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The Armory Show : Piers 92 & 94
Andy and Colin.

The Armory Show

Piers 92 & 94 

New York

March 6-9, 2014

The Armory Show
2014 Fair Show Dates 
March 6-9, 2014 
Piers 92 & 94 
Twelfth Avenue at 55th Street 
New York City

The Armory Show, a leading international contemporary and modern art fair and one of the most important annual art events in New York, takes place every March on Piers 92 & 94 in central Manhattan. The Armory Show is devoted to showcasing the most important artworks of the 20th and 21st centuries. In its fifteen years the fair has become an international institution, combining a selection of the world’s leading galleries with an exceptional program of arts events and exhibitions throughout New York during the celebrated Armory Arts Week.

A Dynamic Selection of New and Returning Galleries Will Further Solidify New York in March as the Finest Destination to Experience the Best of the Global Art Market 

NEW YORK – The Armory Show 2014, in its sixteenth edition, will host over 200 galleries from 29 countries exhibiting an array of significant modern and contemporary works. The 2014 fair, taking place March 6-9, will coincide with the opening of the Whitney Biennial, further establishing March in New York as a key moment on the international art world calendar. In line with its mission of providing an intelligent, dynamic platform for emerging and established galleries, The Armory Show will devote a special section of Pier 94 to a curated exhibition of contemporary art from China entitled Armory Focus: China. The fair will also launch the inaugural edition of Armory Presents, a new section devoted to solo and dual artist presentations by galleries less than ten years old. In its commitment to connoisseurship, The Armory Show – Modern has established a formal Selection Committee of leading dealers to help shape museum-quality presentations that touch upon many major movements of the twentieth century. The full list of participating galleries is available below. 

The fair is divided into two main sections. The Armory Show – Contemporary, housed on Pier 94, welcomes returning exhibitors David Zwirner (New York, London), Sprüth Magers Berlin London (Berlin, London), Galerie Eva Presenhuber (Zurich), Massimo De Carlo (Milan, London), Lisson Gallery (London, New York, Milan), GALLERIA CONTINUA (San Gimignano, Beijing, Le Moulin), Kerlin Gallery (Dublin), Marianne Boesky Gallery (New York), Luciana Brito Galeria (Sao Paulo), Sean Kelly (New York), Victoria Miro (London), Praz-Delavallade (Paris), and Sies + Höke (Dusseldorf). An excellent roster of new exhibitors includes Lehmann Maupin (New York, Hong Kong), Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac (Paris, Salzburg), Almine Rech Gallery (Paris, Brussels), James Cohan Gallery (New York, Shanghai), Sikkema Jenkins & Co. (New York), Galería Elvira González (Madrid), Galerie Peter Kilchmann (Zurich), Edwynn Houk Gallery (New York, Zurich), 1301PE (Los Angeles), Aurel Scheibler (Berlin), Galeria Nara Roesler (Sao Paulo), Alison Jacques Gallery (London), Galleria Lia Rumma (Milan, Naples), Ratio 3 (San Francisco), CRG Gallery (New York), and Zach Feuer Gallery (New York). 

The Armory Show – Modern on Pier 92 is dedicated to international dealers specializing in historically significant 20th century works. Returning exhibitors include Marlborough Gallery (New York), Galerie Thomas Modern (Munich), Galleria d’Arte Maggiore G.A.M. (Bologna), Alan Cristea Gallery (London), Marc Selwyn Fine Art (Los Angeles), Simon Capstick-Dale Fine Arts (New York), James Goodman Gallery (New York), Pace Prints (New York), Michael Rosenfeld Gallery (New York). Outstanding new exhibitors include Moeller Fine Art (New York, Berlin), Kunsthandel Joerg Maass (Berlin), Allan Stone Projects (New York), Valerie Carberry Gallery (Chicago), Galerie Bergamin (Sao Paulo), Maxwell Davidson Gallery (New York), and Mayoral Galeria d’Art (Barcelona). 

