Model of DeLorean car — DMC-12 — by Glasgow artist Duncan Campbell, debuting at Independent Art Fair, NYC, now at Artists Space
Now that art week in New York City has just come to a close, with the Armory and eleven adjunct fairs in play through last weekend, it’s fun to examine the new kid in town: the Independent Art Fair, organized by a group of relevant galleries at the former DIA arts space in Chelsea.
From the Armory down to the narrow four floor Independent, Berlin galleries figured prominently as a main vein for contemporary art. Several images from the Independent slideshow below, generate from Berlin.
One exhibit and coinciding film sticking around — “Make It New John” by Glasgow artist Duncan Campbell — moves today to the Artists Space in Soho. The show, centering around Seventies luxury car maker John DeLorean, examines the rise and fall of DeLorean — a Romanian immigrant — who sought to create the world’s sexiest car via a factory in Belfast, Ireland. A movie, the centerpiece of the exhibit, looks at this car, explaining as such: “Campbell’s film deftly contrasts the DeLorean dream with its spectacular downfall during a critical period in Nothern Ireland’s history, and the canonization of the car — the DMC-12– as a symbol of the American myth of mobility.”
(“Make It New John/Duncan Campbell, March 9-May 1, 2010, Artists Space, 38 Greene Street, 3rd Floor, NYC Artists Space NYC)