Armory Week 2018 Market News

2018 Armory Week Art Fair Cheat Sheet

Yayoi Kusama, Guidepost to the New World, 2016, presented by Victoria Miro Gallery at the 2017 Armory Show.

KATHERINE MCMAHON

Armory Week returns—though this time, technically, it’s not quite one week. In fact, it’s two weeks this year, with the ADAA Art Show opening to the public on Wednesday and most other fairs following suit next week. Below, a guide to this year’s fairs.

The ADAA Art Show
February 27–March 4
Unlike in past years, the ADAA Art Show will open a week before the Armory Show. At its usual venue, the Park Avenue Armory, 72 dealers will present works by modern and contemporary artists. Single-day tickets cost $25.
Hours and tickets

The Armory Show
March 8–11
In its 24th year, the fair will feature presentations from 198 international galleries, artists, and public programs on Piers 92 and 94. Now under the directorship of Nicole Berry, the fair will include a “Focus” sector organized by Minneapolis Institute of Art curator Gabriel Ritter that focuses on bodies and technology.
Information about hours can be found
here; tickets here.

NADA
March 8–11
This year, the New Art Dealers Alliance’s New York fair has moved its location south, to the ground floor of Skylight Clarkson Square in West SoHo. (Visitors to last year’s fair will recall that the 2017 edition took place up the street, at Skylight Clarkson North.) Some 100 exhibitors will set up shop. This year, NADA has also created a fund for Bronx Museum of the Arts curators to acquire a work from the fair for the institution’s permanent collection. Single-day tickets cost $20.
Hours and tickets

Independent New York
March 9–11
For its third year at Spring Studios on Varick Street in Tribeca, the Independent art fair, now on its ninth edition, will feature 57 exhibitors, 24 of whom are showing there for the first time. Single-day admission is $25.
Hours and tickets

Volta NY
March 8–11
Volta NY, which will be held once again at Pier 90, next door to the Armory Show, will host 85 international contemporary galleries. Artist Mickalene Thomas and collector and consultant Racquel Chevremont are co-organizing the fair’s “Curated” section, titled “The Aesthetics of Matter,” which features eight artists who rely on collaged material in their work. General admission is $25.
Hours and tickets

Scope
March 9–11
Scope returns to the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea for its 18th iteration and will include 60 exhibitors. In its own words, the fair “continues to usher in a new vision of the contemporary art fair.” A one-day pass is $25.
Hours and tickets

Art on Paper
March 8–11
This fair, held at Pier 36, features 85 exhibitors, all of whom will show work done on paper. (A small twist: the work need not necessarily be two-dimensional.) One-day tickets are $25.
Hours and tickets

Clio Art Fair
March 8–11
If you’re looking for a tonic to this week’s gallery-oriented mindset, there’s the Clio Art Fair, which shines a spotlight on artists without gallery representation. This year, it will be held at 335 West 35th Street, and as usual, it is free to the public.
Information

Spring/Break Art Show
March 6–12
This year’s theme, “Strangers Come to Town,” will unite works about migration and assimilation through a series of curated presentations. In keeping with Spring/Break’s emphasis on unconventional exhibition venues, the fair will be held at 4 Times Square in a former office space. Tickets start at $15.
Hours and tickets

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