Parallax ‘Art’ Fair opening at the Prince George in New York
May 11-12, 2013
Works by over 160 object makers on show at the first US artist-led-non-art fair
The third edition of Parallax ‘Art’ Fair in New York takes place at the Prince George Ballroom between 11th -12th May. Uniquely, and ‘radically’, described as a non-art fair, the ‘event’ is conceived as a metaphor for highlighting alternative ideas about art objects and the way the art industry functions. It is a kind of frosted mirror into our own psychologies and storied-theories that influence how we look at objects. In this light, the project attempts to bring to the forefront, and question, the ‘modern’ role of the artist and its history. The unfolding of the ‘event’ is a narrative, with as many meta-narratives as there are exhibitors and visitors, and this New York edition will feature prominently in the first series of published papers on the project. At a time of massive practical transition for the arts in wake of the economic crisis, it is perhaps inevitable that the very intellectual core of how we create and look at ‘art’ will come under scrutiny in a practical way for the first time in over two millennia. It is this new “era” that Parallax ‘Art’ Fair attempts to explore, discuss and historically generate. And in this way, it is a ‘parasite’, feeding on and living off every art fair, exhibition and industry narrative that has created, and continues to create, our sense of modernity today.
Parallax Art Fair is free to attend, but donations towards the
PAF Benevolent fund for the children of artists are welcome at the door.
Parallax AF opening details:
Friday 10th May: Private View, 7.30 – 9.30 pm
Saturday 11th – Sunday 12th May: 11:00 am -5:00 pm
Venue: Prince George, 15 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016
Entrance – Free