The SPRING/BREAK Art Show is a different breed of art fair than the rest of the lineup opening during Armory Week. Instead of building the show around galleries, SPRING/BREAK picks one theme and then lets curators work their magic on different rooms of the Old School, a former schoolhouse in New York.
This year's theme is PUBLICPRIVATE, and 40 curators have gathered the work of more than 100 contemporary artists to explore "how the high visibility of the self in the 21st century everyday—via social network, selfie ubiquity, jealous vacation landscape, video-game avatar, and surveillance M.O.—activates and disinhibits the artistic practice, and that contrary or complimentary production of self which is the artist process," reads the press release. Needless to say, SPRING/BREAK doesn't have the blockbuster feel of the Armory Show, and that's a good thing. From blood painting projected on walls to a drive-in movie experience, this fair invigorates Armory Week with innovation and artistic risk. Here are 10 Curated Rooms You Can't Miss at the SPRING/BREAK Art Show.
The SPRING/BREAK Art Show is open to the public from March 6 to March 9, 2014. The fair's online auction is taking place on Paddle 8.