The Armory Show is New York’s leading fair for modern and contemporary art. A seminal event in the annual New York arts calendar, the fair spearheads Armory Arts Week, a city-wide program of cultural events and exhibitions. Once again, the fair will comprise an acclaimed VIP program, a lively opening night benefit party at the Museum of Modern Art and the engaging Open Forum discussion series. Next year’s edition will also coincide with the opening of the 2014 Whitney Biennial in early March, further enhancing the line-up of Armory Arts Week events planned in partnership with New York’s cultural institutions, and attracting a wide scope of international collectors, curators, scholars, and press. For the third year running, the fair will be designed by Brooklyn-based architects Bade Stageberg Cox. Key enhancements include a refined floor plan, a more fluid connection between the Modern and Contemporary Piers, a fresh graphic identity, and improved amenities and dining options. 

Further highlights for the 2014 Edition include: 

Curated Booths 
Continuing the Armory Show’s mission to enhance the quality of gallery presentations and the visitor experience on site, solo booths and thematic curated exhibits will be prevalent across both piers. These include: Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle presented jointly by Galerie Thomas Schulte (Berlin) and Christopher Grimes Gallery (Santa Monica); Fernanda Gomes at Allison Jacques Gallery (London); Serge Alain Nitegeka at Marianne Boesky Gallery (New York); Elena del Rivero at Galería Elvira González (Madrid); Scoli Acosta at Laurent Godin (Paris); Atsushi Kaga at mother’s tankstation (Dublin); Jurgen Drescher at Mai 36 Galerie (Zurich); Lyonel Feininger at Moeller Fine Art (New York, Berlin); Wayne Thiebaud at Allan Stone Gallery (New York); Whitestone (Tokyo) will present a selection from the Gutai group; Mazzoleni Galleria d’Arte (Turin), REPETTO (Acqui Terme), Galleria d’Arte Maggiore G.A.M. (Bologna) will all display largely-unseen works from the Arte Povera and Transavantgarde movements; Galeria Bergamin (Sao Paulo) and Galeria Raquel Arnaud (Sao Paulo) will show Brazilian works emerging from the Constructivist and Neoconcrete movements; rare works by Sol LeWitt at James Barron Art LLC. (Rome); and a special selection of previously unavailable drawings and oil studies by Josef Albers directly from the holdings of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation at Alan Cristea Gallery (London). 

Armory Presents 
This year marks the inaugural edition of Armory Presents on Pier 94, an expanded and re-branded take on Solo Projects, a section of the fair formerly dedicated to single artist presentations exhibited by young galleries. Armory Presents has broadened the scope of the original mission to provide exposure to the work of newly established galleries by granting additional display space and prominence to the section on-site. Additionally, projects will now include the work of up to two artists curated to reflect the nuanced programming of these cutting-edge international galleries. Participants include Ani Molnár Gallery (Budapest) showing Dénes Farkas and Athr Gallery (Jeddah) with Ahmed Mater and Nasser Al Salem, representing the first two galleries ever to exhibit at The Armory Show from Hungary and Saudi Arabia, respectively, along with C L E A R I N G (Brooklyn, Brussels) showing Harald Ankart; mor.charpentier (Paris) with Maria Jose Arjona and Teresa Margolles; Travess Smalley at Higher Pictures (New York); Jessica Dickinson at James Fuentes (New York); Grant Barnhart and Jeffry Mitchell at AMBACH & RICE (Los Angeles); Jessica Silverman Gallery (San Francisco) will show Hayal Pozanti; and Klaus Merkel and Nicolás Guagnini at Galerie Max Mayer (Dusseldorf). 

Armory Focus 
The curated section of The Armory Show on Pier 94 highlights the gallery and artistic landscape of a chosen geographic region. For the fifth Focus edition, Philip Tinari, Director of The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, will curate Armory Focus: China, shining new light on the country’s contemporary cultural practice. In recognition of the dynamism of the Chinese art scene, The Armory Show will present an exciting selection of 17 galleries, many of whom will be exhibiting outside of Asia for the first time, including Beijing Commune (Beijing) showing Zhao Yao; a collaborative presentation of Zhang Ding by Galerie Krinzinger (Vienna) and ShanghART (Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore); He Xiangyu at White Space (Beijing); Chambers Fine Art (Beijing, New York) presenting Zhao Zhao; Chen Shaoxiong, Wang Luyan, and Zhao Liang at Pékin Fine Arts (Beijing, Hong Kong); Madein (Shanghai) showing Lu Pingyuan; and Nadim Abbas at Gallery EXIT (Hong Kong). 

