School of the Arts Alumni and Faculty in This Weekend's Armory Show

Mădălina Telea Borteș
September 08, 2023

Several School of the Arts faculty members and alumni are presenting work at the 2023 Armory Show from September 8–10, 2023 at the Javits Center in New York City. 

Since its founding in 1994, the Armory Show has been internationally recognized as a cornerstone of the contemporary art fair scene. This year, the fair is led by executive director Nicole Berry and curated by a team committed to critically examining historical structures and their accompanying narratives: Eva Respini of the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Whitney Museum’s Adrienne Edwards, and Candice Hopkins, a Carcross/Tagish First Nation independent curator who foregrounds history and indigeneity. 

Besides the Armory's exhibition of 225+ international galleries, talks, and large-scale installations, the show has been extended with an off-site program, known as Armory Off-Site, in which Adjunct Assistant Professor of Visual Arts Tamar Ettun will perform and present two works: LILIT (2023) and The Wave Caves (painted, hand-dyed, and hand-stitched boat sails, 2022-2023). Whereas LILIT is a live performance focused on subverting the misogynist history of Lilit, a mythic figure with origins in Sumerian, Akkadian, and Judaic mythology, The Wave Caves consists of a textile installation that seeks to ground the interactive and somatically forward performances. 

The performances, which last around 30-minutes, will be held in Bella Abzug Park at 11am on Friday, September 8 and 5 pm on Saturday, September 9. The performances are free and open to the public and the accompanying installation will remain on view until 2 pm and 7 pm each day respectively.   

Within the massive glass walls of the Javits Center, Mentor and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Visual Arts Saya Woolfalk will present three prints from her Encyclopedia of Cloud Divination series, created during her time in the Lower East Side Printshop’s Publishing Residency Program.

Woolfalk’s work will be on view in booth N2 and nearby, in booth N4, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Visual Arts Baseera Khan will present a series of textile weavings as part of Wave Pool’s exhibition of Welcome Editions, which are limited edition art objects created in collaboration with five Bhutanese refugee women living in Cincinnati, Ohio and participating in The Welcome Project

There are also three Visual Arts alumni represented at this year’s Armory Show: Lyn Liu '23, Linus Borgo '22, and Victoria Roth '14

Represented by Kasmin Gallery, Liu’s psychologically tense oil paintings will be on view in booth 202. Around the corner, in booth 229, Borgo’s emotionally charged oil paintings will be displayed by Yossi Milo Gallery, and on the far east of the Javits Center, in Broadway Gallery’s booth P35, one may glimpse Roth’s sharp and immaculately controlled oil paintings.    

Student, daily, and multi-day tickets are available in person or online here.