In this busy week that’s already filled with other top spring art events and prestigious auctions Frieze New York still stands out: This year close to 200 galleries will exhibit at the white tent on Randall’s Island located on Manhattan’s East River, with the fair running from May 14–17 and previews starting on May 13.
Expecting to repeat successes of previous years the New York offspring of Frieze is now launching its fourth edition and has already become a major event on the spring arts calendar. Satellite fairs and a host of side events are adding to an interesting and comprehensive round-up.
The exhibitors list also includes galleries in the special sections like “Focus” showing curated and solo stands of younger galleries made specifically for the fair. Galleries participating in the “Frame” section are under eight years in business and are all about to display solo presentations.
New to the sections concept is “Spotlight” similar somehow to London’s “Frieze Masters” showcasing historical work in solo presentations and being advised by curator Adriano Pedrosa. The spotlight is on 20th century art including an emphasis on the work of women artists.
Highly popular with the audience and much anticipated is Frieze Talks, a daily program of lectures and panel discussions. This year’s programs will include a panel hosted by comedian Casey Jane Ellison featuring writer Karley Sciortino and artist Leilah Weinraub; a discussion between Thelma Golden of the Studio Museum in Harlem and departing Brooklyn Museum director Arnold Lehman and a format called “‘Ask Jerry’ With Jerry Saltz” featuring the city’s best known critic in conversation with: the audience!
Some of the highlights gallerists will present this year comprise: Sean Kelly Gallery showing a curated selection featuring Los Carpinteros, José Dávila, Iran do Espírito Santo, Antony Gormley, Callum Innes, Candida Hoefer, Idris Khan, Hugo McCloud and Frank Thiel. Lehmann Maupin presenting work by Tony Oursler and other gallery artists – among them Robin Rhode, who’ll also have a solo show at the Gallery’s New York premises in June. Taddaeus Ropac Gallery will offer Joseph Beuys and Elaine Sturtevant as well as figurative paintings by Jules de Balincourt. David Zwirner Gallery spotlights gallery artists John McCracken and Franz West.
The featured image of this article shows a work by Idris Khan.
FRIEZE NEW YORK
ART & DESIGN FAIRS
ARCO MADRID 21 FEB/ 25 FEB
PAD PARIS 21 MAR/ 25 MAR
ART BRUSSELS19 APR/ 22 APR
ART COLOGNE 19 APR/ 22 APR
PHOTO LONDON 17 MAI/ 20 MAY
PHOTO BASEL 12 JUN/ 17 JUN
ART BASEL 14 JUN/ 17 JUN