• Noah Indiana

The Ny Art Week is back in the game, Clio Art Fair with it


The Armory Show calls, and the satellite fairs have given an answer.


Finally, after months of total and partial closures, the Art Week has returned to breathe new life into New York, through real signs of normality.



Copyright: Nicole L. Cicogna, Gratitude Photos





Always a champion of independent artists, this year the Clio Art Fair is exhibiting 52 artists, mostly American (travel restrictions and complications made it difficult for foreigners artists), and presenting a special program called "Canary in the Coal Mine: The People's Art of Protest," curated by Garon Willie, and featuring artists including Aisha Tandiwe Bell, Amir Diop, and Al Diaz.

Linked to this project we also see the evocative photographs by Michele Petruzziello, a series dedicated to the Italian emigrants of the early 800, imagined placed in a contemporary context.






Michele Petruzziello and his Immigrant series

Copyright: Nicole L. Cicogna, Gratitude Photos


The address is now the same as it has been for several editions, and is a contemporary luxury building at 550 W. 29th street, in Chelsea, a stone's throw from the Javits Center, where Armory is taking place.

The artists, including Hera Kim, Susan Borowitz, Marco Domeniconi and Tif Wolf, represent a majority of artist born or relocated to the U.S. this year, but - despite the restrictions - some bold ones are exhibiting without being present, including Agnes Lui from Hong Kong, Kseniya Oudenot from Paris, Anne Hefer from Germany, Cinzia Cotellessa from Italy, and TBagous from Bali.

Such a small foreign representation, during an event that professes to be international, is perfectly in line with the current times that have made it difficult, as we said, to move people (but not - fortunately! - works).


The level of quality is growing from one edition to the next, and admiring such a variety of styles and genres is always interesting, and Clio confirms itself, even with the staging, as a corner of sincere creativity.