March 2, 2004 - scope - -scopeNew York
March 2, 2004

-scopeNew York

-scope Art Fair Inc.

Next Stop: Hotel Gansevoort

NEW YORK, NY

-scope Art Fair Inc. is pleased to announce that the third annual -scopeNew York will take place from Friday, March 12 through Monday, March 15, 2004, at the new Hotel Gansevoort, located at 9th Avenue and 13th Street.

-scopeNew York is launching an innovative new program: -scopeCircle’s Committee for Emerging Art. The Committee will curate an exhibition of emerging artists in the public spaces of the Hotel Gansevoort and also will select the recipient of the -scopeNew York 2004 Emerging Artist Grant from the five finalists voted on by visitors to the fair. Members of the Committee include Laurie Anderson, Louise Bourgeois, Beth Rudin De Woody, Philip Glass, Bill T. Jones, Ilya Kabakov, Robert Longo, Patrick McMullan, Andree Putman, Lou Reed, James Rosenquist, John L. Stewart (Chairman), John Waters, Benjamin Weill, and Wendy Whelan.

The Emerging Artist Grant for -scopeNew York 2003 has been awarded to Christian Holstad. Holstad will be participating in the Whitney Biennial 2004. The recipient of the Independent Curator Award for -scopeMiami 2003 is Robert Knafo.

-scopeNew York will feature 70 international contemporary exhibitors on four floors of the hotel each exhibiting one artist. Visit www.scope-art.com www.scope-art.com/> for details on exhibitors, artists, events, press, archive, etc.

Friday, March 12

12pm – 8pm Exhibitor Open

12pm – 2pm Preview Brunch

For press and VIPs. RSVP to Michael Sellinger, michael@scope-art.com.

12pm Silent Auction

Bidding begins. Proceeds to benefit -scope grants and awards in addition to Young Audiences New York and The Center for Arts Education, local art and education programs.

9pm-12am Culture on the Verge

Party hosted by LaLa Panzeroff brings you inside the untamed art world.

Highlights include: -scopeSound DJs’ spinning, special performances,

Cinema-scope screening, the Emerging Artist Grant and Independent Curator Award.

Saturday, March 13

12pm – 8pm Exhibitor Open

5pm – 6pm Panel Discussion – Collecting the Hard Stuff

Museum, corporate and private curators discuss collecting installations,

video and other non-traditional media.

Sunday, March 14

12pm – 8pm Exhibitor Open

5pm – 6pm Panel Discussion – Art, Sex and Religion

Collectors and artists discuss provocative work.

Monday, March 15:

12pm – 7pm Exhibitor Open

4pm Silent Auction: Bidding ends.

Sponsors: Altoids, Casa Noble, Chubb, Christiania, Enterprise Press, Hertz, MacMurray Ranch, Original Sin Hard Cider.

Contact: Michael Sellinger

212.268.1522

michael@scope-art.com.

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