New York Gallery Week, a new initiative organized collectively by 50 Manhattan-based contemporary art galleries and 7 not-for-profits – spanning Chelsea, SoHo, the Lower East Side/Bowery, the Upper East Side, and 57th Street – will launch its pilot program in May 2010.
With a shared desire to refocus the art world’s attention toward the city’s long-standing exceptional gallery programming, a group of emerging and established galleries have come together with a mission to put the spotlight back on the galleries and the artists.
At its core, New York Gallery Week (NYGW) 2010 is a presentation of over 50 solo gallery exhibitions, along with an unprecedented concentration of scores of free events and programs, the majority taking place inside the galleries themselves. With NYGW’s members organizing themselves to offer this ambitious, simultaneous programming, NYGW offers unique access to a wide range of special gallery-produced artistic experiences in one concentrated period of time.
Solo exhibitions recognize and celebrate that singular moment in time when an individual artist’s vision is cohesively presented in one gallery space, prior to when the works are sold and redistributed to collectors, museums, and elsewhere. By showcasing 50 major solo exhibitions, NYGW encourages visitors to frequent these shows multiple times throughout the weekend, for various viewings and different perspectives.
Complementing these exhibitions will be intimate, informal talks by artists; guided gallery tours by artists, curators, art historians, gallery staff; panel discussions; film screenings; book signings; performances; special artist receptions; and more – which are all free and open to the public.
The inaugural year’s NYGW is actually a long weekend (kicking off on Friday, May 7 and ending on the evening of Monday May, 10). Galleries are normally closed Sundays and Mondays, yet NYGW’s participants will be open throughout the weekend with extended hours. NYGW will become an annual event, and expand to a full week in future years.
Schedule for the 2010 Event:
Friday May 7th: Galleries have normal business hours. Several special events are scheduled.
Saturday May 8th: Galleries will be open 10a.m. – 6p.m. with special free programming throughout the day. All NYGW Chelsea & Uptown galleries host receptions for solo exhibitions with special extended hours 6-8 p.m. http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=30857&clcid=0x409
Sunday May 9th: Galleries will be open 11a.m. – 6p.m. with special free programming throughout the day. All NYGW Bowery, Lower East Side, SoHo, & West Village galleries host receptions for solo exhibitions with special extended hours 6-8 p.m.
Monday May 10th: Galleries will be open 11a.m. – 6p.m.
Started by Casey Kaplan, the founding committee members of NYGW include Jane Hait of Wallspace, Anton Kern, Friedrich Petzel, Jason Murison of Friedrich Petzel, Andrew Richards of Marian Goodman Gallery, Pascal Spengemann and Kelly Taxter of Taxter & Spengemann, David Zwirner, Angela Choon and Julia Joern of David Zwirner.
Participants & confirmed solo shows
303 Gallery – Karel Funk
Miguel Abreu Gallery – Blake Rayne
Marianne Boesky Gallery – Hans Op de Beeck
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery – Uta Barth. Ian Kiaer
Alexander and Bonin – Willie Doherty
Bortolami – Eric Wesley
Gavin Brown’s enterprise – Martin Creed. Jonathan Horowitz
Canada – Katherine Bernhardt
James Cohen Gallery – Alison Elizabeth Taylor
Lisa Cooley – Andy Coolquitt
D’Amelio Terras – Tamar Halpern. Heather Rowe
Eleven Rivington – Hilary Berseth
Elizabeth Dee Gallery – Josephine Meckseper
Deitch Projects – Shepard Fairey
Derek Eller Gallery – Dominic McGill
Zach Feuer Gallery – Johannes VanDerBeek
Foxy Production – Hany Armanious
James Fuentes Gallery – Claude Lévêque
Gladstone Gallery – Fausto Melotti. Cameron Jamie
Marian Goodman Gallery – Thomas Struth
Alexander Gray Associates Ann Carlson. Mary Ellen Strom
Greene Naftali – Joachim Koester
Jack Hanley Gallery – Amy Yao
Lehmann Maupin Gallery – Shirazeh Houshiary. Lee Bul
Harris Lieberman – Matt Saunders. Hurray
Hauser & Wirth – Roni Horn
Casey Kaplan – Trisha Donnelly
Anton Kern Gallery – Wilhelm Sasnal
Andrew Kreps Gallery – Pádraig Timoney
Luhring Augustine Gallery – Twenty Five – Group Show
Maccarone – Ann Craven
Matthew Marks Gallery – Darren Almond. Anne Truitt
Metro Pictures – T.J. Wilcox
Mitchell-Innes & Nash – William Pope.L
Murray Guy – Patricia Esquivias
David Nolan New York – Jim Nutt
Nyehaus – John Altoon
Friedrich Petzel Gallery – Jorge Pardo. Thomas Eggerer
Andrea Rosen Gallery – Karla Balck and Nate Lowman – Group Show
Jack Shainman Gallery – Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Carrie Mae Weems
Salon 94 Freemans – Huma Bhabha, Jon Kessler, and Barry X Ball
Salon 94 – Rick Owens
Sikkema Jenkins & Co. – Amy Sillman
Sperone Westwater – Otto Piene. Richard Tuttle
Taxter & Spengemann – Scott Olson
Team – Gardar Eide Einarsson
Tracy Williams Gallery – Barbara Bloom
Wallspace – Mark Wyse
David Zwirner – Mamma Andersson. Jockum Nordström, Edward Keinholz
The Drawing Center – Leon Golub: Live & Die Like a Lion? and Dorothea Tanning: Early Designs for the Stage
Friends of the High Line – Richard Galpin
The Kitchen – On Beauty, Objects, and Dissonance
Participant – Dead Flowers
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