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VOLTA NY 2013 |
An invitational solo project fair for contemporary art.
Thur, March 7 – Sun, March 10, 2013

Naomi Safran-Hon | Presented by SLAG Gallery (Brooklyn) |
Born 1984 in Oxford, U.K.

Home. This past fall super-storm Sandy destroyed many homes along its path. The invasion and destruction of our home, the place we feel most secured at, is unbearable. Is home really safe? In my work I investigate the tension between domestic space and the invasion of outside forces, be it nature or human. In the region where I grew up, war and violence penetrate every aspect of our daily life; similar to the way Sandy brought life to a standstill. Intermixing cement and lace allows me to explore these moments of tension. Cement, an element of the external world, represents the forces that push into lace, a fabric that contains our domestic life. Interlaying these elements into a photographic image of dilapidated homes, where no one is allowed to dwell, pushes the reality of the picture. One is not sure where the images ends and the materiality begin.


VOLTA NY is an invitational show of emerging solo artists’ projects and the American incarnation of the successful young fair founded in Basel in 2005. VOLTA NY was conceived in 2008 by Artistic Director Amanda Coulson as a tightly-focused, boutique event that is a place for discovery, a showcase for relevant art contemporary positions regardless of the artist's or gallery’s age.

By refocusing on artists through solo projects, VOLTA NY promotes a deep exploration of the work of its selected participants and offers the opportunity for discoveries beyond those afforded by a traditional art fair.

In 2013 the invitational fair inaugurates its new location 82MERCER in SoHo, by showcasing 95 international galleries, spanning 6 continents and spotlighting artists from 38 nations.

A platform for challenging, often complementary, sometimes competing ideas about contemporary art, the strictly solo format is what gives the New York fair its unique character.

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