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The Armory Show returned on March 6th, 2019 with 198 galleries from 33 countries, bringing together a presentation of modern and contemporary art in central Manhattan. Staged at Piers 90 and 94, the 2019 Armory edition held the show’s position of prominence despite the relocation of many of the booths to the former Volta Fair location on Pier 90, which was canceled one week before the Armory international art show was due to open.

Installation view of PPOW booth at The Armory Show 2019

Supported by Lead Partner Athena Art Finance, the fair opened to the public on March 7, with the VIP Preview Day on Wednesday, March 6, for invited guests. Marking the fair’s 25th Anniversary and reflecting its heritage in New York, The Armory Show welcomed several exhibitors who participated in its earliest editions at the Gramercy Park Hotel, including 303 Gallery (New York), Tanya Bonakdar Gallery (New York, Los Angeles), Galerie Krinzinger (Vienna), and Zeno X Gallery (Antwerp).

Installation view of Mariane Ibrahim’s booth at The Armory Show, New York, 2019. Courtesy of Mariane Ibrahim Gallery.

Building on a strong contingent of international exhibitors, the 2019 edition features 63 new and first-time exhibitors, including A Gentil Carioca (Rio de Janeiro), carlier | gebauer (Berlin), Selma Feriani Gallery (Sidi Bou Said), Stephen Friedman Gallery (London), Antoine Levi (Paris), David Nolan Gallery (New York), Öktem&Aykut (Istanbul), ShanghART Gallery, (Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore), Sorry We’re Closed (Brussels), and Tif Sigfrids (Athens, GA). Throughout the fair, 88 exhibitors are presenting solo- or dual-artist booths, reflecting a strong focus on in-depth presentations and curatorial approaches.

The Armory Show 2019 – Photographed for The Untitled Magazine

Many exhibitors devoted their booths to presentations by leading contemporary women artists across several generations. Galleries (Pier 94), the core section of The Armory Show, features 20th- and 21st-century artworks in a range of media, presented by 111 leading international galleries. Insights (Pier 90), comprised of 32 established galleries, emphasizes solo-, dual-artist, and thematic presentations of artworks made before the year 2000. Featuring 26 galleries, Presents section, located at Pier 94, is a platform for galleries no more than ten years old to showcase emerging talents through solo- and dual-artist presentations.

TOP IMAGE: Installation view at The Armory Show, New York, 2019. 

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