The Armory Show 2015
On Pier 92 - Modern: BECK & EGGELING (Dusseldorf) and REPETTO (London) will jointly present works from the Zero Movement by Italian artists Enrico Castellani, Dadamaino and Agostino Bonalumi juxtaposed with German artists Heinz Mack, Otto Piene and Günther Uecker; Brazilian art from 1950-1980 at Galeria Bergamin (Sao Paulo); Marsden Hartley at Driscoll Babcock Galleries (New York); Guo Fengyi and Charles Steffen at Andrew Edlin Gallery (New York); late works by Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Joan Miró, and early works by Antoni Tàpies, Miquel Barceló and Jaume Plensa at Mayoral Galeria d'Art (Barcelona); a presentation of The Blue Four at Moeller Fine Art (New York) with works by Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Lyonel Feininger and Alexej von Jawlensky; a curated exhibit of Bridget Riley at Sims Reed Gallery (London); selections from the Gutai, Hi-Red Center and Mono-ha movements at Whitestone Gallery (Tokyo); and previously unseen works by Dieter Roth at Zucker Art Books (New York).
This year marks the second edition of Armory Presents, a section of single and dual artist presentations by galleries less than ten years old, exhibiting in a designated space on Pier 94. This year, Armory Presents includes galleries from Austria, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Hungary, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. Highlights include Henning Strassburger, jointly presented by BolteLang (Zurich) and Soy Capitán (Berlin), who is participating in their first art fair in the United States; new films by Noémie Goudal at Edel Assanti (London); a survey of New Orleans photographer, George Dureau (1930-2014) at Higher Pictures (New York), marking the first solo presentation of the artist’s work at an art fair to date and the first solo presentation since his death; new pieces from the Under Heaven series by Xu Zhen, the 2014 Armory Commissioned Artist, as well as work by Ding Li at MadeIn Gallery (Shanghai); (Dusseldorf); Zipora Fried at On Stellar Rays (New York); works by Peter Schuyff from the 1980s at Sorry We’re Closed (Brussels); and Amir Nikravan in his New York debut at Various Small Fires (Los Angeles).
This curated section of The Armory Show on Pier 94 highlights the gallery and artistic landscape of a chosen geographic region. For the sixth Focus edition, Omar Kholeif, Curator at the Whitechapel Gallery in London, will curate Armory Focus: Middle East, North Africa and the Mediterranean (MENAM), presented in collaboration with lead cultural partner, Edge of Arabia and education partner, Art Jameel. Reflecting on the region’s recent growth as one of the world’s leading art hubs, The Armory Show will showcase an exciting selection of 15 galleries from countries around the world including Egypt, France, Greece, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States. Of these exhibitors, nine will be showing at The Armory Show for the first time: Agial Art (Beirut), EOA.Projects (London), Galerist (Istanbul), Taymour Grahne (New York), Gypsum Gallery (Cairo) - representing the first gallery to exhibit at The Armory Show from Egypt - Lawrie Shabibi (Dubai), Claude Lemand (Paris), Meem Gallery (Dubai) and Galeri NON (Istanbul). Artists featured in this year’s Focus come from Albania, Algeria, Egypt, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United States.
Focus: MENAM will also include the involvement of not-for-profit institutions, a series of special projects and a dedicated symposium for which details will be announced in early 2015.
Armory Facts and Figures:
197 Total number of galleries on Piers 92 and 94
Galleries from 28 different countries
141 Galleries on Pier 94 – Contemporary
105 Galleries in the Main Section
15 Galleries in Armory Focus: (MENAM)
21 Galleries in Armory Presents
· 56 Galleries on Pier 92 - Modern
Pier 94: The Armory Show – Contemporary