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ART NEW YORK presented by Art Miami, returns to NYC with the addition of CONTEXT To Kick Off New Yor

Art New York, presented by Art Miami, returns to Pier 94 with the addition of CONTEXT To Kick Off New York Art Week

Premier International Contemporary and Modern Fairs to Showcase More Than 150 Galleries and 1,200 Artists from Over 50 Countries May 3-8

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Art Miami, the preeminent producer of leading international contemporary and modern art fairs, has announced the return of Art New York for its second year and the debut of CONTEXT New York this spring. The two highly-anticipated events will showcase artwork from more than 150 galleries representing nearly 1,200 artists from 50 countries. The sister art fairs will take place May 3 - 8 at Pier 94, effectively launching New York Art Week, the pinnacle of New York’s art and cultural season.

Art New York 2016 provides a fresh alternative to acquiring important, never-before-exhibited works from both primary and secondary markets. The fair welcomes both experienced and new art collectors who are looking to experience a carefully curated, rich-in-content presentation of the best in the global contemporary art market. The inaugural edition of Art Miami New York in 2015 attracted more than 19,500 visitors, including over 5,000 art world luminaries and journalists during the VIP Preview event.

“After the tremendously positive response we received last year, we have created an experience wholly dedicated to the thriving art market in New York,” said Katelijne De Backer, director of Art New York. “The first edition of Art New York last year provided a great opportunity for collectors, curators and art advisors residing in or visiting Manhattan with the opportunity to acquire the finest works available to the market from both the 20th and 21st centuries. This year, we also welcome our sister fair CONTEXT to join Art New York, which will increase the selection of works available for acquisition by emergent and mid-career cutting-edge talent during the most important week for the arts in New York City.”

Art Miami also presents the inaugural CONTEXT New York fair, dedicated to the development and reinforcement of emerging and mid-career artists, at Pier 94 this year. Located alongside Art New York, the open atmosphere at CONTEXT New York is designed to generate meaningful dialogue between artists, galleries, and collectors while providing the ultimate platform to show cutting-edge talent from leading galleries around the world.

“The introduction of CONTEXT New York will be monumental in New York’s burgeoning art scene,” said CONTEXT director Julian Navarro. “From start to finish, each element has been carefully selected to feature a series of solo artist projects, curated spaces, special conversations, and events. We look forward to welcoming all visitors – from the seasoned collector acquiring new works to the budding art enthusiast seeking to start a collection.”

Art New York and CONTEXT New York, adjacent to each other at Pier 94, begin with an elegant, invitation-only VIP Preview event on Tuesday, May 3 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. The special preview offers collectors, art advisors, curators, and media the opportunity to examine and acquire the finest works available in the market before the fairs open to the public that evening and continue through Sunday, May 8. The combined exhibition space of Art New York and CONTEXT New York will cover more than 200,000 square feet, set against the dramatic backdrop of the Hudson River. Ticket sales will go live online starting Friday, March 25, 2016; one-day passes will be available for $40, multi-day passes for $75 and Senior/Students for $25.

In conjunction with Frieze New York, one of the city’s other major art events during New York Art Week, Art New York and CONTEXT New York will provide Frieze VIP cardholders complimentary admittance and courtesy shuttle service to Pier 94 from the Frieze Ferry Terminal (located on 35th Street), as well as from select auction houses and the Chelsea arts district. More information is available at

Special Programs

Art New York and CONTEXT New York will showcase an impressive array of installations, programming, and exhibitions. : Digits to Digital: Curated by Regine Basha, this year's program features video works by Leah Beeferman, Joey Fauerso, Brent Green, Kristin Lucas, Birgit Rathsmann, and Carmelle Safdie. This program focuses on the physicality of the handmade, hand-built, and hand-driven sources in digital works or moving images, as we also might call them.

Art in Public Spaces positions provocative installations and large-scale site-specific projects by individual artists whose galleries are participating in Art New York and CONTEXT New York. Art New York and CONTEXT New York will be marked by exceptional masterpieces among modern classics and cutting-edge art throughout the space. SOUND POSITIONS Curated by Christoph Cox, this year's program features sound works by Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Olivia Block, Maria Chavez, Holly Herndon, Ernst Karel, Matt Krefting, Chris Kubick, Jake Meginsky, Aura Satz, Jennifer Walshe, Yan Jun, Dajuin Yao. Sound Positions creates an immersive and intimate listening experience, with works by an international selection of emerging and established sound artists.

ART FROM BERLIN offers insight into Berlin's influential art scene with five contemporary galleries selected by a panel of Berlin-based curators and art critics. ART FROM BERLIN is presented at CONTEXT New York by the Galleries Association of Berlin, Landesverband Berliner Galerien (long), with official support from the municipality of Berlin and the European Union (EU).

Art New York will have two exclusive programs: the One Art Nation (1AN) Symposium, presented by prominent opinion leaders and art experts, and John Keane’s book signing for The Art of John Keane at the Flowers Gallery exhibit.

