Many would argue that New York is the art capital of the world. Never is that more evident during the annual Armory Show, a sprawling fair of contemporary and modern art running through Sunday, March 5. Over the next three days, there will be lunches, brunches, happy hours, art, design, and more art, to take in.
Here is a preview of what’s not-to-be-missed throughout the weekend. And of course, nothing goes better with culture than a cocktail. So in between browsing through the world’s best paintings and sculpture, stop by one of the three quintessential NYC bars at the Hudson New York, just a short walk or cab ride from the Armory Show.
Polka dotted selfies.
Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is always a crowd pleaser, especially among those eager for an #artselfie. Her 11-piece installation at the Armory Show won’t disappoint.
All neon everything.
The revered Chilean artist Alfredo Jaar’s piece from 1995 was as relevant then as it is today.
Pinball for all.
In the Mezzanine Lounge on Pier 92, visitors can play pinball with the interactive project “Emigrant’s Pinball,” a seven-part installation by Cuba’s Abel Barroso that poses questions about migration and cultural identity.
Art meets technology.
In this site-specific virtual reality experience by Dutch designers Studio Drift, a massive concrete block will levitate in the air.
As much as we love viewing art, the people and fashion at the fairs are as interesting. Pull up a chair and take in all the amazing outfits.