Centennial edition. The leading international contemporary and modern art fair 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.
The Armory Show, New York’s premier art fair for modern and contemporary art, is proud to announce the members of its inaugural Centennial Committee and a distinctive network of Cultural Partners to mark the 100th anniversary of the fair’s namesake, the legendary Armory Show of 1913.
The Committee has been established to recognize the support and long standing commitment of a group of leading American and international collectors, including: Lawrence B. Benenson, Peter M. Brant, Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Florence and Daniel Guerlain, Agnes Gund, Susan and Michael Hort, Barbara and Aaron Levine, Eugenio López, Donald B. Marron, Wendy Murdoch, Tony Podesta, Jennifer Stockman, Benedikt Taschen, John Waters, and Anita and Poju Zabludowicz.
"For me, the most exciting art expresses new ideas and breaks advanced ground. For this reason I love The Armory Show and I’m honored to join the Centennial Committee to celebrate the history of the avant-garde. In the company of the other members, I will see the latest art from all over the world, feeding both my eyes and my brain," says collector and philanthropist Jarl Mohn.
Manuela Paz, Director of VIP Relations at The Armory Show notes, “It is an absolute privilege to herald the centennial of the original Armory Show of 1913 with such a strong, international roster of dedicated collectors. Through the enthusiasm of patrons, the spirit of the avant-garde has been able to flourish here in the United States in ways that our predecessors could have hardly imagined."
The participation of key New York and international institutions has transformed The Armory Show into an art world destination. Several of the fair’s Cultural Partners, including the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the High Museum in Atlanta, the Montclair Art Museum and the New-York Historical Society, will be hosting centennial-themed exhibitions that examine the legacy of the 1913 Armory Show. New affiliations for the 2013 edition have been formed with Art21, CCS Bard, The Courtauld Institute, The French Institute Alliance Française, Performa, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, and The Andy Warhol Museum.
The Armory Show headlines Armory Arts Week, March 7-10, 2013. This year’s edition will be complemented by concurrent programming of the ADAA’s The Art Show, Volta NY, the fourth edition of the Independent, Moving Image, and Scope. MoMA will host the annual Armory Party, a benefit event for the museum in the Agnes Gund Lobby on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 8pm – midnight.
This year’s VIP program highlights include tours of the private collections of Centennial Committee members such as Susan and Michael Hort, who annually open their Tribeca loft for a much anticipated collection-viewing brunch, an Artist Talk with Thomas Schütte hosted by Public Art Fund, a tour of artist Bjarne Melgaard’s Brooklyn studio, evenings of cultural programming and gallery visits in both SoHo and the Lower East Side, and private viewings at leading New York institutions including the Guggenheim Museum, the MoMA, The Metropolitan Museum of Art,
The Morgan Library & Museum, the New Museum, and the Neue Galerie.
Participating Centennial Committee members:
Diane L. Ackerman, New York, NY, USA
Patricia Asbaek, Copenhagen, DENMARK
Nora and Guy Barron, Detroit, MI, USA
Lawrence B. Benenson, New York, NY, USA
Jill and Jay Bernstein, New York, NY, USA
Peter M. Brant, Greenwich, CT, USA
Kathleen and Laing Brown, Vancouver, CANADA
Hugo Brown, Den Haag, THE NETHERLANDS/ London, UNITED KINGDOM
Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, Louisville, KY, USA
Antonio Michele Coppola, Vicenza, ITALY
Bilge and Haro Cumbusyan, London, UNITED KINGDOM/ Istanbul,TURKEY
Charles Danziger, New York, NY, USA
Thomas C. Danziger, New York, NY, USA
Beth Rudin DeWoody, New York, NY, USA
Zoë and Joel P. Dictrow, New York, NY, USA
Beth Dozoretz, Washington D.C., USA
