Dallas Art Fair 2017 Events

Dallas Art Fair 2017 hosts a rich roster of events. For more details and the most up to date information, please visit the official Dallas Art Fair Event page here.  

FRIDAY, MARCH 31

Nasher Prize Dialogues: Conversation with Pierre Huyghe
2:00 p.m.
Montgomery Arts Theater, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, 2501 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201
Nasher Prize Juror and Senior Curator at the National Gallery of Art, Lynne Cooke speaks with 2017 Nasher Prize Laureate Pierre Huyghe about his artistic philosophy and practice.


SATURDAY, APRIL 1

Nasher Prize Gala
Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201
Celebrating the work of the 2017 Nasher Prize Laureate Pierre Huyghe, an artist whose work has had an extraordinary impact on the understanding of sculpture.
For tickets, contact nasherprize@nashersculpturecenter.org or call 214.242.5169.


SUNDAY, APRIL 2

Fabrication Corridor Open Studios
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
414 Fabrication Street, Dallas, 75212
Explore the growing community of artist studios in West Dallas. Start at Erin Cluley Gallery and walk along the Fabrication Corridor to see some of Dallas’ most sought after artists.


TUESDAY, APRIL 4

Dallas Art Fair Welcome Reception and Tour at NorthPark Center
7:00 – 9:00PM
NorthPark Center, 8657 N Central Expressway, Dallas, 75225
Nancy Nasher with NorthPark Center welcome the 2017 Dallas Arts Fair participants for a private cocktail reception and tour of NorthPark’s acclaimed collection of 20th and 21st century art, featuring works by artists such as Henry Moore, Mark di Suvero, Andy Warhol, and KAWS. The evening will feature cocktails and conversation with Nancy Nasher and Dallas Arts Fair founder and NorthPark Luxury Ambassador, Chris Byrne.
With a Patron Pass.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5

Unexpected: Roundtable Conversation about Absurdity in Art
SITE131, 131 Payne Street, Dallas, Texas 75207
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Unexpected at SITE131 will make you laugh, cry, and wonder. Exhibition artists Cameron Schoepp and Jaime Tarazona will chat with area artists about the humor in their art. Curated by Joan Davidow, the founder|director gathers talents from Texas, United States and abroad whose work will surprise and delight you: Jaime Tarazona from Bogota, Colombia; Nina Katchadourian from the US; and Cameron Schoepp from Texas.

Annabelle Selldorf: Founder, Selldorf Architects; New York City
Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood Street, Dallas, 75201
Check In 6:00 – 6:30 pm; Lecture at 6:30; Reception Following
Selldorf Architects is an internationally acclaimed New York based design firm that creates public and private spaces that manifest modern sensibilities with enduring impact. The firm’s stellar list of clients include cultural institutions such as the Frick Collection, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, The Clark Art Institute, the Luma Foundation, and Neue Galerie New York. In addition, the firm has designed multiple locations for David Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth and other leading galleries, and has designed exhibitions for the Whitney, Frieze Masters and the Venice Art Biennale.
Presented in collaboration with the Dallas Art Fair.


The Power Station Exhibition Opening: Steven Parrino
3816 Commerce Street, Dallas, TX 75226
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Dancing on Graves gathers painting, sculpture, work on paper and video from Steven Parrino’s short but robust career. A life cut short by a motorcycle accident at the age of 46, the artists’s body of work has become known for its energetic nihilism and significant contribution to the history of painting and the post-war American avant-garde.

THURSDAY, APRIL 6

Dallas Art Fair Collector Preview
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.), 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75201
With a Patron Pass.


The Karpidas Collection
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
1532 Hi Line Drive, Dallas, 75207
Begun by Pauline Karpidas in the 1970s, the Karpidas Family Collection is among the most renowned private holdings of art in the world. The current exhibition “La Chute d’eau, le gaz d’eclairage…” features 30 highlights from the impressive collection by international artists including Gerhard RIchter, Andy Warhol, R. H. Quaytman, George Condo, Wols, Urs Fischer, Matthew Barney, Joseph Beuys, Shirin Neshat, Mike Kelley, Cy Twombly, Paul Thek, Matta, Sigmar Polke, Rosemarie Trockel, Pawel Athamer. Olivia Shao, an independent curator from New York, is the guest curator.
For exhibitors only.


