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Theunfair Art Show Shake-Up Near Armory Established to celebrate passion rather than fashion, THE(UN)FAIR returns for 2014. Additional inspiration stems from our location.
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Amidst the bustle of Armory Arts Week, THE(UN)FAIR rekindles the guerilla-style art show; a carefully curated exhibit made possible by the cooperation and collaboration of cutting-edge artists, supportive space owners, keen-eyed curators and you. In contrast to the maze of cookie-cutter, white-booth art fairs, THE(UN)FAIR lets participants take a breather from the fair frenzy to have the most memo

rable and fun art experience of this art-filled week. Last year’s dynamic installations, performance art, original artwork and participatory pieces brought raves from literally around the world, and 2014 will be bigger and better. In 2014, thousands of THE(UN)FAIR attendees will discover and explore a cohesive, experiential indoor and outdoor environment curated by Jennifer Wallace of nAscent Art and Mikel Glass. The curatorial theme for 2014 is “Exploring the Divide”’. Mindful of the current climate of political and social polarization, THE(UN)FAIR will pull together art and people with disparate views to create an environment to consider what connects and divides us. Manhattan’s West 52nd Street is a neighborhood in transition, one block away from one of the most expensive luxury residential developments in the world, yet around the corner from a non- profit helping residents of affordable housing. Leaving The Armory Show at Pier 92, thousands stream down West 52nd Street to find the best surprise of their arts week.

Armory Arts Week is in full swing!This year, THE(UN)FAIR is taking a hiatus, and we hope to bring something spectacular ...
03/07/2015

Armory Arts Week is in full swing!

This year, THE(UN)FAIR is taking a hiatus, and we hope to bring something spectacular in the future.

In the meantime, enjoy this very special, never before seen, CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE video exploration of THE(UN)FAIR.

Enjoy your art-filled week, memories of THE(UN)FAIR, and dream with us as we shape what the future holds. Mikel Glass, co-curator of THE(UN)FAIR, has a new show this year (theunscene.org).

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THE(UN)FAIR.

http://youtu.be/wMWmet59-rA

A major global art exhibit hosted in New York City, THE(UN)FAIR featured over 100 artworks, 20 performances, 6 rooms, 5 food trucks, Ben & Jerry (the actual ...

THE(UN)FAIR is taking a break for 2015. Here's a recap of last year's show--enjoy!
03/04/2015

THE(UN)FAIR is taking a break for 2015. Here's a recap of last year's show--enjoy!

People from all over the world came to New York to see THE(UN)FAIR. Here's what they said. THE(UN)FAIR is taking a break for 2015. Meanwhile, want to see the...

Hey, THE(UN)FAIR was listed before the Armory on the NYC website!
03/12/2014

Hey, THE(UN)FAIR was listed before the Armory on the NYC website!

Zezziou’s Bjorn Identity will be on display at this year’s edition of THE (UN)FAIR, March 5-9. Zezziou, Bjorn Identity, 89" x 106", oil on canvas. Courtesy THE (UN)FAIR.

a BIG heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who attended THE(UN)FAIR this week!!Thanks to the artists, performers, collaborato...
03/10/2014

a BIG heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who attended THE(UN)FAIR this week!!

Thanks to the artists, performers, collaborators and volunteers who make it all possible!

Thank you for making the second edition of THE(UN)FAIR a big success!

(photo by Eric Michael Tollefson)

Last chance to see TAXIPLASM's performance piece Between Light and Nowhere tonight at Theunfair.500 W 52nd St.Closing pa...
03/09/2014

Last chance to see TAXIPLASM's performance piece Between Light and Nowhere tonight at Theunfair.

500 W 52nd St.

Closing party tonight goes until 10pm...see you there!

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Come join us for live music free ice cream until 5pm! 500 W 52nd Street!
03/08/2014

Come join us for live music free ice cream until 5pm! 500 W 52nd Street!

Thanks Artiholics!http://artiholics.com/2014/03/07/unfair-back-bigger-ever/
03/08/2014

Thanks Artiholics!

http://artiholics.com/2014/03/07/unfair-back-bigger-ever/

New York – Friday, March 7, 2014 After checking out the opening reception for the first ever Clio Art Fair Jamie Martinez from Artefuse and I grabbed a train up to 55th street for the opening night party for The (UN)FAIR. Being press and a media sponsor of the event we buzzed the massive line …

We're shutting down the street!!THE(UN)FAIR block party today! noon-5Food trucks, art, music, Ben & Jerry's ice cream & ...
03/08/2014

We're shutting down the street!!

