TEFAF New York Fall Cultural and VIP Program Lineup

The TEFAF New York Fall 2018 will start off at New York’s Park Avenue Armory from October 27 through October 31, 2018.

The fair has a lineup of various programs that include TEFAF Coffee Talks and TEFAF Afternoons. These programs aim at bringing together celebrated figures in arts and culture to expand the view of art and culture throughout the fair. Linda Lees, Director of Cultural Programming & Special Projects, has lined-up an exceptional array of topics to be discussed by speakers who are absolute experts in their field.          

1. Style Renaissance: The Rise of Old Master Dress in Current Fashion

From Gucci’s elaborate Elizabethan mini-dresses to Louis Vuitton’s 18th century dress coats and from Chanel’s Tudor-style stomachers to Altuzarra’s Met Museum inspired collection, Old Master style is enjoying something of a fashion Renaissance. The speakers discuss the rise in historically inspired fashion trends returning to the runways this year and why designers are looking to paintings for inspiration.

2. Old Wine in New Bottles: How to Look at Indian Modern Art

This panel takes on the question of how to look at the work of the Progressives beyond mere derivation and imitation and the artistic impacts of their sojourn in the West.

3. NEW VIP Tour — Masters of Fashion: TEFAF NY’s Best Dressed Paintings

From powdered wigs and satin slippers to fancy garters and flamboyant codpieces, join period fashion aficionado Jonquil O’Reilly for a tour of TEFAF New York with a sartorial slant. Focusing on the very best dressed sitters at the fair, she will lead you on a whistle stop tour of fashion history, explaining the meaning behind these fashionable flourishes in the paintings and contextualizing the more unusual historical style choices.

4. Retrieving Lost Identities: The Black Figure in Art, Past and Present

Long overlooked or downplayed, this field of representation is now being studied and developed in ways that transform our understanding of the artistic landscape, both past and present. This panel explores the black presence from the 19th century to modern and contemporary art and notions of power, agency, beauty, and identity.

5. Judging Art: Vetting in the World’s Top Museums, Art Fairs and Collections

To present a truly exceptional selection of artwork, whether for a museum exhibition, an international art fair booth or a private collection, art experts must follow a strict vetting process which separates the artistic wheat from the chaff. This panel of specialists reveals their own backstage stories about how certain outstanding objects were chosen and others eliminated and the difficult decision-making that is a part of the process.

Established in 1988, TEFAF is widely regarded as the world’s preeminent art fair for fine art, antiques, and design. TEFAF runs three fairs internationally — TEFAF Maastricht, which covers 7,000 years of art history; TEFAF New York Spring, focused on modern and contemporary art & design; and TEFAF New York Fall, covering fine and decorative art from antiquity to 1920. TEFAF gives international dealers the platform to present museum-quality works of all eras and genres to a broad base of collectors and connoisseurs.

The fair will be on view through October 31, 2018 at Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065, USA.

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Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the fair.                           

Founder: Louise Blouin

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