SPRING/BREAK Art Show is an internationally recognized exhibition platform using underused, atypical and historic New York City exhibition spaces to activate and challenge the traditional cultural landscape of the art market, typically but not exclusively during Armory Arts Week. By first inhabiting St. Patrick’s Old School, and then the former James A. Farley Post Office, the initiative offers independent curators free space within New York City landmarks, past and future. In exchange for no-cost exhibition space, visionary perspectives both established and unknown are charged with engaging these areas under a unifying theme and pushed to extend the boundaries of typical market week practices, low overhead and shifting curatorial themes their assets to this end.
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Founded by Andrew Gori and Ambre Kelly in 2009, The They Co. creative super group has organized, curated, facilitated and produced events with the New Museum, Brooklyn College, Art Hamptons, Flux Factory, Collective Show, Nuit Blanche New York, Silvershed, The Metric System, The Underground Library, Gowanus Studio Space, and numerous other community-based arts organizations. In May of 2011 and 2013, the group organized the SCHOOL NITE exhibition event for the New Museum’s Festival of Ideas for the New City, and in September 2011 intercepted the city’s San Gennaro Festival with a 90-foot sculptural interpretation of the Roman oculus, created by SOFTlab. www.thetheyco.com
SPRING/BREAK announces a new initiative for this coming May during Frieze week, BKLYN IMMERSIVE. As a break from our typical show in March as a curator-driven art fair, the BKLYN IMMERSIVE will be a curated exhibition featuring a dozen artists focusing on site-specific, immersive installations and environments.