Art
2,826 Hypes 0 Comments

"Platform": Satirical Installations & Paintings Disrupt The Armory Show 2020

Assemblage installs, politically-charged paintings and more.

New York City’s largest contemporary art fair, The Armory Show, is in full swing with 178 exhibitors presenting works by a diverse batch of emerging, mid-level, and established artists from around the globe. While the core section of the installment is dominated by gallery booths there are also specific spaces devoted to unique presentations such as “Perspectives” that spotlights thought-provoking pieces from the 20th century, “Focus” that challenges the perception of viewers with surreal and conceptual pieces, as well as “Not-For-Profit” that sheds light on the support and patronage of non-profit organizations such as the Aperture Foundation and Case Art Fund.

One of the more engaging sections is “Platform” that is spearheaded by ICA Los Angeles director Anne Ellegood. Works under Ellegood’s curation are largely comprised of large-scale installations and performances that explore how satire has been utilized historically in art. For instance, LA’s Night Gallery is presenting a solo booth of works by Bay Area painter Christine Wang. The artist is recognized for pairing images with text across bold paintings that evoke Internet memes, but shed light on polarizing issues such as “women’s rage” or “the inexcusable denial of the realities of climate change,” as per the curator’s statement.

Another highlight of the section is an immersive, assemblage installation by artists Edward and Nancy Kienholz that completely disrupts the sprawling Pier 90 space of the fair. Presented by L.A. Louver, the duo’s monstrous creation titled The Caddy Court features a Ghost Busters-looking 1978 Cadillac that has been transformed into a mobile sanctuary housing taxidermy, historic books and an American flag. From giving border patrol a license to kill to the first major abortion case, the work questions the controversial decisions of today’s U.S. Supreme Court while addressing the need for public discourse on the motives behind this powerful governmental body.

The Armory Show will run through March 5-8. In other dynamic presentations, check out Dan Attoe’s neon wall pieces and meditative oil paintings at The Hole NYC.

The Armory Show
711 12th Ave
New York, NY 10019

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Jun Cha to Release Intricate CAPO RING Collection
Art

Jun Cha to Release Intricate CAPO RING Collection

The artist’s signature skull motifs presented in jewelry form.

Lance Mountain & Robbie Jeffers Unveil Goofy Collaborative Works in LA Exhibit
Art

Lance Mountain & Robbie Jeffers Unveil Goofy Collaborative Works in LA Exhibit

Mountain’s cartoonish subjects invade darkroom prints shot by Jeffers.

Dylan Gebbia-Richards to Unveil Eruptive Wax Paintings at GR Gallery
Art

Dylan Gebbia-Richards to Unveil Eruptive Wax Paintings at GR Gallery

Merging the macroscopic and microscopic.

Dan Attoe Injects Humor Across Paintings & Neon Wall Pieces of Nature for "Glowing River"
Art

Dan Attoe Injects Humor Across Paintings & Neon Wall Pieces of Nature for "Glowing River"

Meditative pieces sprinkled with unabashed whimsy.

Influential Performance Artist Ulay Dies at 76
Art

Influential Performance Artist Ulay Dies at 76

Renowned for his artistic collaborations with former partner Marina Abramovic.


re—inc Launches Art Auction Featuring Tobin Heath's Provoking 'Pixelation' Painting
Art

re—inc Launches Art Auction Featuring Tobin Heath's Provoking 'Pixelation' Painting

Formed by four USWNT soccer players who want to challenge the status quo.

Malik Roberts Challenges Media Consumption With "GLORY | IN BLK" Exhibition
Art

Malik Roberts Challenges Media Consumption With "GLORY | IN BLK" Exhibition

Deconstructed portraits to go on display at NYC’s Allouche Gallery.

Adam Lister Unveils New Geometric Paintings for First European Exhibition
Art

Adam Lister Unveils New Geometric Paintings for First European Exhibition

Titled “Essential Lucidity.”

Honorroller Displays Sneaker Sculptures & First Interactive Exhibit at SPRING/BREAK Art Show
Art

Honorroller Displays Sneaker Sculptures & First Interactive Exhibit at SPRING/BREAK Art Show

Transforming a section in the fair into “an idealized child’s bedroom.”

These Are the Best Artworks Releasing This Week
Art 

These Are the Best Artworks Releasing This Week

A print featuring Mona Lisa covered in honey, rare posters from the MoMA archive & more.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.