The Armory Show, 2020
The Armory Show, also known as the International Exhibition of Contemporary and Modern Art, was a show organized by the Association of American Painters and Sculptors in 1913.
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. 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 was founded by four New York gallerists – Colin de Land, Pat Hearn, Matthew Marks and Paul Morris – who sought a platform to present and promote new voices in the visual arts. In its 26 years, The Armory Show has stayed firm to its mission while establishing itself as an unmissable art event set in the heart of New York City.
The core section of The Armory Show, Galleries features outstanding 20th- and 21st-century artworks presented by leading international galleries. Visitors are invited to discover thousands of artworks spanning movements, mediums, and cultures.
Jamillah James, Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, curates the 2020 Focus section, devoted to solo- and dual-artist presentations of today’s most relevant and compelling artwork. Projects in this section consider the ways in which artists construct a version of reality or self where the boundaries of fact and fiction are indistinct. Visitors will discover artworks that address notions of alternate and revisionist histories and challenges to received knowledge or truth.
The Armory Show's newest exhibitor section, Perspectives, is devoted to recontextualizing 20th century artworks. Here, inaugural curator Nora Burnett Abrams reveals how her vision for Perspectives will present fresh viewpoints on the past.
The Armory Show announced today (28.01) the artists and galleries participating in Platform, the curated section of the fair staging large-scale artworks and installations across Piers 90 and 94. The 2020 edition of Platform is organized by Anne Ellegood, the recently appointed Executive Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Platform features work by Charlie Billingham (presented by Morán Morán), Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg (presented by Tanya Bonakdar Gallery), Trulee Hall (presented by Maccarone West), Edward and Nancy Kienholz (presented by L.A. Louver), Christine Wang (presented by Night Gallery), Marnie Weber (presented by Simon Lee Gallery), and Summer Wheat (presented by Shulamit Nazarian).