The 2022 Armory Show at Javits Center will take place from September 9-11, with a VIP Preview on September 8th. The Show will present over 240 leading international galleries from more than 30 countries.
In addition, The Kitchen will present at the fair rarely seen selections from its expansive archive in celebration of the vital contributions of its artists over time, as part of the longstanding Cultural Partners Program.
…..and don’t miss the five Armory Off-Site locations at the US Open, Bella Abzug Park, Flatiron Plaza, Ruth Wittenberg Triangle, and Times Square.
Nicole Berry, Executive Director of The Armory Show, said: “Our debut at the Javits Center ushered in a new era for The Armory Show. Our commitment to showcasing leading contemporary and modern galleries and their artists was elevated by a sophisticated venue designed as a platform for extraordinary gatherings. This September, after nearly three decades, the fair continues to support excellence in the visual arts by kicking off New York’s fall art season. We look forward to burnishing our reputation as a cornerstone of New York’s cultural landscape.”
Returning exhibitors to The Armory Show include 303 Gallery (New York), Ben Brown Fine Arts (London, Hong Kong), Massimo De Carlo (Milan, London, Paris), Galerie EIGEN + ART (Berlin, Leipzig), Kasmin (New York), Sean Kelly (New York, Los Angeles), Galerie Krinzinger (Vienna), Simon Lee Gallery (London, Hong Kong), Victoria Miro (London, Venice), Galeria Nara Roesler (Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, New York), Galerie Templon (Paris, Brussels), Zeno X Gallery (Antwerp), and David Zwirner (New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong).
Across all sections, the 2022 edition will also see the return of many galleries after a hiatus, including Andrehn-Schiptjenko (Stockholm, Paris), Art: Concept (Paris), Campoli Presti (Paris, London), Cardi Gallery (Milan, London), Galerie Nagel Draxler (Cologne, Berlin, Munich), Fredericks & Freiser (New York), Frith Street Gallery (London), Galerie Max Hetzler (Berlin, Paris, London), Sikkema Jenkins & Co. (New York), Kerlin Gallery (Dublin), Tomio Koyama Gallery (Toyko), Mendes Wood DM (Sao Paolo, Brussels, New York), Francesca Minini (Milan), Nature Morte (New Delhi), Peres Projects (Berlin), Perrotin (Paris, New York, Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, Shanghai), ShanghART Gallery (Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore), Timothy Taylor (London, New York), and WENTRUP (Berlin).
Responding to the success of the Presents section in past years, The Armory Show has expanded the section to 40 exhibitors in order to further support the next generation of gallerists-who areintegral to the continued growth and development of the art world. Exhibitors making their debut within the section are 12.26 (Dallas), Broadway (New York), Calderon (New York), Circle Art Gallery (Nairobi), Regards (Chicago), and Stanley’s (Los Angeles). Returning exhibitors include Bradley Ertaskiran (Montreal), Edel Assanti (London), Lyles & King (New York), Pequod Co. (Mexico City), Rele Gallery (Lagos, Los Angeles), The Sunday Painter (London), and previous Gramercy International Prize winners HOUSING (New York) and Kai Matsumiya (New York).
When you enter the Javits Center, you may find yourself in the Crystal Palace Galleria/River Pavilion, overlooking the Hudson River. Here you will find artist Paula Rego’s Abortion Etchings. Paula Rego (1935-2022) was a celebrated figurative artist. Her home country of Portugal had restrictive laws on abortion.
The powerful series was undertaken by the artist, who spoke openly of her own abortions, following her anger at the unnecessary suffering of people undergoing illegal procedures.
The power and pain conveyed in this group of etchings remains relevant today. Paula Rego passed away in June 2022 soon after her retrospective at Tate, London and the inclusion of a major installation as part of the 2022 Venice Biennale.
The ten works on display at The Armory 2022 are loaned with the kind permission of the artist’s family and Cristea Roberts Gallery, London, who is the worldwide representative for original prints by the artist.
Entering the Show:
The 2022 edition will feature notable thematic, dual-artist, and solo-artist presentations within Galleries, the fair’s core section. Presentation highlights include:
- A dual-artist presentation by David Zwirner (New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong) of Chris Ofili and Raymond Pettibon.
