Today, August 14, 2018, the Affordable Art Fair NYC announced a full series of programming highlighting emerging talent and exciting exhibitions. During its run from September 27 to 30, 2018, the Affordable Art Fair NYC will offer visitors a chance to engage with special artist presentations in addition to showcasing original contemporary art from over 400 artists.
Programs will include the “Young Talent Exhibition,” a dedicated platform that supports emerging artists and curators within the contemporary art community. There will be a solo exhibition by New York-based and self-taught photographer, painter, and mixed-media artist Chase Hall, curated by Lolita Cros. If the name Lolita Cros rings a bell, it’s because she’s currently an art consultant at The Wing, the network of co-working and community spaces designed for women. Talk about #girlcrush.
“We are excited to be giving such a multifaceted and critical artist like Chase Hall a platform,” says Vanessa Seis, Fall Fair Director, Affordable Art Fair NYC. “His work is extremely relevant in that it addresses the visual history of racial bigotry in the United States, and I hope that this exhibition will provoke a powerful conversation among our visitors.”
This year’s Limited Edition Print will be a collection of 10 limited-edition artworks by London-based artist Adam Bridgland. The screen print with spray paint overlays is a love letter to the urban wilderness that is New York City, and a thematic continuation of a sculptural work Bridgland created earlier this year.
Lastly, the Curatorial Excellence Award (FKA Best Booth Award) will once again highlight an exhibition of curatorial distinction. The winner will receive automatic acceptance into the following fall edition. The winner will be selected by art world notables including Annelien Bruins, CEO of Tang Art Advisory, Wendy Goodman, Design Editor at New York Magazine and Design Hunting, Julia Halperin, Executive Editor at Artnet, and Melanie Kress, Associate Curator for High Line Art.