Armory Week 2017 Market News

2017 Armory Week Art Fair Cheat Sheet

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Armory Week has returned. A succinct guide to its fairs, below.

The Armory Show
March 2–5
This year marks the first Armory under the new directorship of Benjamin Genocchio, who has promised a “smarter, tighter, more curated” affair. The once-segregated modern and contemporary sections will be merged, and talks, programs and performances will be expanded. There is also an intriguing V.I.P. room, for whatever it is worth. General admission is $47. Ticket information and hours can be found here.

ADAA
March 1–5
The Art Dealers Association of America show is back at the Park Avenue Armory, as usual. Among the 72 galleries participating, David Zwirner will be bringing work from Chris Ofili and Petzel will have offerings from Joyce Pensato on view. Admission is $25.
Hours and tickets

Independent New York
March 2–5
Taking place at Spring Studios in Tribeca once again, Independent will feature its typically forward-thinking array of galleries, including New York’s Canada, Berlin’s Peres Projects and London’s Carlos/Ishikawa. Tickets are available onsite for $25 general/$15 student.
Hours and tickets

NADA
March 2-5
The sixth edition of NADA New York—the first during Armory Week—sees the fair moving out of Basketball City and into a new Holland Tunnel-adjacent location at Skylight Clarkson North in SoHo. Special programs this year include a series of performances in collaboration with Kickstarter, which are to be broadcast live and archived on the internet radio station Know Wave. Single day tickets go for $20.
Hours and tickets

VOLTA NY
March 1-5
This year marks a decade of the Armory-affiliated VOLTA NY, which throughout its run has retained a focus on spotlighting solo artist projects with an international scope. It will once again be held at Pier 90, with a free public vernissage on March 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. For the rest of the week, admission is $20.
Hours and tickets

Scope
March 2-5
With a new Chelsea location at Metropolitan Pavilion and over 60 international galleries, Scope looks to “usher in a new vision of the contemporary art fair.” It will be celebrating the 16th year of its Breeder Program, which aims to introduce emerging galleries. Tickets can be had for $25.
Hours and tickets

Art on Paper
March 2-5
Art on Paper takes an expansive look at its namesake medium, showing everything from humble little drawings to site-specific installation. It takes place for the third year in a row on Pier 36 in downtown Manhattan. Tickets go for $25.
Hours and tickets

Clio Art Fair
March 2-5
Clio Art Fair focuses on artists without gallery representation. The self-styled “anti-fair” explains this decision as a way to transcend “prescribed geographies, hierarchies, and markets.” The fair is free to the public and located at 508 West 26th Street in Manhattan.
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Moving Image New York
February 27-March 2
As its name suggests, Moving Image New York invites international galleries and nonprofits to present video and video-related work. Be sure to also look out for the growing number of virtual and augmented reality artworks on show. The fair is free and located in the Tunnel Building, at 11th Avenue, between West 27th and 28th Street.
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The Asia Art Fair New York
March 10-18
This fair celebrates both historical and contemporary artworks and antiques from continental Asia. Among the list of international galleries showing work, there will also be a special exhibition titled “Game of Gods, Game of Love,” which features mythological paintings and sculpture from India and Persia that recalls a number of modern pop cultural references. The fair takes place at the Manhattan Art & Antiques Center and is free.
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Salon Zürcher New York
February 27–March 5
Salon Zürcher will once again play host to six international galleries within its NoHo space. This year’s list includes RCM Galerie (Paris), Demon’s Mouth (Oslo), Vincenz Sala Gallery (Paris), Mathilde Hatzenberger (Brussels), Inna Art Space (Hangzhou, China), and Amp Gallery (Provincetown, Massachusetts). The gallery is located at 33 Bleecker Street in Manhattan. Admission is free.
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SPRING/BREAK Art Show
March 1–6
The SPRING/BREAK Art Show continues its tradition of using unconventional spaces to “activate and challenge the traditional cultural landscape of the art market,” by trading in the abandoned post office for its new digs: two floors of a Times Square office building. Expect the usual melange of creations, courtesy of 150 curators and over 400 artists, all centered around the theme “BLACK MIRROR.” Entrance to the fair, located at 4 Times Square, can be found at West 43rd Street. The standard adult ticket price is $15.
Hours and tickets

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