Trendwatch 2011 Continues: Independent and Moving Image

by Paddy Johnson on March 4, 2011 · 1 comment Art Fair

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Breaking trend news from the Moving Image fair: random people performing in masks are present. They, too, have suffered the plague of art fairs.

Tracking trends from our first Armory fair post and Bingo card, a few notes on repeated and unrepeated themes.

Neon, shiny things, and rugs make a comeback at the Independent fair

THE INDEPENDENT FAIR

  • Stuff on the floor! There wasn’t so much of this at the Armory, save for carpets, which did well at both fairs.
  • Shiny objects. I really hate this trend, but it’s everywhere. The Independent at least showcases less sparkling stainless steel. That’s a real edge over The Armory.
  • Move over yellow. Pink is the popular color at the Independent, and we expect to see this trend continued elsewhere. We’ll be discussing this trend in greater depth shortly.
  • Jeweled crowns and vases aren’t a trend…yet. We spotted one at The Armory and another here. Scope will help us pick up this trend, I’m sure. Either that or tits.

MOVING IMAGE FAIR

  • Not surprisingly, neon art isn’t faring very well over at Moving Image. LED lights however, are doing VERY well.
  • Faces. Here’s a surprise: there are a lot of them in video art.
  • Aging. People get old.
  • Costume. Sometimes people dress up in videos.

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