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71 New Galleries Mark Major Overhaul for New York’s Armory Show

A new floorplan will greet visitors to The Armory Show in March 2017. Image courtesy of The Armory Show.

A new floorplan will greet visitors to The Armory Show in March 2017. Image courtesy of The Armory Show.

The Armory Show announced its roster of 207 exhibiting galleries for the 2017 edition of the fair on Tuesday. The first iteration of the fair under the direction of Benjamin Genocchio sees 71 new participants and a significantly overhauled floorplan.
“The Armory Show team has spent the last year listening to our gallery clients and visitors, and in response, we have made many radical changes and improvements to the show,” said Genocchio. As Artsy reported in April, the new director quickly decided to scrap the 22-year-old fair’s tradition of separating modern and contemporary art onto Pier 92 and Pier 94, respectively. In 2017, the fair’s main section—simply called Galleries—will span both piers on Manhattan’s west side.
Genocchio ended the regional specificity of The Armory Show’s Focus section, in favor of a thematic exhibition, curated by Jarrett Gregory and titled “What Is To Be Done?” He also instituted a new, fair-spanning set of large-scale installations, called Platform, under the curation of Eric Shiner, who recently left the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh to work under Amy Cappellazzo and Allan Schwartzman at Sotheby’s.
A number of heavy-hitting international dealers join the Galleries sector this year, among them Jeffrey Deitch, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Galerie KrinzingerDominique Lévy, kamel mennour, Pace Gallery, and White Cube. The additions mark a coup for The Armory Show, which has seen a relatively steadily revolving door of dealers at the top end of its billing over the past decade. Overcrowding and diminished sales following the 2008 crash first contributed to a recoil. (One notable dealer to fall off the exhibitor list this year is David Zwirner.)
Among the galleries returning to The Armory Show are Blain | SouthernJames CohanPaul Kasmin GallerySean KellyKönig Galerie, Lisson Gallery, OMRGaleria Nara Roesler, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Jack Shainman GallerySprüth Magers, and Timothy Taylor. Genocchio said this marks “the strongest exhibitor list in several years.”
More than 70 exhibitors at The Armory Show will mount solo- or dual-artist booths. About half will find themselves in an expanded Presents sector of the fair. The sector is set aside for galleries no more than 10 years old, with 31 participating in 2017, up from 22 in 2016.
Among the artists to keep a particular eye out for are  at blank (who was a hit during last year’s Focus section),  at Carroll / Fletcher and  at Green Art Gallery and  at Hester and Tomorrow at Laveronica arte contemporanea, and  and  at Galerie Joseph Tang.
A number of the galleries who previously exhibited in the Modern section of The Armory Show on Pier 92 will now show as part of Insights. The section is limited to works created before 2000. Among the confirmed projects so far, Richard Saltoun’s survey of women artists and performance from the 1970s—featuring works by , and , among others—promises to be a highlight, as does Jonathan Boos’s solo presentation of paintings by .
At the outset of his tenure as director, Genocchio made it clear that key to his strategy would be to improve the infrastructure of The Armory Show’s piers themselves and make the fair-going experience a more pleasant one. While some of the director’s loftier ambitions still lay ahead, strides have been made for 2017.
The VIP lounge has been significantly expanded in terms of its footprint. It has also been placed at the rear of Pier 92 rather than the front of Pier 94, a clear win for foot traffic to galleries placed further back on that pier. Genocchio adds that “more spacious aisles and larger booths will make for a better, more enjoyable show.”

Alexander Forbes is Artsy’s Consumer Marketplace Strategist. He was previously the Executive Editor of Artsy Editorial.

Full Exhibitor List

GALLERIES

11R, New York
ACME., Los Angeles
Arario Gallery Seoul, Cheonan, Shanghai
von Bartha, Basel, S-chanf
Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen
Blain|Southern, London, Berlin
Peter Blum Gallery, New York
Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, Aspen
Galleri Brandstrup, Oslo
The Breeder, Athens
Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, Hong Kong
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin, Lugano
Bugada & Cargnel, Paris
Cardi Gallery Milan, London
David Castillo Gallery Miami Beach
Galerie Bernard Ceysson Paris, Luxembourg, Saint Étienne
Silvia Cintra + Box 4, Rio de Janeiro
James Cohan, New York
Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Beijing, Les Moulins, Havana
Galeria Vera Cortês, Lisbon
Alan Cristea Gallery, London
DC Moore, New York
Monica De Cardenas, Milan, Zuoz
Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York
Jeffrey Deitch, New York
DITTRICH & SCHLECHTRIEM, Berlin
Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York
Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia
Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Stockholm
Honor Fraser, Los Angeles
Carl Freedman, London
Hilario Galguera Gallery, Mexico City
Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris
Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Kavi Gupta, Chicago
Habana, Havana
Hales, London
Leila Heller Gallery, New York, Dubai
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, Zurich
Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London
GALLERY HYUNDAI, Seoul
i8 Gallery, Reykjavik
INGLEBY, Edinburgh
Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
Kadel Willborn, Dusseldorf
Kalfayan, Athens, Thessaloniki
Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
kaufmann repetto, Milan, New York
Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles
Sean Kelly, New York
Koenig & Clinton, New York
Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles
König Galerie, Berlin
Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
Galerie Lelong, New York, Paris
Josh Lilley, London
Lisson Gallery, London, Milan, New York
Luce Gallery, Turin
Galleria d'Arte Maggiore G.A.M., Bologna, Paris
Ron Mandos, Amsterdam
Marlborough Chelsea, New York
Marlborough Gallery, New York
Mazzoleni, Turin, London
Fergus McCaffrey, New York
kamel mennour, Paris
Yossi Milo Gallery, New York
Francesca Minini, Milan
Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia
Victoria Miro, London
Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
Monitor, Rome
mor charpentier, Paris
Moran Bondaroff, Los Angeles
Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, New York
Carolina Nitsch, New York
Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, Brussels
OMR, Mexico City
On Stellar Rays, New York
Galleria Lorcan O'Neill, Rome
OSL Contemporary, Oslo
Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Singapore
P420, Bologna
Pace Gallery, New York, London, Beijing, Hong Kong, Paris, Palo Alto
Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz, Madrid
Pi Artworks, Istanbul, London
Pierogi, New York
Plan B, Berlin, Cluj
Galerie Jérôme Poggi Paris
P.P.O.W, New York
Praz-Delavallade, Paris, Los Angeles
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich
PROYECTOSMONCLOVA, Mexico City
Michel Rein, Paris, Brussels
Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York
Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles
Galeria Nara Roesler, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, New York
Ronchini Gallery, London
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, Pantin, Salzburg
Lia Rumma, Milan, Naples
Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin
Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Beverly Hills
Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, Kinderhook
Sicardi Gallery, Houston
Sies + Höke, Dusseldorf
Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco
Bruce Silverstein, New York
SMAC, Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Johannesburg
Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami
Sprüth Magers, Berlin, London, Los Angeles
Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo
Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, Hong Kong, Bangkok
Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris
Timothy Taylor, London, New York
Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, Brussels
Tilton Gallery, New York
Two Palms, New York
Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris
Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp, Hong Kong
Susanne Vielmetter
Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles
Vilma Gold, London
VISTAMARE, Pescara
Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica
WENTRUP, Berlin
Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm
White Cube, London, Hong Kong
Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York
Thomas Zander, Cologne

