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Spring/Break Art Show: Tough Issues Tackled Through Art

Artists tackle big issues like global warming, gun violence and the political struggles currently being fought over the world’s resources.

This past weekend was the Armory Arts Week in New York, an event centered around the Armory Show, an international art fair that featured over 200 galleries from 30 countries in huge abandoned warehouses on the far West Side of Manhattan. In response to the perceived stodginess of the main event—booths at the Armory cost $30,000, a prohibitively expensive price for emerging gallerists and artists—a number of satellite fairs opened concurrently around the city. One such fair was the Spring/Break Art Show, a conceptual, curator-driven exhibition that showcased over 70 artists many of whom tackled big issues like global warming, gun violence, and the political struggles currently being fought over the world’s natural resources.

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