The northeastern corner of Basketball City is looking more like Camelot than a court thanks to artists Andrea Merkx and Nathan Gwynne, who collaborated on what is perhaps the most ambitious installation at the second edition of the New Art Dealers Alliance’s New York fair.
“This is like a royal tournament viewing tower,” said Mr. Gwynne, gesturing to a scissor lift draped in black and white cloth that nearly touched the ceiling (no small feat in the vaulted space). “We wanted to do something that felt somewhat specific to being in the context of an art fair, which is like a jousting tournament in a lot of ways. Everybody’s kind of prancing around in their best outfits, and there’s some competition going on. It’s also bit like a horse auction, so we kind of wanted to make a bit of a joke about that.” Read More
In January, news broke that the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) would move its New York fair from the former Dia Art Foundation building on West 22nd Street in Chelsea, where it held its inaugural edition last year, to Pier 36 at Basketball City, at 299 South Street along the East River, below Grand Street on the Lower East Side. Now, The Observer can reveal the exhibitors in its second edition, which runs May 10–12. Read More
The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA), the organization of galleries that holds its own art fair in Miami Beach each year during Art Basel, will be doing a fair in New York in May 2012, according to an e-mail sent out to its members. This is the latest in a series of expansions for NADA. Read More