One of New Yorks leading art events, The Armory Show 2015 returns for its seventeenth edition. Several London galleries are crossing the pond again this year including: Blain | Southern, Lisson Gallery, Victoria Miro, Sprüth Magers, Carl Freedman Gallery, Ben Brown Fine Arts, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, Josh Lilley and Max Wigram Gallery.The event takes place from March 5-8, hosting 197 galleries from 28 countries across North and South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Having received a record number of gallery applications, the 2015 fair brings together a wide range of ambitious presentations; Pier 92 – Modern will represent art and artists from the twentieth century, while Pier 94 – Contemporary is dedicated to leading international galleries presenting new art by living artists. In its continued commitment to fostering a serious, compelling platform for emerging and established galleries worldwide, The Armory Show will feature Armory Focus: Middle East, North Africa and the Mediterranean (MENAM), curated by Omar Kholeif, in a devoted section of Pier 94. The MENAM focus is presented in collaboration with lead cultural partner, Edge of Arabia, and education partner, Art Jameel. The 2015 fair will include Armory Presents, a section devoted to single and dual artist presentations by galleries less than ten years old. The 2015 fair also kicks off Armory Arts Week, a city-wide program of cultural events and exhibitions at galleries and museums in all five boroughs of New York. The Armory Show is thrilled to announce that the fair coincides with the New Museum’s 2015 Triennial: Surround Audience, in which our Commissioned Artist, Lawrence Abu Hamdanhas been included.
Noah Horowitz, Executive Director of The Armory Show remarks: “It is a very exciting moment for The Armory Show with this year’s fair marking the most focused and highest caliber edition in my tenure. The selection process for the upcoming edition was particularly rigorous and I am thrilled to see a number of notable galleries returning to the fair, as well as a strong presence of young, geographically diverse galleries who have chosen to show with us for the first time.”
The Armory Show – Contemporary on Pier 94 welcomes returning 2014 exhibitors including Blain | Southern (London, Berlin),Marianne Boesky Gallery (New York), Luciana Brito Galeria (Sao Paulo), James Cohan Gallery (New York, Shanghai), Massimo De Carlo (Milan, London), Sean Kelly (New York), Kavi Gupta (Chicago, Berlin), Kerlin Gallery (Dublin), Galerie Peter Kilchmann(Zurich), Lehmann Maupin (New York, Hong Kong), Lisson Gallery (London, New York, Milan), Victoria Miro (London),GALLERIA LORCAN O’NEILL (Rome), PRAZ-DELAVALLADE (Paris), Galerie Eva Presenhuber (Zurich), Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac (Paris, Salzburg), Jack Shainman Gallery (New York), Sies + Höke (Dusseldorf), Sprüth Magers (Berlin, London, Los Angeles) and David Zwirner (New York, London).
New participants include Albert Baronian (Brussels), The Breeder (Athens), Ben Brown Fine Arts (London, Hong Kong), Cherry and Martin (Los Angeles), Carl Freedman Gallery (London), Johann König (Berlin), Andrew Kreps Gallery (New York), Johnen Galerie (Berlin), Galerie Lelong (New York, Paris), galerie kamel mennour (Paris), Metro Pictures (New York), Monitor (Rome),Galerie Nordenhake (Berlin, Stockholm), Regen Projects (Los Angeles), Galerie Micheline Szwajcer (Brussels), Rachel Uffner(New York) and Axel Vervoordt Gallery (Antwerp, Hong Kong).
The Armory Show – Modern on Pier 92 welcomes returning 2014 exhibitors including Galerie Bergamin (Sao Paulo), Simon Capstick-Dale Fine Arts (New York), Alan Cristea Gallery (London), James Goodman Gallery (New York), REPETTO GALLERY(London), Galleria d’Arte Maggiore G.A.M. (Bologna), Marlborough Gallery (New York), Mayoral Galeria d’Art (Barcelona),Moeller Fine Art (New York, Berlin), Michael Rosenfeld Gallery (New York), Marc Selwyn Fine Art (Beverly Hills) and Galerie Thomas Modern (Munich).
New participants include BECK & EGGELING (Dusseldorf), John Berggruen Gallery (San Francisco), Debra Force Fine Art, Inc.(New York), Osborne Samuel Gallery (London), James Reinish & Associates, Inc. (New York), Galerie Michael Schultz (Berlin, Seoul, Beijing), Setareh Gallery (Dusseldorf), Shoichiro (Tokyo), Leslie Smith Gallery (Amsterdam) and Zucker Art Books (New York).
