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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 Turiya Magadlela at blank (who was a hit during last year’s Focus section), Joshua Citarella at Carroll / FletcherNazgol Ansarinia and Kamrooz Aram at Green Art GalleryRagna Bley and Yanyan Huang at Hester and TomorrowMarinella Senatore at Laveronica arte contemporanea, and Jo-ey Tang and Carlos Reyes 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 Marina AbramovićIda ApplebroogValie Export, and Carolee Schneemann, among others—promises to be a highlight, as does Jonathan Boos’s solo presentation of paintings by Jacob Lawrence.

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 Executive Editor.

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)