Dallas Art Fair Preview Gala
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Patron Pass (early access)
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Preview Gala Ticket
Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.), 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75201
The Preview Gala, which benefits the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center and Dallas Contemporary, offers art patrons and Dallas’ top collectors the opportunity to preview and purchase exhibited works prior to the public opening of the fair.
Preview Gala tickets available for purchase online at www.dallasartfair.com/tickets.

FRIDAY, APRIL 7

The Goss-Michael Foundation Breakfast with Billy Childish
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 am
The Goss-Michael Foundation, 1305 Wycliff Avenue, Dallas, 75207

Heritage Auctions | The Morning After Breakfast
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 am
Heritage Auctions, 1518 Slocum Street, Dallas, 75207
Join Heritage Auctions for the Morning After Breakfast and Preview of Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples at their Design District Showroom. The preview includes works by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring, Robert Rauschenberg, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, and many other leading artists.
Visit HA.com/5304 for more information or call 214.409.1444. RSVPs not required, but welcomed. RSVP@HA.com


Dallas Art Fair
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.), 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75201
Located at the Fashion Industry Gallery – adjacent to the Dallas Museum of Art in the revitalized downtown arts district – the 2017 Dallas Art Fair will feature over 90 prominent national and international art dealers and galleries representing painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, video, and installation by modern and contemporary artists.


Forecasting: A selection of video works by Dallas Art Fair Gallery Artists presented by Aurora
12:00 p.m.

Beck Imaginarium, Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.), 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75201

‘Forecasting’ presents artists visions of the future. Exploring such subjects as national identity, the environment, and body politics the series offers diverse interpretations of what is to come.


PAINTING: WHERE HAS IT BEEN, WHERE IS IT NOW, WHERE IS IT GOING
4:00 p.m.
Beck Imaginarium, 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75201
Acclaimed curator and scholar Barbara Rose discusses with artist Christopher Le Brun, President of the Royal Academy, the role of painting throughout history and the ways in which it has informed his new body of work being presented at the Dallas Art Fair.


ARTIST UPRISING PRESENTS: THE DALLAS MUSIC EXPERIENCE
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Harry C. Beck, Jr. Park, 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75201
Curated and directed by influencer and art critic Lee Escobedo, “The Dallas Music Experience” brings together the most dynamic and intriguing musical talent North Texas has to offer. Presented by Dallas-based art magazine Artist Uprising, for which Escobedo serves as editor-in-chief, this showcase will give the international art world in town for the fair a taste of the city’s rich musical tapestry.
Confirmed acts are Sealion, Sam Lao, Bobby Sessions, Party Static, and Cygnus. With a DJ set by Picnictyme. Hosted by Randy Guthmiller.

Dallas Contemporary Members Opening Celebration: Pia Camil, Keer Tanchak, Ambreen Butt
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Dallas Contemporary, 161 Glass Street, Dallas, 75207
With a Patron Pass.


SOUNDINGS: Jörg Widmann at the Nasher
7:30 p.m.
Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201
Composer and clarinetist Jörg Widmann is one of the great muses of our time. Whether conjuring echoes of Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Schumann, theatrically exploring sounds on the outside of a piano, playfully tearing apart a percussion set-up, or exploring the vast, expressive possibilities of the string quartet, Widmann’s music takes us to places that seem at once irresistibly new and familiar in ways that profoundly change us.
Experience a rare opportunity to hear Widmann’s complete cycle of five string quartets, the North American premiere of his song cycle, Das Heisse Herz, and Widmann’s own solo clarinet recital.
Individual tickets on sale March 7 at nashersculpturecenter.org/soundings
SATURDAY, APRIL 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 7 at 2:00 p.m.


