Artomatic Is Back
It's official. Artomatic, the out-there art fair, opens in the former U.S. Patent and Trademark Building in Crystal City on Friday, April 13, and continues until Sunday, May 20.
The visual and performing arts extravaganza is known for its inclusive admission policies. Any artist who can pay the minimal admission fee can participate. As you might expect, that means some great art goes on display right alongside some not-so-great art. Nevertheless, it's a scene. A bazaar of the arts, if you will.
Over the years, AOM has prompted quite a few bad reviews in this town -- several of them from Post critics. The headline of Blake Gopnik's 2004 review -- "Artomatic 2004: Hanging Is Too Good for It" -- pretty much sums up his thoughts in a nutshell. Post critic Michael O'Sullivan wasn't entirely positive in his review on the last big Artomatic, either, but he wrote: "Unsurprisingly, though, wading through the mediocre stuff only makes stumbling across the good stuff that much more fun."
What do you think out there? Does an art show need a curator to be worth your time? Any former Artomatic-goers excited about this year's installment?
Posted by: George | March 7, 2007 9:36 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: George | March 8, 2007 1:23 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: George | March 8, 2007 2:07 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: Emily | March 8, 2007 5:14 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: Anson Holzer | April 3, 2007 12:41 PM | Report abuse
The comments to this entry are closed.