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Monday, March 8th, 2010


The Armory Show 2010: A photo journal

AGAINST THE WIND CHAMPAGNE ON ICE A remarkable swell took place after the doors opened, and not just fare-goers making for the various courtesy bars. The powerful and glamorous A-list crowd amassed quickly, imbibed, and prepared to consume art. The mood was generally upbeat and optimistic, if not exactly replicating the feeding frenzy of the…

Monday, March 8th, 2010


MoMA’s After-Party for The Armory Show: A photo journal

IN THROUGH THE OUT DOOR A young, buoyant crowd, enlivened by the day’s nonstop art crush, landed on West 53rd Street to let loose at The Armory after-party to benefit The Museum of Modern Art and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center. A VIEW FROM A BRIDGE BACKED BY MOMA DONORS PERFECT CRANIUM THREE MUSES MUSTACHIOED CONNECTION…

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Mother-and-son team Joan Washburn and Brian Washburn place themselves in painting’s expansive field.

The Armory Show Modern (Pier 92): A photo journal

“The second year looks good,” commented Washburn, the type of dealer who makes returning to The Armory Fair Modern a pleasure.

Monday, March 8th, 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…

Monday, March 8th, 2010


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…

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Jill Sigman, who is also performing at SITE Festival this year, in a piece from 2009

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…

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Published by anonymous (later identified as Charles Sarka) A Song Without Music, 1921 Ink and watercolor on paper, 8.5 x 11 inches each page (total 40 pages)

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…

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Claire Fontaine, Change 2006. Twelve twenty-five cent coins, steel box-cutter blades, solder and rivets, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Neu, Berlin. Photo: the artist

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…

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Daniel Heyman, I Did Not Have a Beard 2008. Gouache and pencil on paper, 29 x 41 inches. Courtesy List Gallery, Swarthmore College

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…

Monday, February 1st, 2010


Claire Weiss (1966-2010)

Clare Weiss, who was Curator of Public Art at New York City Department of Parks and Recreation from 2005-2009, was a determined and enterprising champion of art in public places.  She passed away January 11, aged 43, after a protracted battle with breast cancer which began in 2006. Weiss came to art relatively late in…