Benjamin Genocchio has been removed from his post as director of the Armory Show due to allegations of sexual harassment that were reported earlier today in the New York Times. The allegations stem from his time as the editor of Artnet News in 2015.
A statement from the Armory’s communications department has been released. It reads: “The Armory Show seeks to maintain a respectful workplace and prohibits harassment or discrimination of any kind. After allegations were made against Mr. Genocchio in the spring of 2017, we immediately followed our procedures and initiated an investigation using outside counsel. We concluded that Mr. Genocchio’s conduct did not rise to the level of sexual harassment. We have only recently learned of the allegations related to Mr. Genocchio’s previous employment. At this time, Deputy Director Nicole Berry has assumed the role of Executive Director of The Armory Show. Nicole and the entire Armory team are committed to producing a very successful fair in March 2018.”