1913 Armory Show Centennial Event

At the 1913 Armory Show, the Association of American Painters and Sculptors unveiled the “New Spirit” of modern art. It was the first large exhibit of modern art in America, and the backlash of scathing criticism showed just how baffled the general American public was by the seeds of abstraction in the artworks, many of which were in the Cubist style. These works not only redefined artistic practice, but also altered our understanding of the process through which we perceive the world. On its 100th anniversary, Henry Street Settlement’s Abrons Arts Center will celebrate the Armory Show by posing the questions: What is the legacy of Cubism in the hundred years since the Armory Show’s radical display of modern art, and what does this legacy mean to us today?

The show’s opening reception, from 6 to 8 PM, will be preceded by two panel discussions, the first on the legacy of the 1913 Armory Show, and the second, introduced by Israel Rosenfield, on perception and art in the digital age.

The panel discussions and reception are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit decenterarmory.com.

Invariants Animation, 2005
Exhibition Copy
Computer animation; 11 min.
Courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery

Abrons Art Center
466 Grand Street,
New York, NY