There is never a bad time to come to New York and look at art. As it happens, my return to New York comes at the same time as the art fairs–what a pleasant coincidence. So many things are happening! This is my personal top 5 drool list;
- Scope and Pulse Art Fairs: Lots of art and people crowded in together in order to completely overwhelm, or something like that. Come highly caffeinated.
- The Armory Show: The prestigious, sprawling, and expensive ($30) forerunner of them all. Tip: start writing an art blog and then ask for a press pass, claiming you are revolutionizing the industry. Maybe someday they will believe you.
- Independant: The new art fair that isn’t. Called a “hybrid model and temporary exhibition forum,” its showing work from some top notch galleries withOUT the lame entry fee. Here here.
- Whitney Biennial: Never been to this historic show and looking forward to seeing the wide mix of artists. Bonus points for being less hectic than the fairs.
- William Kentridge at MoMA: My friend was talking to me about the production Kentridge designed for the Met Opera, the NY Times article on exhibition design touches on it, Art:21 videos remind me of it. The whole world is whispering “go see this show.”
Luckily I can! I missed the art scene during this island time. It will be tough to squeeze all this into a week along with more humdrum bits of business. Then I’m off again.