Everything You Thought You Knew about The Armory Show 1913 is Wrong
In many ways this is being proven true this year, as various projects, including current and forthcoming exhibitions in the New York area (at The New-York Historical Society and the Montclair Art Museum) will focus on consistently ignored aspects of the show, especially American artists who were part of the exhibition and historical European artists the organizers included to contextualize the contemporary turn towards abstraction. As a result, we will again be able to see how diverse and complicated The Armory Show actually was, outside of just the works of Marcel Duchamp, Pablo Picasso, Francis Picabia, and Henri Matisse.
Another way to get a sense of this complexity? Below is a selected list of genes associated with the artists included in the show. Happy searching!
19th Century French Realism
Austrian and German Expressionism
The Blue Rider
School of Paris
-Matthew Israel, Director of The Art Genome Project