Tinari remarks: “This section will showcase both the dynamism of a new generation of Chinese artists and the vigor of the country’s homegrown gallery scene. Armory Focus: China marks the most comprehensive presentation of current art from China to be mounted in New York since the early 2000s.” 

A full list of Armory Focus: China projects and programming will be available in the new year. 

Artist Commission 
In honor of Armory Focus: China, Xu Zhen has been chosen as the 2014 Commissioned Artist and will lend the fair his graphic identity through printed ephemera and a specially commissioned limited edition. Xu Zhen, a “chameleon of concept,” has built an extensive body of work that includes video, installation, performance, and photography. From theatrical merry pranks to quieter works playing on human sensitivity, Xu Zhen has developed a repertoire confronting social-political taboos within the context of contemporary China and beyond. 

Armory Facts and Figures: 
• 203 total number of galleries on Piers 92 and 94 
• Galleries from 29 different countries 
• 145 Galleries on Pier 94 – Contemporary 
• 111 Galleries in the Main Section 
• 17 Galleries in Armory Focus: China 
• 17 Galleries in Armory Presents 
• 58 Galleries on Pier 92 – Modern 

Notes to the Editor 

Pier 94: The Armory Show – Contemporary 
1301PE, Los Angeles 
ACME., Los Angeles 
Andersen’s Contemporary, Copenhagen 
Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm 
Baró Galeria, Sao Paulo 
Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen 
Blain | Southern, London, Berlin 
Peter Blum Gallery, New York 
Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York 
Galleri Brandstrup, Oslo 
Luciana Brito Galeria, Sao Paulo 
Cardi Black Box, Milan 
Silvia Cintra + Box 4, Rio de Janeiro 
James Cohan Gallery, New York, Shanghai 
GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano, Beijing, Le Moulin 
Pilar Corrias, London 
CRG Gallery, New York 
Galerie Crone, Berlin 
Crown Point Press, San Francisco 
Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milan, Zuoz 
Massimo De Carlo, Milan, London 
Dirimart, Istanbul 
Eleven Rivington, New York 
Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York 
Zach Feuer Gallery, New York 
Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki 
Honor Fraser, Los Angeles 
Fredericks & Freiser, New York 
Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach 
Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris 
Galería Elvira González, Madrid 
Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York 
Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica 
Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam 
Kavi Gupta CHICAGO I BERLIN, Chicago, Berlin 
Hales Gallery, London 
Häusler Contemporary Munich | Zurich, Munich, Zurich 
Leila Heller Gallery, New York 
Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, Zurich 
i8 Gallery, Reykjavik 
Ibid, London 
Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh 
Alison Jacques Gallery, London 
Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels 
JGM. Galerie, Paris 
Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, Thessaloniki 
Sean Kelly, New York 
Kerlin Gallery, Dublin 
Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich 
Tina Kim Gallery, New York 
Christine Koenig Galerie, Vienna 
Koenig & Clinton, New York 
Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles 
Kukje Gallery, Seoul 
Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden, Berlin 
Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong 
Josh Lilley Gallery, London 
Lisson Gallery, London, New York, Milan 
Loock Galerie, Berlin 
Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich 
Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam 
Yossi Milo Gallery, New York 
Victoria Miro, London 
moniquemeloche, Chicago 
mother’s tankstation, Dublin 
Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna 
Carolina Nitsch, New York 
Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, Brussels 
October Gallery, London 
ONE AND J. Gallery, Seoul 
Parkett Editions, New York 
PI ARTWORKS Istanbul-London, Istanbul, London 
Pierogi, Brooklyn 
Postmasters Gallery, New York 
P.P.O.W, New York 
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich 
Produzentengalerie Hamburg, Hamburg 
Ratio 3, San Francisco 
Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, Brussels 
Galerie Michel Rein, Paris, Brussels 
Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York 
Roberts & Tilton, Culver City 
Galeria Nara Roesler, Sao Paulo 
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, Salzburg 
Galleria Lia Rumma, Milan, Naples 
Aurel Scheibler, Berlin 
Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin 
Jack Shainman Gallery, New York 
Sicardi Gallery, Houston 
Sies + Höke, Dusseldorf 
Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York 
Bruce Silverstein, New York 
SKOPIA / P.-H. Jaccaud, Geneva 
Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami 
Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon 
Sprüth Magers Berlin London, Berlin, London 
Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, Brussels 
Tilton Gallery, New York 
Two Palms, New York 
Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam 
Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi 
Valentin, Paris 
Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp 
Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich 
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City 
Max Wigram Gallery, London 
Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York 
David Zwirner, New York, London 

