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4 Art Fairs to visit during Armory Week

Its Armory week this week and there’s quite a few art fairs opening in New York below are four we recommend you visit.


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ARMORY
The Armory Show returns to Manhattan’s Piers 90 and 94 on March 5, featuring 183 galleries from 32
countries and with 33 first-time exhibitors. Offering a new and expanded curatorial program, with Pier 90 composed entirely of curator-led projects and initiatives that address themes such as revisionist histories, social satire, and the contemporary recontextualization of 20th century work. Pier 94, meanwhile, is devoted to The Armory Show’s longstanding Galleries section, as well as the Presents section—the latter of which shows presentations of works no more than three years old, from galleries no more than ten years old. This balance of major blue chips and fresh discoveries is what maintains The Armory Show’s steady place in the market, as well as its status as an international meeting place for the art world and an annual destination for museums and collectors to acquire new works.
711 12th Avenue at Piers 90, 94 Thursday and Friday, 12 p.m.–8 p.m.; Saturday, 12 p.m.–7 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m.–6 p.m. @thearmoryshow

VOLTA
New owner, new venue and new director Kamiar Maleki. With 58 exhibitors from five continents, this edition promises to bring some international flair to New York. Check out our interview with Kamair here
Metropolitan West, 639 West 46th Street at 12th Avenue Wednesday –Saturday, 12 p.m.–8 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m.–5 p.m. @voltashow

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SPRING/BREAK
SPRING/BREAK Art Show is an artist run annual exhibition in the form of an art fair. It continues its mission to offer free exhibition space to independent curators in order to foster exploratory exhibitions in atypical art environments. By keeping overhead costs for independent curators low, their focus can be on emerging and mid-career artists, as well as installation, performance, interactive and video work.
Moving t a new venue this year they will be at the former headquarters of Ralph Lauren on Madison Avenue—an perfect venue for this year’s theme, which focuses on excess.
625 Madison Avenue, between 58th and 59th streets Tuesday–Monday, 11 a.m.–8 p.m. @Springbreakartshow

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@Artnet spotlights rising stars to see this week at #IndependentArtFair, featuring #TunjiAdeniyiJones at @NicelleBeauchene; #NevineMahmoud at @Soft_Opening; #AaronGilbert at @PPOWGallery; and #HilaryPecis at @RachelUffnerGallery. Independent Art Fair will open to the public on Friday, March 6–Sunday, March 8, at @SpringStudios, New York. Images: (1) Hilary Pecis, “Morning,” 2019. Courtesy of the artist and Rachel Uffner Gallery. (2) Tunji Adeniyi-Jones, “A Master's Secret,” 2019. Courtesy of the artist and Nicelle Beauchene Gallery. (3) Aaron Gilbert, “Summons,” 2020. Courtesy of the artist and PPOW. (4) Nevine Mahmoud, “Perfect Orifice,” 2020. Courtesy the artist and Soft Opening, London; photo by Paul Salveson.

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Independent
With veteran Sotheby’s marketing director Ashley Harris now at the helm of Independent, the fair is looking forward to its latest edition in New York. Expect the effortless cool of Tribeca to underscore the sensibility of this event.
Spring Studios, 50 Varick Street Thursday – Saturday 12 p.m.–7 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m.–6 p.m. @independent_hq

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