A New York cultural institution is making its highly anticipated return to the city’s arts calendar. The Armory Show – America’s preeminent international art fair – is back for its 22nd year.
From Thursday, March 3 to Sunday, March 6, The Armory Show will take up its home on piers 92 and 94 overlooking the luxury real estate along the Hudson River. In connecting the world’s best galleries with global collectors, art professionals and curators, the show welcomes more than 200 galleries from 36 countries to the beating heart of the art world.
Founded in 1994, The Armory Show takes its name from the famous exhibition which premiered at the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue in 1913. That legendary 1913 Armory Show brought modern art to New York City by way of avant-garde works never before seen on this side of the Atlantic. Its inspiration still courses through the show’s veins today.
A century-old ideal of presenting only the very best modern and contemporary art remains very much alive. Here’s an idea of what lies in store:
Pier 92 – Modern
Modern on Pier 92 enters its eight year. Featuring presentations in renowned 20th century modern and secondary market material from galleries as diverse as Zucker Art Books, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Marlborough Gallery and DC Moore Gallery, it is sure to be as impressive as ever.
Pier 94 – Contemporary
Today’s hottest artists are on display at Pier 94’s selection of international contemporary exhibitions. Their names include Edwynn Houk Gallery, Sean Kelly, Yossi Milo Gallery, Galerie Nathlie Obadia, Marienne Boesky Gallery and many others.
Armory Focus: African Perspectives
For the last seven years, Armory Focus has used Pier 94 to highlight a different part of the world each year. In 2016, their spotlight is trained on African Perspectives. With an emphasis on global connection and fluidity, the exhibit looks closely at how art forms developed under African Diasporic artists.