Pier 94: Armory Presents 
AMBACH & RICE, Los Angeles: Grant Barnhart and Jeffry Mitchell 
Ancient & Modern, London: Jan Pleitner 
Edel Assanti, London: Alex Hoda and Andrew Sutherland 
Athr Gallery, Jeddah: Ahmed Mater and Nasser Al Salem 
BolteLang, Zurich: Thomas Raat 
C L E A R I N G, Brooklyn, Brussels: Harald Ankart 
James Fuentes, New York: Jessica Dickinson 
Francois Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles: Davide Balula, Channa Horwitz
Higher Pictures, New York: Travess Smalley 
Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna: Rita Sobral Campos 
INVISIBLE-EXPORTS, New York: Scott Treleaven 
M+B, Los Angeles: Dwyer Kilcollin 
Galerie Max Mayer, Dusseldorf: Klaus Merkel and Nicolás Guagnini 
Ani Molnár Gallery, Budapest: Dénes Farkas 
mor.charpentier, Paris: Maria Jose Arjona and Teresa Margolles 
ROTWAND, Zurich: Klodin Erb 
Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco: Hayal Pozanti 
Figge von Rosen Galerie, Cologne, Berlin: Jose Dávila and Ignacio Uriarte 

Pier 94: Armory Focus: China 
10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong: Huang Rui and Wang Keping 
Aike Dellarco, Shanghai: Li Shurui and Chen Jie 
Aye Gallery, Beijing: Ji Dachun, and Chen Yufan 
Beijing Commune, Beijing: Zhao Yao 
Chambers Fine Art, Beijing, New York: Zhao Zhao 
Gallery EXIT, Hong Kong: Nadim Abbas 
Ink Studio, Beijing: Chen Haiyan 
Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna / ShanghART, Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore: Zhang Ding 
Madein, Shanghai: Lu Pingyuan 
Pékin Fine Arts, Beijing: Chen Shaoxiong, Wang Luyan, and Zhao Liang 
Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing, Hong Kong: “Dongbei Salon” (Bi Jianye, Jia Aili, Ma Ke, Qin Qi, Song Yuanyuan, and Zhang Yexing) 
Space Station, Beijing: Double Fly Art Center 
Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing: Xu Qu and Wang Yuyang 
Tianrenheyi Art Center, Hangzhou: Jin Feng, Qiu Zhijie, Xu Zhen, and Yuan Gong 
White Space, Beijing: He Xiangyu 
Gallery Yang, Beijing: Liang Shuo 