- A dual-artist presentation featuring John M. Armleder’s seminal “Pour Painting” series alongside Vaughn Spann’s mixed-media abstractions for the first time, shown by Almine Rech (Paris, London, Brussels, Shanghai, New York).
- A solo presentation of Grace Hartigan’s genre defining Abstract Expressionist painting by ACA Galleries (New York).
- A solo presentation of Lu Yang, who will be featured in the 2022 Venice Biennale, presented by Jane Lombard Gallery (New York).
We stopped by the Galerie Templon booth (image above ~ Michael Ray Charles and Kehinde Wiley, and below Robin Kid ‘The Kid’). Did you know that Galerie Templon will open its doors to a permanent gallery in New York located at 293 Tenth Avenue in Chelsea, with an inaugural solo show featuring artist Omar Ba. Opening its doors during Armory Art Week, this exhibition will remain on view in the new gallery to October 22, 2022. Follow the gallery on Instagram.
- A solo presentation by Massimo De Carlo (Milan, London, Paris, Hong Kong) of Cameroon-born artist Ludovic Nkoth, whom the gallery recently announced representation of.
- Historical works presented by Larkin Erdmann (Zurich), featuring canvas and mixed-media works by Man Ray; unique works by Josef Albers; and a never before-offered sculpture by Thomas Shutte.
- A solo presentation of Guillaume Bresson by Galerie Nathalie Obadia (Paris, Brussels), featuring the artist’s large-scale paintings.
- Work by Chinese contemporary artist and pioneer of BioArt, Li Shan, shown by
- ShanghART Gallery (Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore).
- An immersive viewing experience of large-scale oil paintings, drawings, and archival prints by Jake Longstreth, presented by Nino Mier Gallery (Los Angeles, Brussels, Marfa).
- K Art’s (Buffalo) presentation juxtaposing later career Native American and Indigenous contemporary artists Edgar Heap of Birds and G. Peter Jemison, with emerging Native and Indigenous contemporary artists Erin Gingrich and Henry Payer
A festive and colorful Yinka Shonibare, CBE is on view in the James Cohan Gallery Booth #206. The artwork, entitled Food Kid (girl) II, 2022, was created with a fiberglass mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, metal, hand painted globe, steel baseplate, rush, plastic, wood, latex, resin, and acrylic paint. She stands 70 1/8 x 30 7/8 x 44 7/8 inches.
The Solo section focuses on intimate presentations of work by a single emerging, established, or historic artist working in the 20th or 21st century.
- A large-scale mural accompanied by paintings and wall-sculptures by the artist representing the United Arab Emirates at the Venice Biennale, Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim, presented by Lawrie Shabibi (Dubai).
- A five-decade survey of Columbian-born artist Fanny Sanfn exhibited by Leon Tovar Gallery (New York).
- A conceptual installation of Jessica Dickinson’s paintings and drawings shown by James Fuentes (New York) emulating the artist’s process by featuring a new wall painting and “remainders” on the floor as they are made in the studio.
- A new video triptych by Cecilia Bengolea debuting at Mudam (Luxembourg) in Spring 2022, accompanied by a series of storyboard drawings, shown by Andrehn-Schiptjenko (Stockholm, Paris).
- Surrealist paintings by Belgian artist Thomas Lerooy shown by Rodolphe Janssen (Brussels).
The Presents section spotlights emerging galleries no more than ten years old showcasing recent work in solo-and-dual artist presentations.
Artist, Kathy Ruttenberg (above and below) at Lyles & King Gallery. Below, from L-R ‘Inside Her Mystery, 2022, Stoneware; Before the Drought, 2022, Stoneware; Overcast, 2022, Stoneware.
New Yorkers will remember Kathy Ruttenberg on Broadway: in dreams awake in 2018.
- Paintings by Jan Kiefer presented by 2020 Gramercy International Prize winner Kai Matsumiya (New York).
- A presentation by 2022 Gramercy International Prize winner HOUSING (New York) of new paintings by Nathaniel Oliver that emulate magical realism and Afro-Futurism to depict vignettes contemplating our relationship to time, space, and the environment.
- A new body of large-scale paintings by Cameroonian artist Marc Padeu, presented by Jack Bell Gallery (London, Sydney).
