March 1, 2015 – This summer’s most diverse and compelling art event in Santa Fe is the Santa Fe Art Trifecta. Taking place July 10-19, 2015, the Trifecta is an extraordinary alliance between three highly original arts organizations: ART Santa Fe international contemporary art fair, the International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe, and SITE Santa Fe contemporary art center. In a city globally known for its depth and quality of art, the Santa Fe Art Trifecta –Ten Days in Santa Fe–stands out as the city’s most memorable collection of art events all summer.
ART Santa Fe is an internationally recognized art fair offering an exceptional overview of contemporary and modern art from the finest galleries in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. As part of this year’s 15th anniversary celebration, ART Santa Fe welcomes the PUZZLE PROJECT, a special art installation by artist Takashi Inaba, consisting of individually made puzzle piece shaped canvases given to different artists from all over the world. Radius Books’ publisher and designer, David Chickey, will present “Do Books Matter,” a talk about what it takes to publish in today’s world. A highlight of this year’s fair will be a showcase of Cuban art, featuring first time fair participant Conde Contemporary, based in the Little Havana section of Miami, with works recently featured in the Wall Street Journal and Aurora Molina’s kinetic sculpture “Los Pioneros” a documentary feature film, Alumbrones, looks at the work and lives of twelve contemporary Cuban artists. Topping off the weekend is a keynote speech by Don Bacigalupi, founding president of the exciting new Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago. The museum, which has a stunning futuristic architectural design, opens in 2019. An opening night Vernissage begins the fair and the new VIP lounge will provide a spot to relax in the center of the action. ART Santa Fe will be held at the Santa Fe Convention Center July 9-12.
The International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe is a colorful, cultural, outdoor gathering presented annually by the International Folk Art Alliance, bringing to Santa Fe master artists from every corner of the world to show and sell their remarkable handmade art. The 12th annual market takes place on Milner Plaza atop Museum Hill, July 10-12 and includes traditional foods and music. More than 150 artists from 57 countries have been selected to attend this summer’s event, an experience that has often been likened to shopping the world in a weekend. It is the largest market of its kind where over 20,000 people come to meet the artists and buy beautiful cultural treasures with the knowledge that the money the artists bring home will do great things for their families and their communities. As Pakistani artist Surendar Valasai puts it, “For us it’s a miracle.” Tickets go on sale beginning May 1, 2015. For tickets and more information visit folkartmarket.org.
SITE Santa Fe celebrates its 20th anniversary throughout 2015 with 20 Years/20 Shows, a yearlong series of exhibitions commemorating SITE’s dynamic exhibition history by reconnecting with 20 artists who previously exhibited at SITE and return to present new work. The summer portion of SITE’s 20th Anniversary series will feature a collaborative project by Janine Antoni with choreographer Stephen Petronio, an installation by Amy Cutler with musician Emily Wells, an installation by Ann Hamilton, most recently on view at the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle, new work by Harmony Hammond in conversation with works by sculptor Francis Cape, and an installation by Dario Robleto in collaboration with sound historian Patrick Feaster and Lance Ledbetter of Dust-to-Digital Records. Also opening on July 18, will be Unsuspected Possibilities: Leonardo Drew, Sarah Oppenheimer, Marie Watt. The three artists will present new, collaborative, large-scale installations that are responsive to each other. Ticketed events for the opening include a Preview of the Summer Gala on July 15 and a Twentieth Anniversary Gala Dinner and Benefit Auction on July 16. SITE Members’ Preview is Friday, July 17, and these exhibitions open to the public on Saturday, July 18.
Santa Fe is one of America’s most important art cities recognized for its vibrant galleries, well-known resident artists and inspiring light and surroundings. There may be no U.S. city more defined historically, culturally or creatively by art than Santa Fe. With more than 250 galleries, Santa Fe is ranked as the third largest art market in the country; this in a town of 82,000. Santa Fe is continually ranked as one of the best small cities in America and a top travel destination with a tradition of refined hospitality, sophisticated relaxation, outstanding dining and a summer calendar bursting with choices.
For more information, contact:
ART Santa Fe, Press Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 505.988-8883
International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe, Clare Hertel, email@example.com, 505-474-6783
SITE Santa Fe, Anne Wrinkle, firstname.lastname@example.org, 505-989-1199 x 22
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