Bridge Art Fair comes to New York City

Bridge Art Fair comes to New York City
Bridge Art Fair comes to New York City

Known for spectacular shows of new emerging and contemporary art in Chicago, London, and Miami, Bridge Art Fair takes place for the first time in New York City this spring at the Waterfront, concurrent with the Armory Show 2008. The Waterfront building, popularly known as “The Tunnel,” is a 23,000 sq. ft. converted railway tunnel once home to Peter Gatien’s infamous Tunnel nightclub. Located smack in the middle of the Chelsea gallery district, the complex of buildings now houses some of New York’s hottest young galleries and art entrepreneurs. The Tunnel space spans an entire NYC XXX block over 700 feet in length, and its 20-ft. ceiling heights offer an open, spacious environment for art lovers to browse the best in international emerging art. Bridge will construct 10 x 20 ft. booth spaces for an estimated 70 international exhibitors. Weary visitors will find healthy dining at the on-site ‘Wichcraft sandwich shop.

Make sure to add Bridge to your art tour of New York City this spring! A short distance from the Armory Show, we expect great things from this inaugural New York installment of the Bridge Art Fair.

The Bridge Art Fair Comes to London
Known for spectacular shows of new emerging and new contemporary art in Chicago and Miami, Bridge will host its first-ever art fair in London at the luxurious Trafalgar Hotel in Trafalgar Square, concurrent with the spectacularly popular Frieze Art Fair. Bridge will take over the entire 120-room hotel, with an estimated 70-90 international exhibitors transforming the Trafalgar into a contemporary art center.

Be sure to add Bridge to your art tour of London this fall. Located at the geographic center of the city across from the National Gallery and National Portrait Galleries, it’s also only a brief walking distance to the Zoo Art Fair’s new location at the Royal porno gratis Academy, near Picadilly Circus. All of this is only a thirty-minute walk from Frieze Art Fair in Regent’s Park. Come share a cocktail with us in the Trafalgar’s two-story Rockwell bar and restaurant as we toast Bridge’s first exciting year in the UK.

What is an ATA Carnet?

What is an ATA Carnet?
What is an ATA Carnet?

A Carnet is an international customs document designed to simplify and streamline customs entry procedures for merchandise, whether accompanied or not, into participating countries for up to one year. Participating countries include most European, North American, and Pacific Rim countries. The initials “ATA” are an acronym of the French and English words “Admission Temporaire/Temporary Admissions”.

Customs authorities in participating countries accept Carnets as a guarantee that all Customs duties and excise taxes will be paid if any of the items covered by the Carnet are not re-exported within the period allowed.

What Does an ATA Carnet Do?
A Carnet eliminates extensive Customs procedures for temporary imports. Such procedures might include the payment of tariffs and excise taxes subject to a refund on departure, of purchase of a temporary import bond for the amount of the tariffs and excise xxx taxes which could become payable of the goods were sold or if the terms of temporary importation were breached. Without a Carnet, time, effort and expense would be wasted.

Who is the Carnet Holder?
The company or individual that the Carnet will be issued to is the Carnet Holder. The holder must a beneficial interest in the merchandise being exported; a Customs Broker or Freight Forwarder cannot be listed as a Holder of a Carnet when they are acting in their professional capacity on behalf of someone else. Holders must be U.S. entities with a Federal Tax Identification number or Social Security number. It is the Holder’s responsibility to ensure that all the items on the Carnet exported out of the U.S. are re-imported back into the United States before the Carnet’s expiration date. The Holder must also make sure that the Carnet has been returned to the issuing office after final use.

What is a Carnet Claim?
A claim is a notice from the issuing association of a country you have entered that a violation of the Carnet System has occurred. For example, if all items are imported into a member country and not all items are re-exported, a claim will arise. Upon return, the Carnet will be reviewed by the U. S. Council, and if there is a possibility of a claim a “Carnet Redemption Report” will be sent to the Holder. The issuing association has up to one year after the expiration of the Carnet to file a claim. The Bond will only be released when all claims are cleared and the the Carnet is cancelled. For this reason it is of the utmost importance that all counterfoils/vouchers are filled out correctly.

Diversion
A situation may arise wherein some items on the Carnet may need to remain in the country of importation either permanently or beyond the expiration date. In this instance, it is possible to file a permanent or temporary importation into that country. This usually requires paying the duty and applicable taxes, and may include a penalty. Please note that this type of diversion must be filed before the expiration date and is only available in some member countries. In addition, documentation of the diversion must be attached to the Carnet upon return to the issuing office. Full assistance is provided in all of these scenarios.

Carnet Duty Insurance
Carnet duty insurance covers theft or fire destruction of merchandise while in another country (goods are not covered while in the U.S.). It is important to note that in this instance the Carnet holder is still liable for the applied duties and taxes.

