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Art Rx: From New York to Miami

Hyperallergic is in Miami this week soaking up the sun and the art fairs, but we’ve still got the remedy for those sick with the art bug back in New York. This week’s Art Rx takes you outside Manhattan to the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island City and even Beacon, New York. You’ll be itching to jump on mass transit to workshop with musician Maya Azucan at the Bronx Museum of Art, view posters created by Iraq War Veterans and the Justseeds printmaking collaborative in Brooklyn or slip into a fabric sleeping bag in Franz Erhad Walther’s solo show at Dia:Beacon. For those who’ve escaped to Miami, we’ve also included a few events to wash down your extra-strength pill of art fairs.

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The Debut of LA’s Fountain Art Fair

LOS ANGELES — The stretch of Imperial Street which leads to Lot 613 is prefaced by a series of murals by street artist ROA. Feathered and furry creatures drawn in spray paint serve as handy guideposts to the warehouse venue, where, over the past weekend, the Fountain Art Fair hosted works by emerging artists. The art fair arrived in Los Angeles in time for the opening weekend of the much publicizedPacific Standard Time, a series of collaborative exhibitions celebrating the region’s artistic output from 1945 to 1980. While the latter attempts to write (or rewrite) art history, the Fountain Art Fair showcased works that demonstrate the political and cultural anxieties of today’s active artists.

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Fountain Celebrates 5 Years of Giving the Finger to Old Skool Art Fairs

If Seven art fair has been getting some buzz because of their “original” approach to bypassing the art fair system and creating their own art fair of sorts, then you should know that Fountain Art Fair was the originator of the out-of-the-box approach to the art fair.

Begun by three galleries, McCaig-Welles, Leo Kesting, and The Front Room, this year marks the 5th Anniversary and I asked two of the founders what they thought about Fountain now that’s its half a decade old.