From the plastic flute of sparkling wine guests are offered as soon as they enter the fair, to the bubbly energy coming from viewers and the club music pumping from some of the booths, you know you are not at Independent any longer.
Once in a while, there is nothing wrong with indulging in a juicy, sexy cheeseburger (veg option counts). Bursting with flavor (boisterously colorful artworks), salty, sweet, and tangy (paintings, sculptures, video art), it can be a very satisfying (one of the most fun art fairs with a party-like feeling) and at times reasonably priced meal (one can find good bargains given the fair's mission of showcasing emerging contemporary artists).
SCOPE is the most energizing of art fairs; it never fails to quell anybody’s thirst for colors, shiny things, glitter paintings, humorous art performances, or pop- and culture-inspired art. SCOPE New York returned for its 20th Anniversary edition at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea with a focus on The New Contemporary. Among its exhibitors, SCOPE 2020 featured a selection of noteworthy galleries and talented emerging artists.