500 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10001
September 1st until 25th, 2011
As the 2012 art year commences, “artworld-ers” rush back to NYC quicker than many school children. While most of us wait for 2011 to end until we try to define this year’s strongest motif, CATM Chelsea presents the fifth annual exhibition ART LIVE 2011.
Announcing not only global interconnectedness but also visual discourse, CATM Chelsea literally denounces “overeducated and overintellectualized” dialogue between art and viewer. Instead the directors of CATM Chelsea capture overwhelming enthusiasm pushing for this generation’s artistic language to break from the past.
The September exhibition exposes a large body of international works and traces a very-heavy line delineating the contemporary artist’s turn toward value aesthetics over conceptual content. However the angle does not weaken this body of artwork. On the contrary, we see a unified display of form, in which undeniable parallelisms arise. Figuration echoes communication; landscapes draw comparisons; medium shapes composition.
ART LIVE 2011 reminds us that 2012 is a year for contemporary art to define itself.