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An overview of Armory Week fairs, with Lori Zimmer.

With the arrival of Armory Week, last year’s experiment of Armory versus Frieze is rearing its ugly head, and settling itself into reality. The splash that Frieze made last year on the enchanted (Roosevelt) Island of art lured satellite fairs Pulse and NADA to jump ship from March to May, but Scope, Fountain and the Armory’s little sister, VOLTA, remain Armory Week fixtures. To up their game, both Scope and VOLTA have shed their trade-show like skins, and relocated to historic (and more accessible) venues, following Fountain’s lead last year with their move from the Frying Pan to the gorgeous 69th Regiment Armory...

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“Chimera,” Woolfalk’s first solo exhibition at Third Streaming, continues her ongoing exploration of the imaginary world of a species called The Empathics. Part plant, part human, The Empathics serve as a fictive example of the ways in which the creolization of cultures can be effective in disrupting standard notions of identity. There will be a performance at the gallery during Armory Week on Thursday the 7th (7pm). Lee Ann Norman caught up with Woolfalk in this week's Rackroom interview...

LAN: What is the relationship between their world and ours?

SW: ...There is some sort of puncturing of the worlds, like a porous spot...

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Tuesday 5th

5:30 - 9:30 PM ADAA Art Show Gala Preview
6 - 10 PM Spring Break Art Show VIP Opening Preview

Wednesday 6th

3 - 9 PM SCOPE VIP Preview
5 - 6:30 PM
Armory Films: Matthew Day Jackson screening "In Search of...Zombies"

5 - 9 PM Armory Vernissage Party
8 - 10 PM THE(UN)FAIR Opening Party
9 - 12 AM Armory Show MoMA Benefit Party
9 PM - 2 AM Travis Boyer's "Two Towel Margarita Performance/Party" at ISA in Williamsburg

Thursday 7th

10 AM - 2 PM Volta VIP preview
1 PM Armory Open Forum: Psychology of Consumerism
4 - 9 PM Independent Fair opening
6 - 8 PM Moving Image New York Opening Reception
6 - 8 PM SoHo Gallery Hop: See Meric Algun Ringborg at Art in General; Special Viewing of Walter De Maria’s The New York Earth Room and The Broken Kilometer
7 - 8 PM Saya Woolfalk performance at Third Streaming

Friday 8th

1 PM Armory Open Forum: Myths & Misconceptions
12 - 5 PM Fountain Opening: VIP preview; Party and musical performances from Musa and Spank Rock from 7pm-12 AM
7 PM The Internet Before the Web, discussion at the New Museum
6 - 9 PM LIC Gallery Hop: Radiator Gallery SO REAL opening; No Longer Empty at the Clock Tower Building

Saturday 9th

6 PM - 1 AM THE WORLD'S FIRST Tumblr ART SYMPOSIUM - with Hyperallergic
5 - 8 PM Smack Mellon open studios
6 - 11 PM Brooklyn Gallery Hop (galleries stay open late in Dumbo and Williamsburg): Glasshouse performance; Jonathan Schipper installation and performance at the Boiler

Sunday 10th

1 - 3:30 PM LES Gallery Stroll and LES Armory Brunch

Must-see's at the Museums:

Gutai at the Guggenheim, Jay DeFeo at the Whitney, After Photoshop at the Met, Now Dig This! at PS1, Retainer at SculptureCenter, Wolfgang Laib at MoMA, NYC 1993 at the New Museum


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