8th annual exhibition. Fair's 2013 program will feature a strong roster of cultural heavyweights, including Brooklyn tastemakers Front Room Gallery, Parisian performance sensation Sarah Trouche and Wynwood, Miami-based newcomers The Hangar Gallery. It will host pioneering installations and experimental programming.
Fountain Art Fair will return to the 69th Regiment Armory, home of revolutionary 1913 Armory Show, for its 8th New York edition this March 8 – 10, 2013. Hailed as a no-holds-barred platform for the most progressive emerging talent and art world icons, Fountain will continue to host pioneering installations and experimental programming.
Fountain’s 2013 program will feature a strong roster of cultural heavyweights, including Brooklyn tastemakers Front Room Gallery, Parisian performance sensation Sarah Trouche and Wynwood, Miami-based newcomers The Hangar Gallery.
Winner of the Artists Wanted “Art Takes Time Square” content Vicki DaSilva will be exhibiting work alongside Miami street art legend Hec One Love. Her winning entry, a multimedia piece inspired by Chinese artist and dissident Ai WeiWei, was featured on 13 major electronic billboards in Times Square in July 2012. Recently featured in The New York Times, DaSilva works to give exposure to artists out of the mainstream and embodies the counterculture spirit of Fountain Art Fair.
Following an impressive debut at Fountain New York 2012, Lower East Side gem Dacia Gallery will showcase beautifully rendered paintings by Patricia Watwood, Stephen Early and Christopher Pugliese, among others.
Williamsport, PA based Converge Gallery will also be a must see, with work from critically-acclaimed artist Jeremiah Johnson’s Dream Home Project, and a a massive sculpture made from burlap rice bags created by Vietnamese artist Howard Tran. The sculpture also has artistic video renderings that visitors can view inside the sculpture’s ear.
G-Spot Brooklyn will return to Fountain for a third year with the Surrealist Slotcar Fury. Visitors can take part in live slotcar racing action, hosted by vocal acrobat ZeroBoy, alongside the Dada/Pop creations of Chris Smith and Karl Kotas.
To celebrate the centennial of the 1913 Armory Show and Marcel Duchamp’s original showing of Nude Descending a Staircase No. 2, Creamhotel will present Nude Descending a Fountain, a site-specific performance piece designed for Fountain Art Fair’s opening reception. Conceived and directed by visual and performance artist Beatrice Schleyer, this presentation will explore the personal, cultural and social significance of the bathroom. This performance will kickstart the absurdist, invigorating spirit of Fountain Art Fair.
Other artists paying homage to the Armory’s early years include Miguel Ovalle, Don Porcella and Ayn S. Choi of A Band Apart Gallery 22. A Band Apart will also feature work by internationally renowned feminist artist Kiki Smith in collaboration with Donald Rubenstein.
Official Fountain Art Fair Exhibitor List
Fountain selects galleries based on their dedication to accelerating the arts and rigorous exhibition programs. With an emphasis on originality and quality, hundreds of artists will be showcased, ranging from young stars and mid-career artists to established masters:
A Band Apart Gallery 22, A Dying Breed, Amanda Hudson Photography, Arch Enemy Arts, ART-FLOW, Artist Collective, Asan Gallery, Bad Booth and Beyond, Bartek Walicki, Calico, Carol Scavotto, Cloisters Gallery, Converge Gallery, COOHAUS, Correa, Hagberg, Jimenez, Menard and Stewart, Creamhotel, Dacia Gallery, Dan Sabau, Davis Art Services, DigiPen Institute of Technology, EMP Gallery, et al Projects, Front Room Gallery, Gallery 4, Gallery DEN, Gentleman’s Game, Grace Exhibition Space, Greyegg Presents, G Spot, Hullaballoo Collective, iArt-4 Collective, Inyoung Seoung, Kaboose Gallery, Leo Kesting Gallery, Leon Reid IV, Lindsay Carron, Marc Lecureuil, Martha Raoli Project, MayJune Gallery Presents, MCCAIG + WELLES, Mighty Tanaka, Murder Lounge, Pascal Lievre, Paul Szabo, Pete’s Fingers, Post Nature Art, Republic Worldwide, Roleke, Rose Morgan, Sarah Trouche, Solo(s) Project House, Station 16, Stephen Lipuma, tART Collective, The Hangar Gallery, The Parlour Bushwick, The Sculptor’s Guild, Topaz Arts, Vicki DaSilva & Hec One Love, Yes Gallery, Yonabe
About Fountain Art Fair
Founded in 2006, Fountain Art Fair has received critical acclaim for its uniquely alternative art fair model and genuine dedication to the artists and galleries who share in its vision and ideology. Celebrated as the first of a new influential generation of alternative fairs, Fountain is reinterpreting the concept of the art fair experience and paving a new path for the future of contemporary art.
Fountain Media Partners
Fountain partners with WAGMAG the free monthly guide to Brooklyn galleries. The creative marketing organization Republic Worldwide brings media branding for fair. Local events and arts culture publication The L Magazine and Brooklyn Magazine return for their 5th year as a media partner. Fountain also welcomes Artcards, a digital publication that believes in the importance of seeing art in person, as a media sponsor.
Fountain is centrally located in Manhattan (25th Street & Lexington Ave) and is within walking distance of all New York City fairs and galleries. Street parking is available. We will honor any Armory Show VIP passes.
For all media inquiries, please contact Marcella Zimmermann email@example.com
Friday, March 8
12 – 5pm: VIP/Press Preview
5pm – 7pm: Open to the public
7pm – Midnight: Opening Night Reception
Music Lineup: TBA
The 69th Regiment Armory
68 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY
Thursday 12pm – 5pm: VIP/Press Preview
Friday 12 pm – 7pm
Saturday 12 pm – 7 pm
Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm
Weekend Pass $13.00 ($15 at the door)
Friday Pass $8.00 ($10 at the door)
Saturday Pass $8.00 ($10 at the door)
Sunday Pass $8.00 ($10 at the door)