NEW YORK 2014 Special Projects and Programs

Special Projects

Phaidon presents Beta-Local and MOCAD

Exploring the publication of Art Cities of the Future, Phaidon will highlight the parallel art scenes of San Juan, Puerto Rico and Detroit, Michigan. Local non-profits Beta-Local and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) will present individual, interactive project spaces that showcase the creative communities that are booming in both cities despite economic uncertainties. Founded in 1923, Phaidon is the world’s premier publisher of books on the creative arts.

Shoot the Lobster at Pier 36

Shoot the Lobster will present a group exhibition and collaborative installation on view in a 1964 black Ford Galaxie 500 located outside of Pier 36. The site-specific installation will feature will feature the work of Lena Henke/Marie Karlberg - M/L Artspace, Eli Ping, Jennie Jeun Lee, Ryan Foerster, Justin Lieberman, Denise Kupferschmidt, Eddie Martinez, Jeffrey Joyal, Bradley Kronz, Win McCarthy, and Nicholas Buffon, with more to be announced. Select Shoot the Lobster merchandise - including shirts, mugs, and backpacks - will be available for purchase. On view for the duration of the fair in the parking lot of Pier 36.



Gallerist Tours

VIP Tour: Friday, May 9, 12pm
General Public Tours: Friday, May 9, 3pm and Saturday, May 10, 12pm and 3pm

Join Gallerist’s award-winning editors, Sarah Douglas (New York Observer Culture Editor) and Andrew Russeth, for a tour of NADA New York. Each hour-long tour will provide commentary on a selection of exhibitors’ booths and artists on view. For the seasoned collector and casual art fair-goer alike, the tours offer a one-of-a-kind experience of the 2014 fair and a unique opportunity to hear from two of New York’s most respected arts writers. Gallerist is the leading news site for the global art world, supplying collectors, gallery owners, curators, artists, and contemporary art followers with the most complete coverage of breaking news, as well as art criticism and trends impacting the art market.

Link for ticket purchases will be provided soon.

Contemporary Poetry

Saturday, May 10, 12–6PM

NADA is pleased to present Contemporary Poetry, a marthon reading by 30 emerging and recognized New York based poets curated by Sam Gordon. The program will be held on Saturday, May 10th, 12–6pm at NADA New York in the upstairs Tacombi Lounge

When Frank O'Hara wrote “Having a Coke with You,” poetry and painting walked hand in hand through the streets of New York. Contemporary Poetry collects a group of poets today, connected by varying degrees, once again engaged with artists in moments of dialogue and exchange.

12pm: Alina Gregorian / Ana Božičević / Andrew Durbin / Angelo Nikolopoulos / Ben Fama 
1pm: Billy Merrell / Corrine Fitzpatrick / Daniel Feinberg / Deanna Havas / Dorothea Lasky
2pm: Elizabeth Reddin / Ed Spade / Emily Skillings / Hansa Bergwall / Jamie Townsend
3pm: Joseph Bradshaw / Juliana Huxtable / Karen Lepri / Leopoldine Core / Matt Longabucco
4pm: Monica McClure / Rickey Laurentiis / Saeed Jones / Simone Kearney / Sophia Le Fraga
5pm: Stephen Motika / Svetlana Kitto / Ted Dodson / Zachary Pace / Adam Fitzgerald

The series of readings will be accompanied by a Contemporary Poetry zine scheduled to launch May 9 at Printed Matter at NADA New York. The publication will feature work from presenting poets and more.

El Local Club

Sunday, May 11, 2PM

Independent Curators International (ICI), in partnership with Beta-Local, present El Local Club, a conversation about the influences of Caribbean in artistic practice and production. Taking as a point of departure Radamés “Juni” Figueroa’s Tree House — Club House, 2013, a sculpture and social platform built in the tropical forest of Naguabo, Puerto Rico; Stefan Benchoam, Co-director, Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala City; Pablo Guardiola, Co-director, Beta-Local, San Juan; and Radamés “Juni” Figueroa, artist, San Juan, will discuss generosity as a tool, “tropical” strategies and methodologies, site specificity, networks of influence, and the ways of working in Puerto Rico. El Local Club has been made possible, in part, by the support of Phaidon.


Artadia NADA Award

Partnering for the fourth season, Artadia and NADA will award an exceptional artist exhibiting at NADA an unstrestricted $4,000 cash prize and all lifetime privileges of the Artadia Awards program. A jury of two, internationally prominent curators will walk through the fair on opening day and select the artist from the number of galleries Award winner will be announced on Saturday, May 10th. The Artadia NADA Award is generously funded by Artadia and NADA.


Workshops: Saturday, May 10, 11:30AM, $20 and Sunday, May 11, 11:30AM, $20 
Tours: Sunday, May 11 at 1PM, free with advanced RSVP

LittleCollector will return with fun-filled workshops and tours to provide a discovery element to the fair for younger attendees. Artist-led workshops by Amy Stevens and Shelter Serra explore the mediums of photography and paint. Tours with art education experts will inspire the next generation of artists, and introduce terms of medium, scale, narrative, symmetry, and genre within a fair setting. Participants in all programs will receive a backpack and activity guide. To RSVP contact