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Francis Alÿs, Set Theory (detail), 1997-2000, at David Zwirner at Zona Maco 2011
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by Linda Yablonsky

Art fairs are the worst places to look at art. With their awful lighting and grab-bag atmosphere, the environment is more conducive to chit-chat than any meaningful consideration of art. Yet we keep going, looking for weathervanes but settling for hot air, happy when the fairs put down stakes in places where art people like to be.


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