Pier 92: The Armory Show – Modern 
Aicon Gallery, New York 
Galeria Raquel Arnaud, Sao Paulo 
James Barron Art, LLC, Rome 
Armand Bartos Fine Art, New York 
Galerie Bergamin, Sao Paulo 
Jonathan Boos, LLC, New York, Bloomfield Village 
Simon Capstick-Dale Fine Art, New York 
Valerie Carberry Gallery, Chicago 
Crane Kalman Gallery, London 
Alan Cristea Gallery, London 
Danese, New York 
Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York 
DC Moore Gallery, New York 
Cecilia de Torres, Ltd., New York 
DIE GALERIE, Frankfurt am Main 
Galeria Marc Domenech, Barcelona 
Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York 
Elrick-Manley Fine Art, New York 
Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia 
Forum Gallery, New York 
James Goodman Gallery, New York 
HackelBury Fine Art, London 
Hackett | Mill, San Francisco 
Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago 
Hill Gallery, Birmingham 
Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York 
Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York 
Vivian Horan Fine Art, New York 
David Klein Gallery, Birmingham 
Robert Klein Gallery, Boston 
Alan Koppel Gallery, Chicago 
Kunsthandel Joerg Maass, Berlin 
Galleria d’Arte Maggiore G.A.M., Bologna 
Marlborough Gallery, New York 
Mayoral Galeria d’Art, Barcelona 
Mazzoleni Galleria d’Arte, Turin 
McCormick Gallery, Chicago 
Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte 
Moeller Fine Art, New York, Berlin 
Pace Prints, New York 
Gerald Peters Gallery, New York, Santa Fe 
REPETTO, Acqui Terme 
Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York 
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York 
Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles 
Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York 
Susan Sheehan Gallery, New York 
Sims Reed Gallery, New York 
Louis Stern Fine Arts, West Hollywood 
Allan Stone Projects, New York 
John Szoke, New York 
Galerie Thomas Modern, Munich 
Leon Tovar Gallery, New York 
Vincent Vallarino Fine Art, New York 
Meredith Ward Fine Art, New York 
Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm 
Whitestone Gallery, Tokyo 
Amy Wolf Fine Art, New York 


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The China Symposium: Saturday & Sunday, March 8-9, 2014

Organized by Philip Tinari, Director of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing 

In partnership with Mr. Adrian Cheng and the K11 Art Foundation 

NEW YORK – The Armory Show is pleased to announce The China Symposium, a program of conversations that aims to elaborate and clarify the state of contemporary art in China today. In partnership with Adrian Cheng and his art foundation, a series of eight discussions will be held over the two most visited days of The Armory Show (March 8-9, 2014). The China Symposium will assemble speakers from around China and beyond, including leading artists, journalists, curators, collectors, gallerists, and academics. The Symposium is held in conjunction with the Armory Focus: China section of the fair, which is being curated by Philip Tinari, Director of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, and will provide new insight into contemporary cultural practice in China through an exciting selection of galleries from the Mainland and Hong Kong. The first day of the forum explores circumstances and dynamics shaping the external environment, while the second day looks at significant currents in art itself. Together the two days offer perhaps the most comprehensive overview of the art scene in China yet undertaken for a general New York audience. 

Adrian Cheng is founder and chairman of the K11 Art Foundation, Hong Kong, which provides a springboard to launch emerging Chinese artists into the global arena through an array of groundbreaking initiatives, including the K11 art spaces, educational programs, and artist-in-residence programs. In line with the Foundation’s mission to generate international dialogue surrounding the development of Chinese contemporary art, it has made The Armory Show’s China Symposium possible, marking an ambitious expansion of the fair’s long-standing Open Forum discussion series. The Foundation recently provided educational programming support for Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

Adrian Cheng comments, “We are the new generation to define the contemporary art landscape of China, and it is my privilege to be part of this dynamic change by nurturing and incubating artistic talents in Greater China. Chinese society is at an important crossroad, and Chinese contemporary art is reflecting the key social and economic developments in China today. As we help young Chinese artists gain recognition at home and abroad, we hope to help educate the wider public about art. We are constantly inspired and humbled by the voices underlying great works of art, and we believe The China Symposium and The Armory Show 2014 will be a milestone for Chinese voices to find a greater audience.” 

On his multifaceted involvement in the fair, Philip Tinari notes, “my goal is not only to add a further layer of depth to the broader China Focus initiative, but also allow for a new set of relationships and understandings—interpretive, experiential, cooperative—about art in China today to emerge.” 

Noah Horowitz, Executive Director of The Armory Show states, “It has been an honor to forge this partnership with Adrian and the K11 Art Foundation. The Foundation’s support in helping to realize The China Symposium has been immeasurable and we look forward to introducing the important work that they are doing in Greater China to our wide-reaching audiences in New York City.” 

All panels will take place in T: The New York Times Style Magazine Media Lounge on Pier 94. 