Renée and Bob Drake, Wassenaar, THE NETHERLANDS
Ross Evangelista, New York, NY, USA
Luise Faurschou, Copenhagen, DENMARK
Milton Fine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Susan L. and Arthur Fleischer, Jr, New York, NY, USA
Shelley and Vincent Fremont, New York, NY, USA
Sirje Helder and Michael O. Gold, New York, NY, USA
Susan D. Goodman and Rodney D. Lubeznik, Chicago, IL, USA
Linda and Paul Gotskind, Chicago, IL, USA
Florence and Daniel Guerlain, Les Mesnuls/Paris, FRANCE
Agnes Gund, New York, NY, USA
Kathy and Steve Guttman, New York, NY, USA
Amy and Ronald Guttman, New York, NY, USA
Heike and Axel Herberg, Dusseldorf, GERMANY
Jane Holzer, New York, NY, USA
Susan and Michael Hort, New York, NY, USA
Sue Hostetler, New York, NY, USA
Caroline and Björn Isenhöfer, Dusseldorf, GERMANY
Elizabeth Szancer Kujawski, New York, NY, USA
Barbara and Aaron Levine, Washington D.C., USA
Mimi and Filiep Libeert, Kortrijk, BELGIUM
Adam Lindemann, New York, NY, USA
Eugenio López, Mexico City, MEXICO
Sherry and Joel Mallin, New York, NY, USA
Donald B. Marron, New York, NY USA
Gregory R. Miller & Dr. Michael Wiener, New York, NY, USA
Jarl and Pamela Mohn, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Barbara and Howard Morse, New York, NY, USA
Wendi Murdoch, New York, NY, USA
Suzanne E. Murphy, New York, NY, USA
Anne and William Palmer, New York, NY, USA
Irene Panagopoulos, Athens, GREECE
Willem Peppler, Lugano, SWIZERLAND
Amy and John Phelan, New York, NY, USA
Tony Podesta, Washington D.C., USA
Donna and Robert Poile, Toronto, CANADA
Judy and Ken Robins, Denver, CO, USA
Kathy and Keith Sachs, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Pamela and Arthur Sanders, Greenwich, CT, USA
Reinhard Schlegel, Berlin, GERMANY
Alain Servais, Brussels, BELGIUM
Carole Server and Oliver Frankel, New York, NY, USA
Vivienne Sharpe, Woollahra, AUSTRALIA
Babette and Harvey Snyder, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Ana Sokoloff, New York, NY, USA/ Bogota, COLUMBIA
Jennifer Stockman, New York, NY, USA
Sue Stoffel, New York, NY, USA
Benedikt Taschen, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Karin and Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Vienna, AUSTRIA
Susanne van Hagen, Paris, FRANCE
Sandra and Herbert von Halem, Cologne, GERMANY
John Waters, Baltimore, MD, USA
Thea Westreich Wagner, New York, NY, USA
Martina Yamin, New York, NY, USA
Anita and Poju Zabludowicz, London, UNITED KINGDOM
The Armory Show 2013 Cultural Partners:
Museum for African Arts, New York, NY
American Folk Art Museum, New York, NY
Americas Society, New York, NY
Art21, New York, NY
Art in General, New York, NY
Asia Society, New York, NY
Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
CCS Bard, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Children’s Museum of Arts, New York, NY
Courtauld Institute, London, United Kingdom
Creative Time, New York, NY
Dia Art Foundation, New York, NY
The Drawing Center, New York, NY
El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY
French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York, NY
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
International Center of Photography, New York, NY
The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY
Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, NY
Neue Galerie, New York, NY
New Museum, New York, NY
New-York Historical Society, New York, NY
The Noguchi Museum, Long Island City, NY
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Performa, New York, NY
Public Art Fund, New York, NY
SculptureCenter, Long Island City, NY
The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
The Armory Show is pleased to announce that Liz Magic Laser has been chosen as the commissioned artist for the 2013 edition. Laser's practice crosses performance, theatre and installation. She has achieved international acclaim through recent exhibitions at venues such as the Mälmo Konsthall, the Performa 11 Biennial, The Kitchen and MoMA PS1. As the commissioned artist, Laser will help create the visual identity of the 2013 fair.
