Fresh Paint Contemporary Art Fair was launched in Tel Aviv in March 2008 to a great success, with 14,000 visitors in 4 days.
Fresh Paint 2 will be held on March 18 – 21, 2009, in "Hatachana" in Tel Aviv. "Hatachana" (“The Station”) is a beautifully renovated old train station located between Jaffa and the colorful neighborhood of Neve Tzedek. It will be exposed to the general public for the first time during the fair
Fresh Paint’s mission is to create a platform from which young, Israeli artists can emerge. Unique to the fair is the presentation of bodies of works by up-and-coming, independent artists - painters, sculptors, photographers and video artists - alongside the professional galleries. 70 unrepresented artists, all selected by a distinguished panel of Israeli and international art professionals, and 5 young Israeli galleries, will present their work at Fresh Paint 2 alongside Israel’s top 12 contemporary art galleries.
Fresh paint 2 offers an educational program of lectures, panels, performances and encounters with Israeli art and artists.
Each year, a Most Promising Artist Award is presented at Fresh Paint Art Fair by the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection. Shira Zelwer, the Most Promising Artist Award winner of Fresh Paint 1, will present a solo show at Fresh Paint 2, curated by Ellen Ginton, Chief Curator of Israeli Art at The Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
Fresh Paint 2 includes a number of unique works, commissioned from independent artists of Fresh Paint 1. These commissions include Anisa Ashkar’s performance curated by Edna Moshenson, with the support of Outset Contemporary Art Fund, a video installation by Porat Salomon, curated by Sarit Shapira, and additional video works by Itamar Shimshoni and Keren Yeala Golan.
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March 18-21, 2009, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Professional and Private Previews will be held on March 17th.