With summer all but behind us, art-loving New Yorkers returning from their sojourns in the Hamptons, Aspen, and other tony destinations have a packed schedule this week thanks to the second September edition of the Armory Show and its assorted satellite fairs. And, for the first time since March 2020, these events will take place largely without mandatory health and safety requirements (although an N95 mask is still probably a good idea at crowded indoor events).
The Armory Show
September 8–11, 2022
What to Know: Compared to many fairs, the Armory Show had a fairly easy time of it over the last two-and-a-half years, opening just before lockdown in 2020 with a plan already in place to delay the next edition for about 18 months. Now, for the event’s second outing at the Javits Center, European galleries are back in full force, after around a quarter of participants had to remain virtual in 2021 due to travel restrictions.
"Special Large Scale Works" ...." Armory Off-Site, will bring public art to various sites across the city, including the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Flushing Meadows, Queens. There will also be work by Juan Capistrán in Bella Abzug Park, Adam Parker Smith at Ruth Wittenberg Triangle, Tomokazu Matsuyama at Flatiron Plaza, and Carolina Caycedo on Times Square’s digital billboards for the nightly Midnight Moment."
The 247 exhibitors will be split between six sections, including ones for solo artist presentations, nonprofit organizations, and emerging dealers who have been in business 10 years or less.
This year’s fair also introduces Armory Spotlight, a new program giving one New York cultural institution a year a free booth at the fair. The inaugural honoree is beloved experimental art and performance nonprofit the Kitchen. Founded in 1971, the Kitchen will open its archives for the fair, revisiting important artist projects from across its five-decade-plus history ...
Health and Safety: Neither proof of vaccination nor face masks are required.