Authentic, Imaginative Immersion at SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2020

Five highlights from a groundbreaking fair themed "In Excess"

What with there being museums for everything—and brands behind most of them—the word “immersive” sometimes feels over-extended, misused, manipulated and frankly false. Inside the former Ralph Lauren offices at 625 Madison, SPRING/BREAK Art Show reminded people that the category of immersive art requires respect if it’s from a place of unfettered, unbranded imagination. This particular fair has always been one of the leading risk-takers. In …

Photographer Jeannette Montgomery Barron’s “Artist Portraits from the 80’s” at Patrick Parrish Gallery

Mapplethorpe, Basquiat and their contemporaries, captured with intimate intensity

With the innumerable retrospectives crisscrossing US museums, and foundations dedicating floor-upon-floor of wall space, one almost cannot escape the current societal obsession with artists from the ’80s. Amidst all the work of Basquiat, Warhol, Haring and their ilk, gallery-goers will still struggle to find women represented. Fascinating then, and valuable, is the exhibition Artist Portraits from the 80’s at Patrick Parrish—on show from 5 March …

The Armory Show’s 2020 Large-Scale Platform Program

Works of sociopolitical satire at its finest, curated by Anne Ellegood

Placed throughout NYC‘s Pier 90 and Pier 94, the large-scale works and installations that comprise The Armory Show‘s Platform program do more than honor this year’s theme of “Brutal Truths.” The art pieces—drawn from seven artists/artist duos—whip their viewers into an immediate sociopolitical discourse and they do so with humor. Curated by Anne Ellegood, the Executive Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, …