Texas Contemporary Art Fair returns to the Lone Star state for its highly anticipated 6th edition this September 29th through October 2nd. Houston’s premier modern and contemporary art fair gets together local and international artists, galleries and an affluent collector base. Visited by around 15,000 artists, gallerists, dealers and enthusiasts from many backgrounds last year, the fair prepares to exhibit an exciting range of highlights, events and talks.
The Other Mexico:
The celebrated focus section of the fair, “The Other Mexico” returns this year, featuring five emerging spaces from four different cities -Mexico City, Guadalajara, Oaxaca, and Monterrey- including Parallel Oaxaca, Lulu, and Fifi Projects. Produced in partnership with the Mexican Consulate in Houston, and Houston’s Department of Cultural Affairs, the program highlights Houston’s special ties to the galleries, artists, collectors, and tastemakers of Mexico and South America.
The new comers to the fair’s 65 local, national and international galleries this year are ZIEHERSMITH from New York City and Henrique Faira Fine Art, based in Manhattan and Buenos Aires. One of the favourites from past years, Galeria Enrique Guerrero will return to the fair, along with Other Criteria, Frederieke Taylor, Joseph Gross Gallery, ACA Galleries, JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY, Walker Waugh, Galerie Nicolas Robert as well as Houston tastemakers Moody Gallery, Inman Gallery, Barbara Davis Gallery, David Shelton Gallery, and Cindy Lisica Gallery.
Best part of art fairs is probably the opening parties. At Texas Contemporary, the fair weekend will begin with a collaborative performance at the Opening Night Preview presented by the Houston Ballet’s Oliver Halkowich and renown artist Chris Doyle, represented by Catharine Clark Gallery.
Inprint, Houston’s leading literary arts nonprofit organization, will present Poetry Buskers an interactive installation of on demand, responsive poetry -one of the many avenues through which Inprint supports and engages local readers and writers of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.
Be in the know:
A highlight of the Talks lineup will feature well known restaurateur and lifelong artist Mr. Chow in conversation with Eric Shiner, former Director of the Andy Warhol Museum. Houston’s leading journal of literature, art, and critical art writing, Gulf Coast, will take over the Texas Contemporary Theater to present their erudite program of artist talks, critical writing discussions, and panel on the fair’s focus section The Other Mexico featuring Rebecca Tejada, Rachel Cooke, and curator Leslie Moody Castro.
Texas Contemporary is organized by Art Market Productions, a Brooklyn based production firm owned and operated by Max Fishko and Jeffrey Wainhause.
Opening Night Preview:
Thursday, September 29 | 6pm - 10pm
Public Fair Hours:
Friday, September 30 | 11am - 7pm
Saturday, October 1 | 11am - 7pm
Sunday, October 2 | 12pm - 6pm
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Learn more at txcontemporary.com
Cover picture image: Charles de Vaivre, Precieuses II. Photograph. Courtesy of the artist and ArtStar.