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.