- A dual-artist presentation by +2 (Tehran) of works by Iman Raad and Andisheh Avini.
- A specially curated project with works by Nadira Husain and Markeus, offering paintings and objects that use ornament as a medium to explore questions of biography, migration, transculturality, and gender, presented by PSM (Berlin).
- Black monochrome paintings by Cynthia Daignault, presented in a monochrome booth of black walls and black floors by The Sunday Painter (London).
- New large-scale multimedia works that explore identity, process, and the female form by Ghanian British artist Kesewa Aboah presented by 12.26 (Dallas)
- The photography portfolio “White Shoes” by Nona Faustine, presented by Higher Pictures Generation (New York), in which the artist documents, occupies, and reclaims sites across New York City that are linked to its 200- year-old history of slavery.
New Yorkers may recognize Ms. Faustein’s work from the 2020 Madison Avenue Gallery Walk; the 2020 Socrates Sculpture Garden presents Monuments Now; and Perilous Bodies at The Ford Foundation Gallery in 2019.
- New paintings and works on paper by Texas-born artist Claire Oswalt shown by Broadway (New York).
For the first time, the fair’s curated sections will be presented by curators with similar fields of curatorial practice-that of Latin American and Latinx art. Focus, curated by Carla Acevedo-Yates, is dedicated to solo- and dual-artist presentations that examine the intersectionality of issues surrounding the environment within South-South ecologies, focusing on personal and political climates as they interact with race and gender.
The section features:
- Recent works on paper by Johanna Unzueta exhibited by Proyectos Ultravioleta (Guatemala City).
- A series of paintings on jute and small ceramics by Shezad Dawood presented by Jhaveri Contemporary (Mumbai) that look at modernist buildings across the Global South to reveal the larger geopolitical backdrop that informed them.
- Wall reliefs by Jamaican-born, Brooklyn-raised artist Nickola Pottinger that combine drawing, collage, and sculpture presented by Mrs. (New York).
- Glendalys Medina’s “Tafno Series” shown by Davidson Gallery (New York), consisting of wall sculptures and drawings informed by the artist’s ongoing research at the Archive of Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, mythologies and folklore of the Tafno people (indigenous peoples of the Caribbean).
- An installation of new paintings by Hugo McCloud shown by Sean Kelly (New York, Los Angeles) that will pointedly engage with geopolitical issues of migration, the value of labor, and concern for the growing disparity in social and racial economics.
At Kó Gallery, Booth F4, we found two artists who hailed from the prestigious Nsukka school in Nigeria ~ Ozioma Onuzulike and Nnenna Okore (on view above and below).
The Nsukka School is best known for the revival of Uli, an Igbo art tradition that was historically used for body art and wall murals, placing this visual language into contemporary art discourses.
Ozioma Onuzulike currently serves as Professor of Ceramic Art and African Art and Design History, as well as Director of the Institute of African Studies at Nsukka.
Nnenna Okore (born in Australia, raised in Nigeria) works between the United States and Nigeria. She is currently Professor at Chicago’s North Park University.
- A mixed media installation by Venezuelan-born artist Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck, shown by Green Art Gallery (Dubai), pointing to aboriginal legacies as well as traditional and current South-South colonialities hovering on oil wealth and its ecological and cultural effects.
- A multi-decade survey of Costa Rican-born conceptual artist Priscilla Monge presented by Hutchinson Modern & Contemporary (New York).
Commissioned for the 2021 Liverpool Biennial, Ebony G. Patterson’s …when the cry takes root…, 2020 resembles a peacock whose expansive tail transforms into a garden landscape. This complex piece is inspired by poet Édouard Glissant’s notion that “landscape is our monument,” referencing the need to recognize and honor how the physical landscapes of the Caribbean and other colonial territories are the result of the traumatic labor of enslaved peoples.
Inside the 2022 Platform section, the focus is dedicated to large-scale installations and site-specific works under the theme of Monumental Change, curated by Tobias Ostrander, the Estrellita B. Brodsky Adjunct Curator, Latina American Art at Tate, London.
The section will examine how recent revisionist practices, which are part of dramatic cultural shifts occurring throughout the world, are influencing artists’ engagement with sculptural form.
