By: Galerie Editors

The 2019 edition of the storied fair brings together 197 galleries, hailing from 33 countries, including several who were participating for the first time. This year also marked the 25th anniversary of the fair, which began in 1994 as a scrappy affair with a group of now established dealers like Matthew Marks and Tanya Bonakdar selling works in the rooms of the Gramercy Park Hotel. Here, Galerie‘s editors caught up with the executive director of the Armory Nicole Berry, artistic director of Serpentine Galleries Hans Ulrich Obrist, dealers Richard Taittinger, Mariane Ibrahim, and Kathy Huang, and architect Kulapat Yantrasast of wHY on the opening day.