This insurance covers up to 25% (with a maximum of $1,000,000.00) of the value of each piece as listed on your general list (i.e., London’s duty/VAT is 33% of the value of each piece so the client would be responsible for the remaining 8%) The premium for the insurance is $0.75 per $100.00 (the premium for a piece worth $2000.00 would be $15.00).

Counterfoil/Voucher Sheets
The top section of one of these sheets is known as the counterfoil and the bottom section as the voucher. Sheets are issued in sets. A “yellow” set for leaving and re-entering the U.S., a “white” set for entering and exiting a foreign country and a “blue” transit set for passing through or stopping over in one country in order to enter another. A set of counterfoil/vouchers must be issued for every country you intend to visit, for each entry and re-entry into the U.S., and for each transit.

Security Requirements
All Carnet applicants must furnish the U. S. Council with a security deposit. This security deposit may be used to reimburse the U. S. Council for any penalties they must pay on the applicant’s behalf. The amount of the deposit is based on the total value of all items shown on the General List forms, and may be in the form of:

* Certified Check
* Surety Guarantee/Bond
The security that is most often used is a Surety Guarantee/Bond provided by the issuing office.

A guarantee from any Surety may be submitted, however it must be included in the list of Sureties approved by the U. S. Department of the Treasury. All Guarantees must contain the same text as the Lloyd’s of London Guarantee. A copy of the Lloyd’s of London Guarantee and the list of approved Sureties will be provided upon request.

Carnet Guarantee/Bond
Every Guarantee must be in the amount of 40% of the total value of the merchandise as listed on the General List. Carnets going to Isreal and Korea must be in the amount of 100% of the value of the merchandise, due to high duty and taxes.

Requirements necessary to obtain Carnet Guarantee/Bond vary according to the total value of the merchandise listed on the Carnet. The Surety will usually request the Carnet Holder to provide them with one of the following:

* Current financial statement which shows that the Holder has a net worth of at least twice as much as the value of the goods and has been in business for at least three years.

* Letter of Credit usually in the amount of 40% of the total value. Must have prior approval from the U. S. Council for International Business Headquarters office in New York City, New York.

* General Indemnity Agreement – a personal guarantee from an individual whose net worth is at least two times the amount of the total value.

About Bridge Art Fair

About Bridge Art Fair
About Bridge Art Fair

Bridge Art Fair 2007 in Miami
It’s hard to argue with Miami in December. Sun and sand and arguably the largest convergence of contemporary art and design on the globe takes place in Miami Beach and Miami proper every year the first week in December. Now in our sophomore year, Bridge takes place two blocks from Art Basel at The Catalina Hotel and Beach Club in two buildings at 1732 Collins Avenue. Home to the two-story Red Bar in the Catalina Hotel main building and the always-hopping Maxine Restaurant next door, visitors can eat and drink to their heart’s content between browsing more than 80 rooms of international emerging and new contemporary art. Now more international than ever, Bridge Art Miami hosts exhibitors from eight countries, including the U.S., Brazil, Spain, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, France and Denmark. Situated across the street from the most luxurious hotels in South Beach, collectors simply stop in on their way to Basel.

Make sure to add Bridge to your art tour of Miami this spring! Stop in every day from 7-8pm for happy hour at the Red Bar in the main Catalina hotel building. Drinks are free!

The focus of the Bridge Art Fair is on emerging and new contemporary work in all media. This includes but is not limited to painting, prints, photography, sculpture, installation, drawing, film, video, new media and conceptual art. The goal of the Bridge Art Fair, an international exposition of new art, is to broaden the exposure of emerging and contemporary art and artists by providing a cost-effective showcase for the best in new art from both established and emerging galleries, ateliers, storefronts, artist collectives and artist-run spaces.

In a short period of time, Bridge has skyrocketed to become a major influence in the international contemporary art market, offering new finds for collectors and art professionals worldwide. Bridge New York follows several successful fairs in 2007. Bridge London ’07, located at the historic Trafalgar Hotel, featured 70 exhibitors from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, the UK, and the US. The abundant media coverage included Art Newspaper, the New York Times, ABC, BBC, CNN, Fox News, and Art Info. Sales figures were well over a million dollars, with high-profile buyers including Beth DeWoody and a number of major US museums. Lloyd’s TSB, the fair’s sponsor, was inherent to the success of Bridge, inviting many important clients and offering special art-purchasing programs. Miami reaffirmed Bridge as a luxury brand, with nearly 80 exhibitors and total sales in excess of three million dollars. Bridge once again proved itself the flagship show on Collins Avenue.

Bridge Art Fair Premiers in New York

Bridge Art Fair Premiers in New York
Bridge Art Fair Premiers in New York

Featuring 60 International exhibitors

Art is our only criteria. Our focus is on emerging and new contemporary work in all media. This includes but is not limited to painting, prints, photography, sculpture, installation, drawing, film, video, new media and conceptual art. We encourage the pursuit of interplanetary travel, murder mystery scenarios, karmic conversion, stunt professionals, inductive reasoning, golems, commercial junk, hot rock, stunningly beautiful women in tiny cocktail dresses, live comedy, swarthy men in fast cars, gadgetry, human decency, subcultural trends, game theory, America and the newest in phaser gun technologies. The goal of the Bridge Art Fair, an international exposition of new art, is to broaden the exposure of emerging and contemporary art and artists by providing a cost-effective showcase for the best in new art from both established and emerging galleries, ateliers, storefronts, artist collectives and artist-run spaces.

