(e)merge art fair October 4 – 7: Performances, Panels, and Special Projects

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(e)merge announces Panel Discussions, Special Projects, and Performances

during the art fair (e)merge is delighted to announce an extensive line-up of PANEL DISCUSSIONS, SPECIAL PROJECTS and PERFORMANCES that will take place during the art fair. The fair’s programming series complement the dynamic roster of artists exhibiting and performing in the GALLERY and ARTIST PLATFORMS. For the latest information during the fair, follow us on FACEBOOK and TWITTER


Performance Art: IMPACT
FRIDAY, October 5th: 2pm @ Capitol Skyline Hotel – Room 1 Moderator: Lisa Gold, Executive Director, Washington Project for the Arts. Panelists: Claire Breukel (Contemporary Art curator and Writer), Adam Budak (curator of Contemporary Art, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden), Sarah Newman (curator of contemporary art, The Corcoran Gallery of Art), Jefferson Pinder (artist).

Art Funding: NOW
SATURDAY, October 6th: 2pm @ Capitol Skyline Hotel – Room 1 Moderator: Dorothy Kosinski, Director, The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC. Panelists Robert Lynch, President and CEO of Americans for the Arts; Jamie Bennett, Chief of Staff, National Endowment for the Arts. (list in formation)


ESL MUSIC: emerging music stage: FRIDAY, October 5th + SATURDAY, October 6th:7pm-11pm. Pool Deck. Detailed information on website in September.

BLINK MEDIA ART: emerging video OCTOBER 4 -7th: 12pm-11pm. Video lounge Room 4. Presenting 5 video artists in rotation: Ali Cheri (1976, Lebanon), Johanna Reich (1977, Germany), Ana Esteve Reig (1977, Madrid), Adnan Softic (1975 Bosnia Herzegowina /Germany), Elizabeth Wurst (1985 Peru / Germany).

INDUSTRY GALLERY: emerging design OCTOBER 4 -7th: 12pm-11pm. Video Lounge/Room 4 / Pool deck. Presenting Danish designer Mathias Bengtsson’s Spun Benches.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4: Chajana denHarder – Singularity (Pool, 7pm. time: 2 hours) 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5: Andrew Wodzianski – Self Portrait as Ishmael (Pool, 5am. time: 36 hours) > Ian McDermott – A Brief Demonstration of Interference Theory (Performance Area/Room 1, 12pm. time: 30 minutes) > Holly Bass – Come Clean (Room 1, 3:30 pm: time: 45 minutes) > David B. Smith – Collaborative Karaoke (Performance Area/Room 1, 5:30pm: time: 45 minutes). 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6: Holly Bass – Come Clean (Room 1, 3:30 pm: time: 45 minutes) > Ian McDermott – A Brief Demonstration of Interference Theory (Performance Area/Room 1, 12pm. time: 30 minutes) > Andrew Wodzianski – Self Portrait as Ishmael (Pool, 5am. time: culmination of 36 hour performance) > Chajana denHarder – Singularity (Pool, 5pm. time: 2 hours) > Sheldon Scott – Down in the Valley (Performance Area/Room 1, 5:30pm: time: 1 hour) 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7:  J.J. McCracken – The Huntress (Performance Area/Room 1, 1 pm: time: 1hour) > Chukwuma Agubokwu – The Portrait of the Artist as a Greek Myth (Performance Area/Room 1, 3pm: 1 hour)

DAILY, throughout the FAIR: Mandy Cano Villalobos – Voces (Pool deck, 12pm, various times) > Katie Kehoe – Mary Ellen Likes Free Magazines (Pool deck, 12pm, various times)

Thursday, October 4th: 5pm- 7pm / (e)merge VIP & Press Preview. By invitation only. 7pm – 11pm / OPENING NIGHT PREVIEW: Be among the first to see the fair and enjoy a concert by the pool by: Thievery Corporation (with Eric Hilton) $45 advance purchase ($60 at the door). >

Friday, October 5: 12pm – 7pm Students with valid ID free: 12pm – 3pm > Saturday, October 6: 12pm – 7pm > Sunday, October 7: 12pm – 5pm Daily admission is $15 ; $10 for Seniors and Students with valid ID.

CULTURAL PARTNERS: The National Gallery of Art,Washington, DC / The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC / The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC / The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC / The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC are joining (e)merge as our cultural partners.

PARTNERS + SPONSORS: (e)merge would like to thank the following partners and sponsors for their support: & Partner: UBS & Sponsors: ESL Music, exhibit-e, Marvin Restaurant, UBER, blinkvideo, kaze design, livingsocial, Vivid Solutions, HapstackDemetriou, iStrategy Labs, Industry Gallery, The District of Columbia Committee on Arts and the Humanities, WhiteFord Taylor and Preston, gallery manager, Gallerist, Chez Billy, Brixton. & Media Sponsors: The Art Newspaper, DC Magazine, Art Dossier, Brightest Young Things, worn magazine, Pink Line Project.

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