Salon Art + Design 2019 is an incredible design event that returned this year for its 8th edition, focusing on contemporary art and showcasing some of the most amazing galleries in the world. Salon Art + Design has distinguished itself from other art exhibitions and fairs by including a highly curated mixture of historic and contemporary collectable design and fine art. CovetED Magazine brings you the event that occurred on the very first day of the fair to benefit Dia Art Foundation.
But let’s start by presenting you Dia. Dia Art Foundation is committed to advancing, realizing, and preserving the vision of artists. Dia fulfills its mission by commissioning single artist projects, organizing exhibitions, realizing site-specific installations, and collecting in-depth the work of a focused group of artists of the 1960s and 1970s.
Dia was founded in New York City in 1974 by Philippa de Menil, Heiner Friedrich, and Helen Winkler to help artists achieve visionary projects that might not otherwise be realized because of scale or scope. To suggest the institution’s role in enabling such ambitions, they selected the name “Dia,” taken from the Greek word meaning “through.”
Today, Dia is a constellation of sites, from the iconic permanent, site-specific artworks and installations in New York, the American West and Germany; to an exhibition program that has commissioned dozens of breakthrough projects; to the vast galleries of Dia:Beacon; and finally the programs of education and public engagement.
Dia presents temporary exhibitions, performances, lectures, and readings on West 22nd Street in New York City.
Dia’s ongoing series of Artist on Artist lectures and Readings in Contemporary Poetry are held at 535 West 22nd Street in New York City. Exhibitions are presented in the adjacent buildings at 541 and 545 West 22nd Street.
From 1987 through 2004, Dia presented ambitious long-term art installations at Dia Center for the Arts at 548 West 22nd Street. Highlights included projects by Robert Gober, Jenny Holzer, Pierre Huyghe, Robert Irwin, On Kawara, Jorge Pardo, Robert Ryman, Fred Sandback, Jessica Stockholder, Diana Thater, Lawrence Weiner, and Robert Whitman.
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