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The Armory Show takes over New York

Courtney Johnson, Hong Kong, 2009, Carbon Pigment Print from Cliche-Verre, 48" x 60", Courtesy of the artist and Jenkins Johnson Gallery

Pier 92 & 94

March 4 - 7, 2010

The twelfth edition of The Armory Show is taking place from March 4 - 7. This year The Armory Show features 289 galleries from 31 countries.  The Armory Show is located on Pier 94, while The Armory Show - Modern is on display on Pier 92. Presentations range from contemporary art made specifically for the fair to museum-quality historical presentations. Many of the gallery booths contain single artist exhibitions, a trend that continues from previous years.

This March, The Armory Show coincides with the Whitney Museum’s Biennial, and several galleries are exhibiting works by artists in the museum show. Furthermore, from biennials around the world, Pierogi (Brooklyn) is showing Kim Jones, slated to take part in the Sydney Biennial; Barbara Wien (Berlin) is presenting Korean artist Haegue Yang, who was featured in the Korean Pavilion at the most recent Venice Biennale; and Fredericks & Freiser (New York) is exhibiting Mary Reid Kelley, who will take part in the upcoming Site Santa Fe Biennial.

New for this edition of The Armory Show is the introduction of Armory Focus. This section will feature a different important art community each year. This year’s community is Berlin. Armory Focus: Berlin includes 22 of the German capital’s leading emerging and established galleries. The goal of Armory Focus is to cross-pollinate art communities, to allow Berlin galleries to benefit from international exposure and New York to benefit from a concentrated presentation of Berlin’s creativity.

Additionally, The Armory Show has commissioned British artist Susan Collis to provide images as part of the visual identity for the 2010 fair. Collis has produced special editions of her work to benefit the Pat Hearn and Colin de Land Cancer Foundation and the Pat Hearn and Colin de Land Acquisition Fund for The Museum of Modern Art.

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