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Armory Arts Week: Insider Tips

It’s Armory Arts Week! That means fairs, gallery shows, museum exhibitions, and plenty of events – all taking place here in New York. Whitewaller, an insider publication that debuted last December at Art Basel Miami Beach, is here to guide you through the must-see and be-seen-at spots this year. Today, we’ve got some “insider tips” for you from a few directors, artists, and curators on what to do this week.

Noah Horowitz
Executive Director of The Armory Show
“I’m excited to see the New Museum Triennial, especially as Lawrence Abu Hamdan, our Commissioned Artist, is featured. For food, I’d recommend a table at LUKSUS in Greenpoint. The chef, Daniel Burns, is a close friend and formerly head of pastry at Noma in Copenhagen. They run an incredible seasonal tasting menu and are the only restaurant out there, I think, to hold a Michelin while just serving beer.”

Noah Horowitz

Anne Pasternak
President and Artistic Director of Creative Time
“After taking in a concert at St. John the Divine, I stroll toward Malcolm X Boulevard and the reflective pools of Harlem Meer atop Central Park. The wild, sprawling north end always persuades me to stop, listen, and let go. We’ll unveil a dreamy path of artworks here on May 15 in harmony with the visionary–and playful–original Central Park design of Frederick Law Olmsted.”

Lawrence Abu Hamdan
2015 Armory Commissioned Artist
“Go see Marwa Arsanios exhibition at Art in General!”

Courtesy of the New Museum, New York
Photo by Neil Rasmus/©

Omar Kholeif
2015 Armory FOCUS Curator and curator at the Whitechapel Gallery in London
“I am always excited to see what is going on at PARTICIPANT INC, one of the few spaces in New York that have managed to maintain that ‘truly’ alternative spirit. Director Lia Gangitano has produced some of my favorite shows in recent years including a stunning Luther Price show in 2014. This spring PARTICIPANT will be focusing on the work of pioneering feminist artist and gallery director, Martha Wilson!”

Lonti Ebers
Vice President of the New Museum & Co-Chair of the Generational Triennial
“I might be biased, but I’m looking forward to the New Museum’s 2015 Triennial, ‘Surround Audience.’ The exhibition will provide a window onto what some of the brightest creative minds in the international art world are doing now. I am particularly interested in seeing what Ed Atkins and Josh Kline do, but of course there will be artists whose work I will delight in experiencing for the first time. When I visit the New Museum, my favorite restaurants for lunch or dinner are DBGB, Freeman’s, and Cherche Midi. There is also more art in the area to see: Miguel Abreu Gallery and David Lewis Gallery on Orchard Street, and Brennan and Griffin Gallery on Delancey Street. For shopping, my favorites are Creatures of Comfort and John Derian.”

Lawrence Abu Hamdan



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