05 Mar, 2014
Artribune, by Francesco Sala

The Far East, in that New York is not confined within the limits more and more protruding Chinatown. Indeed. Among symposia, focus and participation of Xu Chen announces the absolute protagonist of the Armory Show 2014: here are the events, decidedly exotic, forthcoming art-weekend in the Big Apple.

God save us from saying that I’m late, out of time, which will also be got on a train good, but engaging the running board, away from the first-class coaches. It’s however a bit ‘to see how species today – just today – the’ Armory Show decides in a deep and massive watch what happens on the other side of the world. At the start of the 2014 edition of the New York fair, which, with its 101 years of history, has longevity record hardly approachable, and he chooses for this round of tournament to focus on the Chinese scene. It does so with a symposium that includes among its protagonists people like Hans Ulrich Obrist and the director of the K11 Art Foundation in Hong Kong Adrian Cheng; does it again with the focus taken care of, at the fair, the director of the Ullens Center in Beijing, Philip Tinari , and it reaffirms the choice of artist Xu Zhen invited to work as site-specific spaces of Pier 94. That where there are tunnels that look to the contemporary, where the pier is 92 instead reserved for the modern: a total number of exhibitors that settles around two hundred consolidated unit.

According to tradition, the ‘ Armory unleashes frenzy of fairs incidental and collateral, events, appointments and any number. Starting from the usually accepted official opening party at MoMA (this year with live performances of Dev Hynes , the new talent of folk-pop, author of The Chemical Brothers) and arriving at Ben Tritt installations in Bryant Park, passing through the equivalent premises of the white nights of art by offering unprecedented tour bight in SoHo and in the districts of Bushwick and Ridgewood.

Same address but location renewed for Scope, which remains on the premises of Moynihan Station, but chooses to occupy the Main Hall of the once was a post office. Sixty galleries invited (among the new Peres Project) for the 14th edition of the New York exhibition globetrotters, the strong annual events in Basel, Miami, London and the Hamptons, is preparing to celebrate its one millionth visitor. And it launches, along with the sponsors BucketFeet, the contest which sees more than forty artists compete to design the new livery of the famous brand of sneakers.

For a close encounter with the bosses of the market in the Stars and Stripes is a vital stake in 643 Park Avenue: there are over seventy, Marian Goodman David Zwirner, the dealers who participate in the 26th edition of Art Show , exclusively reserved to showcase autarkic local dealers , exquisitely cut in New York, but more indie, also for the third year in Spring / Break Art Show . A new appointment with the fresh trade winds in the halls of an old school Nolita circumvents the presence of peer to peer gallery to present the work of artists and curators trend: rising from the veterans Eve Sussman and Marlene Dumas in the latest signatures generation, for a program this year that lingers on the public-private dichotomy. With a curatorial project to suggest intriguing reflections, suspended as it is between Oscar Wilde and the poetics of selfie .

Stands out in terms of eccentricity, of course, the Fountain Art Fair , that the ‘ Economist calls ” the way an art fair Should Be ” : Eclectic by definition, counter, galleries dedicated to research thrust and outsider art. This year, who knows how naively and how much is implied in response to the “Chinese” Armory, with a strong spicy aroma, guaranteed by the participation of different actors Korean, Indian and Japanese.

Is five years old and goes back to the origins of the much more serious Independent that after moving past edition finds the original venue in the heart of Chelsea galleries fifty guests of the fair “setting designed” by Andrew Feuerstein and Bret Quagliara, no joke even Volta, the only fair show in SoHo, that among the highlights of this edition sees the performances of Wilmer Wilson IV and Pamela Council.

Waterfront Tunnel, Chelsea, returns to host the Moving Image, proud that looks exclusively to the the world of video art, curiosity, in the district by more and more artistic setting, for the Clio Art Fair : thirty artists who do not have exclusive galleries of the city (among them our Alessandro Del Pero , but also a certain Vito Acconci) called for projects that are beyond the cages of the show and are divided according to traditional patterns richer and more complex.

Regard to exhibitions in the city, is a show not to be missed: the one on Futurism at the Guggenheim. For everything else, refer to the New York updates.