Armory Art Weekend

By Peggy Roalf   Friday September 8, 2023

September 8-10: The Armory Show at the Javits Center

Founded in 1994, The Armory Show brings the world's leading international contemporary and modern art galleries to New York each year. This is one of the best art fairs going and has been for years, plus it's a good time of the year to visit NYC. The fair plays a leading role in the city's position as an important cultural capital through its gallery presentations, thoughtful programming, curatorial leadership, meaningful institutional partnerships, and engaging public art activations. Over 225 leading international galleries exhibiting in the 2023 edition representing more than 35 countries.

In addition to its main galleries section, the fair also mounts several focused sections, including its two curated sections: Focus (organized by Candice Hopkins) and Platform (Eva Respini). Bringing together a large swath of various artists, Focus has a strong emphasis on Indigenous artists, who have rarely ever been given such a large showcase at a commercial art fair. Among those who will take part are Jeffrey Gibson, Beau Dick, Nicholas Galanin, Sara Flores, Matthew Kirk, G. Peter Jemison, Eric-Paul Riege, Abel Rodríguez, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, and others. Platform will feature works by Jean Shin, Teresita Fernández, Shahzia Sikander, Devan Shimoyama and others.

The Armory Show, Javits Center, 429 11th Avenue, New York, NY Tickets For events and public programs click HERE

Friday, September 8, 6-8 pm: Late Night for Downtown Galleries

Tonight, dozens of galleries across Chelsea, Tribeca, and the Lower East Side will stay open until 8pm, many of them debuting brand-new and exciting exhibitions. Expect much mingling, people-watching, and that unique New York City vibe. Click HERE  for a full list of participating galleries and a map so you can plan your itinerary for an art-filled Friday night, courtesy of Hyperallergic.

The biggest weekend on NYCs art calendar just got bigger. As galleries reopen after their August break, Armory Art Week opens for the first time during the same time slot. So if you throw a dart in any direction, chances are you’ll hit an opening or an artists talk or performance that appeals.More HERE 



PHOTOFAIRS New York is a new contemporary art fair headed by Helen Toomer, dedicated to photo-based works, digital art and new media. Taking place at the Javits Center, Manhattan's West Side, the Fair will present a state-of-the-art view of visual culture. The Fair's strong curatorial approach will create a new platform where photography and new technologies intersect. It will provide a dedicated space to explore new trends in the contemporary art market from fine art photo-based works to experimental filmmaking, VR and NFTs. Talks and Events HERE

The forthcoming fair will see more than 20 cities represented, including Seoul, Lisbon, Paris, London, Milan, and Buenos Aires, offering a diverse range of international voices and perspectives on photography and image-making within the contemporary art landscape. PHOTOFAIRS NY, Javits Center, 429 11th Avenue, New York, NY Tickets




Art on Paper, New York City’s celebrated, medium-driven fair, returns to downtown Manhattan’s Pier 36, with 100 galleries featuring top modern and contemporary paper-based art. The fair’s ninth edition will showcase unique and powerful projects curated by Artistic Director Nato Thompson, with a focus on can’t-miss performances highlighting the creative potential of paper.

One of the programming highlights the Shoestring Press  Live Printing Workshop on opening night from 5-7:30.. Throughout the fair at the Shoestring Press Workshop, there will be daily activations including live printing of editions by Mike Perry, Layla Nami and more, and demonstrations and hands on workshops of various printmaking methods including linocut and silkscreen printing. Info All public projects here

Art on Papw, Pier 36, Downtown Manhattan, 299 South Street, New York, NY Tickets



Independent 20th Century Art Fair will be held at the Battery Maritime Building at the southern tip of Manhattan. Some 32 exhibitors are set to take part,offering a highly focused view of art in a specific time period. Among the exhibitors this time are Vito Schnabel Gallery, Venus Over Manhattan, and the Hauser & Wirth Institute, the nonprofit arm of the similarly named mega-gallery.

Public programming coincides with the various themes that will be presented throughout Independent 20th Century, with topics including Andy Warhol commissioned portraits (by Vito Schnabel), Black Art Communities from 1960-1980, the New York art scene in the 1950s, and the work of artist Ed Baynard (by James Fuentes).. Three of the talks will be released as episodes of a new podcast entitled Previously Unknown via Spotify and Apple Music in early September. Salon Independent is generously sponsored by Pommery Champagne.

Indepenent 20th Centuery Art Fair, Battery Maritime Building/Cipriani South Street, 10 South Street, New York, NY Tickets



SPRING/BREAK is a curator-driven art fair withn over 120 curatorial projects, 150 curators and 400+ artists, featuring contemporary art by established and emerging artists. The 2023 theme is WILD CARD. Please join SPRING/BREAK for an exciting week as we re-approach our pre-existing location i n the former offices of Ralph Lauren's HQ at 625 Madison Avenue. Tickets Online viewing rooms launch September 1,2023 here



The CLIO ART FAIR's primary goal is to create a space for direct dialogue between artists and collectors, artists and curators without the presence of any long-term mediator. By specifically targeting artists without any exclusive NYC gallery representation, CLIO ART FAIR focuses attention on the kinds of contemporary art and interventions that are being created by independent artists the world over, since 2014.

CLIO Art Fair, 550 West 29th Street, New York, NY Tickets