The upcoming 2023 edition of the Armory Show in New York is set to feature over 225 galleries, with a VIP preview scheduled for September 7 and the main event running from September 8-10 at the Javits Center. Notable blue-chip enterprises set to participate include Victoria Miro, Jessica Silverman, Kavi Gupta, James Cohan, Templon, Roberts Projects, Nara Roesler, Kasmin, Sean Kelly, Almine Rech, Timothy Taylor, and Instituto de Visión. More than 30 galleries are returning to the fair after a hiatus, including Jenkins Johson Gallery, Galerie Lelong & Co., Pilar Corrias, Lehmann Maupin, and Clearing.
Last year, David Zwirner was the only mega-gallery to participate in the fair, but this year, no mega-galleries are signed up. However, Frieze New York will feature the world’s four largest galleries: Gagosian, Hauser & Wirth, Pace Gallery, and David Zwirner, among the 69 galleries that are participating.
The Armory Show also features several focused sections, including two curated sections: Focus, organized by Candice Hopkins, and Platform, organized by Eva Respini. Hopkins’s section this year will highlight “emerging and established voices that uncover hidden histories and little-known narratives” in single or two-artist presentations. This section has a strong emphasis on Indigenous artists, who will be given a large showcase at a commercial art fair for the first time. Among the artists participating are Jeffrey Gibson, Beau Dick, Nicholas Galanin, Sara Flores, Matthew Kirk, G. Peter Jemison, Eric-Paul Riege, Abel Rodríguez, and Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun.
The Armory Show has also announced the winner of its Gramercy International Prize, which gives a New York-based gallery that has never shown at the fair a complimentary booth. This year’s winner is No Gallery, which will mount a solo presentation of Valentina Vaccarella.
In a statement, the fair’s executive director, Nicole Berry, stated that the “2023 edition of The Armory Show welcomes to New York an impressive array of exhibitors from around the United States and the world. The scope of international participation among both gallerists and artists reflects the rich diversity of the city itself, a place where art professionals of all backgrounds have historically come to push boundaries and join in a global conversation.”