Armory Show

Post image for A Conversation with One of the Curators Bringing African Art to the 2016 Armory Show

To curate the 2016 Focus, the Armory invited Julia Grosse and Yvette Mutumba, the founders of Contemporary And (C&), a primarily online magazine that focuses on contemporary art being made in Africa or originating with artists from that continent and its diaspora.

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Post image for Traces of Extinct Animals at the Armory Show

The animals have gone missing from booth 844. Framed nature prints crowd the holly walls, but the auks, cougars, wolves, and woodpeckers that were once their subjects have been cut out, leaving blank spaces behind in a sort of artistic animal Rapture.

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Post image for The 2015 Armory Show in 23 Superlatives

The 2015 Armory Show delivers pretty much what you’d expect of the 2015 Armory Show: some quite good art, some pretty bad art, and a lot of completely harmless stuff in between.

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Post image for The Armory Fair Is on Artsy, So You Don’t Have to Go IRL

As Artsy has gained in momentum (if not revenue) in the past year, it’s become apparent that what the platform is best at is not necessarily tracing the genealogy of artworks but simply reproducing exhibitions well in an online format, with high-res images and an attractive interface. That argument is further backed up by Artsy’s presentation of The Armory Show fair.

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Post image for Who Knew George Washington Was So Artsy?

Happy Presidents’ Day! Although today is the day to honor all past US presidents, there’s only one whose birthday sparked the creation of the holiday in the first place: George Washington. Yes, that’s right — you have George to thank for still being in your pajamas right now.

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Post image for Scholar Unearths Two Long-Lost 1913 Armory Show Installation Photos

The 1913 Armory Show was a watershed moment, introducing American artists and the art-viewing public to the European avant-garde, including artists like Picasso, Matisse, Duchamp, Brancusi, and more. And now, just in time for the show’s centennial next year, we know a little more about it, thanks to two newly rediscovered installation photographs from the original fair.

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Post image for Warhol Museum Director to Highlight American Art at Armory Show 2013

Each year, the Armory Show art fair highlights the particular artistic landscape of a region of the world in their Focus section. In 2013, the spotlight will fall on the United States, the Armory’s native homeland.

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Post image for Occupy Museums Offered Free Art at Armory

Last weekend during the New York art fairs, the OWS-affiliated Occupy Museums group reminded attendees of the 2012 Armory Show that having a big bank account wasn’t the only way to enjoy or obtain the artwork of others.

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Post image for The Armory Show 2012: A Foregone Conclusion?

I was reminded yesterday afternoon, while walking through mazes of pop-up galleries, tent-like hallways, magazine stands and oddly placed sculptures just asking to be tripped over, that the contemporary wing of the Armory Show — which runs through Sunday at Piers 92 and 94 — means different things to different people.

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Armory 2012: New and Improved

by Cat Weaver on March 9, 2012

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You’re supposed to complain about the art fairs … just like you’re supposed to complain about the Whitney Biennial. IN fact, it is a general art world rule that you should complain about anything you find worthy of revisiting year after year. And then you should always threaten never to go again.

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