The Armory Show 2017 brings together over 200 of the most influential galleries from 30 countries around the world. Five distinct exhibitor sections guide visitors through nearly two centuries of art history, from established masters of the early 20th century to the next generation of emerging artists.
The core section of The Armory Show, Galleries features outstanding 20th and 21st century artworks presented by leading international galleries. Visitors are invited to discover thousands of artworks spanning movements, mediums and cultures.
Dedicated exclusively to 20th century artworks, Insights emphasizes solo-artist, dual-artist and thematic presentations. This section highlights canonical works of modernism and the post-war era as well as overlooked artistic gems and rediscoveries.
Presents is a platform for young galleries no more than ten years old to showcase recent work from emerging artists. Solo-artist and dual-artist presentations spotlight the next generation of artistic talents, which visitors can discover in this in-depth and intimate setting.
Focus realizes the vision of an annually appointed curator through a selection of new or rarely seen work by today’s most relevant and compelling artists. This year, 12 solo-artist presentations have been organized specifically for The Armory Show under the direction of Jarrett Gregory. Titled What Is To Be Done?, this year’s Focus section includes a diverse group of artists grappling with some of the world’s most pressing social and political issues.
Debuting in 2017, Platform stages large-scale artworks, installations and site-specific commissions across Piers 92 & 94. Artists and galleries are invited by an appointed curator to realize ambitious projects that activate the fair’s unique industrial space. The 2017 edition of Platform, entitled An Incident and curated by Eric Shiner, features 14 internationally acclaimed artists.