This year during New York Arts Week, there are lots of alternatives to the main fair during Armory week. One of them is on our radar and we think it is not to be missed. The SPRING/BREAK Art Show is a fair designed solely by curators featuring the work of hundreds of artist hand-selected by 23 curators. The show has taken over the Old School on Mott Street and has turned it into a fair about artists and curators rather than galleries and collectors. The full details are below and the show runs through the weekend opening tonight with a press preview at 5pm and a VIP preview from 6-9pm. You can RSVP for the preview here: firstname.lastname@example.org
(From springbreakartshow.com) Welcome to SPRING/BREAK Art Show, the new curator-driven art fair during the Armory Arts Week. The fair will inhabit Old School, a four-story schoolhouse located in NoLIta from March 6th – March 11th, 2012. Featuring the projects of 23 curators, the show will abandon the traditional focus on galleries – offering a “break” from the typical art fair model – and showcase a range of New York City’s curatorial voices, all surrounding a single exhibition theme – Apocalist: A Brief History of The End.
Utilizing over 20 classrooms, hallways, and unique areas in one of the city’s oldest schoolhouses, new art works will be on display, arranged by curators representing the more recent creative contributions of the Lower East Side, Williamsburg, Gowanus, and Bushwick. Apocalist, the inaugural fair’s curatorial theme as described by Andrew Gori and Ambre Kelly, the co-founders of The They Co. and SPRING/BREAK Art Show, ‘aims to elucidate the sense of direction, disorder, celebration, or disdain generated by real or invented global or personal assumptions of calamity.’
Curators include Curação Calymayor, Angela Conant, Miky Fabrega, Robert O. Fitzpatrick, Alex Freedman, Andrew Gori, Ambre Kelly, Sean Kinney, Natalie Kovacs, Patrick Meagher, Yunhee Min, Helene Necroto, PJ Monte, Lisa Pomares, Amanda Schmitt, Jamie Sterns, Cecelia Stucker, Maureen Sullivan, Eve Sussman, Chen Tamir, Helen Toomer-Labzda, Tom Weinrich, and Manish Vora.
Artists include Artliars, Atelier VanLieshout, avaf, Lisha Bai, Thomas Beale, Sarah Bereza, Bigert & Bergström, BoyfriendGirlfriend, Joe Brittain, Jim Budman, Shelley Burgon, Blair Chivers, Atom Cianfarani, Ben Cohen, Andreis Mikael Costa, Anne-Lise Coste, Dora Budor + Maja Cule, Myla Dalbesio, Violet Dennison, Leah Dixon, Miky Fabrega, Fall On Your Sword, David Alexander Flinn, Floto + Warner, Noam Gonick, Sage Grazer, Jason Gringler, Tal Isaac Hadid, Marc Horowitz, Joe Jagos, Algis Antanas Kizys + Simon Lee, Maia Ruth Lee, Jennifer Marman + Daniel Borins, Sanaz Mazinani, Glynnis McDaris, Jesse McLean, Robert Montgomery, Jane Moseley, Noce Studio, Jamie O’Shea, Takako Oishi, Brent Owens, Francois Pain, Daphne Park, Aurora Ixchel Pellizzi, Krista Peters, Christophe Hamaide Pierson, PPP, Chris Puidokas, William Rahilly, Real Quick For Fun, Christine Rebet, Rachel Rossin, Celia Rowlson-Hall, Desi Santiago, Silvershed, Sirra Sigurdardottir, Studio Drift, Jennifer Sullivan, Eve Sussman, thefuturefuture, Kevin Trageser, Brad Troemel, Troika, Grace Villamil, and Pete Voelker.
For more information and a full schedule of events visit www.springbreakartshow.com