Already, a couple art events have potential for our 2015 “Best of”s. The American Realness Festival returns with some of the best performers in town; Jayson Musson debuts a new web series; Angela Washko keeps pushing for feminism in gaming; some of our favorite Internet artists are on a new press release.
Get ready for some seriously awesome transformative art works and avant garde film footage! For a taste of how weird this week is gonna get: Klaus von Nichtssagend becomes a pond, the Bruce High Quality Foundation does “CATS,” and there’ll be footage of the Tompkins Square Park riot at the New Museum. Plus, a whole lot of C. Spencer Yeh.
We toured Lower East Side galleries last weekend and have a full report. Blackston, Golden, Miguel Abreu, Thierry Goldberg Gallery, Lisa Cooley, Dodge and Allegra LaViola all get a visit. Our findings: The monochrome and Christo and Jean-Claude are back in style!
The past few weeks, we’ve seen the stock market skyrocket and plummet, with little sign of settling down. Recently, I asked art market analyst Sergey Skaterschikov what this and general economic instability mean for the art world. Apparently, it’s great for auction houses and artists who knew Warhol, bad for emerging artists and their dealers.
I’ll be honest; I don’t know what to think of NADA. The majority of the fair seemed average to me, and having spent a lot of yesterday looking at bad art, the inevitable show stinkers had a fairly negative effect on my viewing experience. Martin van Zomeren’s booth, for example, consisted of a lone hanging […]