Armory Arts Weeks kicks off soon. And so NY Arts has put together a little preview of what to look for. Volta and Armory have a Nordic focus going on which is a big touchstone for many galleries this year. Most notable is Sanja Iveković, who stands outs as a must see. Presenting at Volta and earlier this year at MoMA, Sanja Iveković’s work is bold, gritty and dark. The fair that feels like Brooklyn, but is hosted in the city, is none other than Fountain. The whole production is off-beat, quirky and lots of fun. This year they have Fab Five Freddy performing on opening night and installation work from art collectives like Marketplace.
“The fair that feels like Brooklyn, but is hosted in the city, is none other than Fountain. The whole production is off-beat, quirky and lots of fun.”
The Art Show
One of the formeost NYC galleries at The Art Show this year is Lehmann Maupin. Lehmann Maupin Gallery is delighted to announce its participation in The Art Show 2012, taking place March 7-11, 2012 at the Park Avenue Armory, Booth D7. This year, our presentation will follow the theme “Artist as Author” and feature work by Billy Childish, Klara Kristalova, and Mickalene Thomas, highlighting each artist’s approach to narrative in their work.
Mickalene Thomas, Le Jardin d’Eau de Monet, 2011. Courtesy of Lehmann Maupin Gallery.
Part of the programming for Scope, Robert Montgomery’s new work delves into our collective unconscious with his melancholic The City is Wilder Than You Think, 2012. This large, site-specific text work engages dialogue through the Situationist concept of detournement, which hijacks advertising space in the city, often illegally, and replaces the advertising with poetry.
Fountain Art Fair welcomes returning exhibitor The Marketplace to its upcoming New York edition, this March 9 – 11 at the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Ave and 25th st.
The Marketplace, located in Albany, New York, supports a diverse set of artists, from painters to fashion designers to illustrators to grimy street artists, aiming to inspire the artists and the collectors purely for art’s sake of the art.
The Marketplace director Samson Contompasis is the ultimate champion for street art. A notorious mover-and-shaker, Samson is always looking to expand the street art dialogue, and strives to find new ways to make public art accessible to a broader audience. He has curated exhibitions with notable artists such as crochet-queen Olek, Chris Stain, Shark Toof, Chor Boogie, Overunder and more. Samson is a central figure to the tight knit art community of Albany. He recently curated Living Walls Albany, an ambitious public mural project, and is planning on moving The Marketplace to a new Albany venue, where an ever changing exterior mural will give passers by a taste of the art inside.
Select highlights this year include two members of former Yugoslavia’s New Art Practice movement, Sanja Iveković (subject of her debut U.S. museum exhibition Sweet Violence at the Museum of Modern Art, and showing with Valencia’s espaivisor – galería visor) and Mladen Stilinović (represented by Ljubljana, Slovenia’s P74 Gallery). Boston’s Steven Zevitas Gallery features painter Andrew Masullo, showing in the 2012 Whitney Biennial; and London’s EB&Flow exhibits photographer Alinka Echeverría, who participated in the 52nd Venice Biennale.
Sanja Iveković, Sweet Violence. 1974. Video (black and white, sound), 5:56 min. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Jerry I. Speyer and Katherine G. Farley, Anna Marie and Robert F. Shapiro, Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis, and Committee on Media and Performance Art Funds.