Getting Ready for Armory Art Week 2018

Migrants, Walking New City City, JR 2015 via Jeffrey Deitch Gallery (Armory Show)

This year, Armory Art Week will begin on February 28 (ADAA) and run through March 11th.  Check out what’s on tap during Armory Art Week in this years edition.

Golden Girl, Valerie Belin, 2016 via Edwynn Houk Gallery (Armory Show)

Each year, the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), a nonprofit membership organization of art dealers from across the country, has held its Armory Week show at the same time/same place.  Unable to change the dates of their event, ADAA will open their 30th annual edition with a Gallery Preview on Tuesday, February 27  (benefiting Henry Street Settlement), open to the public on February 28th, and stay open to the end of Armory Art Week, Sunday, March 4, 2018.

ADAAThe Art Show celebrates three decades of partnership between ADAA, Henry Street Settlement, and the Park Avenue Armory with 72 presentations selected from ADAA member galleries across the country.  Look forward to Mary-Anne Martin Fine Art’s exhibit of sketchbooks by Diego Rivera from the early 1920s;  Jill Newhouse Gallery’s drawings, watercolors, and paintings by Pierre Bonnard;  Pace Prints & Pace Primitive’s selection of prints by 20th century masters such as Matisse, Miro, Picasso, and minimalist and geometric abstract prints by Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, and Nick Mangold; Salon 94 exhibiting historic works on paper by Sudanese artist and former politician, Ibrahim El-Salahi;  and Peter Blum Gallery exhibiting photographs by Chris Marker, chronicling daily life in North Korea before the border was closed + so much more.

ADAA Art Show 2018 is located at the Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue at 67th Street, NYC.

Soundsuit, Nick Cave, 2017 via Jack Shainman Gallery (Armory Show)

March 8th, head to Piers 92 and 94 for The Armory Show, Twelfth Avenue at West 55th Street.  On the exterior of Pier 94, viewers will be greeted by a large-scale installation by artist JR  based on archival Ellis Island photographs. The installation, entitled So Close, is presented in partnership with Artsy and Jeffrey Deitch, and will be found at the entrance to the fair as a line of immigrants, waiting. “The faces in the archival image from Ellis Island are updated with Syrians’ portraits JR took at the Zaatari refugee camp in 2017.”  In this new work, JR “collapse history and geography, responding directly to the global immigration crises.”  The installation, So Close, is part of the platform entitled The Contingent, which features 15 site-responsive projects ~ another installation to look for is a new commission by Tara Donovan, situated in the Town Square on Pier 94.

The Armory Show will feature presentations by over 200 leading international galleries + related public programming dedicated to 20th and 21st century artworks, shinning a spotlight under five headings ~ Galleries, Insights, Presents (platform for young galleries); Focus: Curated by Gabriel Ritter; and Platform: Curated by Jen Mergel (large-scale artworks, installations & commissions across Piers 92 & 94 entitled ‘The Contingent’).

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Photo credit: Jennifer Calais courtesy of The Armory Show

Armory Art Week will take patrons downtown to Art on Paper at Pier 36 located at 299 South Street for its fourth edition, showing 85 galleries with works in paper-based arts.  Art on Paper 2018 will run from March 8-11.

Moving Image Art Fair 2018 is located at a new and very cool location this year ~ 591 Park Avenue, between 63rd and 64th Streets in a vacant six-floor private townhouse. “The newly formed Moving Image curatorial advisory committee for New York 2018 is inviting a selection of international commercial galleries and non-profit institutions to present single-channel videos, single-channel projections, video sculptures, immersive media, and other larger video installations.”  Moving Image Art Fair 2018 will take place from March 2-6, and is a free event.

The seventh annual Spring Break Art Show 2018 will be located at 4 Times Square, with a curatorial theme entitled, Stranger Comes to Town. “Tolstoy is (probably falsely) attributed with coining the adage, ‘All great literature is one of two stories; a hero goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town.’ Who and what is this Stranger? And is their travel into the unknown always an act of heroism to some, of colonialism or contamination and infiltration to others?”  Spring Break Art Show 2018 will take place from March 7-12, with a Preview Day on March 6th

The eighteenth edition of SCOPE New York 2018 returns to its Chelsea location at Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, between 6th-7th Avenues.  Expect 60 International exhibitors + related programming events, talks and screenings with a focus on emerging artists and galleries ~  from March 9-11, with a VIP Opening Preview on Thursday, March 8th.

Volta NY 2018, with the theme ~ Solo Focus-Global Vision will return to Pier 90, Twelfth Avenue at 50th Street, for its eleventh edition. Expect to see 85 International galleries from across four continents as part of the main exhibit + the third iteration of the fair’s Curated Section, The Aesthetics of Matter, co-curated by Mickalene Thomas and Racquel Chevremont.

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