Part 2: Armory Show Features Leading Contemporary Artists from Around World

NEW YORK—The Armory Show features compelling contemporary work in a range of mediums from around the world. Neon is everywhere, intriguing sculptures, large- and small-scale paintings, as well as digital and light box installations. At Galerie Michael Janssen of Berlin, life-sized glass heads are filled with found objects and Theaster Gates, a Chicago performance artist and urban planner who takes a proactive approach to improving poor neighborhoods, is displaying two chalk board works that show his creative thought process at Kavi Gupta gallery.

The show concludes today and ran from March 8 to March 11. More on Armory Show 2012.

Read Part 1 on the show.

All photos by Arts Observer

Above, “Nura Garuba and friend and with their monkey in Abuja, Nigeria,” 2005 (digital C-print, edition of 7) by Pieter Hugo at Yossi Milo Gallery. Top of page, From left, “Ballast Head,” 2012 (cast UV stable polyurethane resin with studio and personal ditritus conch shell, foam, Lila and Ava’s art, manilla rope, glass, rubber, photographs, postcards, wood, painted clay, plastic fruit) by Richard Dupont and canvas by Christoph Steinmeyer at Galerie Michael Janssen.

Detail of “Herbivore” by Jacob Hoshimoto.

“Herbivore,” 2012 (paper, acrylic, wood and dacron) by Jacob Hoshimoto at Rhona Hoffman Gallery.

Sculpture, 2011 (projection on foam and resin sculpture, audio) by Tony Oursler at Galerie Forsblom.

“Like + Right,” (acrylic on panel) by Sangnam Lee at PKM Gallery.

At left, “Lizard King,” 2010 (bronze) by Matthew Monahan at Mossimo de Carlo gallery.

“Untitled,” 1992 (chalk and pen on canvas) by George Condo at Spruth Magers gallery.

“Stranger than Paradise-The Origine,” 2011 (140 ceramic sculptures) by Yang Jiechang at Tang Contemporary Art.

“Oral Verses,” 2011 (oil on canvas) by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye at Carvi Mora gallery.

“Chalk Board I” and “Chalk Board II,” 2012 (chalk, board, wood) by Theaster Gates at Kavi Gupta gallery. Writings include “What does it mean to aestheticize civil rights.”

“Gargantua,” 2011 (fiberglass) by Rachel Feinstein at Marianne Boesky Gallery.

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