Armory Week has returned! Here’s a rundown on next week’s most important fairs.
With an entire week of fairs dedicated to its name, the Armory Show is the largest of them all, with more than 200 exhibitors showing artwork from the 20th and 21st centuries at Piers 92 and 94 (12th Avenue and West 55th Street). Pier 92 is dedicated to modern art, while contemporary—including the sixth edition of the annual, regionally-minded Armory Focus show, titled “Armory Focus: Middle East, North Africa, and the Mediterranean” (“Focus: MENAM”)—will be on view at Pier 94.
March 5–8, 12–7 p.m. Admission: Children ages 12 and under, free; general, $45; seniors, $30; students $30; school groups (10+) $25, one day group (10+) $35; Armory + Volta Duel, $60; Armory + Volta Dual Group (10+), $50; run of show, $80; private tour, $500
ADAA Art Show
The 27th annual ADAA Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory (Park Avenue and East 67th Street) will feature solo, two-person, and thematic exhibitions organized by 72 leading art dealers. All ticket proceeds, as is custom, will benefit the Henry Street Settlement.
March 4–6, 12–8 p.m.; March 7, 12–7 p.m.; March 8, 12-5 p.m. Admission: gala preview on March 3, $175–$2,000; general, $25
Art on Paper
From the producers of Miami Project comes the first-ever Art on Paper fair, nestled between Montgomery and Clinton Streets at 299 South Street in Lower Manhattan. Fifty-three exhibiting galleries from the U.S., U.K., Canada, and France will showcase work by artists who use paper as a major influence in their sculptures, drawing, painting, and photography.
March 5, 5:30–8 p.m. (preview); March 6–7, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.; March 8, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Admission: 1-Day Ticket, $25; Fair Pass, $50; Preview VIP Pass, $150
This year’s sixth edition of the Independent fair at 548 West 22nd Street will feature over 50 international galleries and nonprofit institutions from 14 countries.
March 5, 6–8 p.m. (vernissage); March 6–7, 12–7 p.m.; March 8, 12–6 p.m. Admission: general, $20
As its name implies, Moving Image will showcase video-based artwork, including single-channel videos, single-channel projections, video sculptures, and other larger video installations from 35 galleries and seven countries at its usual Waterfront Tunnel space at 269 11th Avenue.
March 5–7, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; March 8, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Admission: free
Pulse New York
Located at the Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 West 18th Street, this year’s 10th annual Pulse fair will present contemporary art from 46 galleries and 13 countries.
March 5, 1–6 p.m.; March 6–7, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; March 8, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission: general, $25; students/seniors, $15; group discount, $10; MultiPass (4-day entry), $40
On its 15th anniversary this year, Scope will be “eschew[ing] the cookie-cutter art fair,” as they say on their website, in their new location across from the Armory Show at 639 West 46th Street for what they say will be a more polished and progressive presentation. Fifty-five galleries from 18 countries will no longer be separated by booths but rather flow into each other organically.
March 6, 2 p.m.–4p.m. (first view); March 6, 6–10 p.m. (general admission); March 7–8, 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Admission: first view, $150; public, $30
This year’s 8th annual invitational solo project fair for contemporary art will be held at its new home at Pier 90 (West 50th Street and 12th Avenue) in Hell’s Kitchen, the better to access its sister fair, the Armory Show.
March 5, (public vernissage) 6–8 p.m.; March 6–7, 12–8 p.m.; March 8, 12–7 p.m. Admission: general, $25; vernissage, $25; students/cultural institutions, $20; groups (10+), $20; VOLTA NY/The Armory Show Combination Ticket Single Pass, $60; VOLTA NY/The Armory Show Combination Ticket Groups (10+), $50