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Women Setting Agenda at Armory Arts Week

Armory Arts week begins this week in New York City. The women in art business are stepping out and showing their talent. You can follow the highlights of Armory arts week through a web series.

New York, NY, March 04, 2016 --( The Armory Arts Week lands in New York City this week, and women are playing important roles. For example, for the first time, women will curate an edition of Armory Focus and rising art industry leader Jen Wallace will cover Armory Arts Week for her popular online web show Art Seen.

Jennifer Wallace, the co founder and art director of nAscent Art New York, will be filming a new episode on their web series Art Seen, of which she’s hosted over 50 episodes. She will be covering the highlights of the Armory Show along with the parallel art fairs. At just 30 years old, Jennifer has a decade of experience of running her own business. Co-founded with her husband James, their company nAscent Art has quietly become a powerhouse in the art world, providing art for boutique hotels, corporate offices, and building lobbies.

Other women making a splash during Armory Arts Week, according to the Artnet news, are Julia Grosse and Yvette Mutuba, the first women to curate and edition of Armory Focus, which this year emphasizes African Diasporic art and art from international African perspectives.

Founders of the online platform for international art, Contemporary And, Julia Grosse and Yvette Mutuba hope to use the the exposure of Armory Show to move past the conventional and reduce notions of Africa being noted as a counterpart to Europe, say Grosse and Mutuba in Artnet news.

Wallace has identified booming art talent early and often, including artist couple Alexandra Pacula and her husband Adam Miller, Jack Laroux, and Miya Ando--all have now had exhibitions internationally, some of which have been featured during Armory Arts Week in previous years. Their artworks now sell for tens of thousands of dollars to six figures.

See Grosse and Mutuba’s curatorial choices at The Armory Show this week. Follow Wallace on her Instagram at @nifferwall for behind the scenes insights during the Armory Arts Week. A new episode of her show Art Seen will be posted online shortly after the Art fairs’ ending.
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