Fotografiska by Christy Smith-Sloman V isual arts enthusiasts in New York City are celebrating the December opening of Fotografiska New York, the internationally recognized destination for photography with roots in Stockholm and an outpost in Tallinn, Estonia.
says Geoffrey Newman, General Partner Fotografiska New York. “We’ll be open almost every day of the year and we invite our guests to grab a drink, walk the exhibition floors, talk about art and have fun.” The restaurant’s design will be led by the award-winning, New York City-based team of Roman and Williams, known for its “slow design” with an emphasis on craft and substance. The pair redesigned the recently opened British Galleries at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. “We are most akin to a Kunsthalle, a temporary exhibition space. We don’t have a permanent collection and we are not selling art work. We love to work with artists and gallerists directly,” says Amanda Hajjar, Director of Exhibitions. “Having the artists directly involved in the curation of their exhibitions brings their perspectives to the forefront and this is very important to us. Occasionally we will work with external curators, especially if an artist has someone
The 45,000-square-foot, six-floor space is located at 281 Park Avenue South in the heart of the Flat Iron District. The venue will feature exhibitions, workshops, artist talks, an upscale dining experience, and nightlife that includes DJ sets and intimate concerts. Fotografiska New York aims to be a destination for art, culture, dining and entertainment, where you can experience a full night on the town under one roof. “New York City has one of the most dynamic arts scenes in the world and we’d like to add to it by offering a more unique museum experience. We’re not looking to create a quiet and reserved environment,”
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