The Armory Show Appoints Benjamin Genocchio as Executive Director (US)

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The Armory Show

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Benjamin Genocchio

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March 3-6, 2016
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The Armory Show announced today that it has appointed Benjamin Genocchio a s Executive Director . The Armory Show will take place March 3 – 6, 2016, welcoming over 20 0 galleries fro m 36 countries in what will be the most international edition to date . As Executive Director , Mr. Genocchio will l ead the development and strategic vision of The Armory Show . With extensive leadership experience in the glob al arts community , Mr. Genocchio will broaden the reach of the fair by engaging with galleries, collectors, directors and a dvisors from around the world. Mr. Genocchio will start in his new position in January , 2016.

The Armory Show will be further strengthened by Mr. Genocchio’s critical expertise , proven leadership and international perspective. Mr. Genocchio joins The Armory Show from Artnet News , where he served as Editor – in – Chief . Mr. Genocchio holds a Ph D in art history from the University of Sydney, Australia , with a specialization in Latin American art . He is the author and editor of nine books on the visual arts and art market , including two books on Asian contemporary art . In 2001 , Mr. Genocchio moved to New York , where he began writing for The New York Times , reporting on the arts n ationally. In 2010 , he was appointed Editor-in-Chief of Art & Auction and Artinfo.com , which flourished under his leadership , with Artinfo.com expanding from a single website to ten worldwide . In 2014 , he joined Artnet, the publicly traded German auction house and internet informati on services provider , where he launched and staffed Artnet News,serving as Editor-in-Chief.

On his appointment, Mr. Genocchio says: “I am thrilled to join The Armory Show team and I look forward to leading this outstanding art fair , building on its prominence within the art world. New York is the center of the international art world and it is an honor and pleasure to be invited to direct the city’s most prestigious art fair. With a broad view of the art world, from the market to media, galleries, auctions and collectors, I have a unique overview of what’s happening. I look forward to bringing that overview coupled with my experience and connections to The Armory Show, expanding its role and significance for the global art world.”

“Benjamin is a proven leader who has already made a prolific contribution to the art community both in New York and abroad. His strong relationships with artists, collectors, curators and galleries will prove a dynamic and invaluable asset; and now he will turn his focus to The Armory Show, leading this st rong institution to even greater success,” commented Myron Maurer , Chief Operating Officer , Merchandise Mart Properties , Inc., adivision of Vornado Realty Trust, the fair’s owner .

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NOTES TO THE EDITOR
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Established in 1994 at The Gramercy Park Hotel and held annually on Piers 92 & 94, The Armory Show has since developed into New York’s premier international art fair . Offering ambitious programming, curat orial initiatives and specially commissioned projects, The Armory Show c ombines access to high quality modern and contemporary art with a commitment to spotlighting new and emerging voices in the  visual arts. Now in its 22 nd year, T he Armory Show remains a highly – anticipated event on the global art fair calendar, connecting th e world’s leading galleries with international collectors , curators and art professionals in the capital of the art world.

 

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The Armory Show 2016
Show Dates March 3 – 6, 2016
Piers 92 & 94
12th Avenue at 55th Street
New York City
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