The Skylight at Moynihan Station, located inside the iconic building that once housed New York’s James A. Farley Post Office, will once again host SCOPE, the international contemporary art fair, which celebrates its 14th edition from March 6 to 9, 2014. The main room of the legendary building, famous for its vaulted glass ceiling, will display works of 60 international galleries from 22 countries.
The fair, which showcases the best and brightest emerging contemporary art, has been, through the years, a vital venue to introduce new galleries to the art market. This magnificent opportunity will celebrate galleries like Peres Projects, John Connelly Presents, Enrique Guerrero Gallery, Daniel Reich Gallery, Bischoff/Weiss, Invisible-Exports, Seventeen, Rokeby, Taxter Spengemann, Magical Artroom and Spinello Projects, among others.
Considered the main showcase for emerging artists and a sponsor of multidisciplinary media, SCOPE 2014 will bring an array of international galleries, including L’Inlassable and 55 Bellechasse from Paris; Barbarian Art Gallery from Zurich; Andenken from Amsterdam; Miami’s EVL World; Corridor Contemporary from Tel Aviv; Lawrence Cantor Fine Art from Los Angeles; Licht Feld Gallery from Basel; White Room/Liquid Art System from Capri and Positano; YY Gallery from Chicago; Cordeiros Gallery from Porto; and Kyoto’s G77 Gallery, to name just a few. The fair will also present special programs devoted to fashion, film, music and performance.
The Converge Gallery of Pennsylvania, for example, will be presenting an exceptional collection of new works by artists such as Chad Andrews, Anthony Cervino, Lawrence Charles Miller, Ekaterina Panikanova, Matthew Rose and Trey Speegle. But SCOPE also hosts work by renowned artists, as shown in the collection prepared by New York’s Castle Fitzjohns Gallery featuring pieces by Jean Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana and Roy Lichtenstein.
SCOPE is the ideal medium to establish contacts between art collectors, creative professionals and a culturally relevant public. This fair´s global network includes presentations in Miami, Basel, New York, London and the Hamptons and has earned the respect of critics and art lovers with sales of more than 700 million dollars and an attendance close the million visitors.
Just a few months ago, from December 3rd to the 8th, SCOPE hosted, in Miami Beach, 100 international exhibitors and 15 galleries that displayed paintings, engravings, sculptures, multidisciplinary and creative programming, as well as a wide range of curatorial projects and sponsorship programs. The next event will take place in Basel, from June 17 to 22, 2014.
Without a doubt, New York will be very busy during the first days of March with alternative events just a few steps from SCOPE, including Volta NY in SoHo and The Armory Show at piers 92 and 94 on the Hudson River, among others.
Indeed, there is no better place than New York to contact prospective clients, creative people, gallery owners, artists and a sophisticated public. And there is no fair better than SCOPE to delve into the work of the most innovative galleries, which tend to surprise us with the most celebrated artists of the moment and the most committed curators.
SCOPE is no longer a teen rebel and has become a mature fair with a powerful voice in the art market. Its reputation is strongly established and raises enthusiasm and expectations because it always brings the art we want to view and collect. ■