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The Armory Show has just announced the list of participating galleries for its 2016 edition, which will take place between March 3-6.

For this edition, which marks its 22nd year running, the New York-based fair will host 204 galleries from 36 countries, which according to the organization, is its largest international representation to date.

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The seventeenth iteration of The Armory Show opened to the public on Thursday, March 5, 2015. Housed in Piers 92 and 94 along the Hudson River on Manhattan’s West Side, The Armory Show, which has spawned an array of satellite fairs and related happenings, is the largest art fair in New York and one of the industry’s leading international art events.

Founded in 1994 by dealers Colin de Land, Pat Hearn, Matthew Marks, and Paul Morris as the Gramercy International Art Fair (named after its initial location in the legendary Gramercy Park Hotel), the fair acquired its new title in 1999 after relocating to the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue. The name was an homage to the 1913 International Exhibition of Modern Art, which is often referred to as The Armory Show. One of the most influential art events to take place during the 20th century, the 1913 Armory Show introduced the American public to experimental European art movements, including Fauvism, Cubism, and Futurism.

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Tuesday, 25 November 2014 11:34

The Armory Show Releases Exhibitor List for 2015

The Armory Show has announced its exhibitor lineup for the 2015 installment of the big perennial modern and contemporary art fair held in New York,  March 5-8. On board this time are 195 galleries representing 28 countries from around the globe. The 2015 edition, the fair's seventeenth, will take place as before, on two piers  on the Hudson River: Pier 92, devoted to modern art; and Pier 94, dedicated to contemporary art.

Within the fair, on Pier 94, a special exhibition organized by London-based curator Omar Kholeif, "Armory Focus: Middle East, North Africa and the Mediterranean (MENAM)" highlights works by emerging and established artists from those regions.

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Thursday, 16 October 2014 10:42

Volta NY to Move Next Door to the Armory Show

This morning, Volta NY announced that it would move to Pier 90 for next year’s fair. Located directly beside the Armory Show’s home at Piers 92 and 94, the new site has just been renovated and offers 75,000 square feet of space for 90 exhibitors. Known as the Armory’s sister fair, Volta will run March 5 to March 8.

“Having celebrated our tenth anniversary in Basel by moving to a more mature and central venue, we felt that in New York it was also time to take the platform up a notch,” Volta artistic director Amanda Coulson said in a statement.

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Thursday, 07 March 2013 16:20

Armory Show Opens in New York City

100 years after the 1913 Armory Show changed the landscape of American art forever, the current incarnation of the event opened to the public today, March 7, 2013. Mayor Michael Bloomberg held a press conference to inaugurate the 2013 Armory Show, which features 214 exhibitors from across the globe. The event is expected to draw about 66,000 visitors and will generate approximately $54 million in the city during its four-day run.

This year’s Armory Show features a specially curated section titled ‘Armory Focus: USA’ and aims to celebrate the remarkable impact the 1913 Armory Show had on the country. The section is curated by Eric Shiner, the director of The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA and features 17 established and emerging galleries that focus on contemporary art.

The Armory Show is held on Piers 92 and 94 in central Manhattan and is part of the highly anticipated Armory Arts Week, a suite of cultural events and exhibitions taking place across the city from March 7-10, 2013.

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