The Armory - NYC
The Armory show celebrated its 23rd anniversary this year.
Spread along Pier 92 to 94, The Armory is no doubt one of NYC’s biggest and most diversified annual art shows! You get a wide scope of Contemporary and Modern works from all over the globe.
I got the chance to speak to Reece Mealy, Exhibitor Relations Director at The Armory Show, and asked her for her thoughts on this year’s fair. This is what she had to say, “2017 marked a truly successful edition of The Armory Show and, from a fair management perspective, I am very proud of the work that our team and our 210 exhibitors put in to garner such impressive sales results, positive media attention, and critical praise. For this edition of the fair, the second under Executive Director Ben Genocchio, changed a number of fair elements, including new and evolved exhibitor sections, a redesigned floor plan, and a number of exciting, large-scale commissioned artworks as part of our new Platform section. The feedback on these developments was extremely encouraging, and we are excited to build on 2017’s successes as we work to produce The Armory Show 2018, continuing a trajectory of thoughtful evolution, risk-taking, and putting the art and artists first.”
Great ambiance and every imaginable art medium under the sun, and more: From cities built from colorful Lego blocks and baby carriages made from razor blades, to garden utensils, marble slabs, moss green creatures, and beyond.
Section after section and hall after hall, you will find paintings that talk (literally), images of people that will haunt you, and works that will just inspire you and put a smile on your face.
The updated version of the Florine Stetthaimer "Collapsed Time Salon" presented by Jeffrey Deitch; now, that was a cherry on top.
Loved seeing Palestinian filmmaker and artist Anne Marie Jacir’s work "Where We Come From (Maha)” at the Rhona Hoffman Gallery
Also enjoyed the poetic writings on glass at White Cube, Mel Bochner’s Blah Blah Blah artworks, and the various works with strong political statements spread over the vast sections of the fair.
Young and old art lovers, serious collectors, artistic youngsters, and anyone remotely interested in the creative field; they were all there.
The Armory definitely has one of the coolest Oysters and Champagne bars! Food courtesy of Hotel Americano and the Champagne by Pommery Champagne . Whether you prefer East Coast oysters or the West Coast variety, the artsy atmosphere goes superbly well with this palate pleasing combo!
Great artworks, great atmosphere, great vibe. Simply put, I loved it.