Deborah Harris, Managing Director of Pier 92 – Modern notes: “I am thrilled to see this impressive lineup of Pier 92 exhibitors, especially the international galleries who will be joining the fair for the first time this year from Europe and Asia. They offer a strong complement to our American galleries as well as a fresh perspective on many major Modern art movements.”
On Pier 94 – Contemporary: Michael Müller and Vlado Martek exhibited jointly by Aanant & Zoo (Berlin) and Galerie Thomas Schulte (Berlin); Volker Hüller and Meyer Vaisman at Eleven Rivington (New York); solo presentations including Gary Hill atJames Harris Gallery (Seattle); Kyungah Ham presented jointly by Kukje Gallery (Seoul) and Tina Kim Gallery (New York); Alex Katz at Galleria Monica De Cardenas (Milan, Zuoz); Paul Fägerskiöld at Galerie Nordenhake (Berlin, Stockholm); Richard Pettibone at Galerie Mitterrand (Paris); Joe Reihsen at PRAZ-DELAVALLADE (Paris); Taeyoon Kim at ONE AND J. Gallery(Seoul); and Rafaël Rozendaal at Upstream Gallery (Amsterdam).
On Pier 92 – Modern: BECK & EGGELING (Dusseldorf) and REPETTO (London) will jointly present works from the Zero Movement by Italian artists Enrico Castellani, Dadamaino and Agostino Bonalumi juxtaposed with German artists Heinz Mack, Otto Pieneand Günther Uecker; Brazilian art from 1950-1980 at Galeria Bergamin (Sao Paulo); Marsden Hartley at Driscoll Babcock Galleries (New York); Guo Fengyi and Charles Steffen at Andrew Edlin Gallery (New York); late works by Pablo Picasso,Salvador Dalí and Joan Miró, and early works by Antoni Tàpies, Miquel Barceló and Jaume Plensa at Mayoral Galeria d’Art(Barcelona); a presentation of The Blue Four at Moeller Fine Art (New York) with works by Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Lyonel Feininger and Alexej von Jawlensky; a curated exhibit of Bridget Riley at Sims Reed Gallery (London); selections from the Gutai, Hi-Red Center and Mono-ha movements at Whitestone Gallery (Tokyo); and previously unseen works by Dieter Roth at Zucker Art Books (New York).
This year marks the second edition of Armory Presents, a section of single and dual artist presentations by galleries less than ten years old, exhibiting in a designated space on Pier 94. This year, Armory Presents includes galleries from Austria, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Hungary, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. Highlights include Henning Strassburger, jointly presented by BolteLang (Zurich) and Soy Capitán (Berlin), who is participating in their first art fair in the United States; new films by Noémie Goudal at Edel Assanti (London); a survey of New Orleans photographer, George Dureau (1930-2014) at Higher Pictures (New York), marking the first solo presentation of the artist’s work at an art fair to date and the first solo presentation since his death; new pieces from the Under Heaven series by Xu Zhen, the 2014 Armory Commissioned Artist, as well as work by Ding Liat MadeIn Gallery (Shanghai); works by Jan Paul Evers realized for the fair at Galerie Max Mayer (Dusseldorf); Zipora Fried at On Stellar Rays (New York); works by Peter Schuyff from the 1980s at Sorry We’re Closed (Brussels); and Amir Nikravan in his New York debut at Various Small Fires (Los Angeles).
This curated section of The Armory Show on Pier 94 highlights the gallery and artistic landscape of a chosen geographic region. For the sixth Focus edition, Omar Kholeif, Curator at the Whitechapel Gallery in London, will curate Armory Focus: Middle East, North Africa and the Mediterranean (MENAM), presented in collaboration with lead cultural partner, Edge of Arabia and education partner, Art Jameel. Reflecting on the region’s recent growth as one of the world’s leading art hubs, The Armory Show will showcase an exciting selection of 15 galleries from countries around the world including Egypt, France, Greece, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States. Of these exhibitors, nine will be showing at The Armory Show for the first time: Agial Art (Beirut), EOA.Projects (London), Galerist (Istanbul), Taymour Grahne (New York), Gypsum Gallery(Cairo) – representing the first gallery to exhibit at The Armory Show from Egypt – Lawrie Shabibi (Dubai), Claude Lemand (Paris),Meem Gallery (Dubai) and Galeri NON (Istanbul). Artists featured in this year’s Focus come from Albania, Algeria, Egypt, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United States.
Focus: MENAM will also include the involvement of not-for-profit institutions, a series of special projects and a dedicated symposium for which details will be announced in early 2015
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