Art

The Armory Show Goes for African Perspectives

by Maria Panskaya Photographed by Doreen Remen, Casey Fremont Crowe== THE ARMORY SHOW VIP PREVIEW== Piers 92 and 94, NYC== March 02, 2016== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - J Grassi/ PMC== ==
Thursday, March 3, 2016
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The doors swung open on Wednesday to welcome VIP guests to The 2016 Armory Show, revealing this year’s focus section “African Perspectives,” curated by Yvette Mutumba and Julia Grosse.

More than 200 exhibitors are presented throughout Piers 92 and 94, with some artworks gaining more attention than others. Dan Halter’s booth features intricate African masks, tartan fabrics and plastic bag materials; however, a pair of mannequin legs topped with a stack of tartan bags that tragically symbolize displacement of many of the artist’s fellow Africans.

Another spectacular expositions have been set by Shih Cheih Huang, where the artist displayed a cybernetic jellyfish occupying a room of its own, and François-Xavier Gbré, a photographer from Abidjan, whose series of photos scream for themselves.

Among those in attendance were Carolina Adriana, Herrera Kim, Heirston Evans, Jennifer Amadeo, Christina Larson, Lisa Anastos, Zev Eisenberg, Marjorie Newman, Nicole Strauss, Dustin Yellin, Michael Stipe, Maria Brito, Doreen Remen, Casey Fremont Crowe, Michaela Kocianova, Linda Vojtova, Leslie Tonkonow, Tyler Auwarter, Scott Campbell, Anne Livet, Stefanos Economou, Eric Shiner, Susan Klienberg, Joel Wax, Jessica Anne Schwartz, Alexander Heller, Dawne Marie Grannum and Leila Heller.

Photos by J Grassi/PMC.com.

The Armory Show is open March 3-6, 2016
Piers 92 and 94
Twelfth Avenue and 55th Street
New York, NY 10019


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