1. Armory Arts Week
Photograph by BFA, Courtesy of The Armory Show
Here’s a guide to Armory Arts week in New York City this year:
The Armory Show: With 250,000 square feet of exhibition space, this year The Armory Show will debut two new curated sections. Platform, curated by Eric Shiner, which will be a new exhibitor section of 13 large-scale artworks spread across the fair’s exhibition space, allowing galleries the opportunity to extend beyond a traditional booth. Focus, curated by Jarrett Gregory, features twelve artists tackling urgent social and political topics. The Armory Show, which was founded in 1994, will take place from March 2-5, featuring 210 international galleries, from 30 countries, showcasing 20th and 21st century artworks. This year, the fair’s redesigned floor plan will host five distinct exhibitor sections across two piers. The Armory Show is located on Piers 92 & 94, 711 12th Avenue at 55th Street.
NADA New York: The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is in its sixth edition, and will run from March 2-5. The non-profit organization NADA is dedicated to cultivating, supporting and advancing new voices in contemporary art. The fair will include NADA Presents in collaboration with Kickstarter, which will be a series of conversations, performances, and events along with Kickstarter projects from artists and cultural institutions that will inspire the public to get involved. 50% of proceeds raised from NADA New York ticket sales will be donated to the ACLU. NADA New York is located at Skylight Clarkson North, 572 Washington Street. Complimentary shuttles will run each day of the fair between NADA New York and Pier 94.
Scope New York: The 17th edition of Scope New York will be held from March 2-5 at a new Chelsea location at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street. With a focus on showcasing international emerging contemporary art, Scope will host 60 international galleries, with related performances, and talks.
Spring/Break Art Show: In a new location at 4 times Square, Spring/Break Art Show will run from March 1-6. The theme for 2017 will be Black Mirror, and will explore the artists’ identity within their work as an aesthetic reflection. More than 150 curators will premiere new artworks created by over 400 artists. Chashama, with five Chashama studio artists in this show, is this year’s Cultural Arts Organization Beneficiary, partnering with Artsy and the founders of Spring/Break, The They Co. All proceeds from the Artsy Benefit Auction will go towards Chashama.
VOLTA NY: A fair “by galleries, for galleries.” This year, VOLTA NY is celebrating ten years of solo focus and will present 96 galleries and artist-run spaces from 38 nations. VOLTA NY will include related programing such as The Volta Salon with Artnet, Shoot to Thrill: Picturing Identity in New York, 1977 – Now, and other topics. The fair will run from March 1-5, located on Pier 90, West 50th Street at 12th Avenue. Direct shuttles from The Armory Show at Pier 94 to Pier 90.
Independent: Now in its eight edition, Independent New York will host 48 exhibitors from 19 cities around the world. The show will run from March 2-5 and includes several well-known New York galleries including Gavin Brown’s Enterprise and Elizabeth Dee Gallery. Independent is located at Spring Studios Tribeca, 50 Varick Street
Art on Paper: Now in its third edition, Art on Paper will present paper-based art from seventy-five international galleries. This will include sculpture, drawing, painting, and photography. The show will run from March 2-5, returning to Pier 36 located at 299 South Street.
Pulse will not be in Armory Week New York this year, turning their attention instead to exhibiting at Art Basel Miami in December.
There’s still time to celebrate Black History Month, and the Black Power! exhibit at The Schomburg. Several of our February Art Installations are still on view. You can contact the author at AFineLyne.