Kamil Gubata’s untitled photograph, 2007.Image courtesy of the artist, Agnieszka Pindera, and Apexart, New York.
As the European shows (Documenta, Venice, etc.) quietly press on into fall, one local gallery has taken this opportunity to riff on a decidedly highbrow, often exclusive process. Apexart’s “The Most Curatorial Biennial of the Universe,” up through August 11, started as an open call for amateur curators (i.e. anyone willing to slap a “curated by” in front of their names). The resulting show is expectedly varied, and a chance for any and all struggling artists to add a “biennial” to their résumés. The cheeky photograph above, taken by Kamil Gubata and submitted by “curator” Agnieszka Pindera, is one of some 450 works up in this salon-style showing and seems to suggest a seedy Coney Island of yore. All works are for sale via online bidding, and last we checked, this one’s price point was hovering at a measly $10. Not necessarily the most reliable art investment, but at that price, who cares? —Rachel Wolff
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