About THE(UN)FAIR 2014
Established to celebrate passion rather than fashion, THE(UN)FAIR returns for 2014.
Amidst the bustle of Armory Arts Week, THE(UN)FAIR rekindles the guerilla-style art show; a carefully curated exhibit made possible by the cooperation and collaboration of cutting-edge artists, supportive space owners, keen-eyed curators and supportive sponsors.
In contrast to the maze of cookie-cutter, white-booth art fairs, THE(UN)FAIR lets participants take a breather from the fair frenzy to have the most memorable and fun art experience of this art-filled week. Last year’s innovative installations, performance art, original artwork and participatory pieces brought raves literally from around the world, and 2014 will be bigger and better. In 2014, thousands of THE(UN)FAIR attendees will discover and explore a cohesive, experiential indoor and outdoor environment curated by Jennifer Wallace of nAscent Art and Mikel Glass, and made possible by you.
The curatorial theme for 2014 is “Exploring the Divide”. Mindful of the current climate of political and social polarization, THE(UN)FAIR will pull together art and people wtih disparate views to create an environment to consider what connects and divides us.
Additional inspiration stems from our location. Manhattan’s West 52nd Street is a neighborhood in transition, one block away from one of the most expensive luxury residential developments in the world, yet around the corner from a non-profit helping residents of affordable housing. Leaving The Armory Show at Pier 92, thousands stream down West 52nd Street to find the best surprise of their arts week.