Many of the galleries were devastated and left with few options. Plan B, a quickly organized pop-up exhibition will be held in two Chelsea locations, including one of David Zwirner‘s galleries. This is an example of our art community joining together to help those impacted.
Plan B – A Pop-up Exhibition: opens Wednesday, March 6 at 9:00 am (two hours before Armory)
Plan B is a pop-up exhibition born out of love and support for the arts, occurring within the heart of the Chelsea Art District and featuring galleries from all over the world.
Plan B is made possible thanks to the generosity of Peter Hort, Rema Hort Mann Foundation, David Zwirner, and RiSBE, as well as colleagues within the arts community, coupled with support and facilitation by team VOLTA and Quang Bao (1969 Gallery director)
“When Volta Art Fair 2019 was abruptly cancelled, 70 young, global art galleries, artists and their artworks were left stranded at airports, in the air, NY warehouses and in shipping containers without a destination. Plan B is the result. Support it! The art is Great!” – RHM Foundation
“I’ve been completely floored by the outpouring of support from the art world at large. It reminds me that we are a community.” – Peter Hort, Collector, RiSBE.com
“We are supporting this initiative because we believe in facilitating the production of lemonade out of these lemons. We don’t want this to be a sad sob story but a story of community coming together and we’re hoping that with the publicity, people will make the effort to go see these galleries and artists.” – Amanda Coulson, VOLTA Artistic Director
“We understand how important an art fair in New York is for an out-of-town gallery, and this is the least we can do. It’s simple: we have a space that we are not using, and we have friends in the neighborhood whom we could ask to join us in providing space. Please come to Plan B and see the work that these galleries have brought to New York.” – David Zwirner, Founder David Zwirner Gallery
A full list of galleries and artists will follow shortly. Admission is free.
Two locations: 525 West 19 Street and 534 West 21 Street
Opening Wednesday, March 6, 9AM – 5PM Two hours BEFORE Armory VIP
Thursday, March 7, 10AM – 6PM
Friday, March 8, 10 AM – 8PM
Saturday, March 9, 10AM – 6PM
We appreciate your help in spreading the word.
VOLTA’s Displaced Dealers Suddenly Get a Plan B as an Emergency Pop-Up Fair, titled Plan B, is being organized with lightning speed.