Galleries Collaborate and Join Forces for ‘Condo New York 2017’
By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, June 29, 2017
Condo New York is an art fair with a difference. Instead of the powerhouses of the art world represented in a prestigious, expensive exhibition hall, this fair promotes smaller galleries: those that are just starting out or have been established for a while but not as well-known to the public. The innovative collaboration sees local galleries offer part or all of their spaces to others in the profession at a low cost, providing access to New York City’s art-loving public. In return, the guest and host galleries strengthen ties between artists and dealers on a national and international level. By combining their resources and knowledge, smaller galleries have a better chance to gain notice in the national and international market. This is radically different from a traditional art fair where fees for entry, transport, and set up can be prohibitive to a new gallery’s budget.
Galleries from Detroit, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Dublin, Berlin, and Paris among others are just some of the participants ready to show New York their best and brightest artists. Check them out and try to spot the next big name to break into the ultra competitive world of modern art.
Condo New York 2017 starts June 29 and ends July 28. A list of participating galleries with their host gallery locations are below. For more information click here.
1. Andrew Kreps Gallery (537/535 West 22nd Street) hosting What Pipeline, Detroit
2. Metro Pictures (519 West 24th Street) hosting Leo Xu Shanghai
3. Off Vendome (254 West 23rd #2) hosting Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles
4. Bodega (167 Rivington Street) hosting Croy Nielsen, Vienna
5. Bortolami (39 Walker Street) hosting Hannah Hoffman, Los Angeles
6. Bridget Donahue (99 Bowery, 2nd Floor) hosting Project Native Informant, London
7. Bureau (178 Norfolk Street) hosting Carlos/Ishikawa, London
8. Callicoon Fine Arts (49 Delancey Street) hosting Mother’s Tankstation, Dublin
9. Chapter NY (249 East Houston Street) hosting Agustina Ferreyra, San Juan / Mexico City
10. Foxy Production (2 East Broadway, 200) hosting Chateau Shatto, Los Angeles and Sultana, Paris
11. Gavin Brown’s Enterprise (291 Grand Street) hosting Labor, Mexico City
12. Mitchell Algus Gallery (132 Delancey Street) hosting High Art, Paris
13. Queer Thoughts (373 Broadway, #C9) hosting Deborah Schamoni, Munich
14. Rachel Uffner Gallery (170 Suffolk Street) hosting Sandy Brown, Berlin and Koppe Astner, Glasgow
15. Simon Preston Gallery (301 Broome Street) hosting Galeria Jaqueline Martins, São Paulo and Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatamala City
16. Simone Subal Gallery (131 Bowery, 2nd Floor) hosting Tanya Leighton, Berlin
and Gregor Staiger, Zurich
Cover: Mary Ann Aitken, Untitled (1989), oil on masonite; courtesy of artist’s estate and What Pipeline Gallery, Detroit.