The Armory Show, Photo by Casey Kelbaugh, 2021

The Armory Show 2022 will bring contemporary and modern art galleries from over 30 countries to New York City this Sept. 9-11, with a VIP preview on Sept. 8. The fair, founded in 1994, still plays a crucial role in establishing NYC as major cultural capital and art epicenter. The event will be filled with public art, engaging programming, and carefully curated presentations at the Javits Center, off-site locations and other adjacent events during Armory Art Week.

Galleries present at the Javits Center will include 303 Gallery, ACA Galleries, Galeria De Arte Mexico Gam, Bank, The Breeder, Anat Ebgi, Galeria Estação, The Hole, K Art, Ludorff, Loock Gallerie, Francesca Minini, and more.

“Focusing on the quality of galleries at the Armory has always been an important part of my vision for the fair. It’s been great to reengage with the major galleries who had not participated in quite some time and to interest younger galleries in emerging markets. For us, this brings a sense of discovery to the fair, and ensures that there’s something for the most seasoned collector as well as those just starting out. ” – Executive Director, Nicole Berry, discussed her plans for the Armory show in an interview with ARTnews.

The Armory Show, Javits Center map 2022

The Javits center location will present a variety of sections with different themes and artists. The fair will include a solo section focusing on intimate presentations by contemporary artists including James Fuentes, Rodolphe Janssen, Lawrie Shabibi, Vintage Galeriá and more. In addition, their Focus section titled Landscape Undone and curated by Carla Acevedo-Yates will feature work from artists examining the intersectionality within the environment; looking at personal and political climates as they interact with race, gender, and power. The Presents section will bring emerging galleries, around for less than 10 years, to the forefront showcasing recent work in solo-and-dual artist presentations.

“While much has changed over the years, our ingenuity and ambition have not. The Armory Show is a galvanizing force in the art world and essential to New York’s cultural landscape.” – The Armory Show.

Tomokazu Matsuyama, Dancer, 2021. Courtesy of the artist and gallery.

Larger scale installations will also have their place at Armory; curated by Tobias Ostrander, Platform will focus on site-specific works with the theme of Monumental Change. This section will look at recent revisionist practices, and their role in cultural shifts occurring throughout the world, which ultimately influence artists’ engagement with sculptural form.

This year, the Armory Show will partner with The Kitchen as part of a new Armory Spotlight Initiative with a complimentary booth at the fair. The Kitchen’s Armory Spotlight will present rarely seen selections from its expansive archive in celebration of the vital contributions of its artists over time.


Chico da Silva (Francisco Domingos da Silva), 1910-1985, Sem título [Untitled], 1974, Photo by Ding Musa, courtesy of Galatea and Independent New York.
Independent Art Fair
September 8 | 10AM-8PM (By invitation only), September 9 | 12PM-7PM, September 10 | 12PM-7PM, September 11 | 12PM-6PM
Battery Maritime Building at Cipriani, 10 South Street, NYC

The fair will bring more than 90 International galleries and non-profit organizations this year. The fall 2022 event Independent 20th Century, will celebrate artists who made a significant contribution to art history between the years 1900 and 2000 but are still uncelebrated.

Spring Break art fair, Photo Courtesy of Spring Break art fair Website

Spring Break Art Fair
September 7 | Press + Collector Preview – 11AM – 5PM, VIP Opening Night – 5PM – 8PM
September 8 – 12 | 11AM – 8PM
625 Madison Avenue, NYC

The fair’s theme ‘Naked Lunch’ will draw from Neo-Renaissance, the Body, figuration, metaphors of nudity and depictions of social encounters, Hellenistic fixations, the artist gaze, and pre-apparatus photorealism in paintings, drawings, and prints.

Art On Paper Fair, Photography Courtesy of Art On Paper Website

Art on Paper New York
September 8 | select VIP preview 5-6 PM, and opening evening 6-9 PM.
September 9-10 |  11AM-7PM, September 11 | 11AM-6PM
Downtown to Pier 36, 299 South Street, NYC

The fair returns to downtown Manhattan with 100 galleries featuring top modern and contemporary paper-based art. Art on Paper’s medium-driven focus continues to bring about unique and powerful projects – visual, and experiential moments. This focus has set the fair apart for years, establishing Art on Paper as an important destination for the arts in NYC.

Crossing The Line Festival, Photo courtesy of the FIFA website

FIFA Crossing The Line Festival 2022
September 9 – October 28
22 East 60th Street, 1st Floor, NYC.

The annual art and performance festival, Crossing The Line, returns for its 15th year presented in partnership with NYC’s leading art institutions. This year’s curators, Mathilde Augé and Florent Masse focused on showcasing artists and perspectives from the French-speaking world that convey thought-provoking narratives along with ground-breaking, premiere performances. The festival will feature a comprehensive schedule with art exhibits, theater, dance, and music.

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