NADA x PAOM: Contemporary Drag
Contemporary Drag, curated by Gordon Robichaux, is an expansive program of performances, video screenings, panel discussions, curated books, and a special collection for NADA x PAOM.
NADA x PAOM is an artist-designed, limted-edition line of Print All Over Me apparel and accessories by contemporary artists participating in the Contemporary Drag program. The collection and program is curated by Gordon Robichaux.
The 2017 artists are CHRIS OF HUR, JIMMY PAUL, JUWELIA, LA’FEM LADOSHA, LADY BUNNY, LINDA SIMPSON, PATTI SPLIFF, SASHA VELOUR, TABBOO!, and TYLER ASHLEY.
In the words of drag philosopher Ru Paul, “You are born naked, and everything else is drag.” Inspired by a wide range of historical and contemporary precedents— Marcel Duchamp’s Rose Sélavy, the Pyramid Club, Wigstock, Jackie 60, Squeezebox, and the recent explosion of a new generation of drag with Chez Deep and House of Bushwig—Contemporary Drag features a wide range of intergenerational artists, performers, and cultural figures, and will highlight their engagement with drag as a radical form of art, theater, and politics.
International Gallery Prize
NADA and Exhibitionary are delighted to announce Galería Agustina Ferreyra, based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, as the recipient of the NADA x Exhibitionary International Gallery Prize.
The recipient of the prize is invited to exhibit at NADA New York, March 2–5, 2017 at Skylight Clarkson North, for the first time in a sponsored booth provided by Exhibitionary and NADA. Galería Agustina Ferreyra will present work by Cristina Tufińo.
The prize, in its inaugural year, is supported in part by visitors of NADA New York through ticket sales. Exhibitionary supports local art scenes and emerging galleries around the world, and is a proud sponsor of international galleries.
NADA Artadia Award
NADA and Artadia are pleased to be presenting the NADA Artadia Award at NADA New York. This will be the ninth time NADA and Artadia have partnered to give unrestricted funds to an artist exhibiting at the fair.
Two nationally renowned curators will select one artist exhibiting at the fair to receive an unrestricted, merit-based award of $5,000. The chosen artist will have access to the lifetime of benefits of the Artadia Awards program, including participation in the innovative Art & Dialogue series, exhibition opportunities, studio visits with curators and collectors, and access to ongoing professional services.
The NADA Artadia Award acknowledges innovative voices working in contemporary art today. This unique collaboration highlights the ways in which non-profit organizations can come together to celebrate artist excellence during an art fair.