SPRING/BREAK Art Show has announced the theme for its next curator-driven art fair will be "Stranger Comes To Town," according to the fair. The theme will be throughline for its seventh edition held March 6 to 12, 2018 during Armory Arts Week in New York City. Curator proposals for one of the free spots in the artist-run art fair will be accepted from October 1 to November 20, 2017.

"Stranger Comes To Town" draws on the archtypical storytelling plot of a stranger arriving to town and turning life on its head. A "stranger" can be an actual person or cultural trend or a states of otherness including migration, assimilation, foreignness or a situation where two or more elements dissolve into each other, according to the art fair. Applications are encouraged to study up on the implications of the theme with a reading a viewing list provided by the fair.

For 2018, there is over 100 spots available to present art in SPRING / BREAK Art Show in New York. Click here for full details.

SPRING / BREAK Art Show sets itself apart from traditional art fairs by emphasizing the talents of curators--many of them independent ones--who present art and artists who are not necessarily known to a widespread audience or conceptual artists who contribute to the art fair's theme in a unique way. The art fair also sets itself apart through its selection of unusual settings that are typically not set up for art displays but are transformed through its presentation. The fair was founded in 2009 by artists Andrew Gori and Ambre Kelly, who continue to organize the fair.

Previous themes in recent years for SPRING / BREAK Art Show include "Black Mirror" (2017); "CopyPaste" (2016); "Transaction" (2015); "Public Private" (2014).

To see scenes from the 2017 SPRING / BREAK Art Show, continue scrolling.

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"Two Thousand Seventeen" by Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels, 2017. Urethane Foam, Site Specific. Photo Courtesy Raphael Guilbert.

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Artist Sean Fader. Photo by Pat Rogers.

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"Knotted Gate Chant Cycle" by MSHR, 2017. Sound, light, electronics and mixed media sculpture. Curated by Dustin Yellin. Image courtesy curator.

"Knotted Gate Chant Cycle" by MSHR, 2017. Sound, light, electronics and mixed media sculpture. Curated by Dustin Yellin. Image courtesy curator.

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"TV Guide" by Cate Giordano, 2017, partial view of a two room installation. Photo courtesy of curator Suzanne Kim.

"TV Guide" by Cate Giordano, 2017, partial view of a two room installation. Photo courtesy of curator Suzanne Kim.

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"Washington" by Phil Buehler, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.

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Performance artist Taja Lindley inside her immersive video installation "This Ain't A Eulogy - A Ritual for Re-Membering" at Spring / Break. Photo by Pat Rogers.

Performance artist Taja Lindley inside her immersive video installation "This Ain't A Eulogy - A Ritual for Re-Membering" at Spring / Break. Photo by Pat Rogers.

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Still from This Ain t A Eulogy A Ritual for Re Membering by Taja Lindley. Photo by Pat Rogers.

Still from This Ain t A Eulogy A Ritual for Re Membering by Taja Lindley. Photo by Pat Rogers.

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Pat Rogers and artist LeRone Wilson inside "Ancestral Hive." His solo show was curated by Katya Valevich. Photo by Katya Valevich.

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Artwork by Greg Haberny. Photo by Pat Rogers.

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Maripol at her installation "Maripol: Disco Queens" at Spring / Break. Curated by Katyak + Lino Meoli. Photo by Pat Rogers.

Maripol at her installation "Maripol: Disco Queens" at Spring / Break. Curated by Katyak + Lino Meoli. Photo by Pat Rogers.

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BASIC FACTS: SPRING/BREAK Art Show will accept curatorial proposals from October 1 to November 20, 2017 for its next art fair to held March 6 to 12, 2018 during Armory Art Week in New York City. The theme is "Stranger Comes to Town." Click here for details. www.springbreakartshow.com.

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