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5 Art Fairs to see in New York during Armory Arts Week

Jacob K Javits Convention Center, Green Roof, Location: New York NY, Architect: Richard Rogers and James Ingo Freed

The Armory Show kicks off this week under new ownership with over 225 exhibitors and a cast of supportive art fairs but how to navigate so many galleries and art fairs? Just check out FAD’s top 5 Art fairs to see in New York during Armory Arts Week all featuring a link for more details.

1 The Armory ShowFriday, September 8th-Sunday, September 10th, 2023, Javits Centre

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Ryan Gander at The Amory Show 2019 – 5 Art Fairs to see in New York 

The Armory Show ‘the daddy’ of the Armory Arts Week (obviously) –  over 225 leading international galleries are exhibiting in the 2023 edition from more than 35 countries. Spotlight, Platforms, Talks, Special Projects and Off-Site projects more details HERE

2 Art on Paper Downtown Manhattan, 299 South Street, September 7th – September 10th 

Accola Griefen Fine Art, Judy Plaff, TEN HACKS FOR A SMALL SPACE, 2021, Fiberglass steel acrylic paper lantern pigmented expanded foam faux flowers and fruit fluorescent lighting 92-x-54-x-75

Featuring over 100 galleries showcasing the very best in modern and contemporary paper-based art, alongside a robust program of compelling installations and events that highlight the creative potential of paper curated by author, curator, and self-described “cultural infrastructure builder” Nato Thompson, who joined Art Market as the fair’s Creative Director. Plus This year a collaboration with the Center for Book Arts (CBA) will debut a unique artists’ book fair- BOOKSMART FAIR emphasizing the book as a distinctive art form. More details HERE


Angel Perdomo, Them Shits Is Broke, curated by A + A

Staged across two floors of the checkerboard former-Ralph Lauren offices, the 2023 edition will bring together over 110 exhibits from 150+ curators. For this year’s theme, the fair will be ‘doubling down on 11’s’ — 11 themes and years, to be precise  — with a card-counting homage to its own history. !WILD CARD! pulls from the lexicon of tarot and traditional playing cards, allowing curators to pick from all 11 past SPRING/BREAK themes and populate them with brand-new artists. More details HERE

4 Independent 20th Century

John Denver, Kimiko Powers, Andy, Christopher Makos and Annie Denver Aspen 1981, 20C, 2023, Courtesy Vito Schnabel

Independent 20th Century returns for its second edition. The invitation-only fair premiered in 2022 to champion artists and international avant-garde movements that took place between 1900 and 2000. This year, the fair features diverse presentations of approximately 50 artists that encompass American debuts, new aspects of well-known artists, women artists throughout the 20th century, Caribbean and South American voices, self-taught artists, Black art communities, international Pop, Italian avant-garde, and more. More details HERE

5 Cube Art Fair


Cube Art Fair, marks its 10th edition with the debut of an AI Art Fair. In a previous adaptation, prompted by COVID-19, Cube shifted from its traditional in-person format to become a digital art exhibition held in public spaces. Once again, the fair takes an innovative turn, this time by introducing the first-ever Art Fair dedicated to AI. More details HERE



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