SATURDAY, APRIL 8

The Warehouse – Open House
9:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m.
14105 Inwood Rd, Farmers Branch, TX 75244
The Warehouse is a project initiated by Howard Rachofsky and Vernon Faulconer to make their collections available to curators, scholars, critics and students, and to open new dialogues about postwar Modern and contemporary art. At the heart of the project is an adapted industrial building containing art storage facilities, an extensive library, and 18,000 square feet of flexible exhibition space. Here, The Warehouse presents carefully considered, original exhibitions of works from the Rachofsky collections, complemented by art acquired jointly with the Dallas Museum of Art and works on loan from other significant institutions and private
collections.
For exhibitors only. RSVP required. Please RSVP to Caitlin Overton at caitlin@rachofskyhouse.org


Dallas Art Fair
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.), 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75201
Located at the Fashion Industry Gallery – adjacent to the Dallas Museum of Art in the revitalized downtown arts district – the 2017 Dallas Art Fair will feature over 90 prominent national and international art dealers and galleries representing painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, video, and installation by modern and contemporary artists.

Forecasting: A selection of video works by Dallas Art Fair Gallery Artists presented by Aurora 12:00 p.m. Beck Imaginarium, Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.), 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75201 ‘Forecasting’ presents artists visions of the future. Exploring such subjects as national identity, the environment, and body politics the series offers diverse interpretations of what is to come.

*Q+A with Justine Ludwig at this screening.


360: SPEAKER SERIES: New Pitches: Reframing Artists for a Changing Market
2:00 p.m.
Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201
In an era when art world is saturated with information and events, how can artists and collectors make meaningful connections? Meet the creative risk-takers who are re-envisioning how people experience the art market through strategic communications, narrative-building, and the development of new opportunities for artists outside of conventional gallery settings.
FREE with admission. FREE for Members. RSVP at nashersculpturecenter.org/360
Complimentary with Dallas Art Fair pass. RSVP to 360RSVP@nashersculpturecenter.org

Headington Companies Art Tour: The Joule and Forty Five Ten
4:00 p.m.
Main Street Lobby, The Joule Hotel, 1530 Main Street, Dallas, 75201
Guided by Headington Companies’ art curator, John Runyon, the tour will feature a close look at the art collection within The Joule hotel and the new Forty Five Ten retail flagship on Main Street. The blue-chip collection is curated to mirror the energy of a thriving urban core with multi-media experience that span painting, sculpture, drawing, photography and video. Some of the internationally celebrated artists in the collection include: Tony Cragg, Leandro Erlich, Catherine Opie, Juergen Teller and an extensive collection of salvaged mid-century mosaics by Millard Sheets.


The Eye Ball in Celebration of the Dallas Art Fair
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
“Eye” 1605 Main Street, Dallas, 75201 (across from The Joule Hotel)
With a Patron Pass. Space is limited. Subject to availability.


SUNDAY, APRIL 9

Dallas Art Fair
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.), 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75201
Located at the Fashion Industry Gallery – adjacent to the Dallas Museum of Art in the revitalized downtown arts district – the 2017 Dallas Art Fair will feature over 90 prominent national and international art dealers and galleries representing painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, video, and installation by modern and contemporary artists.

Forecasting: A selection of video works by Dallas Art Fair Gallery Artists presented by Aurora
12:00 p.m.
Beck Imaginarium, Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.), 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75201
‘Forecasting’ presents artists visions of the future. Exploring such subjects as national identity, the environment, and body politics the series offers diverse interpretations of what is to come.

*Q+A with Justine Ludwig at this screening.


From Artist to Gallerist to Artist-Gallerist: The Use and Misuse of the MFA in Artist Organized Spaces
2:00 p.m.
Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.), 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75201
This discussion will focus on artist run spaces as an alternative to the usual artist/gallerist relationship. Some questions that we will address include: How is an artist run gallery different than other kinds of commercial galleries? What are the advantages or disadvantages for artists to self organize around for-profit vs non-profit models? How does the MFA prepare (or not prepare) artists to work with galleries or to run galleries? How should the MFA best prepare artists to participate in the art world? What are the relative merits of different platforms for programming such as gallery exhibitions, publications, art fairs, and other venues?