Armory Week kicks off this week with the opening night of ADAA Art Show. To help you prepare for the glorious madness that is Armory Arts Week, we’ve put together a list of the fairs that will descend on New York City next week.
The ADAA Art Show, February 28–March 3
Location: Park Ave Armory, 643 Park Avenue, NYC
The lowdown: Organized annually by the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), The Art Show offers collectors, arts professionals, and the public the opportunity to engage with artworks of the highest quality through intimately scaled and thoughtfully curated exhibitions that encourage close looking and active conversation with gallerists.
Spring/Break Art Show, March 5–11
NEW Location: 866 UN Plaza at 48th Street, NYC
The lowdown: SPRING/BREAK Art Show is an internationally recognized exhibition platform using underused, atypical and historic New York City exhibition spaces to activate and challenge the traditional cultural landscape of the art market, typically but not exclusively during Armory Arts Week. In keeping with the 2019 theme, ‘FACT AND FICTION’, SPRING/BREAK Art Show NYC will move to new quarters, inhabiting an entire floor of 866 UN Plaza at 48th Street and 1st Avenue. Akin to the theme, the show will be comprised of two sections, and feature 80+ projects.
The Armory Show, March 7–10
Location: Pier 92 & 94
The lowdown: The Armory Show is New York City’s premier art fair and a leading cultural destination for discovering and collecting the world’s most important 20th- and 21st-century art. Staged on Piers 92 & 94, The Armory Show features presentations by over 200 leading international galleries, innovative artist commissions and dynamic public programs. Note that some galleries are relocating because of structural issues with Pier 92, which hosts the event along with Pier 94. Those galleries will be moved to Pier 90, the home of its sister fair, Volta, which is being canceled.
Art on Paper, March 7–10
Location: Pier 36
The lowdown: Art on Paper returns to downtown Manhattan’s Pier 36 in March of 2018 with eighty galleries featuring top modern and contemporary paper-based art. Art on Paper’s medium-driven focus lends itself to significant projects – unique moments that have set the fair apart and established an important destination for the arts in New York City.
Clio Art Fair, March 7–10
Location: 550 West 29th St, NYC
The lowdown: CLIO ART FAIR is a curated fair created with the idea of discovering independent artists and showcasing the careers and achievements of already affirmed creative minds. The CLIO ART FAIR’s primary goal is to create a space for direct dialogue between artists and collectors, artists and curators without the presence of any long-term mediator.
SCOPE NY, March 7-10
Location: 125 W. 18th St, NYC
The lowdown: The 19th edition of SCOPE New York returns to its Chelsea location at Metropolitan Pavilion. Known for presenting groundbreaking contemporary work, SCOPE New York will welcome 60 international exhibitors at its centrally-located venue.
The ABAA New York International Antiquarian Book Fair, March 7-10
From March 7-10, 2019 book lovers will find a fascinating treasure trove at the Park Avenue Armory. Over 200 American and international dealers will exhibit at The ABAA New York International Antiquarian Book Fair, bringing a vast selection of rare books, maps, manuscripts, illuminated manuscripts and ephemera. The diversity of specialties includes art, medicine, literature, photography, autographs, first editions, Americana, and much more.
Independent New York, March 8–10
Location: Spring Studios, 50 Varick St, NYC
The lowdown: Part consortium, part collective, Independent lies somewhere between a collective exhibition and a reexamination of the art fair model, reflecting the changing attitudes and growing challenges for artists, galleries, curators and collectors.
top image// courtesy of The Armory Show