25th Anniversary Section
The Gramercy International Prize
To mark the fair’s 25th Anniversary, The Armory Show has created the Gramercy International Prize, a new, yearly initiative that supports the advancement of young and pioneering New York galleries who have not previously participated in The Armory Show. Ramiken has been selected as the recipient of the inaugural Gramercy International Prize and will exhibit a dual-artist presentation of works by Darja Bajagić and Andra Ursuţa.
Pat Hearn Gallery and American Fine Arts, Co. Tribute, co-presented by Galerie Nagel Draxler and The Armory Show
The Armory Show celebrates the legacies of two of its co-founders, Pat Hearn and Colin de Land, with a special presentation of works by Mark Dion, Andrea Fraser, and Renée Green. As an homage to Hearn and de Land’s championing of neo-conceptualism, this commemorative presentation of Dion’s Lemonade Stand, Fraser’s Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk (1989), May I Help You (1991) and Green’s The Pigskin Library (1990), will pay tribute to their visionary gallery programs. Situated next to the Gramercy International Prize-winning gallery on Pier 94, the booth provides historical context for fair visitors, celebrating the mission of their galleries, as well as highlighting the influence Hearn and de Land had on the New York and international art scenes.
Armory Live Talks
Armory Live celebrates the fair's anniversary with four days of dedicated talks featuring internationally renowned artists, curators, collectors, and art practitioners. This year Armory Live takes the fair’s 25th Anniversary as a point of departure to consider the significant developments in production, experience, criticism, and patronage in the arts over the last quarter-century. Highlights will include: ARTnews Editorin-Chief Sarah Douglas, writer Linda Yablonsky, and gallerist Mitchell Algus, will take stock of the great American culture wars, considering how notions of sexuality and provocation have changed over the last twenty-five years; Charlotte Burns, Executive Editor of In Other Words, writer Antwaun Sargent, artist Paul Anthony Smith, and Lauren Haynes, curator at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, will reflect on the methodologies currently being used to rewrite historical narratives, probing what aspects of the American identity remain unaddressed and overlooked; using the infamous 1993 Whitney Biennial as a starting point, writer and curator Christian Viveros-Fauné, Whitney Museum of American Art curator Elisabeth Sussman, critic Ben Davis, and artist Iman Issa, will debate what political art looks like today in a time of increasing connection, image-literacy, and social-collectivism; Sally Tallant, formerly Director of Liverpool Biennial, will lead a discussion on the shifting relevancy of biennials with artist Ryan Gander, Director of the Istanbul Biennial, Bige Örer, and Candice Hopkins, Senior Curator, Toronto Biennial of Art; and Artforum’s Senior Editor Jennifer Krasinski will sit down with and artist Carroll Dunham and writers Rhonda Lieberman and Tobi Haslett, to address how the relationship between artist and critic has evolved over time.