The 2019 edition features a tribute to founders Pat Hearn and Colin de Land with a thematic program of Armory Live Talks examining global shifts in the visual arts since the fair's founding
March 7 - 10, 2019 on Piers 92 & 94 in New York City
The Gramercy International Prize
The 2019 edition of The Armory Show will celebrate the fair’s 25th Anniversary. To mark this historic milestone, The Armory Show is announcing the creation of the Gramercy International Prize, a new, yearly initiative that supports the advancement of young and pioneering New York galleries who have not previously participated in The Armory Show.
In the spirit of the fair's founders, a jury will award a nominated gallery with a booth at no cost to showcase a solo or dual-artist presentation, providing a platform for experimentation and discovery with minimal financial risk. Ramiken has been selected as the recipient of the inaugural Gramercy International Prize and will exhibit a dual-artist presentation of works by Darja Bajagić and Andra Ursuţa. Combining wall sculptures from Ursuțaʼs Vanilla Isis series with paintings on printed and sewn canvas by Bajagić, the presentation offers idiosyncratic and complicated views on extremism, sexuality, and politics.
“The founders of The Armory Show – originally named the Gramercy International Art Fair – sought to provide an alternative platform for contemporary art through presentations by artists who challenged the status quo,” says Nicole Berry, Executive Director of The Armory Show. “In the spirit of our founders, we are honored to offer this new prize to a gallery committed to showing a robust and experimental program of emerging talent in the hopes that they too may continue to push the boundaries of contemporary art practice.”
For its inaugural year, the Gramercy International Prize jury includes: Stefano Basilico, Collector and Advisor; Clarissa Dalrymple, Independent Curator; Nicole Klagsbrun, Owner and Founder, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery; Andrea Rosen, Owner and Founder, Andrea Rosen Gallery; and Lisa Spellman, Owner and Founder, 303 Gallery.
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