Παρασκευή, 3 Μαρτίου 2017

‘Activism’ Is the Trend at NADA New York 2017

NADA New York launched on Thursday, March 1, 2017 at Skylight
Clarkson Square in Manhattan. Photograph by Casey Kelbaugh

If the times are a’ changing—and they are, to the strains of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”—one rightly expects art to change with them. But should the same also be true of art fairs?

Lang Seung Lee, Untitled (Two Men Getting Arrested) (2017). 
Image courtesy Commonwealth & Council.

Last December, the Miami fairs seemed stuck in limbo or, more charitably, confused about how or even whether to respond to news of Donald Trump’s election win. But after a few topsy-turvy months and several dozen Presidential executive orders, not a few art galleries have thrown political caution to the wind. Where the NADA New York art fair is concerned, yesterday’s fence sitters are today’s firebrands.


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