The Other Art Fair (TOAF), which promotes the work of emerging artists, is increasing its global presence with its first U.S. edition, taking place in New York, 1-4 June 2017 at the Brooklyn Expo Center.
The Other Art Fair gives buyers direct access to up and coming emerging artists, and pairs emerging art with experiential programming, appealing to a new generation of art collectors. TOAF’s U.S. debut will host over 100 emerging artists and a number of interactive experiences.
With an average price of US$300 for original works, The Other Art Fair’s accessible and varied selection of artworks makes it easy for art lovers to begin collecting and provides a carefully curated platform for artist discovery. TOAF has seen annual onsite attendance in its overseas fairs grow more than 300 per cent since its first fair in 2011. Given this success, hosting a fair in New York is a natural location for expansion in the U.S.A.
The Saatchi Art Talks Program, led by Saatchi Art’s chief curator and Selection Committee member Rebecca Wilson, will be hosted in The Saatchi Art Lounge, where artists, collectors and cultural influencers will gather to discuss a range of topics relating to the emerging art scene. Artist Amit Greenberg will be doing a live drawing in the lounge and attendees will be gifted limited edition tote bags featuring an original artwork by Greenberg created exclusively for the fair. Additionally, artist and entrepreneur Cory Zwerlein of Still Alive Lights will demonstrate 3D printed solar powered artworks and functional sculptures over the course of the weekend.