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Spring/Break Fair Returns During Armory Week

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Spring/Break Art Show, a curator-driven art fair, returns during Armory Arts Week for its third annual iteration from March 6-9, in the four-story schoolhouse known as Old School on Mott Street in SoHo. Founded by Ambre Kelly and Andrew Gori, this art show diverges from the regular fair-model by eschewing a focus on galleries and giving curators the run of the space to select work under a given theme. This year its “Public Private” theme will explore the “high visibility of the self in the 21st Century every-day” and the balance between privacy and the “digital strip-tease” that average people are compelled to engage in, according to a statement on the fair’s website. Some of the artistic practices to be explored include self-portraiture, the evolution of the “photo bomb,” “jealous landscape photography,” and digital spectatorship.

New art work will be displayed in 20 classrooms as well as the hallways and other unique spots in the schoolhouse, one of the city’s oldest. And the yet-to-be-named curators of the event have been recently involved in art shows and projects in Williamsburg, Gowanus, Bushwick and the Lower East Side. Collectors are now welcome to RSVP for the Collector Preview on March 4 from 4-6pm or the VIP Vernissage from 6-9pm the same day.

And of course, there will be a VIP after party, news of which will be revealed closer to the date.

— Rozalia Jovanovic (@Ruschka)

(Photo: Courtesy Spring/Break)

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