I love seeing the variety that people create to stand out in a dizzying week of art when the art world is out in full swing. The Spring/Break Art Show couldn’t be more different than The Armory or the other big fairs. Of course, the setting etc. differ but, for those of you that aren’t familiar with this fair, Spring/Break is curator and artist focused rather than dealer-centric. This means that booths (or rooms, in this case) are set up by curators and artists rather than by galleries and this dramatically changes the whole environment and feel of the fair. Granted, Spring/Break tries to play up the scrappy feel it has created for itself but aside from that, each room is like a mini exhibition and the organizers are more than happy to talk to all the visitors, not just a select few. It’s a great place to go if you want to learn something new or even just talk about art – I definitely found that most people were willing to get into a lengthy discussion about the work on display (and even work that wasn’t on display) even on the last day of the fair. Also, if you’re looking to get into collecting, this is a good place to start. Prices are more than reasonable, sometimes even surprisingly low.
Read more about the fair HERE in an article I wrote for TOOVIA.com