Image credit: JR,  SO CLOSE , 2018. Co-Presented by Artsy and Deitch Projects. Photo: Teddy Wolff for The Armory Show

Image credit: JR, SO CLOSE, 2018. Co-Presented by Artsy and Deitch Projects. Photo: Teddy Wolff for The Armory Show

On the exterior of Pier 94, the internationally renowned artist and Academy Award nominee, JR, will debut a monumental new work, transforming archival Ellis Island photographs into a large-scale installation.

Presented in partnership with Artsy and Jeffrey Deitch, SO CLOSE (2018) is the marquee feature of the fair’s Platform section, curated by Jen Mergel, who has selected fifteen site-responsive works sited around Pier 92 & 94 under the theme, The Contingent.

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