The 2019 edition marks 25 years since the fair’s founding at the Gramercy Park Hotel. The Armory Show will present 198 galleries from 33 countries, bringing together an unparalleled presentation of international galleries in central Manhattan.
Throughout the fair, 88 exhibitors will present solo- or dual-artist booths, reflecting a strong focus on in-depth presentations and curatorial approaches. A number of artists will make their New York debut at the fair, while several exhibitors have chosen to restage important historical works. In addition to solo- and dual-artist presentations, many exhibitors will devote their booths to presentations by leading contemporary women artists across several generations.
Full exhibitor list here.
The 2019 edition features a tribute to founders Pat Hearn and Colin de Land, examining global shifts in the visual arts since the fair’s founding. To mark this historic milestone, The Armory Show is announced 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. 56 Henry was named the runner-up with honorable mention.
THE POMMERY PRIZE AND THE ANNUAL PRESENTS BOOTH PRIZE
The Armory Show 2019 will present two new prizes from partners Pommery Champagneand Étant donnés. The Pommery Prize will recognize an exceptional presentation within the Platform section of the fair with a $20,000 prize. Étant donnés Contemporary Art will award the Étant donnés Prize of $10,000 to one living artist of French nationality, or France-based, who is featured at The Armory Show. For the third consecutive year, Athena will present the annual Presents Booth Prize, a $10,000 prize that recognizes an outstanding and innovative presentation within the Presents section of the fair.