On Saturday a group of artists and activists staged a protest at the Armory Show art fair, performing music, poetry, a dramatic reading of Eric Garner’s last words, and staging a die-in.
This past weekend’s Pulse New York offered many examples of uninspiring or downright cheesy contemporary art, interspersed with a few gems.
In the midst of Armory Arts Week, the (Un)Scene Art Show and Clio Art Fair both bill themselves as “outsider” art fairs that emphasize passion and personality rather than fashion.
Volta is unique among Armory Week art fairs in that each gallery booth exhibits a solo project by one artist. The fair is still sizable — 90 galleries in total — but it’s a nice change to devote your time to individual series of works.
Despite Art on Paper’s name, the work on view at the first-time Armory Week fair includes as many different materials as at any other fair, with art created on paper and art inspired by paper on view.
The animals have gone missing from booth 844. Framed nature prints crowd the holly walls, but the auks, cougars, wolves, and woodpeckers that were once their subjects have been cut out, leaving blank spaces behind in a sort of artistic animal Rapture.
“Viewer discretion advised: graphic sexual imagery,” reads some floor text that nobody seemed to notice or bother to read this afternoon as they entered Mendes Wood DM’s booth at the Independent.
The 2015 Armory Show delivers pretty much what you’d expect of the 2015 Armory Show: some quite good art, some pretty bad art, and a lot of completely harmless stuff in between.
In its fourth year, Spring/Break Art Show is temporarily transforming the disused offices of Moynihan Station into an art fair based on the theme of “transaction.”
It’s time for the art world’s annual migration to the far, far, far west side of Midtown Manhattan for the Armory Show and its many satellite art fairs.