The 11 Must-See Works at This Weekend’s Armory Show
Grab a map and skip directly to them, or give yourself several hours to check out all 198 booths at New York’s largest contemporary art fair.
Founded in 1994, The Armory Show, New York’s largest contemporary art fair, was originally created by four forward-thinking art dealers as a way to bring nascent galleries and their less established artists into the public eye. As the show’s new director, Nicole Berry, said to The Art Newspaper, “[They] were trying to showcase work that wasn’t getting attention elsewhere.” 24 years later, 198 galleries have booths at what is easily considered one of the most important visual art events of the year (which runs through Sunday evening of this weekend). Newcomers such as Night Gallery and Gregor Podnar are given just as much square footage as stalwarts like Gagosian and Pace Gallery, and this time around, Berry made an effort to make room for more large-scale projects, 15 of which are on display in the “Platform” sections located throughout Piers 92 and 94.
Below, we give you the list of our favorite, not-to-be-missed works. Grab a map and skip directly to them, or give yourself several hours—including a stop at one of the four lunch counters set up in both the front and back areas of the piers—to check out all 198 booths.