Monday, March 5, 2012

"Spring / Break" Art Show

poster for "Spring / Break" Art Show

Starts tomorrow

SPRING/BREAK Art Show, the new curator-driven art fair during the Armory Arts Week. The fair will inhabit Old School, a four-story schoolhouse located in NoLIta from March 6th – March 11th, 2012.

Featuring the projects of 23 curators, the show will abandon the traditional focus on galleries – offering a “break” from the typical art fair model – and showcase a range of New York City’s curatorial voices, all surrounding a single exhibition theme - Apocalist: the end of the world.

Utilizing over 20 classrooms, hallways, and unique areas in one of the city’s oldest schoolhouses, new art works will be on display, arranged by curators representing the more recent creative contributions of the Lower East Side, Williamsburg, Gowanus, and Bushwick. Apocalist, the inaugural fair’s curatorial theme as described by Andrew Gori and Ambre Kelly, the co-founders of The They Co. and SPRING/BREAK Art Show, ‘aims to elucidate the sense of direction, disorder, celebration, or disdain generated by real or invented global or personal assumptions of calamity.’

Curators include Curação Calymayor, Angela Conant, Miky Fabrega, Robert O. Fitzpatrick, Alex Freedman, Andrew Gori, Ambre Kelly, Sean Kinney, Natalie Kovacs, Patrick Meagher, Yunhee Min, Helene Necroto, PJ Monte, Lisa Pomares, Amanda Schmitt, Jamie Sterns, Cecelia Stucker, Maureen Sullivan, Eve Sussman, Chen Tamir, Helen Toomer-Labzda, Tom Weinrich, and Manish Vora.

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