For the first time since 2019, TEFAF New York is hosting an in-person fair–and it is anticipated to be as exceptional as ever.
This year, 91 distinguished galleries from around the world will participate, presenting modern and contemporary art, jewelry, antiquities, and design. TEFAF New York will take over the Park Avenue Armory from May 6-10, 2022, with an invitation-only VIP day on May 5, 2022.
“We’re thrilled to open our doors again in New York, welcoming guests to an immersive and profound art experience,” said Charlotte van Leerdam, Managing Director of TEFAF. “With world-class dealers, and museum-quality material at every turn, this edition of the fair will continue TEFAF’s legacy in promoting unparalleled quality and prestige across the artistic landscape.”
TEFAF New York will once again provide art enthusiasts, collectors, design professionals, and museum curators the opportunity to experience curated spaces within the captivating period rooms of the Armory, in addition to the soaring 55,000 square foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall.
The 2022 lineup comprises 78 returning dealers, and 13 dealers exhibiting for the first time. What’s more, the exhibitors represent 14 countries, coming together to produce an extraordinary collage of creativity and beauty from around the world.
ALDO BAKKER – TANGERINE | TEFAF NEW YORK 2022
Carpenters Workshop Gallery is delighted to announce that artist Aldo Bakker is curating the exhibition Tangerine at TEFAF New York 2022, which will focus on contemporary Dutch artistic production.
Bakker leads the exhibition with several new works, including the debut presentation of Ring Table. He has also selected complementary pieces from leading Dutch artists Maarten Baas, and Atelier van Lieshout, as well as light-sculptures from DRIFT and Nacho Carbonell. Adorning the walls are artworks from artists held in high esteem by Bakker, including Toon Verhoef, Tim Enthoven, Mathieu Meijers, and a large expressionist canvas by Robert Zandvliet which was selected by the artist as response to Bakker’s own works.
The title Tangerine recalls the Netherland’s symbolic orange colour, uniting the many facets of Dutch creativity under one flag with understated subtlety.
CONTEMPORARY DUTCH ART AND FUNCTIONAL SCULPTURE THROUGH THE LENS OF ALDO BAKKER
Monday, May 09 at 1:00 PM EDT
TEFAF Meet the Experts are interactive conversations with an exhibitor to engage with the vast knowledge and incredible artworks presented at TEFAF.
Aldo Bakker’s philosophy when it comes to design is form over function; his practice focuses on unexpected shapes rather than following traditional methods of design. He began his career as a jewelry designer, but soon after shifted his focus on Industrial Design, captivated by the interaction between space, materials, everyday objects, and bodies. Deliberately worked, his pieces are individually nurtured until they develop into their own characters.
CULTURAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE: FIRST AID TO CULTURAL HERITAGE IN CRISIS
Saturday, May 07 at 5:00 PM EDT
We all know how vulnerable our museums, monuments and collections can be in a crisis situation. But how do we protect them? And why is this so important? What does it actually mean to lose culture for people and communities?
This panel of experts discusses the urgent need and practicalities of the protection of culture in crisis situations by reflecting on recent rescue actions in Haiti, Afghanistan and the current conflict in Ukraine. For weeks, CER has been working closely with the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative (SCRI) and local experts on the ground to protect Ukraine’s cultural heritage and identity. The fundraiser organized at the TEFAF fairs this year is in support of this important work.
The Prince Claus Fund’s Cultural Emergency Response (CER) in The Netherlands provides ‘first aid’ to cultural heritage under threat in conflict and disaster. Acting as a cultural ambulance, it provides quick support and expertise to local actors to stabilize, rescue and prevent further damage. With TEFAF as a close partner since 2008, CER has saved hundreds of heritage sites, collections and spaces all over the world.
ABOUT TEFAF NEW YORK
TEFAF New York was founded in early 2016, originally as two annual art fairs in New York at the Park Avenue Armory – TEFAF New York Fall and TEFAF New York Spring. Today, TEFAF New York is one singular, annual fair that encapsulates modern and contemporary art, jewelry, antiques, and design, featuring around 90 leading exhibitors from around the globe. Tom Postma Design, celebrated for its innovative work with leading museums, galleries, and art fairs, has developed designs for the fairs that interplay with the spectacular spaces while giving them a lighter, contemporary look and feel. Exhibitor stands will flow throughout the Armory’s landmark building encompassing the Wade Thompson Drill Hall and extending to both the first and second floors of the Armory’s period rooms, creating a fair of unprecedented depth and impact in New York City.