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The Armory Show

The New York art scene is once again abuzz due to the 14th installment of the New York Armory Art Fair. Award winning NY architectural firm Bade Stageberg Cox has redesigned the exhibition space this year – at piers 92 and 94 – as the Armory Focus showcased art from Nordic Countries, with a lively poster installation that offered free posters for the public. The fair this year also featured commissioned artwork by Theaster Gates.  Brazilian galleries Luciana Brito and Nara Rosler had dynamic booths showcasing some of the most interesting art around.  At the booth of Galeria Nara Roesler, Raul Mourão’s geometric wall work offered a playful and interactive read of minimalism, while at Brito’s booth, the large scale painting by Delson Uchôa called attention to the artisan nature of textile and poster assemblage with the work’s material and palette . In addition to an in situ performance by Marina Abromovic, performed by a stand-in, and a lovely 1960’s piece by Geraldo de Barros, Brito’s booth showed a range in both genre and time span, exemplary of the gallery’s international and interdisciplinary scope. .

Image credits: Installation view of Delson Uchôa’s work; Cristiana Mascarenhas, Ricardo and Adriana Malfitano, Marcia Grostein and Carlos Junqueira. Photos by Eliseu Cavacanti.

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