The Seventh edition of Frieze New York, with more than 190 galleries from 30 countries, will take its place in Randall’s Island Park May 3-6. The fair showcases an impressive cross-section of work by international artists that range from raw new talent to established stars of the art world. Focused on building on its commitment to innovation and showcasing boundary-pushing practice this year, the fair brings together new programs, curators, and a fresh layout.
This year’s fair is introducing “Live,” a new platform for performances, installations, and interactive projects throughout the fair. The program centers on street performance and protest marches, spanning historical and Contemporary works. Kapwani Kiwanga is the winner of the inaugural Frieze Artist Award, a major opportunity for an emerging artist launching at Frieze New York 2018. The Paris based artist will realize an open-air installation in Randall’s Island Park, exploring freedom of movement and architectures of exclusion, tentatively titled “Shady.”
The curator Adrienne Edwards (Performa, New York / Walker Art Center, Minneapolis), chose Kiwanga for the award, which was supported by the LUMA Foundation.
The fair will also be featuring its first-ever themed section, curated by Matthew Higgs (White Columns, New York) that pays homage to Hudson’s Feature Inc. gallery in New York. Feature Inc. supported the careers of several pioneering artists in the 1980s and ’90s. Another new addition to this year’s Frieze New York is the participation of Allied Editions, a collective of non-profit institutions that offers visitors the opportunity to buy affordable artworks by prominent artists. At this year’s fair, New York-based Artists Space, CCS Bard, Sculpture Center, and Triple Canopy partnered with institutions such as Camden Art Centre, ICA, White Chapel Gallery and Studio Voltaire from London to present specially commissioned work by artists at an affordable price of $120.
Highlights of the show also include key themes and presentations from the main section, such as “Focus,” which showcases works by galleries less than 12 years old and “Spotlight,” which features 20th century art pioneers, and “Frame,” which presents galleries aged eight or less. The Seventh edition of the fair also offers a new layout and design by Universal Design Studio.
Galleries returning to the fair include Acquavella, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, Gagosian, Marian Goodman Gallery, Hauser & Wirth, Matthew Marks Gallery, Skarstedt, Spruth Magers, and David Zwirner. A range of newer galleries are also participating, such as Bridget Donahue, David Lewis and Simone Subal from New York, Essex Street, JTT (both New York), Chateau Shatto (Los Angeles), and Regards (Chicago).
The international roster of galleries includes five continents and 30 countries. New participants at the fair hail from countries such as Hungary, Iran, and Japan with the first-time participation of Vintage Galeria (Budapest), Dastan’s basement (Tehran) and Kaikai Kiki Gallery (Tokyo).
More information: https://frieze.com/