BRIDGE NEW YORK'09March 5–8, 2009
222 12th Avenue
Chelsea Gallery District
NEW YORK ART FAIR WEEK:
THE INTERNATIONAL ART WORLD CONVERGES IN NEW YORK
Following a highly acclaimed debut in 2008, Bridge New York '09 returns to the historic Waterfront Building, located in Manhattan's Chelsea Gallery District. Taking place during the celebrated New York Armory Art Week, Bridge New York is noted as one of the most influential presenters of international emerging contemporary art, and a top destination for collectors, curators and arts patrons.
Bridge New York 2009 Announces Special ProgramsBuilding on the success of last year's VIDEO and PERFORMANCE projects, Bridge New York announces several in a long list of new programs featuring internationally acclaimed artists and curators. This year's edition of Bridge New York'09 will feature over 50 international exhibitors, from such diverse locales as Austria, Canada, China, Russia, Germany, Italy, Korea, Spain, Switzerland, the UK, and the United States. "It's an exciting time for art, with real opportunity to define the future," says Founder and Director, Michael Workman. "And we are excited to do so in New York—the undisputed center of the art world—with expanded programming and excellent support from our cultural partners and sponsors."
Special New York 2009 Programs
Visual CultureBRIDGE visual cultural programming incorporates a limitless definition of the field into its curatorial premise, which includes advertising, anthropology, art history, critical theory, cultural studies, the Internet, performance, philosophy, television media and much more.
BRIDGE ART FAIR/MIAMI/08
BRIDGEVerge BERLIN'08 OTA BerlinOctober 30-November 3, 2008
Bridge launches a radically new concept in art fairs with its inaugural Berlin showing: the first-ever apartment building art fair. Taking place concurrent with the prestigious Art Forum Berlin, Bridge will take over an entire apartment complex and courtyard, using every available space in the 19-unit, 3-story OTA Berlin as temporary gallery space. An international roster of galleries will both share individual rooms and use whole apartments for themselves. Whether showing with 'roommates' or exhibiting alone, Bridge Berlin galleries will present their work as if it were on view in a private collector's home.
Bridge Berlin'08 produces a fresh show of contemporary art that will include the newest, most innovative galleries from around the globe. Conceived as a boutique edition, Bridge Berlin '08 will present a maximum of 30 galleries in this unique art-viewing setting. Understood as a place to develop the work of new artists by placing them in notable museum collections and cultivating critical reception, Bridge Berlin will play an ancillary role to the key art market efforts of our Miami, London, and New York editions.
Cities on the Verge. Artists on the Verge.
Bridge: Verge.Verge editions of the Bridge Art Fair offer a cutting-edge approach to the ever-changing market and cultures of the global art world. Today's art world is no longer defined by a single city universally recognized as the center of it, but by numerous cities and multiple centers. Verge editions of the Bridge Art Fair are more experimental, often taking place in unconventional locations. They are also smaller-scale productions, including a lesser total number of exhibitors and programmatic elements. By definition a younger, more intimate fair, Berlin has been chosen as the launching pad for the first verge edition of the Bridge Art Fair, in recognition of its status as a city on the verge.
BRIDGE LONDON'09London 2008 postponed, returning 2009
After a brief hiatus in 2008, Bridge Art Fair is pleased to present Bridge London'09, held concurrently with the acclaimed Frieze Art Fair. Bridge London'09 will present 60 galleries, performances and video and special lectures in a contemporary modular, booth environment. 2009 marks a shift for Bridge to an overall booth fair model, in each of its show locations. Bridge London '09 builds on the tremendous success of our 2007 fair, which featured exhibitors from 11 countries and generated enthusiastic coverage by the international media including CNN, BBC, ABC, and the New York Times.