Last weekend I attended The Armory Show at Piers 92 and 94 here in New York City where for one weekend 200,000 square feet is dedicated to modern and contemporary art from around the world. It didn't disappoint, per se, I was however reminded that I'm not an art fair gal. Art fairs are essentially massive marketplaces, and as someone who despises malls and only marginally enjoys shopping, and as an artist whose work looks to community values for research and is perpetually thinking up ways to negate the elitist/capitalist art world, art fairs are not really my scene. That's not to say I had a terrible time, there was a lot of excellent artwork to be seen, and although there weren't too many booths that offered additional context about the artworks and artists (something I love!) I placed myself comfortably in the context of the many textile and installation works.
Below are some highlights and a couple selfies. Whoever designed those carnation stools deserves an olfaction art award! (I know, not exactly what they are for)