Location | New York City
Dates | Mar. 3 - 7, 2010
Coming off of the foot heels of my Miami mini review, which seems like only a short while ago I've decided to compile and share a mini Armory preview of some noteworthy fairs, exhibitions, lectures, and parties that my colleagues out there in the art world have generously shared with me. Are we really already into February and looking on to March!? Wow, so that means there is a lot to look forward to.
Of course there is the main fair, The Armory Show, located on Pier 94 and also featuring The Armory Show - Modern temporary home to the modern and secondary market. While these core events are not to be missed there are so many other fairs, projects, and exhibitions launching at the same time. I recommend, if you can obtain a VIP pass, to not miss out on the opportunities to view over twenty private prominent art collections as well as admission to embassies and international cultural consuls and major museums like the Guggenheim and MOMA. My interest in this mini preview reveals a bit about digging your way through the art mecca that is New York during the Armory and some helpful tips along the way.
The Armory Show
General admission is Mar. 4 - 7, 2010 (US$30; Student US$10; Run of the Show Pass (4 day) US$60; The Armory Show/VOLTA NY Pass US$40) * If you are a student I recommend bringing along your student ID and keep in mind that this price will only get you into The Armory Show.
This should surely be a stop as it has 167 contemporary dealers, 66 modern dealers and 10 non-profits hosting national and international exhibitors.
VOLTA NY | 7W 34th Street | Mar. 4-7, 2010 | US$15 or joint with The Armory US$40 | Preview Mar. 4, 2010 VIP, 12 - 2 p.m. | Public Hours Mar. 4, 2010 2-8 p.m. and Mar. 5-7, 2010 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Founded in 2005, VOLTA NY is an invitational show of contemporary art. This year's theme, No Guts No Glory emphasizing the fairs mission of showcasing tightly-focused in a solo format giving this fair its unique character.
TIP: See what you have time for and what peeks your interest. For example if you know you can only hit Armory and one other fair then see if there is a dual pass that will get you into both. Or say you are a student and you want to go to Armory and VOLTA NY. Pay the separate fees, at $15 for VOLTA and $10 for student ticket at Armory, you save $15. Otherwise, you pay the $40 joint ticket fee at VOLTA for the same.
Scope Art Show | Lincoln Center Damrosch Park 62nd Street and Amsterdam (10th Avenue) | US$20 or student $10 | Preview Mar. 4, 2010 VIP, 12 - 8 p.m. | Public Hours Mar. 4-6, 2010 12-8 p.m. and Mar. 7, 2010 12 - 6 p.m.
SCOPE introduces artists, curators, and cutting-edge galleries to new audiences internationally.
TIP: There are several other satellite fairs to visit during the Armory including the ADAA Art Show (Art Dealer's Association of America), Bridge Art Fair, PULSE. A good place to visit to obtain addresses and information for additional art fairs is ARTFORUM/art guide.
Whitney Museum of American Art | 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street
2010 Whitney Biennial, Feb. 25 - May 30, 2010
MOMA | 11 W 53rd Street
William Kentridge: Five Themes, Feb. 24–May 17, 2010; note: see accompanying performance and lectures during the Armory.
Tim Burton, Nov. 22, 2009–April 26, 2010
Ernesto Neto: Navedenga, Jan. 22–April 5, 2010
The New Museum | 235 Bowery
Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection Curated by Jeff Koons
Museum of Arts and Design | 2 Columbus Circle
Slash: Paper Under The Knife, Oct. 7, 2009 - April 4, 2010
31 Women in Art Photography, Affirmation Arts 523 W. 37th Street, Mar. 6 – April 10, 2010
Another helpful guide can be found on the Artadia website.
I will add more information as it comes in. If you have any suggestions please send them to me and I will post them!