Armory Week 2016 Market News

2016 Armory Week Art Fair Cheat Sheet

Courtesy of Roberto Chamorro for The Armory Show.

The action.


It’s Armory Week—again. Below, a succinct guide to its fairs.

The Armory Show
March 3–6
Tried and true, the Armory Show once again ranks as the largest event in this week’s program, featuring 200-plus galleries across Pier 92 and Pier 94 along the Hudson River. As usual, the former will exhibit modern work and the latter contemporary. What’s new? Its “Armory Focus,” which highlights a different geographical region each year (this is year seven), will turn its attention to Africa. A standard adult ticket is $45.
Hours and complete ticket information can be found here.

ADAA Art Show
March 2-6.
The Art Dealers Association of America Art Show will keep it’s stalwart format, showcasing a curated collection of works from 72 private galleries and dealers. Among the artists on offer are Rebecca Horn (presented by Sean Kelly Gallery), Beauford Delancey (Michael Rosenfield Gallery), and Jim Shaw (Metro Pictures). The fair will once again be at the Park Avenue Armory at East 67th Street. Standard adult ticket: $25.
Hours and tickets

Independent New York
March 3-6
Having left its longtime location in the old Dia building on West 22nd Street, Independent will inaugurate a new space in Tribeca, featuring work from 40 international galleries and not-for-profits. The address: 50 Varick Street. Standard adult ticket: $25.
Hours and tickets

Pulse New York
March 3-6.
For the 11th consecutive year, Pulse New York will set up shop at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, a short cab ride away from the Armory Show piers. A full list of the exhibitors can be found here. Standard adult ticket: $25
Hours and tickets

March 2–6
VOLTA NY, an affiliate of the Armory Show, focuses on contemporary solo artist projects of international domain. It is located on Pier 90, and there is VIP reciprocity with, and a shuttle to and from, the Armory. You can get into VOLTA free during its public vernissage on March 2, from 8 to 10 p.m. Standard adult ticket: $25.
Hours and tickets

March 3–6
Scope, located at 639 West 46th Street, will showcase work from 60 international galleries. This is the second year Scope will feature, in its words, a “critically-acclaimed open-plan exhibition space…with galleries flow[ing] organically into one another, creating curatorial narratives that encompass the entire show.” Standard adult ticket: $35
Hours and tickets

Art on Paper
March 3–6
True to its name, this fair focuses on works on paper. Now in its second year, the fair is touting increased gallery participation and new public installations. It will take place on Pier 36 in Manhattan. Standard adult ticket: $25.
Hours and tickets

Clio Art Fair
March 3–6
The Clio Art Fair styles itself as a counterbalance to Armory Week, showcasing work exclusively from independent artists, sans galleries. The fair is free to the public March 4-6. It is located at 508 West 26th Street in Manhattan.

Moving Image New York
March 3–6
Moving Image New York is the only fair focusing on solely video-based work. A list of the artists and exhibitors can be found here. It is located in the Tunnel Building, at 11th Avenue and 27th Street. The fair is free.

New York City Art Fair
March 3–6
The New York City Art Fair, now in it’s fifth year, features exclusively Asian contemporary art. This season it’s highlighting Japanese emerging artists, and the fair’s five participating galleries will showcase work on this theme. The New York City Art Fair is located at Hpgrp Gallery New York, 434 Greenwich Street, in Tribeca. The fair is free.

Salon Zürcher New York
February 29–March 6
The modestly scaled Salon Zürcher will include six participating galleries, including Zürcher itself. The others are Marie Finaz Gallery (Paris), Galerie Gris (Hudson, New York) Mathilde Hatzenberger (Brussels), Kips Gallery (New York), Weathervane (Brooklyn). Opening night, February 29, will include feature a performance by Bonnie Tchien Hwen-Ying at 6:30 p.m. The gallery is located at 33 Bleecker Street in Manhattan. Admission is free.

March 1–7
Now in its fifth year, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, which features projects by curators, rather than galleries, will explore more than a hundred curators’ interpretations of the theme “⌘COPY⌘PASTE” through the work of 600-plus artists. The fair is located in the United States Post Office building at 421 8th Avenue in Manhattan.
Standard adult ticket: $15
Hours and tickets

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