Decenter: An Exhibition on the Centenary of the 1913 Armory Show

Daniel S. Palmer
Feb 26, 2013 4:46PM

In the 1913 Armory Show, the Association of American Painters and Sculptors endeavored to showcase the “New Spirit” of modern art. On its 100th anniversary, we will celebrate the Cubist paintings and sculptures in its galleries with an exhibition curated by Andrianna Campbell and Daniel S. Palmer featuring 27 contemporary artists at Henry Street Settlement’s Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand St, NYC , 2/17-4/7). Their artworks explore changes in perception precipitated by our digital age, and closely parallel the cubist vernacular of fragmentation, non-linearity, simultaneity, and decenteredness. Our exhibition poses the question: What is the legacy of Cubism in the hundred years since the Armory Show’s radical display of modern European and American art, and especially, how has this become relevant again in our digital age? The show will exhibit a group of artworks in the gallery, and also feature a corresponding internet component of digital works in an online gallery at decenterarmory.com, which have been organized based on a system of artists inviting other artists whose work they admire. This digital portion of the exhibition will grow in a process that highlights the diversity and expansiveness of the 1913 show’s legacy as it relates to our world today.

Daniel S. Palmer
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