tagged: Armory Week

Facing the Black Mirror: Michael Holman Owns the Confederate Flag

by Andrea Alessi
SPRING/BREAK, more than 100 curators will feature artworks that explore the dance of identity the artist undergoes—between showing what’s unseen and hiding in plain sight—especially in the face of modern technology, political unrest, and glimmers from ghosts of Art History’s past. ArtSlant will be exhibiting the ArtSlant Prize 2016 Winners at SPRING/BREAK. In expectation of this uniquely site-specific, curatorial fair, we’re featuring interviews with participating curators and artists,... [more]
Posted by Andrea Alessi on 2/23/17

Magic & Language: Exhibitions to See During Armory Arts Week

by Stephanie Cristello
Magic and language share a few essential qualities: they are both transformative in nature, and in the experience of each, information is lost along the way. They are mutually systems of artifice. Words make ideas out of things, an approach to understanding the world around us that often goes unnoticed, just as an unexplained phenomenon creates a distortion, precisely causing it to go noticed, to resonate. Though there is potential to reach each result on similar grounds through different... [more]
Posted by Stephanie Cristello on 3/3/16

Exclusive Video Interviews from GalleryLOG with VOLTA Featured Artists

by The Artslant Team
VOLTA is Armory Week's invitational contemporary art fair uniquely dedicated to solo projects. In association with GalleryLOG and VOLTA NY, ArtSlant presents exclusive video interviews with six featured artists from VOLTA NY. Click on the link to watch the interview or find more information about each artist.   Ida Kvetny Galleri Christoffer Egelund (Copenhagen, booth C4) VOLTA NY 2015   Dustin Yellin Richard Heller Gallery (Los Angeles, booth B1) VOLTA NY... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 3/1/15

Buzzing Solo Booths: Report from the Armory Show, Volta, and SCOPE

by Charlie Schultz
Crowd instincts kick in at art fairs and curiosity can be a big draw. The first thing I saw walking into Volta, known for its one-artist-per-gallery policy, was an arc of bodies at the last booth of the aisle. Wilmer Wilson IV was performing and his audience was rapt. Phones and tablets were out, capturing him as he inflated brown paper bags, tied them off with twine and roped them to his naked body. You could hear the paper pop with his breath and the snip of his scissors when he cut lengths... [more]
Posted by Charlie Schultz on 3/8/14

On the Changing Culture of the Art Fair: SCOPE's Katelijne De Backer Pulls Back the Curtains

by Charlie Schultz
It's undeniable that the proliferation, expansion and emboldening of the art fair is a distinct characteristic of our contemporary art world. The art fair industry over the last decade has grown exponentially, becoming a crucial part of the art landscape, developing from mere trade shows into elaborate events and necessary meeting grounds for art professionals. Charlie Schultz talks with Katelijne De Backer, the Director of Exhibitor Relations for SCOPE about the evolution of art fairs, her... [more]
Posted by Charlie Schultz on 3/5/14

What Makes the SPRING/BREAK Art Show So Different, So Appealing?

by Natalie Hegert
The SPRING/BREAK Art Show inevitably feels like a huge art school party. Maybe because it’s held in a school. But also because of the almost cliquish camaraderie among the exhibitors, the artwork packed halls, the crowded downstairs bar area, and the perennial pack of artist-types chain-smoking outside. Having gone to grad school in NYC, it seems like I always run into people I know at SPRING/BREAK, either exhibiting, curating or just checking it out (because they know someone else who is... [more]
Posted by Natalie Hegert on 3/5/14

From Realism to Radicalism: Speaking with Philip Tinari, Curator of Focus China 2014

by Iona Whittaker
The first Armory Show in 1913 introduced European avant-garde painting and sculpture to the American public. Roughly a century later the New York fair has chosen contemporary works from China to be its focus. Sixteen galleries will travel to New York from Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Hong Kong next week and about half of them will be bringing the work of a young generation.   This year’s curator for the Focus section is Philip Tinari. Formerly the Chief Editor of LEAP magazine, Tinari is... [more]
Posted by Iona Whittaker on 2/27/14

China's Warhol: An Interview with Armory Commissioned Artist Xu Zhen | 徐震

by Vivian Xu
When Xu Zhen was twenty-one-years-old he made a video piece called Rainbow (1998) in which a man’s back is turned red from a lashing that is heard, but not seen. The piece debuted at the 49th Venice Biennial. In another early video work, Not Doing Anything (1999), the artist whipped a dead cat’s body against a wall until there was little left. If there is an extreme end to an idea, Xu Zhen will take it, and his consistent willingness to push boundaries has made him a stand out figure in the... [more]
Posted by Vivian Xu on 2/27/14

ArtSlant's Armory Week Art Fairs and Events Guide

by ArtSlant Team
Armory Show  March 6-9Opening Day: Mar 5, 12-8pm Early Access, 5-8pm MoMA vernissage ticket holdersPublic Hours: Mar 6-9, 12-7pm It’s grand, it’s gorgeous, and it’s a pretty significant hike from the train or a long queue in a cab to roll up to the entrance. But of course worth the trip, worth the time, and worth the investment for collectors. The Armory Show is full of enthralling things, from the 20th century modern works on Pier 92, to the contemporary works on Pier 94. This year’s focus... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 2/25/14

From the Vernissage Floor: Armory Week in 48 Hours

by Charlie Schultz
In the last forty-eight hours I’ve walked through six fairs, looked over the presentations of more than 350 galleries, and seen the work of more than 1000 artists. If pressed to put an adjective to the experience, I’d choose enthusiastic, because when you attend these sorts of events in the first few days of the run everyone is pretty hopeful. Everyone smiles, and if you can keep your tradeshow cynicism at bay, you can soak up some of the excitement and be energized. The trick is to not take... [more]
Posted by Charlie Schultz on 3/8/13
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