Sunday, April 16, 2006

Count Down: Art Chicago and NOVA

12 Days until general admissions for each of these art fairs. That's right, Friday April 28th from Noon till 8pm the art fairs are open to the public for a fee. NOVA is charging $10 for a single day and Art Chicago, $15. The fairs are open the entire weekend though times of day may change. Check out each of their web sites to find out the details about special events, galleries involved, locations, etc.

What does any of this have to do with Indianapolis? Not a thing. But if you love to look at art and never have the time and money to go to those big art fairs like, Art Basel Miami or the Armory Show in NYC, then these fairs can offer you a glimpse of what some art fairs are like. Expect big crowds and lots of walking, but it is one hell of a way to check out a lot of art and get a feel for some galleries you may not be familiar with. Chicago is close, make a day of it. See some art. Meet some people. Have some fun. Whether you make it up there or not, our favorite art podcasters, Bad at Sports, will be the official podcasters for NOVA Art Fair, so tune them in and listen. For those that are going to the fairs, perhaps I will see you there.

9 Responses to “Count Down: Art Chicago and NOVA”

Lirodendron said...
April 17, 2006 at 7:54 AM

Sounds like an interesting day trip....a lady from Lafayette was telling me you can catch an Amtrack train somewhere in Lafayette, and take a train ride into Chicago. Our family might be up for that.

Anonymous said...
April 17, 2006 at 12:58 PM

Dorky galleries participate in NOVA

Liriodendron said...
April 17, 2006 at 2:29 PM

Anonymou, please define what you mean by dorky. Just curious.....

Anonymous said...
April 17, 2006 at 4:17 PM

You mean the ones that purchase ads on publications such as "The business of Art"?

Liriodendron said...
April 18, 2006 at 8:42 AM

Dorkiness and coolness....ahhh! This is a subject that is fun to discuss. lol!
I get a magazine called "Art Business News" that I really enjoy. There is certainly some classic dork art featured in some of it's ads. I always squirm at the paintings featuring dreamy young women, often with black hats, always with fetching cleavage, and usually sitting at a bar.
Still, I would rather be a bit of a dork than ultra cool and hip. I decided that was a laughable waste of time years ago.

Anonymous said...
April 18, 2006 at 12:18 PM

Dorky galleries equal galleries that show not so good art. I'd rather be tragically hip than a bad dorky artist. At least my clothes would be good. (tho Pierogi and Bucket Rider aren't dorky, so not all Nova galleries are dorky)
-the anonymous who said the dorky comment

Scott said...
April 18, 2006 at 1:39 PM

I for one am a fan of the NOVA art fair and what they are attempting to do. Booth space at most of the other art fairs in the country have outrageous prices that knock out a lot of younger galleries from any chance of showing. NOVA, now just in its second year is still growing, learning, and trying to give an alternative to the other art fairs in Chicago that weekend. As for the galleries and art collectives that have shown there and those that are showing this year, there are some wonderful selections. Are there some that are not so interesting, of course. But, you will get the same from the bigger art fairs as well. As someone who attended both fairs last year, though I enjoyed both, NOVA was more laid back, had a casual air about it. It didn't feel as stuffy or money hungry. Obviously, most of the art that is being shown in, there for its marketablity but that is what an art fair is for. As a viewer, I just want to see some interesting art and get a glimps of some galleries I have never had the opportunity to see before. I expect to get this at both art fairs. I can't wait to see what Bucket Rider will be showing as it has been one of my favorite galleries in Chicago for some time now, and there are a number of NYC area galleries that have good reputations showing as well. What better art viewing options are you going to get that weekend? For those that are planning on going, I may still see you there.

Lisa Hunter said...
April 22, 2006 at 10:22 AM

NOVA sounds interesting, but obviously they they didn't learn from the Chevrolet Nova naming debacle. In Spanish, "No va" means, roughly, "don't go." At least the fair isn't in Miami. :-)

Scott said...
April 22, 2006 at 11:06 AM

Funny you should of said what you did about Miami Lisa... I just got an email from the NOVA people a couple days ago. They are going to have the first NOVA Miami this year during all the others surrounding Art Basel. Art fairs galore down in Miami this year:)

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