Readers in the News: Armory Arts Week

By Peggy Roalf   Friday March 7, 2014

DART subscriber Jeanne Verdoux created the illustrations and lettering for Jerry Saltz’s pull-out guide in this week’s New York Magazine. I guess you could say this is the (UN)Armory Art Crawl. Here’s an excerpt:

See This Art by Jerry Saltz
New York is awash in art, with Whitney Biennial going up and the Armory Show coming to town. But New York is always awash in great art (much of it not for sale - imagine that). Art critic Jerry Saltz has created six walking tours of galleries, museums, and the street, singling out 44 particular pieces he loves. The booklet can give you only a taste - illustrated or crudely reproduced - so tear it out, put on good shoes, and take a look at these works for yourself.

One of Jeanne’s drawings for See This Art, below. See a slide show of the entire guide here. Read a DART Studio Visit with Jeanne here.


DART subscriber Mathieu Borysevicz, founder of BANK/MABSOCIETY, Shanghai, presents Polit-Sheer-Form-Office: Fitness for Allat The Armory Show.
Fitness For All! is a slogan employed in the People’s Republic of China aimed at motivating society to exercise and pay more attention to their health. One way this campaign is accomplished is through the installation of “exercise equipment” throughout public parks in China. To some these machines and the activities upon them may appear strange but in fact they are scientifically designed to improve circulation, virility, and longevity. For The Armory Show PSFO provides a nurturing service for the fatigued art-fair-goer and aids society in the pursuit of a healthier life. The piece is installed at T: The New York Times Style Magazine Media Lounge, as part of this year's special project, Focus on China. When you walk in at the main entrance, turn left, walk down the first aisle to the end, the T Lounge is on the left. Information. BANK/MABSOCIETY.

DART subscriber Gary Taxali is represented at Volta NY
with work being shown at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Read Gary’s DART Q&A here.

Gary Taxali, Everyday Crap, 80” x 90”.

DART subscriber
 Daniel Horowitz is represented at Scope Art Fair, with work being shown at L’Inlassable Galerie, Booth E03. Read Daniel’s DART Q&A here.

Daniel B. Horowitz, Metamorphosis 44, 2013; mixed media collage.

DART subscriber Tracey Snelling i
s represented at the (UN)Fair Art Show with Bad Girl, mixed media installation, based on The Bad Girl by Vargas Llosa. 

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If you’re just getting a start on Armory Arts Week, here’s the rundown:

Armory Arts Week, March 4-9

In its sixteen years, The Armory Show has become an international institution, and every March, artists, galleries, collectors, critics and curators from all over the world make New York City their destination. The concept of a week of arts-related events grew organically, and was formalized as “Armory Arts Week” with the support of the city in 2009.

In celebration of the city’s unparalleled artistic communities, Armory Arts Week highlights a neighborhood or borough’s arts scene each night with events. Past events have included special receptions, open studios, art tours, museum discounts, performances, panels, artist discussions and parties. Information.

The Armory Show, March 5-9

The curated section of The Armory Show on Pier 94 highlights the gallery and artistic landscape of a chosen geographic region. For the fifth Focus edition, Philip Tinari, Director of The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, curated Armory Focus: China, shining new light on the country’s contemporary cultural practice. Information. In honor of Armory Focus: China, the 2014 artist commission is by Xu Zhen. Information.

This year marks the inaugural edition of Armory Presents on Pier 94, which provides exposure to the work of newly established galleries by granting additional display space and prominence. Additionally, projects will include the work of up to two artists curated to reflect the nuanced programming of these cutting-edge international galleries. Information.

The Armory Show. Piers 92 & 94, on the Hudson River (enter at 12th Avenue and 55th Street), NY, NYInformation.

Get the entire article here .