A veritable arsenal of art awaits New Yorkers this fall, spearheaded by The Armory Show. Returning to the Javits Center from September 9–11, New York's quintessential art fair is back for its 28th year.
With New York as one of our main stomping grounds, The Cultivist naturally has a brochure and a handful of events in store. In September, we invite you to join us for an artist studio visit followed by an intimate dinner during Armory Week, a visit to the studio of Frank Stella, a Gallery Walk led by Natasha Schlesinger and a private after-hours tour of the Robert Colescott exhibition at the New Museum.
This 2022 edition, will feature over 240 leading international galleries from more than 30 countries. The Javits Center spaces are divided over a core section with participating galleries, a self-explanatory Solo section, the conceptually arranged Focus section, and the forward-thinking Presents section for galleries aged ten years and under. The Platform section is dedicated to large-scale installations and site-specific works, and is curated by Tobias Ostrander. As the Estrellita B. Brodsky Adjunct Curator of Latin American Art at Tate, London, he landed upon the theme of Monumental Change.
Brand new this time around is Armory Off-Site at the US Open: a grand project of large-scale sculptures at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Running from August 23 to September 11, this imaginative collaboration that's focused on creativity and equity coincides with the tournament as well as the fair. We are most curious to discover the sculptural work by Gerald Chukwuma presented by Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery.
Chukwuma is inspired by the Uli art traditions of the Igbo people from south-eastern Nigeria and uses these references to examine humanity's history of forced migration.
On the abstract spectrum, but no less connected to the very human tension between the natural and the modern, is Jose Dávila's presentation, under the wings of Sean Kelly. Combining elements of balance with chaos, his sculpture challenges the viewer's conceptual understandings. Isn't that what the changing of the seasons is for?
– Words by Cultivist Team
Click here to view our Armory Show brochure