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SPRING/BREAK Art Show Brings a Focus on the Personal

by David Matorin on March 7, 2014
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Even by itself, the Armory Show is overwhelming. With the Armory Show’s booths extending to the vanishing point in both directions of Pier 94, it can leave an unsettling impression of endlessness, where everything starts to look the same. And amidst the vastness of this week’s equally-momentous art events (a three-part Whitney Biennial, and the Armory’s satellites), this weekend could use a break of something more human in scale.

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Moving Image, A Fair With Purpose

by Corinna Kirsch on March 8, 2013
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Slowly but surely, galleries are reaching a breaking point with the art fair circuit. Escape isn’t an option for most galleries. Instead of opting out, we’re seeing a rise in specialized fairs, those that provide an alternative to the white-walled booth model. Moving Image is one of those fairs, and it has all the makings of a solid future.

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Shamim M. Momin Will Curate IN/SITU at EXPO CHICAGO

by Corinna Kirsch on March 1, 2013
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In its second year, EXPO CHICAGO continues to bring in new blood. This year’s IN/SITU, the fair’s curatorial project devoted to site-specific and large-scale work, will be curated by LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) Director Shamim M. Momin. Yes, that Shamim M. Momin.

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ADAA’s The Art Show 2013 Exhibitor List

by Corinna Kirsch on January 30, 2013
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This year marks the 25th anniversary of The Art Show, the quiet, but sophisticated upper east side fair hosted by the members-only Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA). This year’s fair will welcome 72 galleries inside the vaulted walls of the Park Avenue Armory, and it will take place from March 6 – 10, 2013.

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NADA Moves to Basketball City

by Corinna Kirsch on January 17, 2013
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The New Art Dealers Alliance will host its second-ever art fair in New York at Basketball City. Neither a basketball nor a city, the venue is a “giant sports hangar” located on Pier 36 on the Lower East Side.

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Art Basel Satiated, Returns to Lair: All Our News From The Fairs

by The AFC Staff on December 10, 2012
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Like most art fairs, Art Basel Miami Beach is conspicuously unaware of its past. The fair closed yesterday, and already its website header has begun hyping Miami Beach 2013. As an art fair, with its accompanying talks, lounges, and VIP access, it’s something between a market and a luxury brand, and neither markets nor luxury brands have much use for memory. In the business of selling “the very best,” you shouldn’t say whether it’s more or less “best” than last year; this is most true of “the very best price.”

So if you missed it, you missed it, and good luck piecing it back together. Thankfully, AFC is here to help, chiseling snide remarks into the bedrock of history. We went to the fairs and then wrote about what we saw at the fairs, which means this: If you say you saw the things we wrote about, some people will believe that you went to the fairs, yourself. Try it out; it’s fun. When art fairs give you false forgetting, give them false memories right back.

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A Quiet Opening Night at the PULSE Art Fair

by Paddy Johnson Corinna Kirsch and Will Brand on December 5, 2012
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It was a quiet evening at the PULSE art fair on opening night, though dealers remained upbeat nonetheless. “The real opening happens Thursday morning,” Lisa Romero of Schroeder Romero quickly reminded us. That remark was followed up by PULSE Director Cornell DeWitt, who reiterated that “Thursday is always our door buster.” The proceeds from last night’s opening, including ticket sales and a silent auction, will be donated to Lotus House, a shelter for homeless women and infants just a few blocks away from PULSE.

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