Now in its 10th year, Moniker Art Fair aims to spotlight emerging and established talent from a burgeoning and increasingly diverse contemporary art movement forged by its subversive and innovative spirit. Staged for the first time during New York’s most important art week in May, Moniker International Art Fair attracts some of the most talked about artists, galleries and collectors from the finer side of the street art movement and its related subcultures.
Art Fair presents a full list of programming for its 2nd US edition. Held at its new location in NoHo (718 Broadway), this year’s fair is hosting a curated lineup of 28 exhibitors alongside four Special Projects who have aligned with this year’s theme, Cause & Effect, which examines our shared roles and commitments in addressing the current state of political, social and ecological injustices. Moniker 2019 offers a sensational, immersive environment that highly engages its audience.
Moniker celebrates its opening night on May 1 from 8pm – 10pm with specialty cocktails from Kas Cocktails and small bites and craft beers provided by Bushwick-based bar, The Sampler.
Highlights for this year’s fair include:
Collectors Day, a program of educational talks, panel discussions and networking sessions themed around collecting contemporary and urban art. Speakers include Evan Pricco (Editor-in-Chief of Juxtapoz Magazine); Yasha Young (Director and Curator of Urban Nation Museum, Berlin).
Moniker moves into a new Manhattan location for this year’s fair, housed in a 15,000 square-foot space on Broadway in the heart of NoHo.
A new collection of mixed-media ‘Concept Pop’ works by Ganzeer in the Open Studios section.
A retrospective installation by WK Interact that charts the development of the city in relation to his works: those that have remained as nostalgic homage, those destroyed by gentrification and those given new meaning by evolving or regressive city-shaping policies.
Welcoming, protecting and warning visitors to Moniker are the truly unique large-scale, totemic sculptures by Yok & Sheryo. The installation will spill out into the front ground-floor window of the Broadway venue.
A SAFE House structure built by the art collective FATHERLESS, which will serve as a rallying point for the fair’s propaganda-styled theme this year. Power-pop celebrations of dissent are displayed in an array of works on wood and paper, both large and small, each created as unique works of art to flip through and take home during the fair’s live printing event.
11.12 Gallery (Moscow, Russia), Analog Contemporary (Philadelphia), Cake Agency (Chicago), Fiercely Curious (Brooklyn), Fousion Gallery (Barcelona), Garey The Third (LA & Hong Kong), Living Art Global (UK), Mazel Galerie (Brussels & Singapore), Perseus Gallery | New York, Paradigm Gallery (Philadelphia), Parlor Gallery (New Jersey) Roman Fine Art (The Hamptons), Vinyl On Vinyl (The Philippines)
Arthur Becker (New York), Burak Karavit (Istanbul), Fatherless (Illinois), Derek Gores (Florida), Nick Fedaeff (Russia), Siris Hill (UK), Txemy & Amaia Arrazola (New York) Ganzeer (Egypt)
Arinze Stanley (Nigeria), Christian Boehmer (Germany), EVOCA 1 (Dominican Republic), Icy & Sot (Iran), Nuno Viegas (Portugal), WK Interact (New York), Yok & Sheryo (Australia and Singapore).
Day by Day
Wednesday May 1
3pm – 10pm Collectors Day
3pm Official Opening of Moniker Art Fair 2019
4pm Collectors Tour, by Fair Director Tina Ziegler
4pm KAS Spirits Complimentary “Moniker” Cocktail Tasting
5pm ‘“The Growth of a Sub-Culture” A discussion about Urban and New Contemporary art with Jonathan Levine, Director of Jonathan Levine Gallery, and Yasha Young, Director of Urban Nation Museum, Led by Evan Pricco, Editor in Chief of Juxtapoz Magazine
6:15pm “Technologizing of Fine Art” Talk with Steve Schindler and Katie Wilson-Milne, co-hosts of The Art Law Podcast, in conversation with Jason Bailey, Founder of Artnome
7pm “Urban Art: Vandalism or Worthwhile Investment?’’ Panel discussion with, Annelien Bruins, Tony “Rubin” Sjöman and Muys Snijders. Presented by One Art Nation.
8pm Evening Celebrations hosted by The Sampler Bushwick
10pm Fair closes
Thursday May 2
1 pm – 9:30pm PUBLIC PREVIEW
1pm Public Opening
3pm “Building an Art Collection” In Conversation with Damien Roman, Director of Roman Fine Art and art collector Chris McGuin.
4:30pm “Buying and Selling” In Conversation with Barnebys about buying and selling processes at auctions and galleries and online.
7pm “The War of Messaging: Ad Takeovers and the Fight for Your Attention” Talk with artist Jordan Seiler, RJ Rushmore, Luna Park and moderated by Josh MacPhee
9:30pm Fair Closes
Friday May 3
1pm Fair opens
1pm – 2:30pm Free Fair Entrance
10pm Fair Closes
Saturday, May 4
12pm Fair Opens
12:30pm – 1:30pm Apollo Members Tour
2pm ‘‘How We Can Be a Catalyst for Local Change’’ In conversation with The Heliotrope Foundation with filmmaker Fredric King and Heliotrope Board Chair Zahra Sherzad. A short film by Fredric King and Q&A to follow
4pm ‘‘From Struggle to Strength’’ A Q&A with UK based artist Sirus Hill about struggling with mental health.
8pm Fair Closes
Sunday, May 5
11am Fair Opens
11am – 12:20pm Entry to the fair is free during these times
2pm “Advertising & Influence & Sustainability? Integrating Purpose with Public Art to Advance Climate Goals” Panel discussion with street artist, Askew One/ Elliot O’Donnell, , Founder of Greenpoint Innovations Stephen Donfrio and Moniker Fair director, Tina Ziegler.
6pm : Fair Closes
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