cutlog NY Announces 2014 Programming and Highlights

  cutlog NY is pleased to announce programming and highlights for the second edition of the contemporary art fair. The sister fair to cutlog Paris, cutlog NY will take place during Frieze Week, May 8-11, 2014 at The Clemente on the Lower East Side.

The programming and highlights for cutlog NY promise fresh experiences and unexpected discoveries, guided through the lens of dynamic artwork, installations, performances, talks and films by some of the most compelling emerging artists working today. Over 40 new and returning exhibitors will be participating in the second edition of cutlog NY, offering collectors and public audiences the opportunity to experience some of the most cutting-edge work on the market.

Vernissage ticket holders and invited VIP guests will have a first look at cutlog NY 2014 during the fair’s opening night preview on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 from 5:00 to 10:00 PM. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of French fare, including champagne by Henri Giraud and catering by the Nolita based contemporary Parisian bistro, Cantine Parisienne. Drinks will also be provided by New York City’s oldest continuously operating saloon, McSorley’s Old Ale House.

Vernissage guests will have the rare opportunity to experience a performative piece by Watermill Center artists-in-residence Fanni Futterknecht and Marianne Vlaschits, which will include a Q&A with the artists. The evening will follow with audio visual performances by Bruno Levy (Pioneer Works artist-in-residence) and Deantoni Park (drummer / producer of Mars Volta) and the dark-humored, visual metaphors of artist Marc Grubstein. Anthony Haden-Guest will also be reading his darkly comic rhymes, some about of the art world, while his cartoons roll by on screen near the first floor entrance to the fair.

cutlog NY will transform the historic Clemente building—former Public School 160 —with a fair layout that will feature free standing walls molded into irregular geometric shapes creating an open space feel—no cubicle booths, no standard grids. Each booth design is based on the conditions of the space and scenography to create a unique environment that aims to enhance the viewing experience.

cutlog NY delivers on its aim to provide the cutting-edge in contemporary art by presenting several galleries showing in their first ever art fair. First-time art fair exhibitor SIGNAL Gallery will be presenting a site-specific sound installation by Sydney-based visual artist and musician Tim Bruniges in cutlog’s THEATER 1. The work will explore the roles of performer/stage and audience and their relationship through sound in time.

Bleeker Street Arts Club will co-curate a group show of photography, collage, painting, and mixed-media installations.

Other first-time exhibitors include: Sol Studio / Fresh Eggs Gallery / Diane Birdsall Gallery / Gallery Molly Krom / International Fine Arts Consortium

Several site specific installations will be presented at the fair, including The Judith Charles Gallery “Hairdo for a Hallway,” in the vestibule that uses synthetic hair as its primary material by Hrafnhildur Arnardottir, aka Shoplifter. Robert Montgomery will also install his work “We are Just the Wrecked and Broken Trojan Horses of Our Dreams” for the first time in the US at the entrance to the fair. Ethan Cohen Fine Arts will be featuring work from contemporary African artist Aboudia, whose trademark “nouchi” style is drawn from the street culture of children in his home city of Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

Brooklyn artists SWOON, presented by Pascale Goldenstein, who is donating proceeds from the sale to a charity chosen by the buyer, and Daim, exhibited by Folioleaf, will be showing their street art influenced works.

Whitebox Art Center will present Anthony Haden-Guest's readings, drawings, animations, and site-specific interventions at cutlog. For each day of the fair, Haden-Guest will read his darkly comic rhymes, some being about the art world, while his cartoons roll by on screen. On the last day, Sunday May 11th, Whitebox and Haden-Guest will stage an impromptu full-day program of readings and performances.        

Amstel Gallery will be presenting a show of work by curators entitled “What Rules” featuring all medium from artists that include Gregory Delahaba, Kathy Grayson, Laura O’Reilly, and Lee Wells. The presentation will take place inside a former classroom/dance studio on the second floor of the Clemente.

Returning exhibitors to cutlog NY include: L'inlassable / Whitebox Art Center /  Art Connections / Creative Growth / JAG Modern / The Fragmental Gallery/  TURF / spree / The Clemente / Yael Rosenblut / Art Break / Fuman Art.

New York’s Video Art and Experimental Film Festival is showcasing a special selection for some of the most arresting, provocative and conceptually challenging videos from around the world with a focus on Sexuality. Asian Experimental Video Festival in Hong Kong will also present works by artists from Southeast and East Asia, including 17 videos of 3min 11sec each that explore the catastrophe at Fukushima power plant in Japan, followed by a skype Q&A with the filmmakers.

Additionally, last year’s cutlog prize winners in Video Art will present their prize-winning works at this year’s fair. Eleonore Saintagnan who recently presented at Palais de Tokyo in Paris will screen “Abécédaire” and Gregory Buchert (Centre Pompidou, Wiels Museum Brussels) will present his work “Geranos”.


Wednesday, May 7, 5:00-10:00 PM (Vernissage)

Watermill Center presents a Screening and Q&A:
“Malibu Sunrise” by Fanni Futterknecht and Marianne Vlaschits `Artists in Residence)

Bruno Levy presents the audiovisual performance:
“WORLD’S END” by Bruno Levy (visual artist)
and Deantoni Parks (drummer/producer of Mars Volta)

Thursday, May 8

Presented by ARTE:
“Fitness for Artists I & II” by various filmmakers

Friday, May 9

Igor Molochevsky presents two performances:
“On the Edge of Silence” and “The Silent Prayer of Magnetic Field” in collaboration
with Kevork Mourad.

Bruno Levy presents the audiovisual performance:
“WORLD’S END” by Bruno Levy (visual artist)
and Deantoni Parks (drummer/producer of Mars Volta)

Saturday, May 10

Asian Experimental Video Festival in Hong Kong presents:
“East by Southeast: Video Works from East and Southeast Asia” curated by Xin Zhou

Signal Inc. presents:
“American Reflexxx” by Signe Pierce

ABOUT cutlog NY
From May 8-11, 2014, cutlog NY returns for the second year to the The Clemente on New York's Lower East Side. The boutique, international art fair will include over 50 galleries and curators presenting work by the most cutting-edge contemporary artists in a series of art, installations, performances, and talks during Frieze week. cutlog NY aims to foster new relationships between galleries, collectors and art institutions, forming a collaborative platform for building new perspectives on contemporary art.

Wednesday, May 7th | Vernissage 5-10 PM  
Thursday, May 8th - Preview 12-6 PM | Public Opening 6-9 PM
Friday, May 9th | 12-9 PM
Saturday, May 10th | 12-9 PM
Sunday, May 11th | 12-6 PM

The Clemente
107 Suffolk Street,
New York NY 10002

Subway: F J M Z @ Delancey Street/Essex Street
Bus: 14A, 9
A shuttle bus will run daily between cutlog NY and the Frieze ferry stop.

Adults $15
Students & Seniors $10
4-day pass $30
Vernissage ticket $50
Tickets available at:
cutlog new york CONTACT
107 Suffolk Street
Room 415
New York, NY 10002
T +1 646 770 1669

Guy Reziciner, cutlog NY Co-Director:
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