Artnet News | New York, March 29, 2022 - This year, the Winter Show will come to bloom—just this once—in spring.
The fair, which was postponed from January due to a pandemic spike, will also have a brand new, one-time location to boot: the former flagship location of Barneys New York at 660 Madison Avenue. (Next year, the fair, which benefits the East Side House Settlement, plans to return to its longtime home at the Park Avenue Armory.)
So what can we expect at this very special 68th edition of the Winter Show? Over 60 exhibitors will be spread across the iconic building’s four floors, and in keeping with fair tradition, the booths will be arranged non-chronologically with the aim of sparking lively conversations across time periods, regions, artists, and makers.
This year, in celebrating the fair’s unique location, the four large-format windows at the former Barneys facing Madison Avenue will be specially designed by Corey Damen Jenkins, Young Huh, Keita Turner, and Ferguson & Shamamian Architects’ Mark Ferguson and Andrew Oyen. Meanwhile, jewelry and decorative arts historian Levi Higgs will design vignettes for the adjacent jewelry box windows on either side of the building’s entrance.
As always, in keeping the fair’s highest standards, every object will be vetted for authenticity, date, and condition by a committee of more than 120 experts from the United States and Europe.
So what’s not to miss? We selected seven exhibitor highlights we’ll be searching out...
An Artistic Exploration of Kazari at Joan B Mirviss LTD
Joan B Mirviss LTD (New York) will present “Kazari: Beyond Decoration,” a booth devoted to the Japanese term kazari, meaning to decorate or adorn. The booth explores the concept of traditional Japanese aesthetics realized in a multitude of patterns, surface treatments, designs, and colors in prints, paintings, and ceramics.