The Armory Show 2015

One of the symbols of New York art life is the Armory Show – a not-to-miss curated art event. Hundreds of artists from over the world are shown in one, or actually, two locations in NYC: Pier 92 and Pier 94.

More than 65 thousand people visited the show in 2014, and we are still waiting for the data about 2015. This is a great show for professionals as well as for those who never attend galleries or art shows. Let’s be honest: not only highly educated curators or dedicated buyers visit the big art shows. This year we brought our “Art Terrace” networking group members to the fair and talked to people who came to see the Armory Show for the first time in life, and they were amazed how impressive it was. Thus for many people, visiting the art fair of the level of the Armory Show always means a discovery. So let’s not underestimate the educational impact of world-class art shows.

Let’s be honest again: for some people, attending the art show also means partying, for others – belonging to the society of creative beings, or, vice versa, discovering a crowd of strangers, with alien-like minds. To understand every piece of art at the show is not always easy and even possible. Often, you need to get prepared in advance: read and research.

This year there were various recommendations what not to miss at the show. One post was even mentioned  the “most instagrammable” art pieces, and we find it to be a genius PR trick addressed to the amateur visitors and selfie fans.

Another cool post about the Armory Show is, actually, a list of sketches devoted to the fancy crowd attending the fair: “Selfies and Champagne”.

Well, we are ready to share our picks from the show. It was a pleasure and valuable experience to visit The Armory Show again.

 

Peter Liversidge

Peter Liversidge

Glenn Kaino, "A Shout Within a Storm".

Glenn Kaino, “A Shout Within a Storm”.

Berta Fischer, "Toylim", 2014. Plexiglass. The James Fuentes gallery.

Berta Fischer, “Toylim”, 2014. Plexiglass. The James Fuentes gallery.

Berta Fischer, "Toylim", 2014. Plexiglass. The James Fuentes gallery.

Berta Fischer, “Toylim”, 2014. Plexiglass. The James Fuentes gallery.

Galerie Thomas Schulte Aanan & Zoo. Berlin.

Galerie Thomas Schulte Aanan & Zoo. Berlin.

Galerie Thomas Schulte Aanan & Zoo, Berlin.

Galerie Thomas Schulte Aanan & Zoo, Berlin.

El Anatsui, a closeup of "Adinkra Sasa", 2003. Found aluminium and copper wire.

El Anatsui, a closeup of “Adinkra Sasa”, 2003. Found aluminium and copper wire.

Alvaro Montagna of RE:ARTISTE at The Armory Show.

Alvaro Montagna of RE:ARTISTE at The Armory Show.

Sculpture by Nick Van Woert. Gallery Grimm, Amsterdam.

Sculpture by Nick Van Woert. Gallery Grimm, Amsterdam.

Michalene Thomas, "Portrait of Qusuquzah #6", 2015. Rhinestones, acrylic, oil, and silkscreen on wood panel.

Michalene Thomas, “Portrait of Qusuquzah #6”, 2015. Rhinestones, acrylic, oil, and silkscreen on wood panel.

The booth of the "Eleven Rivington" gallery, NYC

The booth of the “Eleven Rivington” gallery, NYC

The Armory Show 2015

The Armory Show 2015

The view while there are not so many people yet.

The view while there are not so many people yet.

The ambience.

The ambience.

A spot for the most casual chat or just to sit down :-)

A spot for the most casual chat or just to sit down 🙂

A chat at the Gallerie Mitterand's booth about Richard Pettibone's phenomenal replicas of now famous artworks.

A chat at the Gallerie Mitterand’s booth about Richard Pettibone’s phenomenal replicas of now famous artworks.

Artist Kate Goltseva and the RE:ARTISTE co-founder, Natalie Burlutskaya, at The Armory Show 2015.

Artist Kate Goltseva and the RE:ARTISTE co-founder, Natalie Burlutskaya, at The Armory Show 2015.

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