Volta returns to New York – in a brand new location. This year’s fair will take place at 548 West 22nd Street† the former Dia building in Chelsea, which also temporarily housed the Hauser & Wirth gallery. The fair coincides with Frieze New York, which is held just a few blocks away at the Shed in Hudson Yards.
This edition also marks a new chapter for Volta, as the fair – originally launched in Switzerland in 2005 – was bought in 2019 by London-based organizer Ramsay Fairs (Volta Basel follows the edition in New York, which takes place on June 13 – 19, 2022, simultaneously with Art Basel.) With an international mix of 49 galleries exhibiting, Volta New York aims to be the event for deliberate curation and creative discovery.
“We have put so much hard work and effort into Volta over the past two years. We implemented a new strategy and positioning and traveled to cities such as Copenhagen, Vienna, Madrid, Budapest, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Mexico, New York and Miami to cultivate new exhibitors, new talent and broader base,” said Kamiar . Maleki, the director of the exchange. “We’ve really pushed the boundaries of what the past few months have made possible.”
Nearly 20 galleries are making their debut at the fair. One of this year’s highlights is the introduction of the first-ever Volta Spotlight Prize for NFTs, awarded in conjunction with artsy, providing a $2,500 grant to an artist presenting a piece of crypto art.
Volta New York takes place from Wednesday 18 May to Sunday 22 May 2022.
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