Lauded as one of the single most important events in the history of American art, the inaugural Armory Show of 1913 — which presented groundbreaking works by such artists as Duchamp, Kandinsky, Picasso, and Brancusi — brought the first seeds of the European avant-garde to U.S. shores. By showcasing the innovative work of Liz Magic Laser, The Armory Show is embracing its inherited legacy as a site of discovery and experimentation, bringing the cutting edge of contemporary practice to a broader public.
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.
The Armory Show – Contemporary on Pier 94 is a renowned venue to premiere new works by living artists. This section of the fair is dedicated to showcasing international galleries, invited exhibitors as part Armory Focus, and Solo Projects, featuring single artist presentations by a selection of emerging galleries and artists.
The official catalogue of The Armory Show features a detailed profile of each exhibiting gallery and original artwork commissioned by Theaster Gates exclusively for The Armory Show.
OPEN FORUM 2013: Curated by Anne Barlow, Executive Director of Art in General
The Armory Show annually hosts Open Forum, a thought-provoking series of conversations and panels featuring top collectors, curators and museum directors. The 2013 edition is curated by Anne Barlow, Executive Director of Art in General, New York. All talks take place at The Armory Show on Pier 94.
Full program on the web site.
Armory Film: Curated by Moving Image
The Armory Show and the Moving Image Fair partnered in 2012 to present the inaugural edition of Armory Film, a selection of leading contemporary video and experimental films featuring artists represented by Armory Show exhibitors. Screenings took place in The Wall Street Journal Media Lounge on Pier 94.
In addition to Armory programming that will take place leading up to and during the fair, several of our cultural partners will host exhibitions relating to the 1913 Armory Show and the development of modernism. During the fair, the Museum of Modern Art will present Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925 (December 23, 2012 – April 15, 2013), the Metropolitan Museum of Art will exhibit African Art, New York, and the Avant-Garde (November 27, 2012 – April 14, 2013) displaying African artifacts acquired by New York's artistic community during the 1910s and 1920s, and the Montclair Art Museum will show The New Spirit: American Art in the Armory Show, 1913 (February 17 – June 16, 2013). In October of 2013, The New-York Historical Society will host The Armory Show at 100, featuring such canonical works as Duchamp's Nude Descending a Staircase, first viewed on American soil at The Armory Show of 1913.
In celebration of the city’s unparalleled artistic communities, Armory Arts Week highlights a neighborhood or borough’s arts scene each night with events. Past events have included special receptions, open studios, art tours, museum discounts, performances, panels, artist discussions and parties.
Armory Arts Week 2013 Public Programming includes:
* Tuesday, March 5, 2013 – Uptown & Museum Mile
* Wednesday, March 6, 2013 – The Armory Show Opening Preview Benefit at MoMA
* Thursday, March 7, 2013 – Bronx Day & SoHo Night
* Friday, March 8, 2013 – Long Island City Night
* Saturday, March 9, 2013 – Chelsea Day & Brooklyn Night
* Sunday, March 10, 2013 – Lower East Side / Downtown
Full program on
The Armory Show 2013 Opening Day takes place Wednesday, March 6th for invited guests
Annually, The Museum of Modern Art hosts The Armory Party, a benefit event with live music and DJs celebrating the opening of The Armory Show. The Armory Show, the marquee international art fair held annually in New York City, is devoted to showcasing the most important artworks of the 20th and 21st centuries. The evening reception, along with the daytime Early Access Preview at Piers 92 and 94, benefits exhibition programming for The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1.
On March 6, 2013, the acclaimed musician Solange Knowles will perform live at The Armory Party in MoMA's Agnes Gund Garden Lobby.
Please note that the ticket for Vernissage Access to The Armory Show (5:00–9:00 p.m.) and entry to the opening-day party at MoMA (9:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.) will cost $175 after 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday, March 5.
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Piers 92 & 94
Twelfth Avenue at 55th Street New York, NY 10019
Thursday, March 7 – Saturday, March 9: 12 noon – 8 pm
Sunday, March 10: 12 noon – 7 pm
General Admission $30
Groups (10+) $15
Run of Show Pass (4 day) $60
The Armory Show / Volta NY Pass $40