Opening Hours Friday, September 23: 12pm – 7pm Saturday, September 24: 12pm – 7pm Sunday, September 25: 12pm – 5pm
Venue Capitol Skyline Hotel 10 I Street SW Washington DC 20024
The inaugural (e)merge art fair launches today September 22 through 25, 2011, at the Capitol Skyline Hotel in Washington, DC. In addition to presenting 80 exhibitors from 21 countries, (e)merge will present large scale installations and host a series of panel discussions and performances throughout the duration of the fair.
PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE: Thursday, September 22 5pm – 9pm: Kristina Bilonick, DC Cheer 6pm: Chukwuma Agubokwu, Cross Adams (Triptych): In the Shadow of a Blank Slate 9pm – 11pm: Concert by the pool presenting LouLou and the Disappointer Sisters (featuring members of Thievery Corporation, Fugazi, French Toast and The Deadmen) Friday, September 23 12pm – 7pm: Wilmer Wilson IV, Bandage/I Voted 1pm: James J Williams III, Wandering Hearts are Fond 2pm – 3pm: Panel Discussion: Emerging Art / Emerging Practices Moderator: Claire Breukel (Contemporary Art Curator and Writer); Panelists: Matthew Higgs (Director/Chief Curator, White Columns), Kristen Hileman (Curator, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD), JJ McCracken (Artist), and Walter Robinson (Editor, Artnet Magazine) 3.30pm: Melissa Ichiuji, Everything to Lose, Courtesy of Irvine Contemporary
Saturday, September 24 12pm – 2pm: Jeffry Cudlin & Kathryn Cornelius, Triathlon of the Muses 12pm – 7pm: J.J. McCracken, The Martyr 12pm – 7pm: Wilmer Wilson IV, Bandage/I Voted 2pm – 3pm: Panel Discussion: : Collecting for the Future
Moderator, Karen Somer Shallet (editor-in-chief, DC Magazine); Panelists: Ann Garfinkle (Art Attorney, Whiteford, Taylor and Preston LLP), Dorothy Kosinski (Director, The Phillips Collection), Tony Podesta (Collector) & Mera Rubell (Collector)
5pm – 7pm: Bradley Chriss, Meat Poem: for Georges 7pm – 11pm: DC BLOCK PARTY (celebrating DC Galleries) 1300-1358 Florida Ave. NE Hosted by: G Fine Art, Industry Gallery and Conner Contemporary ArtModerator: Todd Smith, (Director, Tampa Museum of Art); Panelists: Anita Beckers (Galerie Anita Beckers), Janet Biggs (Artist), Jonathan Monaghan (Artist), and Manuel de Santaren (Collector) DC Block Party Sponsored by: Marvin Restaurant, DCCAH, The National Gallery of Art, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Pink Line Project, Foto DC and (e)merge art fair. Sunday, September 25 12pm: Chukwuma Agubokwu, Cross Adams (Triptych): Icarus 12pm – 5pm: Holly Bass, Moneymaker 2pm – 3pm: Panel Discussion: Current Directions in Video Art
Moderator: Todd Smith (Director, Tampa Museum of Art); Panelists: Anita Beckers (Galerie Anita Beckers), Janet Biggs (Artist), Jonathan Monaghan (Artist), and Manuel de Santaren (Collector) Daily performances, Manifresh Destiny, by Nathan Manuel & D. Billy SPECIAL PROJECTS & INSTALLATIONS Mapping the World of Emerging Art Adam Good, SWARM_EMERGE, 2011 Academy 2011 prize winners: Corcoran College of Art + Design BFA graduate, Forest Allread and American University MFA graduate, Emily Biondo CULTURAL PARTNERS The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC