Benjamin Genocchio of Artnet to Head Armory Show


Ever since Noah Horowitz announced in July that he was stepping down as head of the Armory Show, the art world has wondered who would replace him at a time when that mammoth fair for Modern and contemporary art faces increasing competition from Frieze New York.

Now there is a decision: Benjamin Genocchio, the editor in chief of Artnet News, will become the fair’s executive director next month, in time to put his stamp on the Armory Show on Piers 92 and 94 in March.

“It’s the pre-eminent art fair in New York City — the largest, best, most international,” Mr. Genocchio, 46, said in an interview. “I’m attracted to the challenge of fulfilling that potential.”