February 23rd, 2007
More art than you can shake a stick at.by John Coakley
There are literally ten different art fairs happening at once this weekend. Dealers from all over the world have come to our city to display their wares; event spaces and armories all over Manhattan are filled with pieces by legends and unknowns alike. So where does one begin?
Well, The Armory Show (Pier 94 @55th Street) takes the prize for sheer volume: 148 dealers are represented. The Art Show (Park Ave. & 67th Street), which, strangely, actually happens in an Armory, features 70 dealers of various origins and specialties. Both shows run through Monday the 26th and carry a $20 admission fee. The more thrifty of us should look into Diva Streets, a free side project of Diva Fair. Ten shipping containers have been placed all over Chelsea with the purpose of displaying video art for the masses. That ends tomorrow, the 25th, at 8:00 pm, so don’t miss out.
Finally, the always innovative folks at Chashama are christening their new space in the recently refurbished Artkraft-Strauss sign factory building (12th Avenue between 57th Street and 58th Street) with an open studio exhibition this Sunday, the 25th only, from noon – 6pm. Celso Trevino and Dean Rodinovsky will both be featured. Check it out. Go to http://www.resolve40.com for complete listings.