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  • Mar 08, 2019

Roundup From The Armory Show 2019

Installation view of TANADA KOJI’s wood sculptures and HORI KOSAI’s ink-and-paper drawings at the booth of Mizuma Art Gallery (Tokyo/Singapore). All photos by Mimi Wong for ArtAsiaPacific.

The Armory Show has come to be regarded as the art event in New York City. In 2019, the fair celebrated 25 years since its modest beginnings at the Gramercy Park Hotel. Days before its opening, however, the event was displaced from part of its venue—originally Pier 92 and Pier 94 on the Hudson River along Manhattan’s West Side—due to structural safety concerns with Pier 92. As a response, organizers cancelled the Armory’s sister fair, Volta, making room at Pier 90 to house one third of the Armory.