The Armory Show

March 2 - 5, 2017
Piers 92 & 94
New York City

Selections from The Armory Show in the Press

The Art Market

"Sales were buoyant at all price levels."
Georgina Adam
Financial Times
March 14, 2014

Billionaires Join Celebrities at Armory Show on Art Surge

"“We are happy to be here," said Thaddaeus Ropac...His was among several prominent international galleries that returned to the Armory Show after a hiatus, encouraged by recent changes. Organizers reduced the number of participants to 205 this year from 272 in 2011, invested in new 12-foot-tall booth walls, added a VIP lounge and offered upgraded food choices including Manhattan’s Boqueria and Brooklyn’s Mile End deli."
Katya Kazakina
March 7, 2014

Whitney Biennial and the Armory Show: New York's busiest art week

"The Armory Show, by contrast, beat expectations...the Armory has made a substantial push under its young director, Noah Horowitz, to refresh itself with a more rigorous selection process and a more international scope.

“That’s one of the great things about the fair in New York. It’s unlike Dubai, or even Miami. It’s not just the black-card holders. It’s the rank and file of the profession, it’s all these students. You have an audience that feels real."
Jason Farago
The Guardian
March 7, 2014

At the Armory Show, China Takes the Spotlight

"While the westernmost frontier of Midtown may feel a world away when wind chill is still a factor, this weekend is a rare opportunity to get an informed, firsthand tour of East Asia’s most developed art world, accessible via taxi."
Kevin McGarry
T: The New York Times Style Magazine
March 6, 2014

An Art-Fair Survival Guide

"This time around, the Armory Show added galleries from Saudi Arabia and Hungary for the first time. Director Noah Horowitz also enlisted a museum director in Beijing to handpick a roster of 17 Chinese galleries for its Focus section—including hip Shanghai art collective MadeIn Company, whose name offers a wry nod to products Made in China."
Kelly Crow
The Wall Street Journal
March 6, 2014

Partying With Art 'Addicts'

"I think the Armory is doing a great thing, with a lot of the art. At the end of the day, we're all addicts," he said. "Some display art, some buy art. But we're all here."
Carson Griffith
The Wall Street Journal
March 6, 2014

The Armory Show Puts China Into Focus

"However, the China section won’t include the country’s biggest names on the global art market. Instead of rolling out the usual suspects — Zhang Xiaogang and Yue Minjun, say — the 17 invited galleries from China and Hong Kong are exhibiting up-and-comers like Xu Zhen, Zhao Yao and Wang Luyan.

“The theme is to show the dynamism of contemporary art in China," said Philip Tinari, director of Beijing’s Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, who curated the fair’s Armory Focus: China section. The works from China will also serve as an eye-opener for New York’s jaded art world, not least because many of the artists on show have never exhibited overseas – mostly, these days, by choice."
Jason Chow
The Wall Street Journal
March 5, 2014


"Tis the season in New York for art collectors, with a plethora of art fairs poised to descend upon the city...The main event, however, continues to be the Armory Show, now in its 16th year of bringing modern and contemporary art to the city."
Janelle Zara
Architectural Digest
March 4, 2014

An Insider's Guide to New York's Three Big March Art Fairs

"The offerings during New York’s big art fair week in March are arguably even deeper and more significant.

Starting March 5, rain and slush will have to fade into the background as more than 300 galleries will be showing their wares at the three most significant events: The Armory Show, the Art Dealers Association of America’s Art Show, and Independent."
Ted Loos
March 4, 2014

The Culture List: The Armory Show

"The Armory continues a tradition of exhibiting major contemporary works, many that will scandalize or mystify on their way to museum collections."
Elien Blue Becque
Vanity Fair
February 28, 2014

Wryly Nibbling at His Bread and Butter: At the Heart of the Armory Show, a Chinese Provocateur

"Part of Mr. Xu’s role in the 2014 Armory Show will be establishing a signature look, said Philip Tinari, director of the Ullens Center and the show’s guest curator. “The Armory commission becomes much more fun when put in the hands of an artist who questions what it is to be an artist," he said. “MadeIn embraced the idea of doing essentially a work for hire" — coming up with the image for the catalogs, T-shirts, the advertising — “and Xu Zhen embraced the commission as an extension of that project.""
Barbara Pollack
The New York Times
February 27, 2014

Modern Chinese art to get exposure at a major New York art fair

"There isn't tremendous awareness, in a sophisticated way, of the art world [in China]," Horowitz told the Post. "We are trying to show a younger generation of Chinese art and what's happening in China."

"There won't be Zeng Fanzhi, Zhang Xiaogang or Ai Weiwei . It's not just about a few Chinese artists and auction records. There's a whole art world in China. It's still developing, and there's a system in place," said Philip Tinari, the section's curator and the director of the Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art in Beijing."
Vivienne Chow
South China Morning Post
February 22, 2014

An Artful Bike Path to the Armory Show

"Enjoy looking at art? How about riding it? The opportunity will be available next month when the Armory Show art fair teams up with Citi Bike to offer 10 art-adorned bicycles for the duration of the Armory’s annual art fair, March 6-9 at Piers 92 and 94.

The bikes will be wrapped in a removable graphic paper with a design by the fair’s 2014 commissioned artist, Xu Zhen. Titled “Under Heaven (detail)," the designs — based on a larger work by the artist — apply much like a decal and will be removed when the fair ends."
Lori Holcomb-Holland
The New York Times
February 21, 2014

10 Drawings By Female Artists Whom History Has Underestimated

"While we can't change history, we can look back and recognize the immense talent of some of the best artists to take pen to paper. An exhibition entitled "Venus Drawn Out" honors such visionaries and their tremendous impact on the course of contemporary art...the exhibition, organized by independent curator Susan Harris, will take place inside this year's Armory Show in New York."
Priscilla Frank
The Huffington Post
February 15, 2014

Marianne Boesky: In Search of Art Stars

"With the contemporary art market booming, fairs such as the Armory Show—in which booths often cost galleries at least $100,000—have become increasingly influential. They're a one-stop shop for global collectors looking to buy more efficiently than ever before."
Alexandra Wolfe
The Wall Street Journal
February 14, 2014

At the Armory Show, a Special Section for Drawings by Women Artists

"The project marks the first time that the Armory Show–Modern has invited a curator to organize a special show within Pier 92. “I view myself not only as a curator but as a litmus test of a viewer," Ms. Harris told us by phone, of how she approached the project. “I thought, ‘What would I want to see, and how would I want to see it?’"
Andrew Russeth
February 10, 2014