Armory Show Disclosed The Names Of All The Curators For The 2020 Edition

Editorials News | May-29-2019

Armory Show Disclosed The Names Of All The Curators For The 2020 Edition

Nora Burnett Abrams, Anne Ellegood, Jamillah James and José Carlos Díaz will be the one responsible for the sections of the 2020 Armory Show, that is taking place from March 5th to 8th on docks 90 and 94 in New York. The fair will also comprise a new curated section, "Perspectives", which will be held at Pier 90.

Abrams, curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, will organize the first "Perspectives" section, which features historical works of art. Ellegood, principal curator of the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, will organize the "Plataforma,". This features large-scale installations and performances by artists, and James, curator of the Institute of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, will curate solo and two artists. it is shown in "Focus". Diaz, who serves as chief curator at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, will chair the third annual Curatorial Leadership Summit.

Nicole Berry, executive director of Armory Show, stated that in a significant modification, the 2020 edition will display an unprecedented number of curated exhibitor sections that showcase a wider integration of modern and contemporary works of art. "The next fair will reflect our deepening commitment to offer a platform for leading curatorial voices that show the best quality international exhibitors and works of art."

The Armory Show, also known as the International Exhibition of Modern Art, was a show organized by the Association of American Painters and Sculptors in 1913. It was the first major exhibition of modern art in America, as well as one of the many exhibitions that have been celebrated in the vast spaces of the armor of the National Guard of the United States.

The exhibition of three cities began at the 69th New York City Regiment, on Lexington Avenue between 25th and 26th streets, from February 17 to March 15, 1913. The exhibition was exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago and then in The Copley Society of Art in Boston, where, due to lack of space, all the work of American artists was eliminated.

The show became an important event in the history of American art, presenting amazed Americans, accustomed to realist art, to the experimental styles of the European avant-garde, including Fauvism, Cubism and Futurism. The show served as a catalyst for American artists, who became more independent and created their own "artistic language."

The origins of the exhibition are found in the emergence of progressive groups and independent exhibitions at the beginning of the 20th century (with important French precedents), which challenged the aesthetic ideals, the exclusionary policies and the authority of the National Academy of Design, at the same time They expanded exposure and sales opportunities, improving public awareness and expanding audiences for contemporary art.

By: Preeti Narula