Photographers Fabiano Parisi and Isabelle Van Zeijl will present a duo show in which they explore the dense layering of history: Unpacking the Beauty of Age.
Born and raised amongst Roman ruins, surrounded by ancient melancholy, Parisi’s photographs portray bygone lifestyles: resorts, villas, theatres. He travels across America and throughout Europe capturing beautiful enigmatic places that we may never see. His photographs, taken at the same time of day, are a commentary on disappearing places of sociability, spaces abandoned, forgotten, replaced by non-lieus: places with no memory.
Van Zeijl’s photographic self-portraits take female beauty ideals from the past & sabotages them in the context of today. Subject to a meticulous process of digital post-production, her portraits can be mistaken at first for subversive paintings by Dutch Golden Age Masters. Her orchids also summon 19th Century Dutch explorers who studied Asian flora & unleashed the European frenzy for exotic flowers
VOLTA New York is the American incarnation of the original Basel VOLTA show and, since debuting in New York in 2008, it has operated as a beacon for creative discovery and social engagement during Armory Arts Week.
In 2020, under the collaborative leadership of outgoing Co-Founder, Amanda Coulson, and new Director, Kamiar Maleki, VOLTA returns both to New York and to its original intention as a boutique event at the intimate venue of Metropolitan West for a more immersive fair experience.
VOLTA showcases contemporary positions by emerging and mid-career artists with an emphasis on discovery, both for the curious newcomer and for the seasoned collector alike. By spotlighting artists through solo projects and tightly-curated presentations, VOLTA encourages exhibitors to present serious gallery shows, while refocusing the fair-going experience back on its most fundamental point: the artists and their works.
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