The Armory Show and Fountain…NYC 2010

Posted by on Mar 8, 2010 in Akbar Lightning, Art Coverage

yo globatron citizens,

i am reporting from last weekend’s New York City art weekend.  i am tired, so i’m going to keep it short and sweet, and keep my commentary to the photos…I was more impressed with this year’s armory show than I have ever been.  This is the first year I have been and did not see the same work as every other year.  Also, there was a shift toward what I will call ‘the serious’, there was less trash, less irony, less obnoxiousness, and more attempts to approach the sublime…don’t get me wrong, there was a video of a naked man whipping himself, oh that poor man…but there were many moments of artistic sincerity….one more thing…the entry fee was $30…now that just seems obscene…luckily i was able to score a free pass, but i mean $30, seriously, aren’t they charging each gallery like a gabillion dollars, and then they want to exploit the already broke artists who want to participate in this elitist flea-market style commodification of culture….yeah, i’m complaining…it’s time for the artist I.D.  anywhoo, it was a great weekend, the weather was beautiful and i had a great time…enjoy the photos…

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Fountain Exhibition, i was surprised by the turnout, stayed steady all weekend...

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  1. globatron
    March 8, 2010

    thanks for documenting your adventure. talking about sensory overload. my favorite photo is the guy standing outside with the sign that states “people refuse to see me”.

    Do you know the story behind that? I think we all feel that way more often than not.

    http://www.globatron.org/wp-content/gallery/armory/dsc05236.jpg

    Just googled around for Chandler, The Big Sleep:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Big_Sleep

    Interesting that you noticed skulls more this year. Glad to know shock art was at a minimum. Nice to know that is going out of style.

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  2. Akbar Lightning
    March 8, 2010

    yo dog, yeah, i’m kicking myself i didn’t find out more about that guy…the pic is all i got…let’s hope somehow he emerges from the machine…

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  3. globatron
    March 9, 2010

    It’s a heroic photo regardless. Great shot. I would love to hear his story and I do hope it surfaces from the machine as well.

    Thanks for sharing. I would need to go camping for a week I think, after attending that show as I have not encountered that much human contact since Art Basel 2008. That show changed me.

    It would seem you had an overall positive experience and I’m happy for you.

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