THE(UN)FAIR block party today! noon-5

Food trucks, art, music, Ben & Jerry's ice cream & FUN!

Exhibition runs through 8pm today and 10pm tomorrow!

500 W 52nd St.

Join us!

03/07/2014

"Gilded Frame Burn Pile & Salon Wall" on view NOW (through Sunday) at THE (UN)FAIR

photo credit: Eric Tollefson

Picture of Jen interviewing Ben & Jerry of Ben & Jerry's on THE(UN)FAIR live stream broadcast.Those of you who can't mak...
03/07/2014

Picture of Jen interviewing Ben & Jerry of Ben & Jerry's on THE(UN)FAIR live stream broadcast.

Those of you who can't make it to the show, tune in nightly through Sunday at 6:45 to our live stream: http://www.livestream.com/artseenunfair2014

03/07/2014

Some serious (fun-loving) crowds at THE (UN)FAIR opening party last night!

Confused as to where to find the best art in New York? Download Artsnapper's new app to keep you in the loop! http://art...
03/05/2014

Confused as to where to find the best art in New York? Download Artsnapper's new app to keep you in the loop! http://artsnapper.com/artsnapper-application-available-now/

We are happy to announce that the Artsnapper Application is now available. And the best part is that it's available just in time for the New York Art Fairs.

http://www.livestream.com/artseenunfair2014 Tonight we interview Ben and Jerry - co-founders of Ben and Jerry's Ice Crea...
03/05/2014

http://www.livestream.com/artseenunfair2014 Tonight we interview Ben and Jerry - co-founders of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream! The livestream airs at 6.45, make sure you tune in!

Art Seen: (UN)Fair 2014 on Livestream. Broadcasting the(UN)FAIR live from NYC! Only on Art Seen! - Watch live streaming Internet TV. Broadcast your own live streaming videos, like Art Seen: (UN)Fair 2014 in Widescreen HD. Livestream, Be There.

Thanks for the shout out Landmark Branding!http://landmarkbranding.com/invitation-unfair/
03/03/2014

Thanks for the shout out Landmark Branding!

http://landmarkbranding.com/invitation-unfair/

On behalf of our "Room at the Top" cohost Jennifer Wallace of nAscent Art New York, we are pleased to invite you to a cutting-edge art event: THE(UN)FAIR.

Meet the fantastic production team behind THE(UN)FAIR! Make sure to say hi if you see them at THE(UN)FAIR March 5-9! htt...
03/03/2014

Meet the fantastic production team behind THE(UN)FAIR! Make sure to say hi if you see them at THE(UN)FAIR March 5-9! http://theunfairartshow.com/?page_id=177

THE(UN)FAIR teamTHE(UN)FAIR’s Production Team:Mikel Glass CURATIONISTMikel Glass, Director of Non-Linear Curationism of THE(UN)FAIR, has made art in 500 W 52 Street for over twenty years. He believes that an artist’s responsibility is to document the zeitgeist in which he’s steeped. As such, he spen...

03/03/2014

Want to put the star on the top of a really big Christmas tree? Ok, not exactly....but it's kind of like that...we need help today putting the final touches on THE(UN)FAIR. We're a volunteer run non-profit event. It's all hands on deck today...so if you want to be a part of an incredible event, here's your chance! Please call us at 646-450-3008! & Thanks!

come meet Zezziou at Theunfair!!
03/02/2014

come meet Zezziou at Theunfair!!

BIG NEWS!!! BEN & JERRY at Theunfair!!Ben & Jerry's founders Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield will be scooping at THE(UN)FAI...
03/01/2014

BIG NEWS!!! BEN & JERRY at Theunfair!!

Ben & Jerry's founders Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield will be scooping at THE(UN)FAIR opening party 3/5, 8-10pm!

Now you can personally hold them responsible for your ice cream addiction!

Thanks for "liking" us!We're drinking lots of coffee and hanging lots of art! See you next week!!
03/01/2014

Thanks for "liking" us!

We're drinking lots of coffee and hanging lots of art! See you next week!!