Located a mere two blocks from Art Basel Miami Beach, The Catalina Hotel and Beach Club provides a high-visibility, easily accessible venue for Miami’s newest, largest hotel fair. At Bridge Art Miami, sixty-four exhibitors will occupy every available ultra-luxurious suite on both floors of The Catalina. Bridge Art will also present Art Complement, a project-only selection of works situated throughout the common areas of the hotel. Valet service and full-service bar will remain in operation for the duration of Bridge Art Miami, with an open bar every night from 7-8pm. For the weekend of Miami Basel, The Catalina will be transformed from luxury boutique hotel to large-scale temporary art center.

Known for spectacular shows of emerging contemporary art in Chicago, London, and Miami, Bridge Art Fair proudly premiers its New York edition March 27–30, at the Waterfront, 222 12th Avenue, in the northern section of Manhattan’s Chelsea gallery district. Concurrent with New York’s celebrated Armory Show, Bridge New York will host more than 60 international exhibitors from such diverse locales as Austria, Canada, China, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Korea, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and the United States. “We’re very excited to premier Bridge in New York, “says founder Michael Workman, “It’s the undisputed center of the art world, a city enthusiastic about the independent approach to art we have a built-in passion for.”

Special Focus: Asia

Bridge New York marks the expansion of Bridge as an international focus showcase, premiering with a spotlight on Asian art. Invited galleries are participating from Taipei, Singapore, Shanghai, Tokyo, and elsewhere across the Pacific Rim. Building on New York’s annual Asian Contemporary Art Week, Bridge New York’s Focus: Asia offers art collectors never-before-seen contemporary work from the East.

Each subsequent edition of the Bridge Art Fair will feature a different international art cultural focus, while maintaining the fresh new talent that Bridge has come to be known for. The Bridge “Focus” section of each future fair will be defined both by geography and culture, providing each show with its own distinctive curatorial premise.

Bridge Art Fair New York follows a very successful Bridge Art Miami ’07, and marks the beginning of our exciting 2008 roster of expositions, including our second year in London during Frieze, our third year in Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach, and our first year in Berlin during Art Forum Berlin. Bridge New York marks the first self-produced booth show for the Bridge Art Fair, with a floor plan designed by the acclaimed Chicago-based concept firm Douglas Garofalo Architects, Inc.

“The Tunnel”

Bridge Art Fair is known for its use of non-traditional spaces that are artfully transformed into temporary contemporary art centers, and our New York edition is no exception. The Waterfront building, popularly known as “The Tunnel,” is a 23,000-square-foot converted railway tunnel that was once home to the famous Tunnel nightclub. The space spans an entire NYC block over 700 feet in length, and its 20-foot ceiling offers an open, spacious environment for art lovers to browse the best in international emerging art. As a former cultural icon and a destination for creative nightlife, the Tunnel is particularly suited to Bridge’s cutting-edge approach.

ARTPORT’s “Cool Stories for When the Planet Gets Hot”

Bridge is also proud to present “Cool Stories for When the Planet Gets Hot,” a selection of video works by artists interpreting green themes, organized by ARTPORT, an international arts exchange project based in New York and Valencia, Spain. The compilation of 11 short videos will screen on a continuous loop each day of the fair. “We are excited to be part of Bridge Art Fair’s kick-off in New York City,” said Corinne Erni and Anne-Marie Melster, Founders and Directors of ARTPORT. “We share a vision with Bridge to bring together the most inspiring contemporary international artists from every part of the world.”

Each future Bridge fair will incorporate similar international programs, giving each show a new look and educational offerings to provide collectors and museums a unique experience. Bridge will announce other special programs for New York ’08 in the coming weeks.

Bridge Art Fair
In a short period of time, Bridge has skyrocketed to become a major influence in the international contemporary art market, offering new finds for collectors and art professionals worldwide. Bridge New York follows several successful fairs in 2007. Bridge London ’07, located at the historic Trafalgar Hotel, featured 70 exhibitors from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, the UK, and the US. The abundant media coverage included Art Newspaper, the New York Times, ABC, BBC, CNN, Fox News, and Art Info. Sales figures were well over a million dollars, with high-profile buyers including Beth DeWoody and a number of major US museums. Lloyd’s TSB, the fair’s sponsor, was inherent to the success of Bridge, inviting many important clients and offering special art-purchasing programs. Miami reaffirmed Bridge as a luxury brand, with nearly 80 exhibitors and total sales in excess of three million dollars. Bridge once again proved itself the flagship show on Collins Avenue.