Art New York 2016 Exhibiting Galleries

(List in formation)

Adelson Galleries | New York; Antoine Helwaser Gallery | New York; ARCHEUS / POST MODERN | London; Ascaso Gallery | Miami; AUREUS Contemporary | Providence; Barbarian Art Gallery | Zürich; Beatriz Esguerra Art | Bogota; Bernarducci Meisel Gallery | New York; Bernice Steinbaum Gallery | Coconut Grove; BLANK SPACE | New York; C24 Gallery | New York; C. Grimaldis Gallery | Baltimore; Cantor Fine Art | West Hollywood; Casterline|Goodman Gallery | Aspen; Cernuda Arte | Coral Gables; Conduit Gallery | Dallas; Contessa Gallery | Cleveland; Cynthia Corbett Gallery | London; CYNTHIA-REEVES | New York; David Benrimon Fine Art | New York; David Findlay Jr. Gallery | New York; De Buck Gallery | New York; Durban Segnini Gallery | Miami; Flowers Gallery | New York; Galería Álvaro Alcázar | Madrid; Galerie Barbara von Stechow | Frankfurt; Galeria Carles Taché – Projects | Barcelona; Galerie de Bellefeuille | Montréal; Galerie Forsblom | Helsinki; Galerie Linz | Paris; Galerie von Braunbehrens | Stuttgart; Gallery Delaive | Amsterdam; Gallery Tableau | Seoul; Goya Contemporary Gallery | Baltimore; Hazelton Galleries | Toronto; Heller Gallery | New York; Hexton | modern and contemporary | Northbrook; Hollis Taggart Galleries | New York; Human Reproduction | London; Imaginart Gallery | Barcelona; iPreciation | Singapore; JanKossen Contemporary | New York; Jerald Melberg Gallery | Charlotte; LICHT FELD Gallery | Basel; Liquid Art System | Capri; Maekawa + Takemura | Tokyo; Mark Borghi Fine Art | Palm Beach; Mark Hachem | Paris; Masterworks Fine Art Gallery | Oakland; Mixografia | Los Angeles; Moso Art Gallery | Los Angeles; Nancy Hoffman Gallery | New York; NICHOLAS METIVIER GALLERY | Toronto; NIKOLA RUKAJ GALLERY | Toronto; Omer Tiroche Contemporary Art | London; Progetto Arte Elm | Milan; RANIVILU Art Gallery | Miami; Rosenfeld Gallery | New York; RUDOLF BUDJA GALLERY | Miami Beach; SCHÜTZ FINE ART | Vienna; Shine Artists | London; SmithDavidson Gallery | Amsterdam; Sous Les Etoiles Gallery | New York; SPONDER GALLERY | Miami; Studio 26 Gallery | New York; The Public House of Art | Amsterdam; TRESART | Coral Gables; UNIX Gallery | New York; Vincent Vallarino Fine Art | New York; VERTES | Zurich; Waltman Ortega Fine Art | Miami; Wanrooij Gallery | Amsterdam; Waterhouse & Dodd | New York; Wetterling Gallery | Stockholm; Zemack Contemporary Art | Tel Aviv; ZK Gallery | San Francisco; 55Bellechasse | Paris

CONTEXT New York 2016 Exhibiting Galleries

(List in formation)

11.12 Gallery | Moscow; 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel | New York; Accola Griefen | Brooklyn; Ai Bo Gallery | Greenwich; Andrea Rehder Arte Contemporânea | São Paulo; Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts | Binghamton; ART VITAM | Miami; Azart Gallery | New York; Bart Gallery | Cologne; Black Book Gallery | Denver; Caldwell Snyder Gallery | San Francisco; Coates & Scarry | London; Connect Contemporary | Atlanta; Contempop Gallery | New York; Cube Gallery | London; Dialecto Gallery | San Francisco; Dubner Moderne | Lausanne; EEAC- Eastern Europe Art Connection | Warsaw; Elizabeth Clement Fine Art | Danvers; Fabien Castanier Gallery | Culver City; Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery | Stamford; Frantic Gallery | Tokyo; Galería Casa Cuadrada | Bogota; Galerie C.O.A | Montreal; Galerie Rauchfeld | Paris; GALLERIA CA' D'ORO | New York; Galleries Assoc. of Berlin – Galerie Tammen & Partner | Berlin; Galleries Assoc. of Berlin – LÄKEMÄKER | Berlin; Galleries Assoc. of Berlin - LEE galerie BERLIN | Berlin; Galleries Assoc. of Berlin - Galerie Poll | Berlin; Galleries Assoc. of Berlin - SCHMALFUSS BERLIN | Berlin; Galleries Assoc. of Berlin – Berlin Lounge | Berlin; Gallery G-77 | Kyoto; Gallery on Wade | Toronto; Gallery Tableau | Seoul; Gibbons & Nicholas | Dublin; Joerg Heitsch Gallery | Munich; JoAnne Artman Gallery | New York; JUAN SILIÓ GALLERY | Santander; K+Y Art Gallery | Paris; Knight Webb Gallery | London; Jennifer Kostuik Gallery | Vancouver; LaCa Projects | Charlotte; La Lanta Fine Art | Bangkok; Liquid Art System | Capri; Lucía Mendoza | Madrid; Lyle O. Reitzel Arte Gallery | Santo Domingo; McCaig-Welles and Valles | Brooklyn; metroquadro | Rivoli; Mugello Contemporary | Los Angeles; Olivia Park Gallery | New York; Phylogeny Contemporary | Seattle; Rademakers Gallery | Amsterdam; RoFa Projects | Potomac; Sandra Lee Gallery | San Francisco; SASHA D’espacio de arte | Córdoba; Sergott Contemporary Art | Santa Fe; TBD Projects | Miami Beach; ten472 Contemporary Art | Nevada City; UBUNTU | Cairo; Valli Art Gallery | Miami

About Art Miami

Art Miami LLC is a partnership consisting of art and media industry veterans Nick Korniloff, Mike Tansey, and Brian Tyler. In addition to three fairs during Miami Art Week -- Art Miami, CONTEXT, and Aqua -- the company annually produces Art Wynwood during Presidents Day weekend in February, Art New York and CONTEXT New York in May, Art Southampton in July, and Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco in October.

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