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03.12.14 Marina Galperina

The Armory Show came and went with its hundreds of galleries. There was no Playoff Bracket. No one won an MVBooth Award. Sometimes, there is just no unified curatorial arch or higher implications in the motifs of a pile of stuff. Well, there are niche market trends. This year’s focus was on hot-shit galleries from […]

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03.06.13 Marina Galperina

Artist Andrew Ohanesian has installed Urinal into the side of the Pierogi Gallery booth at the Armory Show, without asking permission from the art fair. It previews today. Yes, it’s actually a urinal. Gallerists Joseph Amrhein and Susan Swenson assure ARTINFO’s Benjamin Sutton: it’s the most standard, “ubiquitous” kind of urinal they could find. Unlike Duchamp’s vintage model, this […]

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03.04.13 Eugene Reznik

Of all the Armory Show spin-off fairs opening this week in New York, none are as overtly subversive of the original as THE (UN)FAIR, a one-time pop-up exhibition opening within walking distance at a 19th century former manufacturing building. With sledgehammer subtlety, its name suggests the ultimate alternative from the more exclusive and commercially-saturated art […]

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02.28.13 Eugene Reznik

The centennial Armory art show opens a week from today, and because nobody can handle the anticipation, a comprehensive virtual preview went live this morning on Artsy, the browsing platform run on the Art Genome Project. From a quick scroll through, it seems that the experience on their well-designed HTML5 site is far more pleasant […]

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03.08.10 Marina Galperina

Aside from one aggressively banal swastika and much neon signage, yard sale junk sculptures and animals galore, there weren’t too many trends at the Armory last week. Stumbling through it has yielded these absolutely subjective, commentary-sprinkled snaps. Partake? […]

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