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Preview starts at noon Show Piers 92 and 94 on the Hudson River Twelfth Avenue at 55 Street, New York

Party (8:00–9:00 p.m. VIP) and (9:00 p.m.–12:30 a.m. General Admission)

Live Performance by Kelela

DJ Set by
Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip)

with special guest DJs
Business Class (Lawrence Abu Hamdan)
E*vax (Ratatat)
Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend)

The Museum of Modern Art 11 West 53 Street, New York

Preview and party to benefit The Museum of Modern Art.

The Armory Show is New York’s foremost fair devoted to the most important art of the 20th and 21st centuries. In 2015, the fair will again feature The Armory Show – Modern, a section specializing in modern and secondary market material on Pier 92, while Pier 94 will continue to be a venue to premiere new works by living artists. The opening preview and party for The Armory Show 2015 helps sustain the world-renowned exhibition programming of The Museum of Modern Art.

The Armory Show is pleased to announce that Lawrence Abu Hamdan, based between Beirut and London, is the Commissioned Artist for the 2015 fair. In this capacity, Abu Hamdan will help create the visual identity of the upcoming edition and undertake a unique on-site project at the fair. He will also produce a limited-edition artwork with proceeds benefitting The Museum of Modern Art. Abu Hamdan’s art explores the relationship between politics, human rights, international law, and the act of listening through the production of audio documentaries and essays, installations, sculptures, photographs, and performances. Analyzing fundamental concepts of political speech—the oath, the right to silence, freedom of the press—is at the core of his work, often demonstrating that the battle for free speech is largely about controlling the conditions in which we are heard.

The fair introduced its annual commission in 2002, and four years later began publishing an annual series of editions by its commissioned artists to benefit The Museum of Modern Art.
For further information, please call the Special Events office at (212) 708-9680.

Tickets are available online.

After-Party general admission ($175)
One ticket for MoMA Vernissage Access to The Armory Show at the Piers on March 4 (5:00–8:00 p.m.)
One general admission ticket to the MoMA Armory Show Party (9:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.)
Access to Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection from 9:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

VIP admission ($275) One ticket for MoMA Vernissage Access to The Armory Show at the Piers on March 4 (5:00–8:00 p.m.)
One VIP ticket to the MoMA Armory Show Party; including passed hors d’oeuvres, private access to Björk, and a special DJ set by Lawrence Abu Hamdan.

Patron ticket ($750) One ticket for MoMA Early Access at noon to The Armory Show on March 4 (12:00 p.m.), and a run-of-show pass to keep coming back
One VIP ticket to the MoMA Armory Show Party; including passed hors d’oeuvres, private access to Björk, and a special DJ set by Lawrence Abu Hamdan.

Lead Benefactor ticket ($10,000) One limited-edition print by The Armory Show's 2015 commissioned artist, Lawrence Abu Hamdan*
Ten tickets for MoMA Early Access at noon to The Armory Show on March 4 (12:00 p.m.), and a run-of-show pass to keep coming back.
Ten VIP tickets to the MoMA Armory Show Party; including passed hors d’oeuvres, private access to Björk, and a special DJ set by Lawrence Abu Hamdan.

*Lawrence Abu Hamdan Edition
For more information contact Lauren Driscoll, Special Programming and Events, lauren_driscoll@moma.org or (212) 708-9504
If you have further questions, please contact the Department of Special Programming and Events at (212) 708-9680 or e-mail specialevents@moma.org.