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group show

October 6th - 29th, 2023

Arch Enemy Arts is honored to present the 2023 Hi-Fructose Invitational Exhibition curated by Attaboy and Annie Owens, founders of Hi-Fructose New Contemporary Art Magazine. The show is tremendous, featuring work by thirty-four artists from all over the world, who represent some of the best in New Contemporary Art and define the Movement as a little bit, and a whole lot, of everything. 


We often wonder, what is New Contemporary Art? It’s a struggle to define the genre in just a few words–and this show doesn't make it any easier. The exhibition includes everything from painter’s paintings to post-op explorations, interdisciplinary installations and oddball abstractions. Odes to academic realism, illustration, geometry and sculpture. The work is strange and traditional, decorative and grotesque. Some of it is textural, some of it textual. In this show, we step into environmental landscapes, atmospheric impressions, carefully rendered narratives, and architectures of the mind…all New Contemporary Art that’s been covered in the magazine. 


Annie and Atta, who coined the term “New Contemporary” as an irreverent redundancy back in 2010, explain that lack of categorization was part of the nature of the work they’ve always been drawn to: “[New Contemporary Art] served as a good blanket term when other magazines were showing either street art, lowbrow or blue chip contemporary art. We've always approached all of these areas with the same regard and eye. In addition, we often covered art that didn't fall into any of the categories mentioned, [art] that we are particularly interested in.”


Maybe putting words to it is a futile effort to intellectualize the intuitive. What is New Contemporary Art? It's the stuff we like looking at; the art that defines the now and all the spaces in-between.

- by Candice Musher


THE '23 HI-FRUCTOSE EXHIBITION will be on view from October 6th - 29th, 2023.
Sold works will begin to ship the week of November 5th, unless other arrangements have been made.

Items marked with a red dot have already been sold.


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