INSIGHTS

Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Dusseldorf, Vienna
Bergamin & Gomide, Sao Paulo
Jonathan Boos, New York, Bloomfield Village
Simon Capstick-Dale, New York
Cortesi Gallery, Lugano, London
Cecilia de Torres, Ltd., New York
Galeria Marc Domènech, Barcelona
Donald Ellis Gallery, New York
Leslie Feely, New York
Galerie Klaus Gerrit Friese, Berlin
Hackett | Mill, San Francisco
Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago
Antoine Helwaser Gallery, New York
Hill Gallery, Detroit, Birmingham
Michael Hoppen Gallery, London
Vivian Horan Fine Art, New York
Lyndsey Ingram, London
David Klein Gallery, Detroit, Birmingham
Lorenzelli Arte, Milan
Ludorff, Dusseldorf
Galleria d’Arte Maggiore G.A.M., Bologna, Paris
Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York
Mayoral, Barcelona, Verdú
Montrasio Arte / Km0, Monza, Innsbruck, Milan
Osborne Samuel, London
Repetto Gallery, London
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York
Richard Saltoun, London
Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York
Setareh Gallery, Dusseldorf
Susan Sheehan Gallery, New York
Allan Stone Projects, New York
Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York
Richard Taittinger Gallery, New York
Whitestone Gallery, Tokyo, Hong Kong
Zucker Art Books, New York

PRESENTS

Sabrina Amrani, Madrid, Joël Andrianomeariosa and Manal AlDowayan
El Apartamento, Havana, Diana Fonseca
Arcade, London, Caroline Achaintre
Arratia Beer, Berlin, Matthew Metzger
Arredondo Arozarena, Mexico City, Francisco Ugarte
Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York, Ryan Nord Kitchen
blank, Cape Town, Turiya Magadlela
Bodega, New York, Alexandra Noel
Callicoon Fine Arts, New York, James Hoff
Carroll / Fletcher, London, Joshua Citarella
Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, Martin Basher
espaivisor, Valencia, Bleda y Rosa and Patricia Gómez & María Jesús González
Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto, Shannon Bool and Elizabeth Zvonar
Gaudel de Stampa, Paris, Jill Mulleady and Jessica Warboys
Green Art Gallery, Dubai, Nazgol Ansarinia and Kamrooz Aram
Hester, New York, Ragna Bley and Yanyan Huang
Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Seattle, Zohra Opoku
Instituto de Visión, Bogota, Sebastián Fierro and Ana Roldán
Laveronica arte contemporanea, Modica, Marinella Senatore
Lyles & King, New York, Ethan Greenbaum
M+B, Los Angeles, Nevine Mahmoud
MIER GALLERY, Los Angeles, Jan-Ole Schiemann
Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, Ecaterina Vrana
Galerie Alberta Pane, Paris, Marcos Lutyens and Romina De Novellis
sultana, Paris, Jacin Giordano and Bettina Samson
Galerie Joseph Tang, Paris, Jo-ey Tang and Carlos Reyes
Tiwani Contemporary, London, Gareth Nyandoro
Tomorrow, New York, Ragna Bley and Yanyan Huang
Various Small Fires (VSF), Los Angeles, Mernet Larsen
Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, Pamela Jorden and Ian Pedigo
Waldburger Wouters, Brussels, Matthias Dornfeld

FOCUS

10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong, Tuan Andrew Nguyen
APALAZZOGALLERY, Brescia, Ibrahim Mahama
Artwin Gallery, Moscow, Baku, Anna Titova
Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, Senga Nengudi
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, Deana Lawson
Kadel Willborn, Dusseldorf, Mathilde Rosier
Sean Kelly, New York, Johan Grimonprez
Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Teresa Margolles
KOW, Berlin, Cercle d'Art des Travailleurs de Plantations Congolaises (CATPC)
Dominique Lévy New York, London, Geneva, Senga Nengudi
Harmony Murphy Gallery, Los Angeles, Amna Asghar
Galleria Michela Rizzo, Venice, Roman Opalka
Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou, Koki Tanaka
Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, Cercle d’Art des Travailleurs de Plantations Congolaises (CATPC)