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“The knife is real, the blood is real, and the emotions are real.” – Robert Ayers in conversation with Marina Abramović

Marina Abramović performing "Lips of Thomas" (original 1975) as part of "Seven Easy Pieces" (2005)

I really don’t think I have ever met a more inspiring artist than Marina Abramović. She is only a few years older than me and I have followed her work like an awe-struck younger brother since I first became […]

Art Fair Conversations – Armory Arts Week, 2010

Clayton Price, "Unheeded Warning" (2001) at Verge

This is the busiest – and many people would say the most important – week in the New York City art calendar. The Armory Show itself, on the west side’s Piers 92 and 94, is one of the world’s most significant art fairs. Every year it attracts […]

See The Armory Show, Scope, and Pulse with A Sky filled with Shooting Stars

Many readers of A Sky filled with Shooting Stars have asked me about getting behind the scenes of the New York art world in the same way that I am able to. This year’s Armory Show week offers an ideal first opportunity to make this possible, with a series of exclusive walking […]

“Everybody is very excited!” – Robert Ayers in conversation with Katelijne de Backer.

Katelijne de Backer

This Wednesday, March 3, sees the opening of the twelfth edition of the Armory Show, the biggest yet, with almost 300 galleries exhibiting. Of course the Armory Show’s arrival in New York City each spring is not simply about one of the world’s most important art fairs. There is the palpable […]