12:15 – 12:30pm 


Noah Horowitz, Executive Director, The Armory Show 
Philip Tinari, Director, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing 
Adrian Cheng, Founder and Chairman, K11 Art Foundation, Hong Kong

12:30 – 1:45pm 


PARTICIPANTS: Adrian Cheng; Jerome Cohen; Jeremy Goldkorn; Hans Ulrich Obrist 
MODERATOR: Reihan Salam 

China’s rise to global power has brought about an unprecedented level of openness to the outside world, paradoxically paired with an acute sensitivity to dissent from both inside and beyond. What do these new dynamics mean, especially for the art world? What are the connections between political developments and decisions at the highest levels and the position of contemporary art in the public culture? Now that a new group of leaders has decisively taken the reins, what do we have to look forward to, and what if anything should we fear? 

Featuring panelists: Adrian Cheng, Founder and Chairman, K11 Art Foundation, Hong Kong; Jerome Cohen, Professor of Law, New York University School of Law; Jeremy Goldkorn, Director, Danwei; Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director of Exhibitions & Programmes and Director of International Projects, Serpentine Galleries, London. Moderated by Reihan Salam, Political Commentator, Columnist and Author. 

2:00 – 3:15pm 


PARTICIPANTS: Huang Rui; Meg Maggio; Shen Qibin; Shaway Yeh 
MODERATOR: András Szántó 

A long legacy of censorship, speculation, and pay-for-play practice at museums and in the media has created the perception of a deeply flawed system for contemporary art in China. And yet in recent years a crop of enlightened academic departments, dedicated galleries, curious collectors, ambitious foundations, and public institutions has emerged to counter this earlier understanding. Nodding to Lawrence Alloway’s 1972 studio-to-market analysis of the Western art world, this panel asks what is distinctive about the models that have emerged on the ground in China, and what, perhaps, they might have to teach us. 

Featuring Panelists: Huang Rui, Artist, Beijing; Meg Maggio, Director, Pékin Fine Arts, Beijing and Hong Kong; Shen Qibin, Director, Tianrenheyi Art Center, Hangzhou; Shaway Yeh, Group Style Editorial Director, Modern Media Group, Shanghai. Moderated by András Szántó, New York-based Author and Cultural Consultant. 

4:00 – 5:15pm 


PARTICIPANTS: Colin Chinnery; Jeffrey Johnson; Lu Xun; Karen Smith 
MODERATOR: Fiammetta Rocco 

All across China, fusty state museums are being rebirthed with stunning facilities, while private institutions are launching in record numbers and in many different forms. China’s vaunted “Museum Boom” is creating spaces for the display of contemporary art on a scale never before imagined, raising key questions about the publics these places envision for themselves as well as their ability to sustain operations and programming in the long term. What is behind this sudden urge, both public and private, to establish new spaces? What will it ultimately mean for artistic production, circulation, and consumption in China and globally? 

Featuring panelists: Colin Chinnery, Artistic Director, Wuhan Art Terminus (WH.A.T.); Jeffrey Johnson, Founder, China Megacities Lab, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Columbia University; Lu Xun, Co-Founder, Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing; Karen Smith, Director, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal (OCAT), Xi’an. Moderated by Fiammetta Rocco, Culture Editor, The Economist, London. 

5:30 –6:45pm 


PARTICIPANTS: Graham Bowley; Simon Kirby; Daryl Wickstrom; William Zhao 
MODERATOR: Georgina Adam 

For Chinese and Western audiences alike, interest and concern for the contemporary art scene in China has generally begun with the market. This past autumn saw the establishment of salesrooms in the Mainland by both of the major Western auction houses and new records for both a living Chinese artist and a work of Western art purchased by a Chinese collector. Chinese collectors have emerged in droves, particularly in second- and third-tier cities once thought beyond the purview of the art market. Still, questions of transparency, authenticity, and sustainability persist. What lies ahead for China’s art market? What sort of impact will China’s expanded buying power have internationally? How will domestic policies on taxation and import affect collecting trends? And are the market mechanisms for conferring and transferring value fundamentally sound? 

