Art on Paper Returns in September for Highly Anticipated Eighth Edition

By Sara Usher ,  Sept 1, 2022

New York - Art on Paper returns to downtown Manhattan's Pier 36 from September 8th through 11th with 100 galleries featuring top modern and contemporary paper-based art. Art on Paper's medium-driven focus continues to bring about unique and powerful projects - visual, experiential moments that have set the fair apart and established Art on Paper as an important destination for the arts in New York City.

The fair will feature a strong presence from returning NY Galleries such as SEIZAN, Muriel Guepin Gallery, Tuleste Factory, The Tolman Collection of New York, Sugarlift, Walter Wickiser Gallery, Vietnamese Contemporary Fine Art, Heliotrope, Accola Griefen Fine Art, and Aux Gallery, as well as other new and returning domestic and international exhibitors, including Electric Works, K. Imperial Fine Art, CK Contemporary, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, Koplin Del Rio, Spanierman Modern, Richard Levy Gallery, Tulsete Factory, Beatriz Esguerra Art, Dublin's Stoney Road Press, Colombia's Beatriz Esguerra Art, Netherlands' Chiefs and Spirits and Argentina's AC Contemporary Art, among many others.

Visitors will also be treated to any array of innovative paper-based programming. Dublin's Stoney Road Press will present a large-scale interactive installation by Leah Hewson titled Kin Connection, professor emeritus of NYU and former Head of the Department of Art, Angiola Churchill, will showcase Pandora Box II, a work that was initially featured in the Venice Museum and was awarded a Golden Lion by the mayor of Venice, in collaboration with her gallery, Wook+Lattuada, and Accola Griefen Fine Art will showcase a work by Bang Geul Han from the artist's ongoing series Warp and Weft, involving a series of hand-woven tapestries constructed from paper printouts of legal documents (from state codes concerning abortion, and anti-immigration memoranda to Supreme Court opinions.) More installations will be announced soon.

For this eighth edition, Art on Paper will partner with over thirty institutions from around New York City including Africa NXT, American Folk Art Museum, ArtTable, Association of Women Art Dealers, Brooklyn Museum, Bronx Museum, Children's Museum of the East End, Japan Society, Neue Galerie, POWarts, Print Club of NY, The Jewish Museum, and many more.

TICKETING - Learn more about the 2022 Art on Paper at: https://thepaperfair.com/ Tickets are available at: https://thepaperfair.com/tickets/

LOCATION - Pier 36, Downtown Manhattan 299 South Street New York, 10002 HOURS - Art On Paper Opening Preview: Thursday, September 8th 6:00pm — 9:00pm Public Fair Hours: Friday, September 9th | 11:00 pm — 7:00pm Saturday, September 10th | 11:00am — 7:00pm Sunday, September 11th | 11:00pm — 6:00pm

ABOUT AMP: AMP is a creative events firm that designs, builds, promotes and produces important cultural experiences worldwide. Since 2011, AMP has produced art fairs that focus on a high quality and engaging fair experience by connecting collectors with galleries in the most optimal settings. AMP’s current portfolio contains four major art fairs. AMP is a division of A21.

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Stunning New Sculpture Park opened in DIFC

By Yasmina Ahmed - March 30, 2022

A Sculpture park has been unveiled in the Dubai International Financial Centre, transforming the area around the landmark Gate Building into an open-air gallery.

DIFC has turned into an open-air art gallery with the first-of-its-kind exhibition, the DIFC Sculpture Park. Based on the theme of Harmony of Different Voices, various artists are showcasing 65 works of art, including sculptures and paintings outdoors and indoors.

The exhibition will be open to the public until June 30, 2022.

From the Sculpture Park , DIFC

The DIFC Sculpture Park is in accordance with the vision of Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, to encourage public art and open-air art galleries in Dubai. Some of these artworks have also taken inspiration from Expo 2020 Dubai, illustrating the cultural diversity and richness of the UAE over the past 50 years.

The Park is a tribute to the UAE’s Golden Jubilee and features 50 sculptures as well as several paintings by established local and international artists. The artworks are presented by galleries in Dubai, including Leila Heller Gallery, Firetti Contemporary and AWC Dubai, as well as by independent artists. “Over the years, DIFC has been developed into a vibrant urban destination promoting innovation, harmonious living and sustainability,” Arif Amiri, chief executive of DIFC Authority, said during the park’s inauguration ceremony. “As a part of our commitment to support Dubai’s art and culture vision, we are transforming DIFC into a unique sculpture park that will continue to shape the emirate’s open-air movement whilst attracting international artists to the centre.” Works on display include Unwind, a reflective and serpentine installation by British sculptor Richard Hudson. Alphabet of Life by Emirati artist Azza Al Qubaisi features tapered bronze forms that are closely clustered together, representing, at once, palm oases as well as social solidarity. Turkish artist Mert Ege Kose’s Sculpture II renders, in metal, tightly woven and repeating patterns that merge together as arcs. Other works include Tower of Rabbits by Turkish cartoonist Erdil Yasaroglu, a sculpture comprising four stacked anthropomorphic rabbits with slicked-back ears, and Forms by Mia Fonssagrives Solow, which features abstract shapes in the colours of the UAE flag in the fountain by Gate Building. Paintings including Sacha Jafri’s Lyricism Entwined and Ana D’Castro’s Irene are also being exhibited on the premises.

The disparate works are being curated under the theme Harmony of Different Voices: a celebration of UAE’s 50th year anniversary. According to the organisers, the park is designed to support artists who have contributed to the past, present and future of the nation.

The exhibition is in line with the vision of Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed, chairwoman of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, to encourage public art and open-air art galleries across Dubai.

The park is free-to-enter and spans from Gate Building to Gate Avenue. Information labels featuring QR codes have been placed beside each artwork, allowing visitors to learn more about the exhibited pieces as well as discover other works by the artists.

This is not the first time the area around the DIFC’s Gate Building has accommodated artworks. A sculpture park was one of the highlights of last year’s iteration of Art Dubai, the city’s leading annual art fair, and featured large-scale installations by 10 regional artists including Dia Azzawi, Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim and Rashed Al Shashai, as well as international figures such as Mozambican artist Goncalo Mabunda, Greek conceptual sculptor and Costas Varotsos, and Indian architect Tarik Currimbhoy.

For more information, please visit: DIFC Sculpture Park

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