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Monday, January 15, 2007

FusionArts Museum

Strolling through the Lower East Side with a friend, we came upon this unusual storefront at 57 Stanton Street - click here for 2nd photo. Unfamiliar to me and my friend (who is an artist), we learned that this was the FusionArts Museum: "FusionArts Museum is the only contemporary art space in New York City that is exclusively dedicated to the exhibition and archiving of fusion art - art that goes beyond the terms assemblage, mixed media and multimedia." Unfortunately it was closed, but their website shows their works in the various galleries. Judging from the location and frontage, one would assume an iconoclastic, edgy art scene, so their manifesto did not come as a surprise. Many sources credit Bob Orsillo from the 1960s for starting the Fusion Arts Movement in the USA (I did not see him referenced on the FusionArts Museum site.) Orsillo himself traces it back to the 14th century. I am not an art critic or historian, so I will leave it to you to sort this out ...

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

A riot of color. I also very much like the second photo, almost abstract but hyper-real

Anonymous said...

I love the photo.
Last year in London I saw a tv interview with Orsillo. It was filmed in the U.S. I think. His art was amazing, but I did not understand anything they were talking about.

Anonymous said...

What an absolutely funky place!

Anonymous said...

Hey, what is this? Funny, different, perfect, art surpises you so perfectly! I love it, love it, love it!

Anonymous said...

WOW

kurt said...

how cool is this? great find, beauti- and colorful photo.

Carlos said...

Great capture. Amazing and odd, I like it.

Digital Art Photography for Dummies said...

Incredible, too bad this place closed down.

Digital Art Photography for Dummies said...

Incredible, too bad this place closed down.