Galleries is the core section of The Armory Show where leading international galleries present outstanding 20th and 21st century artworks across a range of media.
New for 2021, the Solo section is dedicated to single-artist presentations focused exclusively on the work of a single emerging, established, or historic artist working in the 20th or 21st century.
Organized by an appointed curator around a theme of their choosing, the Focus section features solo- and dual-artist presentations that address today’s most pressing issues. For 2021, curator Wassan Al-Khudhairi (Chief Curator, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis) will investigate the artist’s role in shaping the future and imagining realities beyond our current condition. future as spectrum examines how artists have used the challenges and monumental changes experienced in 2020 as a catalyst to explore future imaginations, communities, governments, economies, and environments.
Presents is the section for young galleries no more than fifteen years old to showcase recent work through solo- and dual-artist presentations.
Participating organizations—ranging from museums to not-for-profit galleries to art foundations—with The Armory Show, share their common desire to promote the visual arts to collectors and the general public alike.
Devoted to large-scale installations and site-specific works, this year’s edition of Platform, entitled Can you hear the fault lines breathing? is curated by Claudia Schmuckli (Curator-in-Charge of Contemporary Art and Programming, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco). It will feature eight artworks that speak to the urgency of working toward new models of bridging fault lines—societal, historical, or geographical—that are grounded in empathy and understanding.