Armory 2009 Selects
Published March 4, 2009
We at Interview, hate—hate—to spot trends. We’re in it for the long run. But we’d be remiss if we didn’t tell you that the key theme at the Armory press preview was a revisiting of geometry via Russian Constructivism. Obviously, painting sells better than sculpture and often costs less to make, and now’s as good a time as any to cut corners. Maybe it’s the economy or a relatively utopian political climate; maybe it’s the weather, but nothing looks so good right now as a re-working of a flat geometric plane with design elements. One thing that didn’t look as flat as we’d prior indicated—those John Armleder pour paintings at Mehdi Chouakri we warned you about. In person, they’re dense, and they sparkle. All that glitters is gold they say.
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