One of several installations at Platform is a thoughtful and beautiful textile piece by artist Carolina Caycedo, honoring previous generations of Latin American and Latinx women artists (image above). Entitled Muyeres en mi, it is made using clothes sourced from Caycedo’s immediate family and female colleagues. Across these textiles, the artist has embroidered, in a graffiti and activist-inspired typographic style, the names of artists who continue to inspire her, creating a personal historiography of women and art of the Americas.
Monuments to human ingenuity in the face of political and environment catastrophes, Nyugenn E. Smith’s totem-like sculptures (images above and below), reference shelters built by displaced migrants, refugees, and hurricane survivors.
Nyugen E. Smith’s sculptures are models of bricolage houses constructed using whatever resources can be found at hand ~ what families manage to bring with them, scavenge for near camps, or find left after a natural disaster ~ a sort of Bundlehouse.
Above, artist Trenton Doyle Hancock processes his experience as an adult who loves toys, cartoons, horror films, and adventure parks with his installation entitled Mound #1, The Color Crop Experience, 2018 presented by Hales/James Cohan Gallery. This particular Mound is represented as a tent made from black and white striped faux-fur, and covered with pink “scores” that possibly reference traumas that have been tamed through being aestheticized. The fiberglass head that adorns the structure speaks to figurative icons used within fast-food chains or entertainment centers to announce entrances into fantastical worlds.
Above, Avi Gupta presents artist Mary Sibande, Ascension of the Purple Figure, 2013. With this sculpture, we see ‘Sophie’, Sibrande’s avatar, stepping u onto a pedestal.
All of the featured artists in Platform are: Iván Argote (Perrotin), Carolina Caycedo(Instituto de Visión), Sonia Gomes (Mendes Wood DM), Trenton Doyle Hancock (Hales and James Cohan), Juan Fernando Herrán (PROXYCO Gallery), Roberto Huarcaya (Rolf Art), Julio César Morales (Gallery Wendi Norris), Reynier Leyva Novo (El Apartamento), Ebony G. Patterson (Monique Meloche Gallery and Hales), Nyugen E. Smith (Sean Horton (Presents)), Mary Sibande (Kavi Gupta), and Sean Townley (Night Gallery).
Above, PRÉSENCE: Directed by Wim Wenders. Présence: the art of Claudine Drai, a 3D installation by Wim Wenders. Here you will find a screening of the new installation conceived by one of the most significant masters of contemporary cinema, Wim Wenders.
This year, The Armory Show will partner with The Kitchen as part of a new Armory Spotlight Initiative with a complimentary booth at the fair.
Nicole Berry, Executive Director of The Armory Show, said, “By establishing Armory Spotlight, The Armory Show further fulfills its mission to champion the city’s most important cultural organizations. These organizations have been integral in establishing New York City as an art world leader. We are proud to offer this complimentary space to an esteemed cultural partner who shares the fair’s vision to expand art and culture in the city.”
The Kitchen’s Armory Spotlight will present rarely seen selections from its expansive archive in celebration of the vital contributions of its artists over time.
Legacy Russell, Executive Director & Chief Curator of The Kitchen, said, “The Kitchen is thrilled to partner with The Armory Show. In a moment where experimentalism continues to be redefined and renegotiated, The Kitchen is a platform for artists across practices, perspectives, generations, and localities to push boundaries and to determine for themselves how they want to be represented and remembered through its artist-driven archive as a decolonized and wild site.”
On the occasion of The Kitchen’s inaugural presentation for Armory Spotlight, The Kitchen turns its institutional archive outward through a presentation of live performance recordings from 1976 through 1986—originally released in the “From The Kitchen Archives” album series—within an installation of print ephemera.
At the fair, a digital jukebox will feature a selection of tracks that span musical styles and movements, from experimental music under the heading of “New Music” to jazz to No Wave to rock. Listen to the Tracks Here.
Armory Live is a year-round program of conversations highlighting influential members of the international art community hosted at the fair, online, and throughout New York City.
The winner of the fourth annual Gramercy International Prize is Newton (New York), previously known as MX Gallery, who will show work by Paul Gondry and Viktor Timofeev. For the first time, the jury for the prize consisted of previous winners, including 2021 recipient KJ Freeman (Founder, HOUSING), 2020 recipient Kai Matsumiya (Founder, Kai Matsumiya), and Nicole Berry (Executive Director, The Armory Show).
