ARMORY WEEK 2018: GUIDE TO OPENINGS + ART FAIRS

The Armory Show 2017. Photo by Teddy Wolff, courtesy of The Armory Show.

Armory Week returns to New York City this month from February 27th to March 12th! Unlike past years, Armory Week is off to an early start with the ADAA Art Show opening on February 27th. Check out The Untitled Magazine’s 2018 guide below for all the best satellite fairs and openings worth visiting during the week!

The Armory Show 2017. Photo by Teddy Wolff, courtesy of The Armory Show.

The Armory Show (March 8 –  11)

The Armory Show is back with its 24th edition! This year will see the return of five distinct exhibitor sections (Galleries, Insights, Presents, Focus and Platform) to help visitors navigate almost two centuries worth of art. Also returning this year is Armory Live, an interactive program of talks, live events and screenings. Notable speakers include Hans Ulrich Obrist, Carolee Schneeman and JR and Jeffrey Deitch. To catch the schedule and learn more about Armory Live, click HERE. You can also preview work from this year’s Armory Show on Artsy HERE.

Public Hours: March 8th-10th @ 12–8pm / March 11th @ 12–6pm
Tickets: $25 – $80
Piers 92 and 94
711 12th Avenue at 55th Street
New York, NY 10019

For more info click HERE.

ADAA Art Show. Photo by Timothy Lee.

ADAA Art Show (February 27 – March 4)

The ADAA Art Show offers collectors, arts professionals and the public the opportunity to engage with works from the 19th century through today presented by 72 of the nation’s leading art dealers. All admission from The Art Show and proceeds from the Gala Preview benefit the Henry Street Settlement, one of New York’s leading social service, arts, and health care organizations. This year’s edition will take place at the Park Avenue Armory, the show’s usual venue, and feature a performance by artist Wang Dongling on February 28th at  5:30pm and a keynote talk by President and CEO of AXA Art, Christiane Fischer, on March 1st at 6pm.

VIP Preview: February 27th
Hours: February 27th-March 2nd @ 12–8pm / March 3rd @ 12–7pm / March 4th @ 12–5pm
Tickets: Starting at $25
Park Avenue at 67th Street, New York

For more info click HERE.

SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2017. Photo by The Untitled Magazine.

SPRING/BREAK Art Show (March 6 – 12)

Known as one of the world’s most innovative art fairs, SPRING/BREAK is an annual experimental platform for independent curators to exhibit works by emerging and mid-career artists. This year’s edition, which will feature over 100 curators (including Indira Cesarine for The Untitled Space) revolves around the theme “Stranger Comes To Town,” a phrase lifted from the old adage: “All great literature is one of two stories; a hero goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town.” Works exhibited at SPRING/BREAK 2018 will explore the tension between and merging of difference and sameness; them and us; narrator and audience.

VIP Preview: March 6th @ 3-5pm
Opening Reception: March 6th @ 6-9pm
Public Hours: March 7th-12th @ 11am-6pm daily
Tickets: $15 – $50
SPRING/BREAK Art Show
4 Times Square
Entrance at 140 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036

For more info click HERE.

This work by Bruno Miguel (“Essas Pessoas Na Sala de Jantar (These People in the Dining Room),”
2018) will be one of many pieces on view at VOLTA 2018. Photo courtesy of VOLTA.

VOLTA (March 7 – 11)

VOLTA NY returns to Pier 90 for its eleventh edition, this year welcoming 85 international galleries across four continents and 48 cities. An array of solo artist projects at VOLTA NY 2018 will present an eclectic mix of new and recent works by emerging and mid-career talent, punctuated by mini-retrospectives by key artists of notable repute. This year’s curated section is “Aesthetics of Matter,” masterminded by Mickalene Thomas and Racquel Chevremont. “The exhibition is entitled ‘The Aesthetics of Matter,’ in relation to collage as a construct or mode in various disciplines, referencing a broad definition of matter — from the physical substance, that which occupies space and possesses mass, to the written material, substance or content of a text. A randomness, perhaps risk, notions of the sublime, elements of constructive forms and materiality,” Thomas and Chevremont explain.

Press Preview: March 7th, 4-6pm
VIP + Public Vernissage: March 7th, 6-9pm
Public Hours: March 8th – 10th  @ 12-8 pm / March 11th @ 12-5 pm
Tickets: $25 – $65
PIER 90
West 50th Street at 12th Avenue
New York, NY 10019

For more info click HERE.

