NYC Armory Show Galleries Revealed
Organizers of the Armory Show have been sharing details over the past few weeks for the 2017 event, which runs March 2-5 at Piers 92 and 94 in Manhattan.
With Art Basel descending on Miami Beach, another major US art event, New York’s Armory Show, has begun to reveal plans for its 2017 edition.
Organizers of the Armory Show have been sharing details over the past few weeks for the 2017 event, which runs March 2-5 at Piers 92 and 94 in Manhattan. Along with the gallery list, which includes 71 new exhibitors, the latest announcement includes details of major changes coming to next year’s edition.
“The Armory Show team has spent the last year listening to our gallery clients and visitors, and in response, we have made many radical changes and improvements to the show,” says Benjamin Genocchio, Executive Director of The Armory Show. Among those are expanded VIP and visitor services as well as a more spacious floor plan with larger booths and expanded public lounges.
One of the most significant changes is the decision to feature modern and contemporary art across both piers, rather than separating them.
The fair will feature 207 international galleries representing five continents and 30 countries. Among the new exhibitors this year are seven galleries from Asia, including 10 Chancery Lane Gallery (Hong Kong), Arario Gallery and Gallery Hyundai (Seoul), and Tomio Koyama Gallery and Mizuna Art Gallery (Tokyo).
For the main section of the fair, called Galleries, 20th- and 21st-century works will be presented in a range of media.
More than 70 galleries will present solo-artist and dual-artist projects, including many presented as part of the Insights sector, focusing on art made before 2000. Highlights include works by the Harlem Renaissance painter Jacob Lawrence (Jonathan Boos), a study of dreams in the works of René Magritte, Alexander Calder and Salvador Dalí (Mayoral), and prints and works on paper by David Hockney (Lyndsey Ingram).
New in 2017 will be the Platform sector, which will stage large-scale artworks, installations and site-specific commissions across Piers 92 and 94. Details will be announced next year.
The Armory Show is part of Armory Arts Week, which includes nine fairs in all. Find out more about the Armory Show, including the full list of 2017 exhibitors, at www.thearmoryshow.com.