To Celebrate Its 25th Anniversary, the Armory Show Will Reunite With Exhibitors From the Fair’s Legendary First Edition

The fair will also present a special section dedicated to figuration.

Photo by Teddy Wolff. Courtesy of The Armory Show.
Photo by Teddy Wolff. Courtesy of The Armory Show.

The Armory Show is celebrating its 25th anniversary by going back to its roots. The 2019 fair will welcome the return of several original participants in its inaugural 1994 edition, including 303 Gallery and Zeno X. In its early years, the show, then known as the Gramercy International Art Fair, took place at the Gramercy Hotel in Manhattan, where galleries rented out individual rooms and propped up works on beds and in bathrooms. (No new nails or tacks were allowed in the walls.) The fair moved to the larger, more corporate, and more forgiving West Side Piers in 2000.

Much has changed in the intervening decades. While the inaugural fair hosted 37 exhibitors, this year, it welcomes 194. That number is, however, down slightly from the 198 galleries in the 2018 edition. Next year’s fair will include 59 new and first-time participants, as well as other original Gramercy Hotel exhibitors including Tanya Bonakdar and Galerie Krinzinger.

Also of note: This year’s curated Focus section, organized by Lauren Haynes of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, will zero in on art that deals with identity through figuration, an increasingly popular approach that marks a shift from the palatable abstraction favored by moneyed collectors at the height of the art market’s boom. Look out for a new sculptural installation by Kapwani Kiwanga at Galerie Jérôme Poggi and recent paintings by Becky Kolsrud at Tif Sigfrids.

Asked about the increasingly competitive fair landscape and the much-scrutinized pressure it places on dealers, the Armory Show’s executive director Nicole Berry told artnet News that the fair instituted a tiered pricing system a few years ago to subsidize participation of small and medium-size galleries. Further, this past spring, before the application process began, the show reduced its booth rate by five percent across all sections. It also now offers consolidated shipping from key European cities as well as discounted hotel rates for exhibitors.

“We’re doing everything we can to help mitigate some of the financial impact that a fair can have,” Berry says. “But a premier art fair in New York city still has great value to them.”

Here is the complete list of exhibitors for the 2019 edition.

GALLERIES

303 Gallery, New York
von Bartha, Basel, S-chanf
Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen
Blain|Southern, London, Berlin
Peter Blum Gallery, New York
Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, Aspen
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, Los Angeles
The Breeder, Athens
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin, Lugano
carlier | gebauer, Berlin
Castelli Gallery, New York
David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach
Ceysson & Bénétière, Paris, New York
James Cohan, New York
Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Beijing, Les Moulins, Havana
Galeria Vera Cortês, Lisbon
Alan Cristea Gallery, London
DC Moore Gallery, New York
Jeffrey Deitch, New York, Los Angeles
Dirimart, Istanbul
DITTRICH & SCHLECHTRIEM, Berlin
Galerie Eigen + Art, Berlin, Leipzig
espaivisor, Valencia
Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York
galerie les filles du calvaire, Paris
Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Stockholm
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
Kavi Gupta, Chicago
Hales, London, New York
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York
GALLERY HYUNDAI, Seoul
i8 Gallery, Reykjavik
Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Seattle
INGLEBY, Edinburgh
Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
Alison Jacques Gallery, London
Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, Thessaloniki
kaufmann repetto, Milan, New York
Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles
Sean Kelly, New York
Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles
KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin, London
Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore
Galerie Lelong & Co., New York, Paris
Josh Lilley, London
Lisson Gallery, London, New York
Locks Gallery, Philadelphia
Loock Galerie, Berlin
Galleria d’Arte Maggiore g.a.m., Bologna, Milan, Paris
Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam
Mazzoleni, Turin, London
Yossi Milo Gallery, New York
Francesca Minini, Milan
Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia
Victoria Miro, London, Venice
Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Singapore
mor charpentier, Paris
Galería MPA, Madrid
Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles
Carolina Nitsch, New York
David Nolan Gallery, New York
Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, Brussels
Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Rome
OSL contemporary, Oslo
Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Singapore
P.P.O.W Gallery, New York
P420, Bologna
Pace Gallery, New York, London, Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul, Palo Alto, Geneva
Pace Prints, New York
Paragon, London
Perrotin, New York, Paris, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai
Pierogi, New York
Gregor Podnar, Berlin
Poligrafa Obra Gráfica, Barcelona
Praz-Delavallade, Paris, Los Angeles
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, New York
PROYECTOSMONCLOVA, Mexico City
Repetto Gallery, London
Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York
Roberts Projects, Los Angeles
Galeria Nara Roesler, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, New York
Ronchini Gallery, London
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, London, Salzburg
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York
Lia Rumma, Milan, Naples
Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin
Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Beverly Hills
Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, Kinderhook
ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore
Sicardi | Ayers | Bacino, Houston
Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco
Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York
Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami
STPI, Singapore
Galerie Templon, Paris, Brussels
Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York
Two Palms, New York
Van Doren Waxter, New York
Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp, Hong Kong
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles
Vigo, London
VISTAMARE | VISTAMARESTUDIO, Pescara
WENTRUP, Berlin
Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York
Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp

