This year The Armory Show will feature 274 blue-chip contemporary and modern art galleries from 31 countries. With The Armory Show and The Armory Show – Modern, visitors will now have unparalleled access to the most important artwork of the 20th and 21st centuries in New York City, the center of the art world.
We are also delighted to announce that the second edition of Armory Focus will turn its attention to Latin America. This invitation-only component of The Armory Show, Armory Focus: Latin America features galleries from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela. Armory Focus: Latin America includes 21 of Latin America’s leading emerging and established galleries. “New York City has long been a center of Latin American art,” says Katelijne De Backer, Armory Show executive director. “Armory Focus: Latin America will highlight this vital force in the city’s—and the world’s—art scene.”
To coincide with Armory Focus: Latin America, The Armory Show is expanding the range of Latin American-themed events in its citywide and Armory Circle program, and has commissioned Mexican artist Gabriel Kuri to create the visual identity for the 2011 fair. Kuri’s artwork, which combines everyday detritus and commonplace materials in poetic juxtapositions, will set the aesthetic for the fair’s graphics and will be featured in all its advertising and marketing materials and will be showcased in the catalogue. This will be the tenth year The Armory Show has commissioned an artist to define the image of the fair.
The Armory Show, one of the top international art fairs, has become an international institution, combining a selection of the world’s leading galleries with an unsurpassed program of art events and exhibitions at Piers 92 and 94 and throughout New York City. Every March, artists, galleries, collectors, critics and curators from all over the world make New York their destination during Armory Arts Week.
Armory Arts Week will continue to underscore the city’s extraordinary art communities. “For the 13th edition of The Armory Show, The Armory Arts Week website will provide the most user friendly guide to all of the events our cultural partners are producing along with all of the fairs that The Armory Show works with,” notes Paul Morris, Vice President of Art Shows & Events.
Please visit www.thearmoryshow.com for the complete list of exhibitors, the upcoming Open Forum schedule, travel and accommodations, Armory Arts Week and visiting information.
ABOUT THE ARMORY SHOW
The Armory Show is America’s leading fine art fair devoted to the most important art of the 20th and 21st centuries. In its thirteen years, the fair has become an international institution. Every March, artists, galleries, collectors, critics and curators from all over the world make New York their destination during Armory Arts Week.
ABOUT THE MMPI ART GROUP
MMPI is committed to the continued development and enhancement of its participation in the art world by bringing together some of the top minds in art fairs under one partnership. The MMPI family of art fairs includes Art Chicago, Art Toronto, VOLTA, VOLTA NY, NEXT, and Art Platform–Los Angeles, launching this September.
Opening Day Previews:
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Thursday, March 3 through Sunday, March 6
Piers 92 and 94
Twelfth Avenue at 55th Street
New York City