Parallax Art Fair in New York 2012
Parallax AF, or P(AF), will make its NYC debut at the esteemed event venue, 82 Mercer. Through being a direct art-to-consumer experience with an open admission policy, P(AF) makes a uniquely refreshing conceptual statement about subjectivity and the commoditization of taste. Creator and curator Dr. Chris Barlow says: “Parallax offers an intellectual framework that encourages risk to buy what you actually like for a change—there is nothing worse than making a purchase you like and some ‘specialist’ sneering down their nose at you.”
This is the first art fair with such a democratic nature and its NYC appearance will be the franchise’s fifth edition. The event attracts around 200 artists from all over the world, presenting 2,000 to 3,000 pieces. The loose “mosaic” approach to curating P(AF) befits its irreverence for the stiffness of traditional exhibitions and is conceptually in line with the event’s spirited accessibility. The art spans the spectrum in content, style, and abilities due to the level playing field of P(AF)’s universal acceptance, ensuring established and emerging artists are equally represented.
Saturday 4th August 11am - 7pm
Sunday 5th August 11am - 5pm
New York, NY NY 10012