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Wet Paint in the Wild: Fort Gansevoort’s Adam Shopkorn Travels to the Canadian Arctic for One Very Chilly Studio Visit
The owner of Fort Gansevoort gallery shows us a week in his life.

Annie Armstrong, November 10, 2022

Welcome to Wet Paint in the Wild, an extension of Annie Armstrong’s gossip column wherein she gives art-world insiders a disposable camera so they can give us a peek into their corner of the madcap industry.

The dedication of some art professionals astounds me. One of those dedicated professionals is Adam Shopkorn, the indefatigable owner of the New York gallery Fort Gansevoort, which stages daring programming in a former U.S. Army Fort in Chelsea. He told me he’d be visiting one of his artists, Shuvinai Ashoona, who lives in Kinngait in the Canadian Arctic (you may have seen her fantastical drawings at the Venice Biennale). I couldn’t resist handing him a disposable camera and praying that the film would survive the intense conditions. 

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