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Installation View of David Byrd at White Columns, New York. Photo: Marc Tatti.
Installation View of David Byrd at White Columns, New York. Photo: Marc Tatti.

NADA Announces New Initiative for 2019 Armory Week

The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) plans to introduce a new initiative during New York’s upcoming Armory week. Rather than hold a 2019 fair, NADA announced last August that it would instead dedicate more resources to New York galleries. From March 4 to March 10, the nonprofit will present the New York Gallery Open, created to bring visitors, collectors, curators, and critics to over fifty galleries, nonprofits, and alternative spaces around New York City.

“In some ways, New York functions like a year-round art fair,” said NADA executive director Heather Hubbs. “Galleries host exhibitions which are open and accessible to the public all year. With the New York Gallery Open, we’re placing the focus on gallery exhibitions in their spaces across the city during the March Art Week. It’s in these essential places where galleries develop their programs.”

Participants in the New York Gallery Open will hold guided tours, artist talks, performances, dinners, and VIP events. In order to cultivate a renewed sense of energy, viewership, and patronage within these spaces, NADA has partnered with Collecteurs, a collector-driven online platform and public-benefit corporation, which will create a dedicated hub for the public to view artworks and editorial features about the galleries.

In addition to the New York–based galleries participating in the New York Gallery Open, NADA members from other cities will also take part in the event. Shane Campbell Gallery (Chicago), Golestani (Dusseldorf), and L’INCONNUE (Montreal) will exhibit works across two ON CANAL spaces at 359 and 361 Canal Street; seven out-of-town galleries, including Good Weather (North Little Rock), LOYAL (Stockholm), and Franz Kaka (Toronto), will organize shows at Jack Barrett on 173 Henry Street; Patron (Chicago) will stage an exhibition at 213 Bowery; and ltd los angeles (Los Angeles) will present works at 24A Orchard Street as part of the gallery share Vacation. 

New York Gallery Open Participants:

56 Henry
83 Vandam Street
321 Gallery
Asya Geisberg Gallery
Assembly Room
Baby Company
Brennan & Griffin
Callicoon Fine Arts
Chapter NY
CUE Art Foundation
Deli Gallery
Denny Dimin Gallery
Derek Eller Gallery
Disturb the Neighbors
Essex Flowers
False Flag
Fisher Parrish
Foxy Production
Fridman Gallery
Helena Anrather
Howl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project
Jack Barrett
Johannes Vogt Gallery
Josée Bienvenu
Kai Matsumiya
Kate Werble Gallery
Kerry Schuss
Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery
Koenig & Clinton
Kristen Lorello
La MaMa La Galleria
ltd los angeles
Luke Stettner
Lyles & King
Martos Gallery
Microscope Gallery
Mitchell Algus Gallery
Ochi Projects
Rachel Uffner
Sapar Contemporary
Sears Peyton Gallery
Shane Campbell Gallery
Shoot the Lobster
Signs and Symbols
Simon Preston
Simone Subal
Step Sister
White Columns