From art about environmental recklessness to Caribbean post-coloniality, Armory kicked off the spring art fair season in spite of growing coronavirus concerns.
The artists shortlisted for the prize, funded by French nonprofit AWARE, are Yuko Nasaka, Rina Banerjee, Aase Texmon Rygh, Alexis Smith, and June Edmonds.
The strength of the Armory Show — now in its 24th year — is that, just like a mall, I know exactly what to expect when I go there.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.