The Spring Break Art Show 2022 is a playful, bleeding-edge, independent curator’s art fair produced in unused office space.
Invited curators do their thing in a maze of rooms that you can explore at your leisure. Rooms may be fabulous, sophisticated or trashy (at least at first glance), but they always make you think. Some will make you smile. Some will make you scratch your head in wonder, but art is supposed to do that.
Even the show’s name is playful. We’ve been covering it for years, but only got the joke in the name this year. It’s not the Spring Break – Art Show. It’s the spring / BREAK ART SHOW. The easiest way to create something new is to break the old. The Spring Break Art Show definitely breaks the mold.
If you only have time for one art fair during Armory Week, go to the Spring Break Art Show. It’s a great date, and you might discover the next big thing in art (right before everyone else does.)
10th Spring Break Art Show 2022
The 10th Spring Break Art Show 2022 bleeding-edge, independent curator’s art fair explores the “Naked Lunch” at the Atlantic Production Center at 625 Madison Avenue in Midtown East, Manhattan Thursday-Monday, September 8-12, 2022 from 11am – 8pm, with Collector’s and VIP Opening Night previews on Wednesday, September 7 at 11am at 5pm. From $36. springbreakartshow.com
Here is the list of exhibitors: springbreakartshow.com
The Naked Lunch Is Not Quite What It Seems
This year’s theme is “Naked Lunch.” It’s complicated, but is basically a call for installations that explore the playfully absurd gap between what we call things, and what they actually are.
It’s kind of an “Emperor’s New Clothes” thing. We’ve seen a lot of that lately. Contemporary politics is mostly fighting about the monster under the bed. What you haven’t seen it? Well open your eyes and look.
When the Covid pandemic started a few years ago, we thought that by now we would be living in an exciting new Roaring 20s, another Jazz Age Renaissance like the one that followed the 1918 Flu Pandemic. Instead we find ourselves living in a never-ending shitstorm of runaway inflation, world hunger, firestorms, war and climate meltdown with drought one day and biblical floods the next. Maybe it’s all the same thing.
At the Naked Lunch without makeup or clothing, the imperial court doesn’t look nearly as glamourous. As some say, don’t worry, everything’s fine. It’s all going according to plan. 😂
Read the Spring Break Art Show’s explanation of the theme. It’s entertaining. springbreakartshow.com
The Los Angeles edition of the show is running the same theme. We wonder which city is the world capital of the absurd.
To honor the show’s 10th edition, we’ll give a $10,000 dollar cash prize to the first person who spots New York Latin Culture Magazine at the 10th Spring Break Art Show. That should be more than enough for one or two Naked Lunches. See ya there!