EVENTS

BOOK RELEASE OF APPRAISING ART: THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE

Release of Appraising Art: The Definitive Guide to Appraising the Fine and Decorative Arts, published by the Appraisers Association of America. Click here to place an order.
 
This comprehensive guide will be an excellent resource for those in the arts, legal and financial communities, as well as for private and corporate collectors. Featuring over 50 connoisseurship, appraisal and collecting topics. Renée Vara is pleased to be an author amongst world-renowned experts.

NOVEMBER 9-10, 2013: AAA NATIONAL CONFERENCE

On Saturday and Sunday, November 9 and 10, 2013, the Appraisers Association of America will present National Conference 2013: Connoiseurship in Context at New York Athletic Club. Click here for details and the full schedule.

Sunday, November 10, 9:30 - 10:30 AM, Panel Discussion on Challenges with Conserving Contemporary Art, sponsored by Skinner, Inc.
The difficulty of conservation with works created in new materials, new media, and nontraditional materials from the perspectives of a conservator, appraiser, and insurance professional. 
Participating speakers: Renee Vara, Vara Fine Arts LLC; Michelle Impey, Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company; Gloria Velandia, GV Art Conservation. 
 

JANUARY 17, 2013: INPUT #5 BLOCKHOUSE BOOK RELEASE + PANEL DISCUSSION @ ICI

Book release and panel discussion for INPUT #5: Blockhouse (Winter 2013), guest curated by Avelino Sala @ ICI. Details here

Panel Participants: Renée Vara (Moderator), Editor, INPUT Journal; Curator; NYU Professor/ David Maroto, Spanish artist based in the Netherlands/ Imma Prieto, Professor, ERAM (University of Girona); Art Critic and Curator/ Avelino Sala, Artist; Editor, Sublime magazine; Curator, Commission Curatorial Collective

INPUT #5 featured artists: AES+F, Marc Bijl, Fernando Bryce, Paco Cao, Josechu Dávila, Wim Delvoye, Democracia, Mounir Fatmi, Carlos Garaicoa, Daniel García Andújar, Chus García Fraile, Kendell Geers, Goldiechiari, Regina Jose Galindo, MK Kaehne, Rogelio López Cuenca, Teresa Margolles, David Maroto, Mateo Matè, Pepe Medina, Jorge Mendéz Blake, Eugenio Merino, Santiago Morilla, Antonio Muntadas, Dan Perjovschi, PJSM, Anri Sala, Avelino Sala, Santiago Sierra and Pelayo Varela. INPUT #5 featured art critics: Fernando Castro Flórez, José Luis Corazón Ardura, Blanca de la Torre and Imma Prieto.
 

JULY 10, 2012: SECOND SKIN EVENT WITH THE CONTEMPORARIES & GENESIS BREYER P-ORRIDGE

Featuring a special performance by Genesis P-Orridge, legendary performance artist + writer who has greatly contributed to 80's Art History. Click here for images and view full video of performance here.

The Contemporaries was founded on the campus of Harvard Business School in 2003 with the mission of exposing young professionals to the latest in contemporary art, culture and design.
 

MAY 17, 2012: INPUT #4 SECOND SKIN EXHIBITION + BOOK RELEASE

VPL and Vara Fine Arts are pleased to announce SECOND SKIN, an exhibition and book co-curated by Victoria Bartlett and Renée Vara, opening May 17, 2012, at VPL, 5 Mercer Street (at Howard Street). The publication of INPUT #4 (Summer 2012) is a limited edition publication of 150 copies. Click here for details.

Participating artists: David Armstrong, Hrafnhildur Arnardottir aka Shoplifter, Mark Borthwick, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Judith Eisler, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Katerina Jebb, John Giorno, Sarah Lucas, Joe Maloney, Adam McEwen, Jessica Mitrani, Jack Pierson, Ugo Rondinone, and Collier Schorr.

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