Posts from March, 2010

The Art Show 2010: A photo journal


FORTIFIED ART VAULT Timed to open the same week as The Armory Show on the piers, the ADAA’s long-running fair is Blue Chip city, with high-end historical and contemporary offerings. The name confusion between the two fairs is an ongoing source of befuddlement to the general public—and probably part of some larger, intentional strategy. ROLLING…


The Independent Show (West 22nd Street) A photo journal


ABANDON HOPE ALL YE WHO ENTER The neon sign over the door by Paris-based collective Claire Fontaine suggests a Dante-esque Divine Comedy awaits. “Part consortium, part collective,” is what Independent art fair called itself, as launched by gallerists Elizabeth Dee (X Initiative, N.Y.) and Darren Flook (Hotel, London). Making use of the former Dia Art Foundation’s…


Catherine Murphy at the Armory Show


This was a PIC OF THE FAIRS in March 2010


Diana Al-Hadid at the Armory Show


This was an artcritical PIC OF THE FAIRS in March 2010


Bushwick SITE Fest set for March 6 and 7


Arts in Bushwick celebrates the diversity of live art with SITE Fest: a rollicking two-day, multi-venue interdisciplinary art festival on Saturday and Sunday, March 6-7.  Now in its second year, SITE investigates the Brooklyn neighborhood’s amazing variety of theater, dance, music and performance art enacted in an urban setting. SITE Fest will take place at…


Lisa Abbott-Canfield at Jason Rulnick


This was an artcritical PIC in March 2010.


Jack the Pelican to fly no more


The gallery scene in Williamsburg will get less colorful in a few weeks as, after eight years, Jack the Pelican Presents is closing its doors.  When asked by artcritical about this decision, owner and former art critic Don Carroll gave the expected answer: economic downturn, drop in sales, and increased rent.  In addition, due to…


Panel Discussion at MIT examines Performative Art


The MIT List Visual Art Center presents The Annual Max Wasserman Forum on Contemporary Art.  This year’s forum, titled Parody, Politics and Performativity, brings together several practicing artists and experts on performative practices.  The 2010 Wasserman Forum will include a panel discussion with artists Tino Sehgal, Tania Bruguera and the collective artist Claire Fontaine, moderated by…


Symposium explores Artists in Wartime


Swarthmore College presents Artists in Wartime: Bearing Witness / Shaping a Response,series of events consisting of two concurrent exhibitions, a symposium and poetry reading that explore the role of contemporary artists who focus on war and other crises of politics on Saturday, March 20. The symposium, moderated by Janine Mileaf, Assistant Professor of Art History at…


Maureen McQuillan at McKenzie Fine Art


This was an artcritical PIC in March 2010.