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The Armory Show 2015

  • The Armory Show 2015
  • The Armory Show 2015
February 25, 2015

At the beginning of March New York will be the host for The Armory Show – the 17th edition, to be precise. During these four days, Manhattan will become the center of the world for modern and contemporary art: a total of 199 high class galleries from 28 countries around the world (both Americas, Europe and Asia) will present themselves in two piers. Pier 92 will host modern art, that is, 20th century art and artists, and Pier 94 will be the center of contemporary art and artists. During previous 16 years The Armory Show has grown and grown, to become a special world-wide known and celebrated event, with its rigorous selection process, that guaranties pure quality of selected artworks that will be on display, but not only that: The Armory Show has become an institution that brings the whole art world at the very center of Manhattan. This year’s Armory Focus is on three geographically close regions – Middle East, North Africa and the Mediterranean. The goal of this Armory Focus is to present and reflect these three regions as one growing cultural hub to New York’s audience.

The Armory Show 2015
Jim Dine – Self-Portrait (Stencil), 1970 (detail) (Courtesy of Alan Cristea Gallery)

Highlights of The Armory Show

When you have to choose what to see amongst 199 galleries, perhaps you could feel a bit confused. But here are some things you could be interested in. First, you could go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street), where you can find Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing #370 – Ten Geometric Figures (including right triangle, cross, X, diamond) with three-inch parallel bands of lines in two directions, that was installed in June 2014. This installation will remain until the beginning of 2016, when it will be painted over. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is opened Sunday -– Thursday from 10am to 5:30pm and on Friday and Saturday from 10am to 9pm. Then, when you are already at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, you could check out Madame Cézanne, the exhibition of paintings, drawings, and watercolors by Paul Cézanne, because this exhibition ends on March 15th. The third exhibition that we recommend in the Metropolitan Museum of Art is Discovering Japanese Art American Collectors and the Met that was opened just ten days ago and is showcasing more than two hundred masterworks of every medium that could help you to explore Japanese art in this museum. This exhibition will be open until the end of September 2015. We also recommend you to go to The Jewish Museum (1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street) to take a look at Helena Rubinstein: Beauty Is Power exhibition. It is an opportunity to explore the style and taste of this famous art collector that was a patron of European and Latin American modern art. This exhibition is on display until March 22, and the opening hours of The Jewish Museum is from Saturday to Tuesday 11am – 5:45pm and on Friday from 11am to 4pm.

The Armory Show 2015
Alex Katz – Oona, 2006 (Courtesy of Galleria Monica De Cardenas Milano | Zuoz)
The Armory Show 2015
Jumana Manna – Menace of Origins, 2014 (Installation view, photo by Jason Mandella, Courtesy of CRG Gallery)

The other recomendation for The Armory Show

You should go to Sean Kelly Gallery to see Alec Soth’s exhibition Songbook, the exhibition of works by German artist Palermo (Works 1973-1976 at David Zwirner), Suzan Frecon’s paintings displayed at Oil Painting and Sun exhibition, as well as the exhibition of drawings and watercolors by Alice Neel, also at David Zwirner gallery. As far as individual works, perhaps you could go to Contemporary CRG Gallery to see the work Menace of Origines by Jumana Manna (Part of Focus at Pier 94). Among contemporary works (Pier 94 – Contemporary MAIN), we recomend Rafaël Rozendaal’s work Into Time, Alex Katz’s Oona, Rosemary Laing’s weather #4, On Kawara’s I WENT, and Richard Prince’s New Figures. When we talk about moder works (Pier 92 – Modern), you might take a look at Bridget Riley’s Composition with colour planes or Jim Dine’s Self-Portrait.

