Thursday, September 22, 2011

(e)merge art fair September 22 – 25, 2011

(e)merge art fair 
September 22 – 25, 2011

Maria José Arjona, Habito Performance, 2011 (Teatro Anatomico, Bologna. Courtesy of Galerie Anita Beckers)

(e)merge art fair 
September 22 – 25, 2011

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Opening Night Party 
September 22 | 7pm – 9pm          

Opening Hours
Friday, September 23: 12pm – 7pm
Saturday, September 24: 12pm – 7pm
Sunday, September 25: 12pm – 5pm

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.

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                

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


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

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