Tanya Leighton

The Armoury Show 2015 + Independent NY, Mar 5 – 8

5 March 2015

This weekend brings two huge international art fairs to New York City: The Armoury Show 2015 and the Independent NY, both running from March 5 to 8.

The Armory Show contemporary and modern art fair takes over Piers 92 and 94 every March in central Manhattan, and this year brings a few different selections for the fair. On Pier 92, one can find the modern selection with galleries like Whitestone and Moeller Fine Art. On Pier 94, one can find the contemporary selection, with exhibitors like Galerie Valentin, The Breeder, P.P.O.W and OHWOW, as well as the Focus selection titled Middle East, North Africa, and the Mediterranean (MENAM) with EOA.Projects, the Armoury presents selection with C L E A R I N G among others, and the not-for-profit exhibitors like Glasgow International  and Whitechapel.

Meanwhile, Independent NY is taking over its fair share of NYC, with over 50 international galleries and non-profits representing fourteen diffferent countries. Some of the exhibitors overlap with The Armoury Show, like C L E A R I N G and Real Fine Arts, and others include Berlin galleries SociétéCroy NielsenTanya Leighton, Neue Alte Brücke and Galerie NEU, as well as Mexico City’s House of Gaga and artists like Jeanette Mundt and Timur Si-Qin.

See the individual art fairs for details. **


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Frieze New York, May 9 – 12

8 May 2014

Frieze Art Fair New York is running in the US city, May 9 to 12.

Aside from the sadly emblematic union with a clothing brand, there are still things potentially worth seeing at the art fair if you’re planning on going anyway.

There’ll be talks from Masha Alekhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova of (but not of) Pussy Riot, poet, author and founder of ubuweb, Kenneth Goldsmith and artistic director of documenta 14
Adam Szymczyk.

Some gallery booths and potential artworks to see include Artists Space, representing the likes of Bernadette Corporation, Metahaven, Loretta Fahrenholz, Ed Atkins and DUOX, Gallery Hyundai with YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTIRES and Nam June Paik and Bortolami.

Other artists potentially scattered across booths include Ned Vena at White Columns, Xu Zhen with Long March Space, Camille Henrot at Galerie Kamel Mennour, Tabor Robak and Cory Arcangel for team (gallery, inc.), as well as Sophia Al-Maria, Slavs and Tatars, Shirin Aliabadi and Hassan Hajjaj at The Third Line and Ian Cheng and Emily Wardill of Standard Oslo.

Artists from Carlos/Ishikawa, Clages, Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Tanya Leighton and Société will also be represented, as well as a booth for Bidoun with publications and a “10th anniversary Donkey-Ouroboros-Nasreddin tote bag” available to buy.

See the Frieze Art Fair website for details. **

Header image: Camille Henrot, ‘Grosse Fatigue’ (2013).

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