ARMORY ARTS WEEK 2016 FAIR ROUNDUP

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The weather is warming up just in time for Armory Arts Week. Between February 29th and March 6th, art lovers and collectors can check out the numerous fairs hitting the city, including SCOPE, PULSE, VoltaNY, Spring/Break and of course The Armory Show. In celebration of New York’s unparalleled artistic communities, Armory Arts Week works to highlight the distinct non-profit cultural organizations of the city’s multiple neighborhoods and boroughs. Check out The Untitled Magazine’s list below of the satellite fairs that you shouldn’t miss.

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The Armory Show

The Armory Show (March 3-6, Piers 92 & 94, 12th Ave at 55th St.)
Now in its 22nd year, The Armory Show connects the world’s leading galleries with international collectors, curators and art professionals in the capital of the art world. Throughout the week, a different neighborhood will be promoted each day at the show with cultural events for all levels of visitors. This year the fair is under the new leadership of Benjamin Genocchio.  Lucky VIP previewers could receive a carmelized flower from Italian performance artist, Romina de Novellis, who will be contained in a cage with 500 roses that she will weave into the structure in an act of concealment.

VIP Preview: March 2nd
Public Hours: March 3-6, 12-7pm
Tickets: $45-$80
For more info, click here.

ADAA’s The Art Show (March 2-6, Park Avenue at 67th St.)
Organized by the Art Dealers Association of America and in its 28th edition, The Art Show provides audiences a rich selection of works from the late 19th century through today. Highlights of this year include a joint presentation by Marianne Boesky Gallery and Dominique Lévy Gallery of painting, drawing, and sculpture by Frank Stella, and at P.P.O.W., rare performance photographs by Carolee Schneeman will be on display.

VIP Preview: March 1st
Public Hours: March 2-4, 12-8/ March 5, 12-7pm/ March 6, 12-5pm
Tickets: $25
For more info, click here.

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Li Hongbo, “Rainbow,” 2015.

Art On Paper (March 4-6, Pier 36, 299 South St.)
Despite being only in its 2nd year, Art On Paper, is definitely a fair not to miss. Sixty-five top galleries from around the world will present work on, about, by, and from paper. Visitors to the fair will  be met with a rainbow installation of Klein Sun Gallery artist Li Hongbo’s paper sculptures, composed of tools of war made from brightly colored honeycombed paper reshaped into delicate abstract forms.

VIP Preview: March 3rd, 6-10pm (benefits The Brooklyn Museum)
Public Hours: March 4-5, 11am-7pm/ March 6, 12-6pm
Tickets: $25-$50
For more info, click here.

Independent (March 3-6, Spring Studios, 50 Varick St.)
Independent fair relocates this year from the DIA building in Chelsea to fashion show favorite, Spring Studios.  It will include galleries from NYC, London, Sao Paulo, Los Angeles, Berlin, Madrid, Ibiza, Oslo, and Paris.

VIP Preview: March 3rd, 6-8pm
Public Hours: March 4-5, 12-7pm/ March 6, 12-6pm
Tickets: available onsite
For more info, click here.

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Midnight Moment of 2015: Peggy Awhesh’s “City Thermogram”

Moving Image (March 3-6, 269 11th Ave)
Moving Image is a fair that was conceived to make space for the visual consumption of image-based artworks. This year the newly formed Moving Image Curatorial Advisory Committee invited a selection of international commercial galleries and non-profit institutions to present single-channel videos, single-channel projections, video sculptures, and other larger video installations. Look out for the “Midnight Moment” every night when one artist from Moving Image takes over the billboards of Times Square for three minutes.

Opening Reception: March 3rd, 6-8pm
Public Hours: March 3-5, 11am-8pm/ March 6, 11am-6pm
Free Admission
For more info, click here.

PULSE (March 3-6, 125 West 18th St.)
PULSE goes through a dramatic change this year. Almost half of 2015’s exhibitors are absent from this years forty-five gallery lineup. New  to New York  will be ‘Conversations,’ introduced at the fair’s last Miami edition, the focused segment of the fair includes galleries who each show the work of two artists in an effort to promote a visual dialogue. Certain solo artist booths will be eligible for the prestigious, PULSE Prize cash grant.

VIP Preview: March 3rd, 10am-1pm
Public Hours: March 3, 1-6pm/ March 4, 11am-8pm/ March 5, 11am-8pm/ March 6, 11am-5pm
Tickets: $15-$45
For more info, click here.

Kristopher Karklin’s “Ping Pon Room” will be shown at Barbara Edwards Contemporary as part of SCOPE’s Breeder Program
Kristopher Karklin’s “Ping Pong Room” will be shown at Barbara Edwards Contemporary as part of SCOPE’s Breeder Program

SCOPE (March 3-6, 639 West 46th St.)
The 16th edition of SCOPE returns to its location one block away from The Armory Show. Sixty international galleries will show in an open-plan exhibition.  The fair’s Breeder Program will return to introduce new galleries to the contemporary market.

VIP Preview: March 3rd, 2-6pm
Public Hours: March 3, 6-10pm/ March 4-6, 11am-8pm
Tickets: $25-$150
For more info, click here.

SPRING/BREAK Art Show (March 2-7, 421 8th Ave)
Spring/Break bills itself as a curator-driven art fair.  For the fifth installment, more than one-hundred curators will present works by over 800 artists, all centered around the theme of ⌘COPY⌘PASTE.

VIP Preview: March 1st, 5-9pm
Public Hours: March 2-6pm, 12-8pm/ March 7, 12-6pm
Tickets: $10-$50
For more info, click here.

Kristen Schiele's work will by shown by Kayrock Screenprinting at VoltaNY
Kristen Schiele’s work will by shown by Kayrock Screenprinting at VoltaNY

VOLTA NY (March 2-6, Pier 90, West 50th St at 12 Ave)
VOLTA NY is the invitational sister fair to The Armory Show. The show focuses on primarily solo projects and is designed to feel more like a studio visit versus the traditional fair market arena.  A featured project of the 2016 edition will be an exhibition, curated by artist Derrick Adams and featuring eight emerging artists who all explore the theme of “Something I Can Feel.”

VIP Preview: March 2nd, 7-8pm
Public Vernissage: March 2nd, 8-10pm (FREE)
Public Hours: March 3-5, 12-8pm/ March 6, 12-6
Tickets: $20-$60
For more info, click here.

A few smaller fairs of note:

Clio Art Fair (March 3-6, 508 W 26th St.)
Clio is described as the “anti-fair for independent artists” and shows artists who do not have NYC gallery representation. Artists are selected based on the quality of their work, demonstration of their practice, and their connection with the current Zeitgeist.

VIP Preview: March 3rd & 4th, 6-9pm
Public Hours: March 4-5, 10am-6pm/ March 6, 12-6pm
Free Admission
For more info, click here.

New City Art Fair (March 3-6, 434 Greenwich St.)
Asian art lovers should head down to TriBeCa to check out New City, a small, contemporary art fair whose focus is emerging Asian art.  This year’s five exhibitors are exclusively Japanese galleries and include Einstein Studio, Gallery Kogure, Harmas Gallery, The blank Gallery, and hpgrp Gallery.

VIP Preview: March 3rd
Public Hours: March 4-5, 11am-7pm/ March 6, 11am-6pm
Free Admission
For more info, click here.

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