(e)merge art fair

(e)merge art fair

(e)merge art fair

September 19, 2011

September 22–25, 2011

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Opening Night Party
September 22 | 7pm–9pm, tickets here

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 will take place September 22–25, 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.

Drawing inspiration from the pioneering efforts of the Gramercy International, the Times Square Show and the Ritz Hotel Exhibition, which introduced the careers of young galleries and artists to established and new collector audiences alike, (e)merge provides a unique opportunity for both the art novice and the experienced connoisseur to discover new talent and the energetic and untapped market of DC. The region’s creative energy and economic prosperity are forces fueling the growth of its arts communities and gallery scene. The city’s world-renowned museums and cultural institutions are supporting this exciting development with extensive contemporary programming and visitor outreach.


Friday, September 23: 2pm–3pm
Panel Discussion: Emerging Art / Emerging Practices Room 1
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)

Saturday, September 24: 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)

Sunday, September 25: 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)


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
3.30pm Melissa Ichiuji, Everything to Lose

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
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 Art

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
Daily performance by Nathan Manuel & D. Billy will also take place Manifresh Destiny

Mapping the World of Emerging Art
Adam Good, SWARM_EMERGE, 2011
Academy 2011 prize winners: Forest Allread and Emily Biondo
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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