SCOPE New York 2016. Photo by The Untitled Magazine.

SCOPE (March 8 – 11)

The 18th edition of SCOPE New York will return to Chelsea’s Metropolitan Pavilion. Known for presenting groundbreaking contemporary work, SCOPE New York will welcome 60 international exhibitors and also offer a schedule of special events, talks and screenings. This year’s edition presents special project “Materiality,” curated by Anthony Spinello of Spinello Projects. The project will feature mixed media paintings on canvas, ceramic sculptures and process-based works by four female artists: Nathalie Alfonso, Nicole Doran, Juana Valdes and Clara Varas.

VIP Preview: March 8th @ 6pm-9pm
Public Hours: March 9th-10th @ 11am-8pm / March 11th @ 11am-7pm
Tickets: $15 – $150
Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011

For more info click HERE.

NADA Art Fair NYC 2017. Photo by The Untitled Magazine.

NADA (March 8 – 11)

This year’s edition of NADA (New Art Dealers Alliance) will take place on the ground floor of Skylight Clarkson Square, where around 100 exhibitors will present works. NADA Presents will also host a series of panel talks and performances, featuring Rin Johnson & Ser Serpas, Tamar Ettun & The Moving Company, Farah Al Qasimi, Ian Svenonius, Shaun Leonardo, Emilio Bianchic, Lindsay Beebe, Seung-Min Lee, Anissa Mack, Liz Luisada, Michael Mwenso & The Shakes, Roddy Bottum and Matt Connors, Peter Labier, David Colman, Johnnie Cruise Mercer, and Jon Santos. All proceeds raised from ticket sales will fund the NADA Acquisition Gift for BxMa (an acquisition gift for the Bronx Museum of the Arts’ permanent collection), and the NADA International Gallery Prize, an initiative to support first-time exhibitors who will travel internationally to the fair next year.

VIP Preview: Thursday, March 8th @ 10am-2pm
Public Hours: March 8th @ 2-8pm / March 9th @ 12-8pm / March 10th @ 12-8pm / March 11th @ 12-6pm
Tickets: $10 – $40
Skylight Clarkson Sq
550 Washington Street
New York, NY 10014

For more info click HERE.

Art on Paper 2016. Photo courtesy of Art on Paper.

Art on Paper (March 8 – 11)

Art on Paper will return to Manhattan’s Pier 36 with 80 galleries featuring top modern and contemporary paper-based art. The fair’s medium-driven focus lends itself to significant and unique projects that set it apart, establishing the fair as an important destination for the arts in New York City. You can preview work from this year’s Art on Paper on Artsy HERE.

Preview: Thursday, March 8th @ 6-10pm
Public Hours: March 9th-10th @ 11am-7pm / March 11th @ 12-6pm
Tickets: $25 – $50
Pier 36
299 South St
New York, NY 10002

For more info click HERE.

This work by Frank Turek will be on view at Clio 2018. Photo courtesy of Clio Art Fair.

Clio (March 8 – 11)

Dubbed the anti-fair for independent artists, Clio was created with the intention of discovering independent artists and showcasing the careers and achievements of established creatives. By specifically targeting artists without any exclusive NYC gallery representation, Clio celebrates independent artists and their work and fosters a dialogue that transcends prescribed geographies, hierarchies and markets. The fair’s 6th edition will be presented in collaboration with Salon des Artistes Pool Art Fair.

VIP Preview: March 8th @ 6-9pm
Public Hours: March 9th-10th @ 12-8pm / March 11th @ 12-6pm
Tickets: Free admission during public hours, VIP is $90
335 West 35th Street
New York, NY 10001

For more info click HERE.

Gallery Air de Paris exhibited at Independent Brussels 2017 and will be featured at Independent New York this year. Photo by Isabelle Arthuis, courtesy of Independent.

Independent (March 9 – 11)

Described by The New York Times as the “art fair whose edge most deserves to be called cutting,” Independent will return to Spring Studios in Tribeca for its ninth edition. This year, the fair will feature 57 exhibitors, 24 of whom are showing for the first time.

Private Viewing (Invitation Only): March 8th
Public Hours: March 9th-10th @ 12-7pm / March 11th @ 12-6pm
Tickets: $25 – $45
Spring Studios
50 Varick Street
New York, NY 10013

For more info click HERE. 

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