Artfair Fatigue 2.0? @SteveGiovinco

13 Mar
Artfair Fatigue 2.0? @SteveGiovinco

Artfairs in New York: ADAA, The Armory Show, Volta, and the Deathstar I shared a shuttle bus ride from Volta to the venerable Armory Show Sunday with a dealer/artist, where driving past the changing landscape (read: gleaming new nightmarish deathstar apartment blocks) of SoHo, the West Village and Chelsea, we both bemoaned the changes in

08 Mar
Contemporary Fine Art Photography at the Armory Show 2012

Contemporary fine art photography was around at the Armory Show 2012, but seemingly less so than usual.  Some or most of the blue chips galleries were absent this time around, and are perhaps waiting for the Frieze Art Fair in May.  Some fine art photography highlights include: Roe Ethridge’s oddly diverse photographs of well made

08 Mar
SCOPE Art Fair 2012 Disappoints

This year’s SCOPE Art Fair, 2012, is a relaxed affair, especially when strolling–running for your life actually– across Twelfth Avenue from the demure Armory Show.  Its a show in the past that I found to be a respite from the larger Armory where a few surprises could be found. Yet this time around, I am disappointed.  SCOPE 2012

06 Mar
The Armory Show: Some Things I Like

The South African dealer Michael Stevenson had some of my favorite photographs: they were by Vivian Sassen and were direct and slightly disturbing. Yossi Millo had an interesting selection, including Japanese photographer Yuki Onodera and Pieter Hugo. Other notable photographs were at Jane Corkin, who filled the gallery with Thaddeus Holownia’s series from Walden Pond