The northeastern corner of Basketball City is looking more like Camelot than a court thanks to artists Andrea Merkx and Nathan Gwynne, who collaborated on what is perhaps the most ambitious installation at the second edition of the New Art Dealers Alliance’s New York fair.
“This is like a royal tournament viewing tower,” said Mr. Gwynne, gesturing to a scissor lift draped in black and white cloth that nearly touched the ceiling (no small feat in the vaulted space). “We wanted to do something that felt somewhat specific to being in the context of an art fair, which is like a jousting tournament in a lot of ways. Everybody’s kind of prancing around in their best outfits, and there’s some competition going on. It’s also bit like a horse auction, so we kind of wanted to make a bit of a joke about that.” Read More