Spring/Break Art Show has announced the theme and location of its sixth edition. The fair invites more than one hundred curators to participate by exploring the concept of “Black Mirror,” which the fair describes as “the dance of identity the artist undertakes—between hiding and showing the self—especially in the face of modern technology, political unrest, and glimmers from ghosts of art history’s past.”
Coinciding with Armory week, Spring/Break opens on March 1 at its new venue, 4 Times Square, the former home of Condé Nast. “We’re interested in engaging iconic, atypical environments where contemporary art is often absent,” codirector and cofounder Ambre Kelly said. “In past years this included the former Catholic school of one of the oldest cathedrals in Manhattan, then the decommissioned postal inspection offices of one of the city’s largest post offices. Our new space is an expansion of this—occupying the twelfth largest commercial building in Manhattan, and with it, a new space and seat of American culture to occupy.”
Organized by The They Co.—Andrew Gori and Ambre Kelly—Spring/Break Art Show offers free experimental exhibition spaces for independent curators to exhibit works by emerging and mid-career artists.