Featuring: Melissa Maddonni Haims
SPRING/BREAK Art Show returns for its seventh annual art fair during Armory Arts Week, an internationally recognized exhibition platform using underused, atypical, and historic New York City exhibition spaces to activate and challenge the traditional cultural landscape of the art market, held at 4 Times Square.
By first inhabiting St. Patrick’s Old School, and then the former James A. Farley Post Office, the initiative offers independent curators free space within New York City landmarks, past, and future. In exchange for no-cost exhibition space, visionary perspectives both established and unknown are charged with engaging these areas under a unifying theme and pushed to extend the boundaries of typical market week practices, low overhead and shifting curatorial themes their assets to this end.
All artworks in the show are displayed and available for purchase online, giving artists unknown, emerging, mid-career, and beyond a virtual complement to their tactile exhibition.
Low-cost exhibition space and low-cost entry for art patrons, public, and practitioners alike aim to widen the arts audience in New York and broaden the dialog of what constitutes value and economy in a 21st Century city.
This year’s theme is Stranger Comes to Town.
One of the selected artists is InLiquid artist Melissa Maddonni Haims presenting a new body of her signature soft sculptures. Her installations capture the “Stranger Comes to Town” theme in a provocative, dynamic and interactive way. Her anthropomorphic forms evoke the feeling of being in unfamiliar places, inviting viewers to imagine otherworldly beings in small spaces, while themselves being fully immersed in a large-scale, tangible installation.
Get your passes here.