‘the armory fence’ by iván navarro images courtesy of paul kasmin gallery

chilean artist iván navarro has created ‘the armory fence’, a neon-lit sculpture that stands in place for new york’s paul kasmin gallery at this year’s armory show in new york city. on show until sunday, the installation forms an ornamental fence that challenges the typical function of an art fair booth by preventing viewers from entering the space.

constructed entirely from neon lights, the site specific installation draws visitors towards a booth completely void of signage and advertisements. 82 linear feet encircle a large empty volume, contrasting the art-lined spaces of the surrounding vendors.

iván navarro: the armory fence the glowing installation consumes the entire 24 x 36 feet booth

iván navarro: the armory fence overall

iván navarro: the armory fence gallery representatives sat on a bench outside of the booth

iván navarro: the armory fence detail