The Armory Show Fast Facts
The Armory Show is the largest art fair in New York and one of the principal annual art events in the international art market calendar. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the original fair which featured a broad selection of modern art from works by Marcel Duchamp to Edward Hopper. Here’s some quick facts about this year’s fair.
The Armory Show – Contemporary: Pier 94 features contemporary art from 120 leading international exhibitors representing 30 countries in total, including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The Armory Show – Modern: Pier 92 is dedicated to international dealers specializing in historically significant Modern art. The Armory Show – Modern presents 71 exhibitors representing nine countries including Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, and the United States.
Armory Focus: The Nordic Countries: Curated by the esteemed Malmö Konsthall director Jacob Fabricius, this component of The Armory Show features 19 invited galleries from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland. Nordic artists are also featured in Armory Performance, the OPEN FORUM program, and FREE STUFF—artist-created
giveaways for Armory Show visitors available in the Nordic Lounge on Pier 94 (including pencils, pens, folders, lamps, lollipops, stickers, newspapers, napkins, posters, and postcards).
Solo Projects: A new section initiated this year is dedicated to single artist presentations on Pier 94 and features 11 leading young dealers from around the world.
Not-For-Profit Section: For 2012, the exhibiting Not-For-Profit partners are featured in a dedicated section mid-pier on Pier 94, and includes seven organizations from Canada, Iceland, Denmark, the United Kingdom and the United States.
New Galleries: More than 80 galleries are new from last year’s fair, including David Zwirner (New York), Sprüth Magers (Berlin), Gallery Hyundai (Seoul), Greene Naftali (New York), Galerie Guido W. Baudach (Berlin), Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont (Paris), Klosterfelde (Berlin), Marlborough Chelsea (New York), Poligrafa obra Grafica
(Barcelona), Bernard Jacobson (London), Pace Prints (New York), Mary Ryan Gallery (New York), BISCHOFF/WEISS (London), Singapore Tyler Print Institute (Singapore), Kaikai Kiki (Toyko), RAMPA (Istanbul), Kalfayan Galleries (Athens, Thessaloniki), Winkleman Gallery (New York), and On Stellar Rays (New York).
Total Number of Exhibitors: 228
More information on the fair can be found at – www.thearmoryshow.com.