Armory Show 2013, I Think the Focus Group Worked

Before this year's Armory show 2013 the organizers convened a Before this year's Armory show 2013 the organizers convened a focus group to figure out a way to boost attendance, interest, coolness, and bring some organization to the slumping chaotic behemoth of a New York art fair. The Armory has recently been challenged by Frieze as the better New York fair, which follows it in early May.The focus group was a part of an art project by Liz Magic Lazer, commissioned by the Armoy, and made up of curators, museum professionals, art critics and and so on. And in an effort to become more transparent (one of the new focus group initiatives) the group posted their debate online. You could say this is the Armory's meta moment. Lazer's focus group video is in line with a body of work she has been working on dealing with the relationship between the news media and the public.Perhaps there wasn't an a + b = "a better art…

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The 2012 Armory Art Fair

Last week, Megan and I made our yearly visit to New York’s international art fair, The Armory Show.
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Constance Hockaday’s Boggsville Boatel

Before reclaimed building materials, eating local, and minimizing one’s carbon footprint became a mainstream movement of the upwardly mobile, there have been adventurers who have been living off th
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