The Armory Show + Armory Arts Week 2020 + More!




The Armory Show, 2015

The Armory Art Show 2020 will welcome 178 exhibitors from 31 countries, featuring an expanded curatorial program and 30 first-time exhibitors. The annual event will take place March 5-8 on Piers 90 and 94 ~ followed by Armory Arts Week.

The Armory Show, 2018

The 2020 edition will feature an expanded curatorial program and, for the first time in the fair’s history, an entire pier will be devoted to curator-led initiatives—with Pier 90 encompassing Perspectives, the Focus section, and a selection of Platform projects.

Pascale Marthine Tayou. Photo credit: Teddy Wolff

Perspectives, the newest exhibitor section, will be dedicated to historical material viewed through a contemporary lens, bringing together both established and emerging exhibitors. Curated in its inaugural year by Nora Burnett Abrams (Mark G. Falcone Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver), Perspectives: Past as Present will demonstrate a range of projects evocative of the fair’s early years, when exhibitors offered daring, gritty, and even whimsical presentations.

Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery. Photo credit Teddy Wolff

Focus organized by Jamillah James (Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles), will consider the ways in which artists construct a version of reality or self where the boundaries of fact and fiction are indistinct. Taken as a whole, Focus: Another time, another place is an open-ended proposition that asks how history functions when the present is constantly accelerating, and how much agency individuals or communities have in narrating their experiences and making new worlds.

The Armory Show, 2019

Platform, a curated section offering artists the opportunity to realize large-scale installations and site-specific work, is organized by Anne Ellegood (Executive Director, Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles). Large-scale projects will address how techniques of satire and caricature have been used historically in art and literature as sharp tools of social critique.

Ai Weiwei at Ditch Projects. Photo credit by Teddy Wolff

Nicole Berry, Executive Director of The Armory Show remarks, “With more than a quarter century of tradition in Manhattan, The Armory Show is New York’s most storied art fair, and an essential opportunity for international and national galleries to connect with a key North American audience of collectors, curators, and institutions. We have created a comprehensive platform for serious and ambitious presentations by galleries of all sizes, reaches, and years of experience ~ from global powerhouses to regional leaders and those just beginning to gain recognition. We are proud that many galleries who started at The Armory Show have gone on to achieve incredible success in the industry.”

Cyrus Kabiru, The Armory Show, 2016

The Armory Show  2020 will take place from March 4th (VIP Preview Day by invitation only) through March 8, 2020. The Piers are located at 711 12th Avenue, between 50th/52nd Streets, NYC. Tickets Here.

The Pommery Bar. Photo credit: Teddy Wolff

Moving on to Armory Art Week……

Spring/BreakArt Show NYC, March 3-9, Moved to new space, inhaling an entire floor at 866 UN Plaza, 48th Street and First Avenue.

VOLTA New York, March 4-8, at a new location ~ Metropolitan West, 639 West 46th Street at 12th Avenue, NYC

Art on Paper March 5-8, Pier 36, 299 South Street, Downtown NYC

Independent, March 5 (VIP, by invitation) through March 8th, 50 Varick Street, NYC. Also on view at Independent, Object & Thing.

Clio Art Fair, March 5-8, 550 West 29th Street, NYC

NADA New York, March 5-8, This will be the second edition of the New York Gallery Open, with a focus on different neighborhoods each day. Visitors will explore Tribeca/West Soho on March 5th; Lower East Side/Chinatown on March 6th; Chelsea/Upper East Side on March 7th; and Brooklyn/Queens on March 8th.

…..And Beyond……

The Photography Show presented by AIPAD, April 2-5 on Piers 92/94, NYC

The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn, April 30 – May 3 at Brooklyn Expo Center

Superfine Art Fair, Three Fairs in New York in 2020: (Wo)man April 23-26; myth. April 30-May 3; Magic May 7-10

TEFAF ~ Maastricht New York, May 8-11, Park Avenue Armory

Art New York  May 7 (VIP Preview Day) through May 10th. Pier 36, 299 South Street, Downtown NYC

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, May 7 (VIP Preview Day) through May 10th, The Caldwell Factory, 547 West 26th Street, NYC

Object & Thing, May 7-10 Location TBA

Fine Art Print Fair, October 21-25, Javits Center River Pavilion at 34th Street, NYC

Salon Art + Design, November 19-23 at Park Avenue Armory