The 2022 Armory Show fair dates as follows:
VIP Preview Day (by invitation only) will take place on Thursday, September 8th; Public Days will be held from Friday, September 9th through Sunday, September 11th at the Javits Center, 655 West 34th Street, NYC.
The Armory Show and the United States Tennis Association will present large-scale sculptures at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center August 23 – September 11, 2022, coinciding with the tournament and fair.
Save the date ~ Friday, August 26th at 2pm for a panel discussion with participating artists Luzon Hill and Myles Nurse, moderated by Daniel Cassady from The Art Newspaper.
Off-Site at the US Open program, featuring Gerald Chukwuma (Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery), Jose Davila (Sean Kelly), Luzene Hill (K Art), Myles Nurse (Half Gallery), and Carolyn Salas (Mrs.).
“This joint venture brings a piece of The Armory Show to the Tournament and its visitors, promising to spark important conversations around the dynamic works on view.”… Nicole Berry, Executive Director, The Armory Show.
The featured artists and locations are: Juan Capistran (CURRO) in Bella Abzug Park; Tomokazu Matsuyama (Kavi Gupta) inFlatiron Plaza; Adam Parker Smith (The Hole) in Ruth Wittenberg Triangle; and a special digital presentation by Carolina Caycedo (Instituto de Vision) in Times Square as part of Times Square Arts’ Midnight Moment program. These four Armory Off-Site works are exhibited in tandem with the fair’s five sculptures at the US Open, presented as part of The Armory Show’s Armory
Did you know that Javits Center has the largest green roof in New York City?
During Armory Art Week:
Salon Zürcher will open its doors to the 27th Edition in New York, a satellite fair of The Armory Show. The exhibition will be held at Zürcher Gallery, 33 Bleecker Street, NYC.
Galerie Templon will open a gallery in New York during Armory Art Week
Galerie Templon will open at 293 Tenth Avenue in Chelsea with a solo show featuring artist Omar Ba. Opening its doors during Armory Art Week, this exhibition will remain on view in the new gallery to October 22, 2022. Follow the gallery on Instagram.
In addition, in conjunction with his solo show at the new Galerie Templon in Chelsea, FIAF will present Clin d’oeil, an exhibition of one of Omar Ba‘s most important historical works, at the FIAF Gallery. The FIAF Gallery is located at 22 East 60th Street, 1st Floor, NYC.
Now in its 15th year, Crossing The Line is FIAF’s annual arts and performance festival presented in partnership with NYC’s leading art institutions. This year’s curators, Mathilde Augé and Florent Masse present artists and perspectives from around the French-speaking world that convey thought provoking narratives along with ground-breaking, premiere performances to NY audiences. The 15th edition of the festival features a diverse group of audacious artists engaging with the most pressing issues of our time—including gender, sexuality, human connection, race and climate change—and exploring new territories in performing arts.
Enjoy programming throughout NYC from FIAF Gallery, The Joyce Theater and Gould Hall to NYU Skirball and BAM Howard Gilman Opera House + more.
Independent + Independent 20th Century ~ September 8-11
The 2022 Fall Independent Art Fair will open its doors from September 8-11 at the Battery Maritime Building at Cipriani South Street (10 South Street, NYC) with more than 90 International galleries and non-profit organizations. New this year, Independent will launch Independent 20th Century, which will focus on artists who made a significant contribution to art history between the years 1900 and 2000 ~ and yet, uncelebrated in their day. This addition to Independent will coincide with its fall art fair at the same location and Armory Art Week.
A list of Independent 20th Century 2022 artistic program participants Here. Follow Independent on Instagram and Twitter
Spring Break Art Show ~ September 7-12
SPRING/BREAK 2022 will return to 625 madison Avenue for its 11th New York City edition with the theme ‘Naked Lunch’.
Above image, artist Sam Tufnell returns to Spring/Break with his new series titled ‘Self Portrait as a Flat Earther’.
Art on Paper ~ September 8-11
Art on Paper New York will return Downtown to Pier 36, 299 South Street, NYC with 100 galleries featuring top modern and contemporary paper-based art.
Don’t miss Fremin Gallery in booth D3 to see works by Lisa Meek, image above, and more.