Posts tagged as:

Kavi Gupta

Highlights From the Armory

by Molly Rhinestones on March 4, 2017
Thumbnail image for Highlights From the Armory

The Armory Show opened this week, creating a theme park for art collectors and lovers from across the globe. Over 200 galleries and site specific installations are on view at Pier 92 and 94 on the Hudson River. This year features a welcome overhaul of the fair’s floor plan, spearheaded by the new director, Benjamin Genocchio. The delineation of a “Modern” section, usually on view at Pier 92, has been phased out, relocating 17 dealers from the “Galleries” section and the “Focus” artists upstairs. In past iterations of the fair it seemed highlights were positioned in high traffic areas near the entrance and by the time the fair fatigue hit you found yourself stuck at a dead end inside labyrinth of the dullest booths. The new design features wider aisles and better traffic management, making for a vastly more pleasant experience. This year’s a hit folks—at least in terms of visitor experience.

In particular, the Armory’s special “Focus” section, curated by Jarret Gregory, stood out. The section culled 10 artists from around the world together to examine a question taken from 19th Century Russian Socialist Writer Nikolai “Chernyshevsky, “What Is To Be Done?” (a breath of fresh air when at times the theme of the fair seems to be “How Many Yayoi Kusama and Marina Abramovic Works Can We Fit Into This Pier.”).

My highlights and commentary below.

Read the full article →

What’s in Store for Patron, Chicago’s Newest Gallery

by Robin Dluzen on June 5, 2015
Thumbnail image for What’s in Store for Patron, Chicago’s Newest Gallery

An interview with dealers Emanuel Aguilar and Julia Fischbach on their new venture.

Read the full article →

Jubilant Mood Buoys EXPO Chicago

by Robin Dluzen on September 22, 2013
Thumbnail image for Jubilant Mood Buoys EXPO Chicago

Last year’s inaugural EXPO Chicago fair was generally characterized as being slow, but ultimately successful. The 2012 Vernissage, with a handful of exceptions, lacked the kind of frantic early purchasing that typically happens at the other big art fairs. By the end of that inaugural fair, there were many galleries happy with the sales that occurred over the course of the weekend and few grumblings from others, some of which had brought huge, expensive secondary market work that went unsold. This year feels markedly different.

Read the full article →

EXPO Chicago in Images: The Good, The Bad and Mel Ramos’ Monkey

by Paddy Johnson on September 21, 2013
Thumbnail image for EXPO Chicago in Images: The Good, The Bad and Mel Ramos’ Monkey

It’s impossible to describe EXPO Chicago without offering a few images to tell the story. This slideshow with commentary do just that. Highlights, lowlights, and everything in between after the jump.

Read the full article →