It’s the most wonderful time of the year (for contemporary and modern art junkies)! As winter storm Quinn hammers the Northeast with heavy snow, Manhattan looks like a Victorian snow globe version of a miniature Gotham City. It almost feels like Christmas, but we are in early March and it’s the VIP preview Day for the Armory Show, New York’s premier international art fair, which will be showcasing outstanding 20th and 21st century artworks by both established and emerging artists. Although tackling the prima donna of U.S. art fairs might seem like a Sisyphean task, I am personally very excited (giddy, complete with the silly smile planted on my face) to attend this binge worthy selection of “the very best” that international Contemporary and Modern art galleries have to offer.
The fair’s 24th edition opens this week with a new Director (none other than Expo Chicago’s former Deputy Director Nicole Berry), a refreshed roster of exhibitors and, most importantly, a mandate to stay relevant
This year’s hot-button themes:
The Ethics of Cultural Appropriation
Technology and The Body
Quiet Lunch’s own Eva Zanardi went scouring the art fair only for the very best, this is what she found: