Exploring Art in Odd Places 2012: Model

Oct 18, 2012 7:26PM

What could be a better catwalk than 14th Street? Well, probably most places. It’s crowded, noisy, cluttered with retail, and not one of the most attractive streets in Manhattan. Yet in its two week run from October 5 to 15, Art in Odd Places, involving more than 100 artists tackling the theme of “Model” for its eighth edition, transformed it into a place where sudden moments of fashion and style could appear, provided you were in the right place at the right time. While the event has a program<span> listing all the projects, finding them, many of which are roving or have vague descriptions, requires a sharp eye. This attentiveness to the street around you can make everything suddenly feel like it could be part of the art. The sad person in a cow costume with a handful of paper? No, they are advertising a halloween store. But the woman dressed as Carmen Miranda? Yes, it’s artist Sasha Sumner</span><span>, and she’ll offer you a banana with a secret message of the fruit’s unsavory production history.</span> >>

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