Artsy: 20 Artists to Watch at The Armory Show

by Artsy Editors
AThe Armory Show opens its 23rd edition, 210 galleries from 30 countries across the globe have converged on Manhattan’s west side. The fair’s 2017 installment boasts not only roomier aisles and bigger booths, but an increase to the number of galleries in the Presents section, which offers solo or duo artist presentations by young dealers, and a revitalized Focus section, bringing in new or rarely seen work curated by Jarrett Gregory.
With these changes come an abundance of artists on the rise. These range from young German photographer and  Andreas Gursky protégé Louisa Clement, to first-time Venice Biennale participants Fiete Stolte, a conceptual artist based in Berlin, and Achraf Touloub, a multimedia artist from Morocco—to name just a few. Here, in no particular order, we highlight 20 of the fair’s most promising newcomers.

Dorian Gaudin
B. 1986, Lives and works in New York
Following his first three solo shows in 2016, Gaudin is in the throes of another busy year. Fresh from opening his first institutional solo at Palais de Tokyo in February, he’ll present a large sculpture that propels itself back and forth along a 20-foot stretch as part of the Platform section at The Armory Show. Whether expressed in sprawling kinetic installations or warped metal wall sculptures, Gaudin’s work dissects our reliance on and fetishization of technology. Presented in a time when scientists and engineers are making great headway in expanding machine intelligence, this sculptor’s structures seem to have minds of their own.
February 28, 2017