There was an abundance of inspiring contemporary art on display at The Armory Show last week at Piers 92 & 94 in New York—we should note that our picks in the gallery skew more towards the 3D wall art and sculpture, which is arguably more interesting to Core77 readers (and photographs much better than two-dimensional works behind glass).
The show was a noticeable improvement from recent years, with much a stronger curation and slightly more space for the exhibitors—clearly organizers are feeling the pressure from the Frieze Art Fair, which takes place again as part of NYCxDesign this May. The Armory Show partnered with start-up Artsy, who are quickly becoming the IMDB of the art world to provide a digital guide for visitors and real-time feed of trending artwork during the event.
There was no shortage of selfie-inducing art, and while good taste, for the most part, is subjective, one of the most fascinating pieces was Algerian artist Adel Abdessemed's La Chine est proche, 2013, a full-scale bicycle intricately carved from camel bone. The oversized figures from Cajsa von Zeipel's HOLES IN THE WALL series were striking and I've recently become a huge fan of London-based sculptor Tom Stogdon's work, made from washed stone, steel and found objects.