Arts Week in New York

  Armory 2009, Photo credit: David Willems    

Armory 2009, Photo credit: David Willems

 

As February ends with Fashion week and trade shows, March begins with international artists, dealers, collectors, and appreciators flying back to the island for the multitude of art fairs this week. With 12 art fairs raining into New York, and over 1,000 galleries representing a flood of emerging artists, it is still an exciting time to be caught in the contemporary art world. Fairs are becoming more innovative and less traditional, even for the Armory Show taking on the more contemporary sister fair, Volta New York, under its wing . Other fairs such as Fountain, Scope, Pulse and Independent remain loyal to the freedoms of new art while keeping the traditions of business at an arms distance. As fairs can be overwhelming, each show has opened it’s doors to public programing that extends through out the city, sponsored by influential galleries. Armory has claimed this week as Armory Arts Week, allowing them to promote the fair through their local heavy hitting galleries public events. For a quick list of fairs and event information visit www.armoryartsweek.com

Eli Consilvio