The Volta NY art fair has tapped critic Wendy Vogel to organize the Curated Section of its 2017 edition. The fair will open on March 1 at Pier 90 in New York City.
Vogel’s show will be titled “Your Body Is a Battleground,” in reference to the 1989 Barbara Kruger photograph of the same name. The exhibition will occupy a 2,600-square-foot space, and Vogel will curate it in such a way that the participating artists, who have not yet been announced by Volta, can allow their work to play off the booths and projects surrounding the show.
Vogel’s writing has appeared in Flash Art, Modern Painters, and Art in America, where she was formerly an editor, and which is owned by the same parent company as ARTnews. She has also contributed to Artforum and Rhizome.
“I’m excited to work with VOLTA on the curated section of their tenth anniversary fair in New York,” Vogel said in a statement. “As a writer and independent curator, I know that art fairs are an essential aspect of the art ecosystem. . . . VOLTA has carved out a niche as a fair that is interested in experimental practices and depth.”