How to: The Armory
The Armory: A show to get lost in; literally.
Lost in a good way, however. We wandered the art covered walls of Piers 92 and 94 and ran into some amazing talent. The annual collection was just as impressive as we expected. We were greeted by a very hauntingly beautiful sculpture piece by Kehinde Wiley. Surrounding Wiley’s trio were some of his painting including a large scale piece Jose Alberto de la Cruz Diaz and Luis Nunez towering over the Armory’s guests. Among these were some other attention stealing pieces such as Navarro’s Come to Daddy Neon piece.
So how does one get to successfully tour all of the giant show? Plan ahead. Take a look at the list of artists and installations that are featured in the show and plan an itinerary. Knowing where certain artists and exhibitions are will definitely make your trip worth while. In my opinion, the only major downside to an art fair as massive as The Armory is really taking in the artwork. If you’re not a big fan of crowds, this might not be the place for you. However, it is definitely an event you shouldn’t miss.
For us, we enjoyed the experience that the annual fair had to offer us and will most definitely check it out next year.
If you missed it here’s the website to view the artists, pieces, highlights, as well as some more information about The Armory shows: https://www.artsy.net/the-armory-show/2016
Story by: Dina V.