Featuring panelists: Graham Bowley, Reporter, The New York Times; Simon Kirby, Asia Affiliate, Victoria Miro Gallery; Daryl Wickstrom, Executive Vice President and Deputy Chairman, Sotheby’s Asia; William Zhao, Curator and Collector, Hong Kong. Moderated by Georgina Adam, Art market columnist, The Financial Times and, and Editor-at-large, The Art Newspaper. 


12:30 –1:45pm 


PARTICIPANTS: Thomas Berghuis; Jane DeBevoise; Wu Hung 
MODERATOR: Robert C. Morgan 

A standard art-historical narrative on contemporary Chinese art—beginning with the movements of the late 1970s, and running through the 1980s “New Wave” and 1990s experimentation to our current thriving moment—started to coalesce in the mid-2000s. Like any important history, its writing has been subject to competing claims from different players with specific agendas. Through volumes such as Wu Hung’s anthology “Chinese Contemporary Art: Primary Documents” and groupings of work like the M+ Sigg Collection, an account of art as a force for openness and exploration is taking shape, perhaps in counterpoint to an increasingly confident Party narrative which sees the contemporary as a manifestation of China’s cultural strength. Can these two accounts coexist? 

Featuring panelists: Thomas Berghuis, The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Curator of Chinese Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Jane DeBevoise, Chair, Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong; Wu Hung, Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor of Chinese Art, Director, Center for the Art of East Asia and Consulting Curator, Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago. Moderated by Robert C. Morgan, Professor Emeritus in Art History, Rochester Institute of Technology. 

2:00 – 3:15pm 


PARTICIPANTS: Hao Liang; Alexandra Munroe; Joseph Scheier-Dolberg; Craig Yee 
MODERATOR: Britta Lee Erickson 

The quintessentially Chinese medium of ink painting is seeing a contemporary resurgence. From the establishment of galleries devoted specifically the cause, to the current survey at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which takes ink as a starting point to map contemporary art in China more broadly, the brush is proving a renewed source of fascination. Fed by the twin trends of a domestic collector class ever more deeply interested in rediscovering tradition, and a group of younger artists looking for ways beyond more standard (Western) media, this vogue is also coming up against practitioners who have been working in and with ink all along, often without wider recognition. What does this new wave of attention and interest in ink mean for Chinese art more generally? 

Featuring panelists: Hao Liang, Artist, Beijing; Alexandra Munroe, Samsung Senior Curator of Asian Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Joseph Scheier-Dolberg, Assistant Curator of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Craig Yee, Co-Founder, Ink Studio, Beijing. Moderated by Britta Lee Erickson, Independent Scholar and Curator. 

4:00 – 5:15pm 


PARTICIPANTS: He Xiangyu; Hu Xiangqian; Li Ming; Sun Dongdong; Zhao Yao 
MODERATOR: Lee Ambrozy 

A new generation of artists has emerged, less concerned with overt political symbols and cultural identity than with conceptual processes and international dialogue. Driven by the instantaneous proximity to global networks that is one hallmark of our present, these artists are making work that does not “look Chinese,” even as they continue to engage with their country’s endlessly fraught and complex realities. The title of a major generational survey mounted in 2013 at UCCA, “ON | OFF” refers to the graphical interface of a common VPN software that many in China, artists included, use to scale the Internet firewall; it invokes a dichotomy that structures many aspects of their life and practice. Many of these artists are present in the Focus: China section. Who are they, and what are their concerns? 

Featuring Panelists: He Xiangyu, Artist, Beijing; Hu Xiangqian, Artist, Beijing; Li Ming, Artist and Member of Double Fly Art Center, Hangzhou and Beijing; Sun Dongdong, Senior Editor, LEAP and Co-Curator, “ON | OFF: China’s Young Artists in Concept and Practice,” 2013, UCCA; Zhao Yao, Artist, Beijing. Moderator Lee Ambrozy is Editor-at-large, Artforum International China and Ph.D. candidate, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. 

