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Armory Show in New York

Returning to New York for its 14th year this March, 2012, The Armory Show once again brings the newest and most captivating art to the city on Piers 92 and 94.  This year’s Armory Show is a massive exhibition of artists, galleries, special exhibitions, and works spanning many mediums, along with special exhibitions focusing on Nordic artists.455-filename-550-550-fit

Galleries exhibiting at the Armory include:

  • Gary Snyder Gallery
  • David Nolan Gallery
  • Nicole Klagsbrun
  • Robert Klein Gallery

And many more

On March 7th, the Museum of Modern Art will hold a special Armory Show preview and party and will include performances from the band Neon Indian. Tickets to the Armory Show preview party benefits exhibition programming for The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1

The invitation-only portion of the show, Armory  Focus, is putting a special spot light on Nordic artists and Nordic countries, will be curated by esteemed Malmö Konsthall director Jacob Fabricius and feature select galleries from:

  • Denmark
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Finland
  • Iceland

In conjunction with the focus on Nordic art, the Open Forum panel will feature discussions between New York and Nordic based artists, art historians, curators, critics, directors and dealers. The talks will draw on the distinctions and affinities between the socially engaged artistic, curatorial, writing and administrative practices of the two geographic regions.

The Armory Show – Modern is a section dedicated to international dealers specializing in historically significant modern and contemporary art. Anyone with a ticket of admission to the Armory Show can also attend this special exhibit.

For families, the Armory Show includes special family focused tours lead by curators of New York’s Children’s Museum of the Arts, along with hands-on workshops that draw on the themes and styles of contemporary art

The Armory Show is also incorporating video and experimental film works into the show by partnering with the Moving Image Fair to present the inaugural edition of Armory Film, a selection of leading contemporary video and experimental films featuring artists represented by Armory Show exhibitors. 

The Armor Film Exhibition includes works by:

  • Rico Gaston
  • Nancy Atakan
  • Ho Tzu Nyen
  • Liliana Porter

The Armory Show is one of the most comprehensive gatherings of new and daring works of art, along with a great tradition of revering artistic ingenuity from all walks and eras.  Whether you are a learned expert, or someone simply looking to get acquainted with the show’s vast offerings, The Armory Show is a great event to see.

To learn more, go to:

The Armory Show
12th Avenue & W 55th St
New York, NY 10019

Piers 92/04
711 12th Avenue
New York, NY 10019

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