2019 DATES

APRIL 4 - APRIL 7


Thursday, April 4
5:00 - 8:00 PM
(Vernissage)

Friday, April 5
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday, April 6
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sunday, April 7
10:00 AM - 1 PM

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ABOUT


MARFA INVITATIONAL IS A BY-INVITATION INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR SITUATED IN THE FAR WEST TEXAS TOWN OF MARFA (POP: 1,747/ AREA: 1.6 MI²).

PART CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR, PART EXHIBITION, PART EXPERIENCE- MARFA INVITATIONAL PROVIDES AN UNPARALLELED PLATFORM FOR VIEWING AND EXPERIENCING TODAY'S LEADING CONTEMPORARY ART, AMONG THE UNIQUE AND HISTORIED FAR WEST TEXAS BACKDROP THAT IS MARFA. TAKING PLACE ANNUALLY MARFA INVITATIONAL INVITES TEN GALLERIES- RANGING FROM YOUNG EMERGING AND MID-TIER TO BLUE-CHIP GALLERIES- TO PRESENT SOLO EXHIBITIONS OF THE FOREMOST CONSIDERED AND CONSEQUENTIAL INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS.

DONALD JUDD FIRST VISITED MARFA IN 1971. DEEP IN ITS FIFTH DECADE OF A DRAW TO ARTISTS, WRITERS, AND CREATIVES, MARFA IS NOW HOME TO MANY OF TODAY’S FOREMOST CONTEMPORARY LUMINARIES AND CULTURAL ARBITERS.

"THIS TINY TOWN PERCHED ON THE HIGH PLAINS OF THE CHIHUAHUA DESERT IS NOTHING LESS THAN AN ARTS WORLD STATION OF THE CROSS, LIKE ART BASEL OR DOCUMENTA. IT'S A BLUE-CHIP ARTS DESTINATION."-NEDA ULABY

FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JUDD- MARFA INVITATIONAL’S MISSION IS TO CREATE A TRULY UNIQUE AND SINGULAR VIEWING EXPERIENCE OF TODAY’S LEADING CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS.

MARFA INVITATIONAL WILL PRESENT ITS INAUGURAL EDITION APRIL 4- 7, 2019.

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FAIR DATES + TIMES


Thursday, April 4
5:00 - 8:00 PM
(Vernissage)

Friday, April 5
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday, April 6
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sunday, April 7
10:00 AM - 1 PM

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VENUE


MARFA INVITATIONAL is located at Saint George Hall adjacent to Hotel Saint George, situated in the Town’s Center, directly across from The Judd Foundation.

Saint George Hall is an 11,000 square foot state-of-the-art iconic Marfa landmark. With 8,000 square feet of Exhibition Space- Saint George Hall provides an unparalleled platform for viewing and experiencing today’s leading Contemporary Art. The modular steel system used for the building’s primary structure defines the building’s width, unifying interior and exterior spaces as one continuous infrastructure. The steel frame bays are infilled with a variety of D’Hanis structural clay bricks, found at, and recycled from the yards of the San Antonio brick factory. Industrial in character and rich in its textures, the Saint George Hall provides the utmost in light and space- with its soaring ceiling and clean lines- all the while reflecting it’s West Texas history.

 

TEAM


Founder Michael Phelan

Partner Ken Bauso

Board of Advisors Kimberly + Ben Gould David Salle Melissa Bent Alexander Gilkes Allison Berg Benjamin Godsill Paul Judelson Douglas Friedman Virginia Lebermann

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