NY Armory Arts Week


The NY Armory Arts Week is being held March 3 - 6, 2011 at Piers 92 & 94, Twelfth Avenue and 55th Street, New York City. Armory Arts Week is the umbrella for nine Art Fairs featuring special must-see events that range from special receptions, open studios, art tours, museum discounts and performances to panels and artist discussions -- and, of course, parties.

The Armory Show, America's leading fine art fair, has been devoted to the most important art of the 20th and 21st centuries. From its beginnings as the annual celebration of graphic arts, the idea of a week of arts-related events made sense in a city that has always attracted artists, galleries, collectors, critics and curators from all over the world.

This year's events include:

Tuesday, March 1, 2011Uptown & Museum Mile Day

Wednesday, March 2, 2011Benefit for the MoMA

Thursday, March 3, 2011SoHo Night

Friday, March 4, 2011Long Island City Night

Saturday, March 5, 2011Chelsea Day & Brooklyn Night

Sunday, March 6, 2011Lower East Side

This year's leading participants include:

The Art Fairs are: alt

This invitational show of solo artists’ projects is the American edition of the fair founded in Basel in 2005, showcasing current art producti
on and relevant contemporary positions regardless of the artist or gallery’s age.

ADAA: The Art Show
Now in its 23rd year, the country’s longest running national art fair brings together museum quality exhibitions of art ranging from cutting-edge, 21st century works, to museum-quality pieces from the 19th and 20th centuries. Organized by ADAA to benefit the Henry Street Settlement, the Fair’s "commitment to curatorial expertise and diversity is ever-present in the show’s conception, presentation, and execution."

Fountain Art Fair
An alternative exhibition of avant-garde galleries and art collectives, Fountain features more than 20 innovative exhibitors and art projects. This year the Grace Exhibition Space hosts 30–40 world-ren
owned performance artists in a series of never-before-seen live action works on-site. Their highlight: Infiltrate! Performance Art Festival, a four-day curated program of Performance Art wherein the artists commandeer the lightship Frying Pan "with spontaneous actions to heave overboard all preconceived notions of art fairs."

This award winning temporary exhibition forum is devised by and for gallerists. "reexamines traditional art fair models and methods of presentation, in response to the changing attitudes and growing challenges for artists,
galleries, non-profits, curators and collectors as the experience of viewing and interacting with contemporary art in a group context."

Moving Image - an Art Fair of Contemporary Video Art
A selection of international commercial galleries and non-profit institutions presents single-channel videos, video sculptures, and other larger video installations.

PULSE Contemporary Art Fair
PULSE exhibitors "are a select group of leading and pioneering international galleries that present works by premier contemporary artists wit
h those of emerging and undiscovered talents. A central component of the fair is its program of commissioned cultural projects linking its audience to all aspects of the visual and performing arts."alt

Red Dot Art Fair - Korean Art Show
Red Dot supplies a venue for art galleries seeking to present work of lasting value and beyond current trends.  This year at Armory Art Week,
Red Dot is hosting the annual Korean Art Show, with Galleries Association of Korea and Korea International Art Fair (KIAF) featuring the work of Patrick Singh.

SCOPE New York
SCOPE New York presents over 50 international galleries from four continents and sixteen countries, including China, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Brazil, Italy, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Germany, UK, Spain, and Canada. "Its invitees uphold its unique tradition of solo and the
matic group shows providing the real opportunity for gallerists, collectors, curators, artists, critics and art lovers alike to experience a view of the contemporary art market available nowhere else. ... SCOPE New York ... again highlight[s] our lead role as creative R+D for a wider audience of taste makers who make art their business” says SCOPE President & Founder Alexis Hubshman.

Verge Art Brooklyn
A brand new art fair, Verge Art Brooklyn is a whole new universe of artists, music, art, and community, and strives to present "a paradigm shift in art fairs as we know them, a show that recovers the standard of an art fair as a platform for presenting the best work by living artists." Their list includes gallery exhibitors, resident DUMBO galleries and Brooklyn Art Now participants, with some 40 participants for Material Issue: Artist's Projects S
paces. Their Tomorrow Stars: The Art Brooklyn Open Call Exhibition features the work of 50 up-and-coming artists.

ArtCat features several gallery openings, including:

Plainly there is a wealth of works to see, with viewers able to both indulge over favorites or be exposed to something new.

For more information, go to www.armoryartsweek.com.

NY Armory Arts Week
Piers 92 & 94
Twelfth Avenue and 55th Street
New York City
(212) 645-6440

Plus other venues:

7 W. 34th Street

New York City

ADAA: The Art Show
Park Avenue Armory
Park Avenue at 67th Street

New York City

Art Dealers Association of America, Inc. (ADAA)
205 Lexington Avenue, Suite #901
New York, NY 10016
(212) 488-5550

Fountain Art Fair
Pier 66 Maritime
26th Street & 12th Avenue, Hudson River Park
(aka Frying Pan, a lightship)

New York City

548 W. 22nd Street

New York City

Moving Image
The Tunnel
269 11th Avenue

New York City
(212) 643-3152

PULSE Contemporary Art Fair
Metropolitan Pavilion
125 W. 18th Street

New York City
(212) 255-2327

Red Dot Art Fair
82 Mercer Street

New York City
(917) 273-8621

320 West St.

(across from Pier 40)
New York City
(212) 268-1522

Verge Art Brooklyn
81 Front Street AND
One Main Street (plus other venues)
Brooklyn, NY