In its 22nd Year, The Armory Show is More International than Ever

Saturday, February 27, 2016
In its 22nd Year, The Armory Show is More International than Ever

Established in 1994 and held annually on Piers 92 & 94, The Armory Show is New York’s premier international art fair, which will take place March 3-6 this year. In its 22nd year, The Armory Show will host 205 galleries from 36 countries worldwide – the fair’s largest international representation to date.

In its 22nd Year, The Armory Show is More International than Ever

Established in 1994 and held annually on Piers 92 & 94, The Armory Show is New York’s premier international art fair, which will take place March 3-6 this year. In its 22nd year, The Armory Show will host 205 galleries from 36 countries worldwide – the fair’s largest international representation to date.

While the presence of American and European galleries remains extremely strong, exhibitors from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America represent a growing proportion of the fair’s international exhibitors. The galleries represented at The Armory Show 2016 have locations in: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, Denmark, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Kenya, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Pier 94 – Contemporary will feature 113 premier galleries. Joining the strong list of returning galleries is an international roster of new exhibitors for 2016 including: Laura Bartlett Gallery (London), Galerie Guido W. Baudach (Berlin), Galerie Bugada & Cargnel (Paris), Contemporary Fine Arts (Berlin), Galeria Fortes Vilaça (Sao Paulo), Goodman Gallery (Johannesburg, Cape Town), Bruce Haines (London), Rhona Hoffman Gallery (Chicago), INK Studio (Beijing), Rodolphe Janssen (Brussels), Paul Kasmin Gallery (New York), Magazzino (Rome), OMR (Mexico City), Ota Fine Arts (Tokyo), Galerie Francesca Pia (Zurich), Jessica Silverman Gallery (San Francisco), STEVENSON (Cape Town, Johannesburg), Galeria Luisa Strina (Sao Paulo), Timothy Taylor (London), Vilma Gold (London), Vistamare (Pescara) and WENTRUP (Berlin).

Galleries exhibiting for the first time include: Hezi Cohen Gallery (Tel Aviv), Vera Cortês Art Agency (Lisbon), Habana (Havana), Kadel Willborn (Dusseldorf), Meessen De Clercq (Brussels), Francesca Minini (Milan), Galleria Massimo Minini (Brescia), Gallery MOMO (Johannesburg, Cape Town), MOT International (London) and SIM Galeria (Curitiba).

Highlights from Pier 94 – Contemporary include a number of stand-out solo presentations: at Galerie Guido W. Baudach (Berlin) visitors will experience mixed-media works by post-internet artist Yves Scherer. At Gallery Espace (New Delhi), three decades of print works by Indian-born Zarina Hashmi. Hales Gallery (London) will present recent works by the renowned Guyana-born British painter, Frank Bowling. Galerie Nordenhake (Berlin, Stockholm) will show an extraordinary selection of John Coplans’s austere photographic self-portraits. And Praz-Delavallade (Paris) will exhibit Matthew Brandt, the American-born photographer whose work continually pushes the bounds of his medium; and Two Palms (New York) will present a new series of large-scale monotype by Cecily Brown

Elsewhere on Pier 94 – Contemporary, visitors will find works by the most sought-after artists today including: new works from German-born photographer Candida Höfer’s St. Petersburg series at Ben Brown Fine Arts (London, Hong Kong), Lucio Fontana and Pino Pinelli at Cardi (Milan); works by Luke Diiorio at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery (London); Alberto Burri and Nunzio di Stefano at Mazzoleni (Turin, London); and a new "mental map" painting by Franz Ackermann at Galerie Daniel Templon (Paris, Brussels).

Pier 92 – Modern will feature 55 galleries presenting modern masterworks from the 20th Century. New exhibitors for 2016 include: Aicon Gallery (New York), Gana Art (Seoul, Busan) and Ludorff (Dusseldorf). Galleries exhibiting for the first time include: 401contemporary (Berlin), Bernard Ceysson (Luxembourg), Cortesi Gallery (Lugano), Donald Ellis Gallery (New York), Michael Hoppen (London) Montrasio Arte / Km0 (Monza, Innsbruck, Milan) and Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects (New Y ork).

Highlights from Pier 92 – Modern include a number of museum-quality presentations and historical surveys: works from Alexander Calder at Jonathan Boos (New York) to Milton Avery at DC Moore Gallery (New York) to Marsden Hartley at James Reinish & Associates, Inc. (New York), will round out a strong presentation of American modernist masters. Visitors will discover exciting pieces from the Zero Movement, including metal reliefs, sculpture and kinetic works by Heinz Mack at Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art (Dusseldorf) and sculpture by Agostino Bonalumi at Cortesi Gallery (Lugano, London). Mayoral (Barcelona, Verdú) will recreate Joan Miró’s studio, complete with over 25 paintings and drawings made in the post-war period. Montrasio Arte / Km0 (Monza, Innsbruck, Milan) will bring together Joseph Beuys and Salvatore Scarpitta in a comparative survey. Louis Stern Fine Arts (West Hollywood) will present artist-couple and pioneers of hard-edge painting, Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg with works rarely exhibited beyond the West Coast. At John Szoke Gallery (New York), drawings, prints and paintings by Pablo Picasso will trace specific themes in the artist’s oeuvre. 

All images: courtesy of Roberto Chamorro for The Armory Show.

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