Sending a HUGE thanks and appreciation to all our sponsors, volunteers and donors; without you THE(UN)FAIR 2014 wouldn't...
03/01/2014

Sending a HUGE thanks and appreciation to all our sponsors, volunteers and donors; without you THE(UN)FAIR 2014 wouldn't be possible!!! http://theunfairartshow.com/

Huge thanks to our generous friends at  Popcorn, Indiana for supplying THE(UN)FAIR with this special delivery!
02/28/2014

Huge thanks to our generous friends at Popcorn, Indiana for supplying THE(UN)FAIR with this special delivery!

A big thank you to Steven Katz of Lumescent Lighting and Controls for the awesome lighting in THE(UN)FAIR 2014!!! http:/...
02/28/2014

A big thank you to Steven Katz of Lumescent Lighting and Controls for the awesome lighting in THE(UN)FAIR 2014!!! http://www.lumescent.com/

Lumescent LC provides the combined experience of many years and a profoud knowledge of the Architectural & Professional lighting, Audio/Video and Controls industry; we have contacts with many national retailers & distributers along with the more traditional avenues of specification/distribution.

THE FINAL COUNTDOWN...5 days until THE(UN)FAIR 2014!!! Join the celebration at 500 W 52nd street March 5-9! http://theun...
02/28/2014

THE FINAL COUNTDOWN...5 days until THE(UN)FAIR 2014!!! Join the celebration at 500 W 52nd street March 5-9! http://theunfairartshow.com/

If you saw THE(UN)FAIR last year, tell us what you liked about it!
02/28/2014

If you saw THE(UN)FAIR last year, tell us what you liked about it!

Check out THE(UN)FAIR website for a preview of some of the artists exhibiting at THE(UN)FAIR 2014!
02/27/2014

Check out THE(UN)FAIR website for a preview of some of the artists exhibiting at THE(UN)FAIR 2014!

Come to THE(UN)FAIR March 5-9 and enjoy thought-provoking artwork in a fun and inclusive space!
02/27/2014

Come to THE(UN)FAIR March 5-9 and enjoy thought-provoking artwork in a fun and inclusive space!

We hope you like our take on "Epic-ness" in this promo. Please follow our page (https://www.facebook.com/theunfairartshow) for late breaking informa...

THE(UN)FAIR 2014 is a not-for-profit, free art event with fiscal sponsorship by Fractured Atlas. Thanks, Fractured Atlas...
02/27/2014

THE(UN)FAIR 2014 is a not-for-profit, free art event with fiscal sponsorship by Fractured Atlas. Thanks, Fractured Atlas!

Fractured Atlas empowers artists to succeed as entrepreneurs. We create products, services, and systems that help with the business aspects of working in the arts.

NEW CORE!!!! From our cool to the core sponsors Ben & Jerry's!
02/27/2014

NEW CORE!!!! From our cool to the core sponsors Ben & Jerry's!

Introducing new Core Flavors: Peanut Butter Fudge, Salted Caramel, That’s My Jam, and Hazed & Confused. You’ve got some spooning to do.

Zezziou strikes again. See him at THE(UN)FAIR next week!
02/27/2014

Zezziou strikes again. See him at THE(UN)FAIR next week!

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CBS Sunday Morning just covered the artwork of Max Zorn, an artist picked by our own Jennifer Wallace and Mikel Glass back in 2014 for Theunfair, long before he started putting his work on Amsterdam's street lights. Congrats Max! Here's a throwback video featuring Max's artwork. https://youtu.be/-mj1TVXDbPM?t=2s
So glad that I was able to check out your event yesterday. Lots of great work, courteous staff and great venue! What's next?
you have the coolest artwork in that show. pretty amazing show.
Free ice cream and art show. Last day today! Theunfair
Me with Ben and Jerry of Ben and Jerry Ice Cream with a cup of Cherry Garcia :) at Theunfair
ART WORLD NEWS:
Just one block from The Armory Show, you don't want to miss Theunfair, a guerilla-style art fair, tucked away in an old factory building right at 52nd Street & 10th Avenue. The art ranges from performance and sound art to sculpture and painting, even t-shirt making. Did we mention there's free Ben & Jerry's?!
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Theunfair at 500 W 52nd St.
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What a GREAT way to kick off Armory Week!! For a glimpse click on https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.301554653326917.1073741855.113489468800104&type=1
Post pictures of the event and we will share them.
babies! i get to play at Theunfair on Wednesday! i legit don't think i could be more excited to be included with such a spectacular group of artists and stuff-makers. do yourselves a favour and come see what these folks have been up to.