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(e)merge Announces Panel Discusssion, Special Projects and Performances

Photo courtesy of (e)merge art fair

Read the list of participating galleries HERE.

Read Eric Hope’s article about the significance of the (e)merge art fair HERE


The organizers of the (e)merge art fair have announced an extensive line-up of Panel Discussions, Special Projects and Performances that will take place during the art fair. The fair’s programming series complement the dynamic roster of artists exhibiting and performing in the gallery and artist platforms.


Panel Discussion

Performance Art
FRIDAY, October 5th at 2pm
@ Capitol Skyline Hotel – Room 1

  • Moderator- Lisa Gold, Executive Director, Washington Project for the Arts.
  • Panelists- Claire Breukel (Contemporary Art curator and Writer), Adam Budak (curator of Contemporary Art, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden), Sarah Newman (curator of contemporary art, The Corcoran Gallery of Art), Jefferson Pinder (artist).

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SATURDAY, October 6th at 2pm
@ Capitol Skyline Hotel – Room 1

  • Moderator: Dorothy Kosinski, Director, The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC. Panelists Robert Lynch, President and CEO of Americans for the Arts; Jamie Bennett, Chief of Staff, National Endowment for the Arts.
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Special Projects

ESL MUSIC: emerging music stage:
FRIDAY, October 5th + SATURDAY, October 6th:7pm-11pm. Pool Deck.

BLINK MEDIA ART: emerging video

  • OCTOBER 4 -7th from 12pm-11pm. Video lounge Room 4.
  • Presenting 5 video artists in rotation: Ali Cheri (1976, Lebanon), Johanna Reich (1977, Germany), Ana Esteve Reig (1977, Madrid), Adnan Softic (1975 Bosnia Herzegowina /Germany), Elizabeth Wurst (1985 Peru / Germany).

INDUSTRY GALLERY: emerging design
OCTOBER 4 -7th from 12pm-11pm. Video Lounge/Room 4 / Pool deck.
Presenting Danish designer Mathias Bengtsson’s Spun Benches.


Onsite Performance Schedule

Chajana denHarder – Singularity (Pool, 7pm. time: 2 hours)


  • Andrew Wodzianski – Self Portrait as Ishmael (Pool, 5am. time: 36 hours)
  • Ian McDermott – A Brief Demonstration of Interference Theory (Performance Area/Room 1, 12pm. time: 30 minutes)
  • Holly Bass – Come Clean (Room 1, 3:30 pm: time: 45 minutes)
  • David B. Smith – Collaborative Karaoke (Performance Area/Room 1, 5:30pm: time: 45 minutes).


  • Holly Bass – Come Clean (Room 1, 3:30 pm: time: 45 minutes)
  • Ian McDermott – A Brief Demonstration of Interference Theory (Performance Area/Room 1, 12pm. time: 30 minutes)
  • Andrew Wodzianski – Self Portrait as Ishmael (Pool, 5am. time: culmination of 36 hour performance)
  • Chajana denHarder – Singularity (Pool, 5pm. time: 2 hours)
  • Sheldon Scott – Down in the Valley (Performance Area/Room 1, 5:30pm: time: 1 hour)


  • J.J. McCracken – The Huntress (Performance Area/Room 1, 1 pm: time: 1hour)
  • Chukwuma Agubokwu – The Portrait of the Artist as a Greek Myth (Performance Area/Room 1, 3pm: 1 hour)

DAILY, throughout the FAIR:

  • Mandy Cano Villalobos – Voces (Pool deck, 12pm, various times)
  • Katie Kehoe – Mary Ellen Likes Free Magazines (Pool deck, 12pm, various times)


Fair Hours and Admission

Thursday, October 4th:
5pm- 7pm / (e)merge VIP & Press Preview. By invitation only.
7pm – 11pm / Opening Night Preview
Be among the first to see the fair and enjoy a DJ Set by Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation.
$45 advance purchase ($60 at the door).

To purchase tickets in advance:  CLICK HERE

Friday, October 5: 12pm – 7pm
Students with valid ID free: 12pm – 3pm

Saturday, October 6: 12pm – 7pm

Sunday, October 7: 12pm – 5pm

Daily admission is $15 ; $10 for Seniors and Students with valid ID.

Cultural Partners
The National Gallery of Art,Washington, DC / The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC / The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC / The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC / The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC are joining (e)merge as our cultural partners.



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