The Armory Show 2018

“A top draw for heavy-hitting collectors, gallerists, celebrities and art lovers” — New York Times

DITTRICH & SCHLECHTRIEM (Berlin), Dorian Gaudin, Trying The Important Thing, 2017
From March 8, 2018 until March 11, 2018
The Armory Show is New York City’s premier art fair and a leading cultural destination for discovering and collecting the world’s most important 20th- and 21st-century art. Staged on Piers 92 & 94, The Armory Show features presentations by leading international galleries, innovative artist commissions and dynamic public programs. Since its founding in 1994, The Armory Show has served as a nexus for the art world, inspiring dialogue, discovery and patronage in the visual arts.
The Armory Show 2018 opens with a VIP Preview Day on Wednesday, March 7; the fair is open to the public March 8–11.
Featuring 198 galleries from 31 countries, The Armory Show presents artworks that range from historical masterpieces to the latest contemporary projects by established and emerging artists. The fair welcomes 66 new exhibitors, including several who have returned after years of absence, including Galerie Eigen + Art (Berlin), Gagosian (New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Paris, Rome, Athens, Geneva, Hong Kong), Perrotin (New York, Paris, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo), Regen Projects(Los Angeles) andVan Doren Waxter(New York).Of the fair’s new exhibitors, 43will participate for the first time, including 80m2 Livia Benavides(Lima), BANK(Shanghai), Galerija Gregor Podnar(Berlin), Pearl Lam Galleries(Hong Kong), Night Gallery(Los Angeles)and Yamamoto Gendai(Tokyo).
This core section of The Armory Show will feature outstanding 20th- and 21st century artworks in a range of media, presented by 109 leading international galleries.
Comprising 28 international modern and contemporary galleries, Insights emphasizes solo, dual artist and thematic presentations of artworks made before the year 2000.
Presents is a section for galleries no more than ten years old. This year, 26 galleries will showcase recent work from emerging artists through solo and dual-artist presentations.
Focus realizes the vision of an annually appointed curator. This year, the Focus section comprises 28 galleries, curated by Gabriel Ritter, Curator and Head of Contemporary Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. See “Focus Highlights” for further details. Download Focus press release.
Platform stages large-scale artworks, installations and site-specific commissions across Piers 92 & 94.
Now in its second edition, the 2018 Platform section is curated by Jen Mergel, formerly the Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Details will be announced in January.
Galleries, the core section of The Armory Show, features outstanding 20th- and 21st-century artworks in a range of media, presented by 109 leading international galleries. Notable solo presentations include Nam June Paik with a never-exhibited installation, at Gagosian; Mary Corse at Kayne Griffin Corcoran; JR at Jeffrey Deitch; Nacho Carbonell at Carpenters Workshop Gallery; Tara Donovan at Pace Gallery; Kaz Oshiro at Honor Fraser; and Sanford Biggers David Castillo Gallery.
More information on exhibitors here
König Galerie (Berlin), Erwin Wurm, Bag Walking, 2017
Perrotin (New York), Pieter Vermeersch, Untitled, 2015
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects (Los Angeles), Sadie Benning, Hands, 2017
Galleria Lorcan O'Neill (Rome), Rachel Whiteread, Due Porte, 2016
Max Estrella (Madrid), Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Autopoiesis, 2010
Yamamoto Gendai (Tokyo), Kei Imazu, Pink Room with Disagreeable Objects, 2017