‘It’s a Little Liberating’: After Cancelation of Volta, Dealers Optimistically Sell Their Wares at Plan B
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‘It’s a Little Liberating’: After Cancelation of Volta, Dealers Optimistically Sell Their Wares at Plan B

Plan B at 534 West 21st Street. This morning, in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, some 30 galleries previously slated to take part in Volta, the Armory Show’s sister fair that was canceled late last month, congregated for the opening of Plan B, an exhibition assembled by Quang Bao, the founder of New York’s 1969 Gallery; collector Peter Hort; and dealer David Zwirner. The show spans David Zwirner’s space at 525 West 19th Street and a commercial space at 534 West 21st Street, and the mood was jubilant, despite the last-minute shifts in planning. Kim Light, a partner of the Los Angeles–based gallery E.C.Liná, which has a booth on West 21st Street, said that change of venue “felt kind of like when you’re traveling and you lose your suitcase—it’s a little liberating.” She added that she wished the Armory Show could’ve done more for the galleries who prepared to show at Volta, though overall, she seemed hopeful. “Thank goodness for the Horts,” she continued. “I actually think it’s the best case scenario—we’re here in Chelsea at David Zwirner!” Still, some exhibitors lamented the unexpected costs associated with the change in venue. Espace A Vendre, of Nice, France, had already shipped […]

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