INSIGHTS

10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
ADN Galería, Barcelona
Aicon Gallery, New York
ARCHEUS / POST-MODERN, London
Ascaso Gallery, Miami
David Benrimon Fine Art, New York
Cortesi Gallery, London, Milan, Lugano
DAG, New Delhi
Max Estrella, Madrid
LESLIE FEELY, New York
Hackett Mill, San Francisco
Helwaser Gallery, New York
Vivian Horan Fine Art, New York
Lyndsey Ingram, London
A arte Invernizzi, Milan
Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco
Lorenzelli Arte, Milan
Ludorff, Dusseldorf
Laurence Miller Gallery, New York
Montrasio Arte / Km0, Monza, Milan, Innsbruck
Galería El Museo, Bogota
Gary Nader Fine Art, Miami, New York
Repetto Gallery, London
Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin
SETAREH GALLERY, Dusseldorf
Susan Sheehan Gallery, New York
Miriam Shiell Fine Art, Toronto
Sims Reed Gallery, London
Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York
Erik Thomsen, New York
Omer Tiroche Gallery, London
Whitestone Gallery, Tokyo, Hong Kong

PRESENTS

albertz benda, New York
APALAZZOGALLERY, Brescia
El Apartamento, Havana
Barro, Buenos Aires
Maria Bernheim, Zurich
blank projects, Cape Town
DOCUMENT, Chicago
Downs & Ross, New York
Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles
Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, Montreal
Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto
Selma Feriani Gallery, Sidi Bou Said
Halsey Mckay Gallery, East Hampton
Ivan Gallery, Bucharest
Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles
Antoine Levi, Paris
Lyles & King, New York
Meliksetian | Briggs, Los Angeles
NINO MIER GALLERY, Los Angeles
Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles
Öktem&Aykut, Istanbul
PSM, Berlin
Temnikova & Kasela, Tallinn
Tiwani Contemporary, London
Upfor Gallery, Portland
Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

FOCUS

A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro
ACA Galleries, New York
Aicon Gallery, New York
Jack Bell Gallery, London
Galleri Brandstrup, Oslo
Edward Cella Art & Architecture, Los Angeles
CONNERSMITH, Washington, DC
CURRO, Guadalajara
Davidson Gallery, New York
Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton
Fridman Gallery, New York
The Hole, New York
Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco
Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Los Angeles
Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai
Luce Gallery, Turin
Philip Martin Gallery, Los Angeles
Officine dell’Immagine, Milan
Pablo’s Birthday, New York
Parisian Laundry, Montreal
Galerie Jérôme Poggi, Paris
rosenfeld porcini, London
RYAN LEE, New York
Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago
Tif Sigfrids, Athens, GA
SMAC Art Gallery, Cape Town
Sorry We’re Closed, Brussels
Richard Taittinger Gallery, New York
Galerie Bene Taschen, Cologne

 

The Armory Show runs from March 7–10 at Piers 92 and 94 on the West Side of Manhattan. The VIP preview will take place on March 6.


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