The Armory Show, a leading international contemporary and modern art fair and one of the most important annual art events in New York is taking place this weekend on Piers 92 & 94. Founded is 1994, the annual exhibition continues to be the largest art fair in the United States and draws art collectors and admirers from all over the world representing 26 different countries! I am excited to attend the show this year and hope you have the chance to check out all the great artwork.
Location and Hours:
Piers 92 & 94
Twelfth Avenue at 55th Street, New York City
Thursday, March 6th- Sunday, March 9th, 12pm-7pm
Tickets can be purchased online here.
This year Xu Zhen has been chosen as the commissioned artist for The Armory Show 2014. He is recognized for the playful and provocative works he has produced with his 2009-born collective MadeIn Company, spanning performance, sculpture, video, photography, internet art, and painting. The show will include a section devoted to Chinese art that features 17 galleries, nine of which have never shown outside of Asia.
The fair is not only an homage to the original 1913 Armory Show exhibition that introduced modern art to New York, but it also is a reflection of the show’s founding principle to introduce new talent alongside the many established greats. The Daily Beast rounds up the 10 must-see works at this years Armory Show.