FOUR Art Fairs* to visit in New York this week

Its Armory Art Week in New York and there are a lot of-of exhibition openings and events as usually but this year two fairs are celebrating anniversaries and one fair has been postponed below is our pick of four fairs you need to go and see.

1 Armory
Armory are celebrating their 25th Year. The Armory Show originated in 1994 when four New York gallerists—Colin de Land, Pat Hearn, Matthew Marks, and Paul Morris—launched the fair’s first iteration at the landmark Gramercy Park Hotel. Spanning the hotel’s top three floors, The Gramercy International Art Fair, as it was first known, invited a distinct community of international galleries to showcase emerging artists in the hotel’s suites. See More Here This years edition edition will present 194 galleries from 33 countries, bringing together an unparalleled presentation of international galleries in central Manhattan. Staged at Piers 92, and 94, the upcoming fair will feature a diverse breadth of compelling artworks—from new discoveries to historical
masterpieces. March 7–10, 2019 with the VIP Preview Day on Wednesday, March 6.
thearmoryshow.com

2 Independent
This is also another anniversary in the case off Independent they are celebrating 10 years. The fair will include a diverse and curated collection of solo, surrealist, female-driven, and historically compelling projects, as well as new work created specifically for Independent. Themes at this year’s Independent include: SURREALISM and HYPERREALISM MOMENT, PIONEERING and REDISCOVERED FEMALE ARTISTS, HISTORICALLY COMPELLING WORK, INFLUENCE OF “F” SERIES plus much more independenthq.com/new-york

3 Spring Break
SPRING/BREAK Art Show is an exhibition platform that uses underused, atypical and historic New York City exhibition spaces to activate and challenge the traditional cultural landscape of the art market

In the former James A. Farley Post Office, the initiative offers independent curators free space in exchange for no-cost exhibition space, visionary perspectives both established and unknown are charged with engaging these areas under a unifying theme. All artworks in the show are displayed and available for purchase online, giving artists unknown, emerging, mid-career, and beyond a virtual compliment to their tactile exhibition. 5th – 11th March springbreakartshow.com

4 Pop UP
Not really a fair but more like a great big exhibition from friends, out of the ashes off VOLTA NY Plan B is a popup exhibition born out of love and support for the arts, occurring within the heart of the Chelsea Arts District and featuring galleries from all over the world. Plan B is made possible thanks to the generosity of Peter Hort, Rema Hort Mann Foundation,
David Zwirner, and RiSBE, as well as colleagues within the arts community, coupled with
support and facilitation by team VOLTA and Quang Bao (1969 Gallery director).
A Popup Exhibition, March 6–9, 2019 525 W 19 St + 534 W 21 St #planBpopup

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