This year, ART New York & CONTEXT New York will feature a selection of special projects, events and talks:

Art New York

  • Artist Mabel Poblet, who will represent Cuba at the Venice Biennale, will be spotlighted in the VIP Lounge, offered by CYNTHIA-REEVES, which is based in Walpole. Her work will be suspended from above with elements of mirrors and photographs, allowing guests to walk through it. Poblet is one of the most sought-after young artists to rise from the contemporary Cuban art scene, and is best known for her luminous, unclothed self-portraits.
  • New York Academy of Art will present Inside/Out, an exhibition featuring paintings, drawings and sculptures that depict interiors and exteriors by the Academy’s alumni.
  • Artist Jason Myers will exhibit The 99% United We Stand, an installation of 99 intimately scaled portraits portraying the faceless, nameless members of the 99%, presented by Long-Sharp Gallery, which is based in Indianapolis. A portion of sales will be donated to Direct Relief.
  • Amarist Studio, based in Barcelona, will present Welcome, an installation that shines light on the current refugee crisis. The exhibition will display hundreds of fragments of the original razor wire, plated in 24K gold and packaged in plastic cases as supermarket produce. All proceeds will be donated to USA for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.
  • Gary Lichtenstein Editions will showcase works by famed photographer Bob Gruen, and, for the first time, rock and roll icon Jason Newsted of Metallica, in the combined exhibition ROCKERS RAWK. Half of all sales from both artists will be donated to the Perry J. Cohen Foundation.


  • Visual artist and Professor of Art at Baruch College Terry Berkowitz will present Untitled/ Water Glass, an exhibition that asks the rhetorical question, “Do you see your glass as half full or half empty?” gauging not only if a person has an optimistic or pessimistic interpretation of reality, but also of their worldview.
  • Richard Garet will showcase Open, a work that explores the suggestive and poetic notion of crossing over through an opening into the unknown. Garet is recognized for interweaving moving images, sound, expanded photography and multimedia performance.
  • Artist and Director of Adult and Academic Programs at MoMA Pablo Helguera will display All Proceeds, a series of conceptual, socially engaged works. All proceeds will be donated to a variety of organizations that support social issue causes.
  • Artist and Musician Ted Riederer will present Tone Pictures: Our Year of Dissent, featuring photo emulsion prints made with records of field recordings inspired by moments in Riederer’s history, including his most recent entitled The Protests on April 15th, 2017, which was recorded during the Tax March.

At Art New York, the 1AN Symposium will bring together leading advisors, dealers, curators, critics and artists to speak on a range of topics to help you buy, maintain, protect and sell works of art. The programs will start at 2:00 PM daily in the Café area, with highlights including:

Friday, May 5

2:00 – 2:45pm

Remembering Warhol: Thirty Years Ago

Celebrated photographer Christophe von Hohenberg will present his collection of historic photographs of Pop artist Andy Warhol’s 1987 memorial service at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, which he shot for Vanity Fair.

3:00 – 3:45pm

How is Technology Changing and Shaping the Art World?

The art world is getting more innovative by the day. Hear from our experts as they discuss how technology is connecting artists, collectors and experts like never before.

Saturday, May 6

2:00 – 2:45pm

Women in the Arts

This panel, featuring prominent women in the arts, will uncover the ground-breaking ways in which women are disrupting and innovating culture.

3:00 – 3:45pm

New York: When Creativity Ruled the Streets

New York’s artists have made a giant impact on the art world with the rise of art-as-popular-culture. This panel will discuss the city’s electrifying cultural scene and the artists that have left their mark.

4:00 – 5:15pm

Rockers RAWK: When Art Meets Rock n Roll

Famed photographer Bob Gruen and rock and roll icon, Jason Newsted of Metallica, will talk about their combined exhibition ROCKERS RAWK. The artists will be on-hand for a Q&A session after the discussion.

Sunday, May 7

2:00 – 2:45pm
Art and Activism

Can political art change the world? History and current examples show that it can. This panel will discuss how art touches people at deeper emotional levels, conveying what cannot be said with simple facts.

3:00 – 3:45pm

How to Approach Selling Your Collection

Are you looking to sell artwork that no longer fits your aesthetic? Or perhaps you are downsizing and need to let go of certain pieces? Our experts explain your options.

4:00 – 4:45pm

Real Fake: The Rise and Fall of Art Scammers

Forgery is not a new problem, but the art world continues to be rocked by forgery scandals. Hear from our experts as they tell stories of fraud in the art world.


Fair Hours:

Opening VIP Preview: Wednesday, May 3, 2:00PM – 5:00PM

Fair: Wednesday, May 3, 5:00PM – 8:00PM; Thursday – Saturday, May 4 – 6, 12:00PM – 8:00PM; Sunday, May 7, 12:00PM –­ 6:00PM.


Pier 94 (711 12th Avenue, New York, NY 10019)

55th Street at West Side Highway


Tickets: $40 one-day pass; $75 multi-day pass; $25 students and seniors 62+; $25 Groups of 10 or more. Children under 12: Free. All tickets are valid for admission to Art New York and CONTEXT New York.


A courtesy shuttle service will be available to/from Art New York/CONTEXT and the Frieze Ferry at 35th Street, starting at 2:00PM on May 3 and running daily during Art New York/CONTEXT fair hours.

Image credit: Willem de Kooning Untitled, an oil on New York Times newsprint (1975) – Presented by Waterhouse & Dodd