There’s no argument that New York is a mecca for art lovers and the premier art fair The Armory Show is where artists and collectors converge. The Armory Show features presentations by leading international galleries, innovative artist commissions and dynamic public programs. Since its founding in 1994, the Armory Show has served as a nexus for the art world, bringing the most important 20th and 21st century art together along with over 65,000 visitors annually. Held in Midtown Manhattan at the special event venue Piers 92/94, this year’s program will be put together by two American curators, Gabriel Ritter and Jen Mergel, both boasting institutional affiliations and solid experience in building art collections in the US. When springtime is about to set, The Armory Show blooms freshly in the crisp Big Apple that you just need to bite into.
The core section of The Armory Show, Galleries features outstanding 20th and 21st century artworks presented by leading international galleries. Visitors are invited to discover thousands of artworks spanning movements, mediums and cultures.
Dedicated exclusively to 20th century artworks, Insights emphasizes solo-artist, dual-artist and thematic presentations. This section highlights canonical works of modernism and the post-war era as well as overlooked artistic gems and rediscoveries.
Presents is a platform for young galleries no more than ten years old to showcase recent work from emerging artists. Solo-artist and dual-artist presentations spotlight the next generation of artistic talents, which visitors can discover in this in-depth and intimate setting.
Focus realizes the vision of an annually appointed curator through a selection of new or rarely seen work by today’s most relevant and compelling artists. This year, 27 galleries will present solo or dual-artist presentations that have been organized specifically for The Armory Show under the direction of Gabe Ritter.
Platform stages large-scale artworks, installations and site-specific commissions across Piers 92 & 94. Now in its second edition, participants of Platform 2018 are entitled The Contingent and curated by Jen Mergel.