Five Things To See At The Armory Show In New York

March 2018Words by Mr Christian Allaire

“The Gallery” by Ms Wang Xin, 2014-ongoing. Photograph courtesy of de Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong

If we’re talking the globe’s leading art fairs, there’s a number of eye-popping spectacles that are hard to beat. The ultra-Instagrammable Art Basel – happening every year in Switzerland, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong – never fails to draw in the millennial crowd with its diverse range of works and schmoozy parties. The same goes for Frieze in London and New York, which thrives on its contemporary art offerings. But in New York City alone, few events attract international galleries and buyers more than the Armory Show, now in its 24th year.

This year’s Armory Show, from 8 March until  11 March at Piers 92/94 in Midtown Manhattan, will feature 198 galleries, with more than 31 different countries represented. In addition to the individual gallery showcases, the fair will also offer panel discussions and curated exhibits. Sound overwhelming? It doesn’t have to be – check out the five must-see attractions below to maximise your art-viewing experience.