The Armory Show 2015
Rosemary Laing – weather #4, 2006 (Courtesy of Galerie LeLong)

Let’s focus on Focus

The section Focus was introduced as a part of The Armory Show back in 2010, so this will be the sixth Focus in a row. Every time Focus concentrates on a specific geographic region (previous regions or countries were China in 2014, USA in 2013, Nordic Countries in 2012, Latin America in 2011 and Berlin in 2010). Apart from the exhibitions that will be presented through 15 galleries from 9 countries, there will be also special talks program and a dedicated symposium on Saturday and Sunday, March 7th and 8th. According to this year’s Focus curator Omar Kholeif, the goal of Focus is to propose a new starting point for contemporary art, and this region(s) were picked because of “shared histories of migration, colonization, trade routes, common languages and religious and communal traditions”.

The Armory Show 2015
Richard Prince – New Figures, 2014 (detail) (Courtesy of Two Palms)

The Armory Show 2015: When and Where

The Armory Show 2015 will be opened on Wednesday, March 4th, but this is only for invited guests. General public will be able to see this event from Thursday, March 5th to Sunday, March 8th, from 12pm to 7pm. The location is, as mentioned, Piers 92 and 94, Twelfth Avenue at 55th Street, Manhattan, New York City. On the next page, you’ll find spreadsheets with all galleries and artists that are going to participate at The Armory Show 2015.

Next page: Galleries at the Armory Show 2015

The Armory Show 2015
Rafaël Rozendaal – IntoTime, 2014(Courtesy Upstream Gallery Amsterdam)

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Jim Dine – Self-Portrait (Stencil), 1970 (Courtesy of Alan Cristea Gallery)

The Armory Show 2015
Dia Al-Azzawi – Blue Bird, 2013 (Courtesy of Claude Lemand Gallery, Paris)

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On Kawara – I WENT, 2007 (Courtesy of On Kawara and Mfc-Michèle Didier)

Featured image: Kehinde Wiley – Diarra Mohamed and Mohamed Konate, 2013 (detail) (Courtesy of Kehinde Wiley studio and Galerie Daniel Templon) [mc4wp_form]

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Galleries at The Armory Show 2015

Here you can take a detail look at the galleries and artists that will take part at The Armory Show 2015. In three spreadsheets below you can check out what will be happening at Pier 94 (Armory Presents 2015 and The Armory Show – Contemporary 2015) as well as at the Armory Focus Middle East, North Africa and Mediterranean (Focus MENAM).


BISCHOFF PROJECTS, Frankfurt Ben Thorp Brown
BolteLang, Zurich & Soy Capitán, Berlin  Henning Strassburger
Brennan & Griffin, New York Guy Goodwin, Mary Weatherford
CASADO SANTAPAU, Madrid Ximena Garrido-Lecca, Bernd Ribbeck
C L E A R I N G, Brooklyn, Brussels Aaron Aujla
Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles Luke Diiorio
Edel Assanti, London Noémie Goudal
James Fuentes , New York Berta Fischer
Higher Pictures, New York George Dureau
Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna Michael Part
KOW, Berlin Michael E. Smith, Franz Erhard Walther
M+B, Los Angeles Jesse Stecklow
MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai Wang Sishun, Xu Zhen
Ani Molnár Gallery, Budapest Szilárd Cseke, Péter Mátyási
Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York Chris Wiley
On Stellar Rays, New York Zipora Fried
Federica Schiavo Gallery, Rome Andrea Sala
Sorry We're Closed, Brussels Peter Schuyff
TORRI, Paris Carlos Reyes
Various Small Fires, Los Angeles Amir Nikravan
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The Armory Show (Image courtesy of Roberto Chamorro)


