03.06.20 Art Fairs,Artists,Press

Amir H. Fallah in ArtAsiaPacific

MAR 06 2020



The blackened entrance to The Armory Show 2020 at Pier 94, New York, during the VIP Preview Day. All photos by Paul Laster for ArtAsiaPacific.

The Armory Show, which returned to Piers 90 and 94 on New York’s Hudson River for its 26th edition boasted 183 exhibitors from 32 countries, although most were American and European galleries while only 14 were from Asia or have a presence there.

“The fair looks fantastic,” Nicole Berry, director of The Armory Show, told AAP when asked about her thoughts. “We have a lot of solo and two-person booths. We have fewer Asian galleries than we have had in the past, but that was the case before all of this craziness happened in the world. We have Tang, Chambers, and Whitestone, along with Dastan’s Basement, Yavuz, and lots of other galleries showing Asian art.”

The spotlight was on contemporary art from around the world in the Presents section, where younger galleries showcased works from emerging artists created within the past three years. The Focus section, curated by Jamillah James, curator of Los Angeles’s The Institute of Contemporary Art, took a revisionist approach with international artists. The segment held solo and dual-artist presentations that blurred boundaries between fantasy and reality. Perspectives, organized by director of Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Nora Burnett Abrams, highlighted influential modern and contemporary artists from the 20th-century. Meanwhile, Anne Ellegood, executive director of LA’s Institute of Contemporary Art placed large-scale sculptures that offered social critique throughout the fair on both piers as part of the Platform program.

Here are some highlights:


At Denny Dimin Gallery (New York / Hong Kong), Iranian-American artist AMIR H. FALLAH’s dynamic portraits Through the Fence (2019), The Sun, The Moon, And The Truth (2018), and A Rare Rose, But Not Without Thorns (2020) reveal details of the sitters’ ethnic backgrounds through the various objects and motifs shown.
At Denny Dimin Gallery (New York / Hong Kong), Iranian-American artist AMIR H. FALLAH’s dynamic portraits Through the Fence (2019), The Sun, The Moon, And The Truth (2018), and A Rare Rose, But Not Without Thorns (2020) reveal details of the sitters’ ethnic backgrounds through the various objects and motifs shown.
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