The Armory Show, NYC
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Thursday, March 2 - Sunday, March 5, 2017
Piers 92 & 94
12th Avenue at 55th Street
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Piers 92 & 94 are located on Manhattan's west side on the Hudson River (Twelfth Avenue) at 55th Street in the Passenger Ship Terminal complex. The piers are easily accessible by public transportation, taxi, and private vehicle. The nearest subway stop is four cross-town blocks east at 50th Street and Eighth Avenue.
The Armory Show is the most prestigious international art fair held annually in New York City devoted to showcasing the most important artworks of the 20th and 21st centuries. In its thirteen years The Armory Show with The Armory Show – Modern has become an international institution, combining a selection of the world's leading galleries with an exceptional program of art events and exhibitions throughout New York City during Armory Arts Week.
Piers 92 & 94 will feature 275 leading contemporary and modern art galleries from 31 countries presenting an exceptional range of solo presentations, tightly curated exhibitions and not to be missed installations. This year marks the second edition of our Focus section, the invitation-only component of The Armory Show that highlights the very best in emerging and established galleries from a notable art community.
THE ARMORY SHOW AND ATHENA ART FINANCE ANNOUNCE MARIANE IBRAHIM GALLERY AS THE WINNER OF THE PRESENTS BOOTH PRIZE
The Somalian, Seattle-based gallerist is exhibiting a solo-presentation by Ghanaian artist Zohra Opoku
The Armory Show and Athena Art Finance Corp. are pleased to announce Mariane Ibrahim Gallery (Seattle) as the winner of the inaugural Presents Booth Prize.
The Presents Booth Prize, supported in its inaugural year by Athena Art Finance, is a new initiative recognizing an outstanding and innovative gallery presentation within the Presents section of the fair.
By a majority decision, the international jury of collectors and curators awarded Mariane Ibrahim Gallery a $10,000 prize for its exemplary solo-presentation of multi-media works by Zohra Opoku, a German and Ghanaian multidisciplinary artist living and working in Accra. Opoku’s work employs media including installations, photography and video to explore the sophistication of textile cultures in disparate spaces, targeting fashion’s political and psychological role and socio-cultural dynamics in relation to African history and individualistic or societal identities.
Members of the Presents Booth Prize Jury:
Renee Drake, collector, the Netherlands
Massimiliano Gioni, Artistic Director, New Museum, New York
Ruba Katrib, Curator, SculptureCenter, Long Island City
Alain Servais, Collector, Brussels
Carole Server, Collector, New York
“We would like to thank The Armory Show for giving us the opportunity to present our project,” says Mariane Ibrahim-Lenhardt, Founder, Mariane Ibrahim Gallery. “We are deeply humbled and honored to receive this prize. I'd like to dedicate it to the presented artist Zohra Opoku, whose commitment and excellence in her art practice has helped bring new narratives into an exciting global narrative. And, this Present Prize also aligns with the recognition of African descent contributions in the arts industry.”
“Athena is delighted to congratulate Mariane Ibrahim Gallery on winning the Armory’s first-ever Booth Prize,” says Andrea Danese, Chief Executive Officer of Athena Art Finance. “We are also pleased that our sponsorship of the prize and partnership with The Armory Show has resulted in a robust process that evaluated 30 galleries, all of which have emerged and should be noted as significant young galleries. Nurturing these new entrants in the market, and supporting more established galleries and dealers
through our new gallery financing program, is a natural extension of Athena’s mission to support the full spectrum of the global art market as a leading lender and provider of financial solutions.”
“Promoting young galleries and nurturing their growth is central to The Armory Show’s vision,” says Benjamin Genocchio, Executive Director of The Armory Show. “We are so thrilled to have this exceptional jury of curators and collectors here supporting this initiative and thankful to Athena Art Finance for their generous and enthusiastic support. Each of our participating Presents galleries deserves recognition for their outstanding presentations this year and for their enduring contribution to the fair’s overall quality and experience.”
Presents is a platform for young galleries no more than ten years old to showcase recent work from emerging artists. Solo-artist and dual-artist presentations spotlight the next generation of artistic talents, which visitors can discover in this in-depth and intimate setting. The Presents section has continued to expand in size each year since its introduction in 2014. The Presents section received a record number of applications this year and will increase its number of exhibiting galleries from 22 in 2016 to 30 for 2017. As part of The Armory Show’s new vision of fostering young galleries and staging ambitious projects, the cost of participation in the Presents section was reduced this year and the Presents Advisory Panel established, to oversee and guide the direction of this growing section of the fair. Panel members are: Augusto Arbizo, 11R, New York; Philippe Charpentier, mor charpentier, Paris; and Jessica Silverman, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco.
About Athena Art Finance Corp.
Athena Art Finance, a New York-based global specialty art lender, joins The Armory Show as a lead sponsor for the second consecutive year. Athena’s support for the Presents Booth Prize marks an expanded partnership with the fair and the first ever prize for exhibiting galleries in The Armory Show’s history .
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Callicoon Fine Arts Carroll / Fletcher Anat Ebgi espaivisor
Daniel Faria Gallery
Downs & Ross
Gaudel de Stampa
Green Art Gallery
Mariane Ibrahim Gallery Instituto de Visión
Laveronica arte contemporanea Lyles & King
Madrid Havana London Berlin Mexico City New Y ork Cape Town New Y ork New Y ork London
Los Angeles Valencia
Toronto New Y ork Paris Dubai Seattle Bogota Modica New York
Joël Andrianomeariosa and Manal AlDowayan Diana Fonseca
Francisco Ugarte Ryan Nord Kitchen Turiya Magadlela Alexandra Noel James Hoff
Bleda y Rosa and Patricia Gómez & María Jesús González
Shannon Bool and Elizabeth Zvonar
Ragna Bley and Y anyan Huang
Jill Mulleady and Jessica Warboys
Nazgol Ansarinia and Kamrooz Aram
Sebastián Fierro and Ana Roldán