Art Fair time is back.
This week in New York – The Armory Show. Some of what is being shown:
Claire Fontaine is a Paris-based collective artist, founded in 2004. She borrowed/appropriated her her name from an easily recognizable brand of school books. Self-described as a “readymade artist”, Fontaine explores the concept of the artist, herself, becoming as interchangeable and “readymade” as, say, a Brillo box.
New York-based artist, Haim Steinbach’s art explores the shelf – or other forms of “displayers” – where ordinary objects suddenly gain the status of art object.
Paris-born Kadir Attia is of Algerian descent. he has exhibited in France, Spain, Germany, Israel, Sweden, the USA and the UK. Much of his work addresses the complex relationships between Europe and immigrants, specifically those of Islamic faith.