Agial Art, BeirutSaloua Raouda Choucair, Saba Innab, TANBAK
Alexander and Bonin, New YorkMona Hatoum
Athr Gallery, JeddahMahdi Aljeraibi, Ayman Yossri Daydban, Ahmed Mater
CRG Gallery, New YorkJumana Manna
EOA.Projects, LondonRashed Al Shashai, Yazan Khalili, Mounir Fatmi, Oraib Toukan
Galerist, IstanbulNil Yalter
Taymour Grahne Gallery, New YorkFayçal Baghriche, Lamia Joreige
Gypsum Gallery, CairoDoa Aly, Mona Marzouk, Setareh Shahbazi
Kalfayan Galleries, AthensAdrian Paci, Hrair Sarkissian, Panos Tsagaris, Raed Yassin
Lawrie Shabibi, DubaiWafaa Bilal
Claude Lemand Gallery, ParisShafic Abboud, Dia Al-Azzawi
Lombard Freid Gallery, New York & Galerie Janine Rubeiz, BeirutHuguette Caland
Meem Gallery, DubaiMarwan
Galeri NON, IstanbulLawrence Abu Hamdan, Meriç Algün Ringborg
Pi Artworks, Istanbul, LondonSusan Hefuna
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The Armory Show (Image courtesy of Roberto Chamorro)


Aanant & Zoo
Andersen's Contemporary
Albert Baronian
Galleri Bo Bjerggaard
Peter Blum Gallery
Marianne Boesky Gallery
Galleri Brandstrup
The Breeder
Luciana Brito Galeria
Ben Brown Fine Arts
Buchmann Galerie
Cherry and Martin
James Cohan Gallery
Galleria Monica De Cardenas
Massimo De Carlo
mfc-michèle didier
Eleven Rivington
Ronald Feldman Fine Arts
Zach Feuer Gallery
Galerie Forsblom
Honor Fraser
Fredericks & Freiser
Carl Freedman Gallery
Gallery Espace
Galerie Laurent Godin
Kavi Gupta
Hales Gallery
James Harris Gallery
Leila Heller Gallery
Edwynn Houk Gallery
Pippy Houldsworth Gallery
i8 Gallery
Ingleby Gallery
Alison Jacques Gallery
Johnen Gallery
Sean Kelly Gallery
Kerlin Gallery
Galerie Peter Kilchmann
Tina Kim Gallery
Koenig & Clinton
Kohn Gallery
Johann König
Andrew Kreps Gallery
Kukje Gallery
Lehmann Maupin
Galerie Lelong
Josh Lilley
Lisson Gallery
Galerie Ron Mandos
galerie kamel mennour
Metro Pictures
Yossi Milo Gallery
Victoria Miro
Galerie Mitterrand
mor charpentier
Mihai Nicodim Gallery
Carolina Nitsch
Galerie Nordenhake
Galerie Nathalie Obadia
OHWOW Gallery
ONE AND J. Gallery
Pace Prints
Galerie Eva Presenhuber
Produzentengalerie Hamburg
Regen Projects
Yancey Richardson
Roberts & Tilton
Galeria Nara Roesler
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
Galleria Lia Rumma
Aurel Scheibler
Galerie Thomas Schulte
Jack Shainman Gallery
Sicardi Gallery
Sies + Höke
Bruce Silverstein
SKOPIA / P.-H. Jaccaud
Sprüth Magers
Galerie Micheline Szwajcer
Tang Contemporary Art
Richard Telles
Galerie Daniel Templon
Tilton Gallery
Two Palms
Rachel Uffner Gallery
Upstream Gallery
Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois
Axel Vervoordt Gallery
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects
Philipp von Rosen Galerie
Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery
David Zwirner

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The Armory Show 2015
The Armory Show (Image courtesy of Roberto Chamorro)
The Armory Show 2015
The Armory Show (Image courtesy of Roberto Chamorro)
The Armory Show 2015
The Armory Show (Image courtesy of Roberto Chamorro)
The Armory Show 2015
The Armory Show (Image courtesy of Roberto Chamorro)
The Armory Show 2015
The Armory Show (Image courtesy of Roberto Chamorro)

Featured image: David LaChapelle – Gas Chevron, 2012 (Courtesy of David LaChapelle and Galerie Daniel Templon) [mc4wp_form]