5:30 – 6:45pm 


PARTICIPANTS: Alexia Dehaene; Aimee Lin; Barbara Pollack; Pu Hong 
MODERATOR: Philip Tinari 

Known for his versatile and subversive interventions, this year’s Armory Artist Xu Zhen (b. 1977, Shanghai) is a major force on China’s art scene today. His retrospective “Xu Zhen: A MadeIn Company Production,” on view at the UCCA in Beijing as he takes the stage at The Armory Show in New York, offers the most thorough overview of his fifteen-year output to date. This discussion brings together several expert observers of his work to put his practice, and his commission for The Armory Show, into context. 

Featuring panelists: Alexia Dehaene, Project Manager, MadeIn Company, Shanghai; Aimee Lin, Editorial Director, ArtReview Asia; Barbara Pollack, Curator, Critic and Journalist and Contributing Editor, Artnews; Pu Hong, critic and author, Beijing. Moderator Philip Tinari is Director, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing. 

With special thanks to Michelle Darnell for her assistance in organizing this program. 


The Armory Show 

2014 Fair Show Dates 
March 6-9, 2014 
Piers 92 & 94 
Twelfth Avenue at 55th Street 
New York City 

Opening Hours 
Wednesday, March 5th – VIP Preview for invited guests 
Thursday, March 6 – Sunday, March 9, noon to 7 pm 

Tickets for The Armory Show can be purchased by visiting our website. 
Note that tickets are required for entry to The China Symposium. 

The Armory Show 
The Armory Show is New York’s leading fair for modern and contemporary art. A seminal event in the annual New York arts calendar, the fair spearheads Armory Arts Week, a city-wide program of cultural events and exhibitions. The Armory Show 2014 will again feature an acclaimed VIP program, a lively opening night party at the Museum of Modern Art and the engaging Open Forum discussion series. This year’s fair will also coincide with the opening of the 2014 Whitney Biennial in early March, further enhancing the line-up of Armory Arts Week events planned in partnership with New York’s cultural institutions, and attracting a wide scope of international collectors, curators, scholars, and press. 

The History of Armory Focus 
Armory Focus was initiated in 2010 to highlight the contemporary gallery and artistic landscape from a specific geographic region. This unique section of the fair has quickly become one of the defining features of The Armory Show, presenting a survey of a region’s contemporary cultural practices as framed by a singular curatorial vision. 

Armory Focus booths are located in a dedicated section on Pier 94 and associated projects will be presented throughout the fair. 

About the Armory Focus Curator 
Philip Tinari is director of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing. There he oversees an exhibition program devoted to established figures and rising talents both Chinese and international, aimed at UCCA’s annual public of more than half a million visitors. Prior to joining UCCA he was editor-in-chief of LEAP, the international art magazine of contemporary China, which he founded and ran from 2009 to 2011. He has worked as China representative for Art Basel, contributing editor to Artforum, and lecturer in art criticism at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts. Tinari, who speaks fluent Mandarin, holds degrees from Duke and Harvard, and was a Fulbright fellow at Peking University. 

About The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) 
The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art is an independent, not-for-profit art center serving a global Beijing public. Located at the heart of Beijing’s 798 Art District, it was founded by the Belgian collectors Guy and Myriam Ullens and opened in November 2007. Through a diverse array of exhibitions with artists Chinese and international, established and emerging, as well as a wide range of public programs, UCCA aims to promote the continued development of the Chinese art scene, foster international exchange, and showcase the latest in art and culture to hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. 

About K11 Art Foundation 
Founded by Adrian Cheng in 2010, the K11 Art Foundation, Hong Kong, is a registered not-for-profit organization that advances the development of the Chinese contemporary art movement by providing the creative incubating platform to nurture artistic talents in Greater China and bring them to the international stage and the broader audience. The foundation has embarked on creative collaborations and cross-regional experimentations regionally and globally to showcase Chinese talents and their full potential. Through research, initiatives and partnerships, as well as harnessing the passion and energy of the active participants, the K11 Art Foundation facilitates the public to enjoy a diverse array of programs and exhibitions to educate and raise the collective appreciation of arts and culture. The K11 Art Villages (artist-in-residence program) in Wuhan and Guiyang, China, offer the space and platform to many young artists to create and present their works. 

Press Contacts 
Allison Rodman, The Armory Show 
+1 646.616.7433/+1 914.715.9794 

Damian Chandler, Brunswick Arts 

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