The Armory Show Reveals Lineup for Inaugural Platform Sector

Yayoi Kusama Guidepost To The New World, 2016 Painted cast aluminum Dimension variable, set of 11 pieces:, edition of 5 plus 1 artist's proofs (#1/5) Courtesy YAYOI KUSAMA Inc., Ota Fine Arts Tokyo / Singapore and Victoria Miro, London © Yayoi Kusama

The Armory Show has announced the participating galleries and artists for the inaugural edition of its new Platform curated sector for large-scale artworks, installations, and site-specific commissions.

Curated by Eric Shiner and titled “An Incident,” the inaugural edition of Platform will present a selection of twelve artworks by a diverse range of internationally acclaimed artists across Piers 92 & 94 during The Armory Show 2017 in March.

Participating artists include: Abel Barroso, Patricia Cronin, Douglas Coupland, Olga de Amaral, Dorian Gaudin, Jun Kaneko, Per Kirkeby, Yayoi Kusama, Iván Navarro, Fiete Stolte, Lawrence Weiner, and Ai Weiwei.

“With my selection of artists, I endeavor to present a series of incidents that start to change our relationship with the art fair—a series of happenings, interactive works, objects and images that make the viewer take pause, think, refresh, smile, and remember that art, by its very nature, is meant to provoke, incite and challenge,” says Eric Shiner.

 “It is my hope that the artists and works included in An Incident will bring a new energy to the art fair model, encouraging visitors to share in the moment, and to enjoy the phenomenal offerings in vendors’ booths with gusto.”

Participating artists and galleries:

Abel Barroso (b. 1971 in Pinar del Rio, Cuba) | Pan American Art Projects, Miami

Patricia Cronin (b. 1963 in Beverly, Massachusetts)

Douglas Coupland (b. 1961 in CFB Baden–Soellingen, Germany) | Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto

Olga de Amaral (b. 1932 in Bogotá, Colombia) | Galerie Agnès Monplaisir, Paris

Dorian Gaudin (b. 1986 in Paris, France) | DITTRICH & SCHLECHTRIEM, Berlin / Nathalie Karg Gallery, New York

Jun Kaneko (b. 1942 in Nagoya, Japan) | Edward Cella Art & Architecture, Los Angeles

Per Kirkeby (b. 1938 in Copenhagen, Denmark) and Lawrence Weiner (b. 1942 in The Bronx, New York) | GALLERI SUSANNE OTTESEN, Copenhagen

Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929 in Matsumoto, Japan) | Victoria Miro, London

Iván Navarro (b. 1972 in Santiago, Chile) | Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York

Fiete Stolte (b. 1979 in Berlin, Germany) | albertz benda, New York

Ai Weiwei (b. 1957 in Beijing, China) | Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki