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Applications open for The Armory Show 2023

Application deadline: January 18, 2023

The Armory Show 2023 applications are open for galleries until the January 18, 2023. The show will take place between September 8–10, 2023 this year.

The Armory Show 2023 gallery submissions are now available, with curators Eva Respini, Candice Hopkins, and Adrienne Edwards examining historical narratives—practices of young and established artists whose work is informed by frameworks of inclusivity and exclusivity.

Eva Respini, Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs and Barbara Lee Chief Curator at the ICA/Boston, will curate the Platform section; Candice Hopkins, Director and Chief Curator of Forge Project, will curate the Focus section; and Adrienne Edwards, Engell Speyer Family Curator and Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Whitney Museum of American Art, will chair the sixth annual Curatorial Leadership Summit.

The expo, which kicks off the fall arts season, will return to the Javits Center in the heart of Manhattan from September 8-10, 2023, with a VIP Preview on Thursday, September 7.

Building on the success of two previous September editions at the Javits Center, The Armory Show 2023 will feature a distinctive floor concept that integrates all exhibitors under one roof, additional programming, and strengthened connections with the city’s cultural organizations.

The Armory Show will provide its popular, rate-subsidized Solo, Focus, and Presents areas, as well as the curated Platform projects section, in addition to the primary Galleries portion. Prospective exhibitors may apply to one or more of the fair sections listed below:

Galleries: core presentations
Leading international galleries present exceptional artworks from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in a variety of media.

Solo: single artist presentations
Solo exhibitions focus on the work of a single developing, established, or historic artist working in the twentieth or twenty-first centuries.

Focus: curated presentations
Focus, curated by Candice Hopkins, will feature solo and dual-artist presentations by emerging and recognized voices whose work is frequently definitely beyond the mainstream, including those that use cultural links to tether material, image, and form in unexpected ways.

Presents: young gallery presentations
Galleries that are less than ten years old feature new work through solo and dual-artist exhibitions. Applying galleries must have been established after September 2013, and the suggested artworks must be less than three years old.

Platform: large-scale and site-specific presentations
Platform, curated by Eva Respini, will feature large-scale installations and site-specific pieces on the theme of Rewriting Histories. The section will focus on artists who push the boundaries of art, history, or culture. Platform will investigate how artists respond to the limitations of official archives and narratives by employing storytelling and speculative narration to address history’s omissions and erasures.

The acclaimed Armory Off-Site, an outdoor program of large-scale and interactive artworks presented in major public areas throughout New York City, will also return for the 2023 fair. Armory Off-Site information will be available soon.

Curatorial Leadership Summit
The sixth annual Curatorial Leadership Summit will be chaired by Adrienne Edwards. The curatorial gathering will congregate around the historical, conceptual, and material strands manifested in and produced in conjunction with Eva Respini’s Platform section and Candice Hopkins’ Focus section.

To apply, use the unique URL supplied by fair management or request credentials here. For questions, [email protected].

The deadline to apply is January 18, 2023.

The Armory Show
Javits Center
New York, NY