations selected by a curatorial advisory committee. Some key artists to look out for are Jim Campbell (Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery), David Wojnarowicz (PPOW Gallery), and Simon Gush (West Den Haag).

The PooL Art Fair is also new to New York, having successfully launched the brand with two fairs in 2010, one in Miami and one in Guadeloupe. PooL is different than the other events going on this week in that it is dedicated to unrepresented artists. Artists apply directly to the fair and participants are selected by a curatorial committee made up of art world professionals. Toronto-based artists Matt Bahen and Amanda Nedham will be participating in the fair this year which will be held at the Gershwin Hotel from March 4th to 6th.

The other fairs of note happening this week in New York City are the ADAA Art Show, the Red Dot Art Fair, and the Verge Art Fair in Brooklyn.

By Randy Gladman for The Ministry of Artistic Affairs.