THE ARMORY SHOW
a leading international contemporary and modern art fair and one of the most important annual art events in New York, takes place every March on Piers 92 & 94 in central Manhattan. The Armory Show is devoted to showcasing the most important artworks of the 20th and 21st centuries. In its fifteen years the fair has become an international institution, combining a selection of the world's leading galleries with an exceptional program of arts events and exhibitions throughout New York during the celebrated Armory Arts Week.
NEW YORK – The Armory Show 2013, taking place March 7-10, 2013 on Piers 92 and 94 in central Manhattan, will present a dynamic selection of programming taking place on-site throughout the duration of the fair. This year’s OPEN FORUM lecture series has been curated by Anne Barlow, Executive Director of Art in General, and is comprised of talks inspired by, and expanding upon Armory Focus: USA, which highlights artistic practices across America, and the history and legacy of the groundbreaking original Armory Show of 1913. The fair will also host the second edition of Armory Film, curated by Moving Image, which will feature a selection of works by leading contemporary film and video artists represented by Armory Show exhibitors. These events will take place on Pier 94 in the Media Lounge.
Anne Barlow states, "I am excited to organize the Open Forum on the 100th Anniversary of the Armory Show as this offers the chance to look back at a seminal moment in the history of modern art in America, while discussing ideas around 'contemporaneity' and emerging art practices today. It has been rewarding to work with brilliant speakers on a range of talks from art historical discussions to debates around the commissioning of experimental new work within the context of an art fair."
The Armory is also delighted to present on-site curated projects dispersed throughout the fair. Eric Shiner, curator of Armory Focus: USA and Director of The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh has commissioned a tower of Brillo boxes by artist Charles Lutz, Babel (Brillo Stockholm Type), 2013); Dave Cole’s Flags of the World, 2008, will be draped from the ceiling of the piers; The Andy Warhol Museum will host Factory Film Portraits, a screen-test room that allows visitors to experience Andy Warhol’s famous methods of portraiture for themselves; a series of photographs entitled Age-Specific , 2008-2012, by artist Dennis Marsico; and an installation by Devon Dikeou, Always the Bridesmaid, Never the Bride, 2013. Special Projects also include Day’s End, 2013, a site-specific light bulb sculpture by Peter Liversidge that references an eponymous work by Gordon Matta-Clarke on pier 52 from 1974-75; and Marcel Duchamp & Ulf Linde – Posterity Will Have a Word to Say, a special tribute to the 100th anniversary of the 1913 Armory Show, curated by Jan Åman.