Frieze recently announced two stand prizes, recognizing exceptional presentations by galleries across the fair.
The Frieze Stand Prize has been awarded to Mumbai-based Jhaveri Contemporary gallery for its outstanding presentation in the Spotlight section of the fair. The Focus Prize has been awarded to Porto-based gallery Nuno Centeno for its noteworthy gallery presentation in Focus, a platform for galleries aged 12 years or younger. Ryan Lee (New York, Spotlight) and Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde (Dubai, Focus) also received an honorable mention for their presentations.
The Mumbai and Porto-based galleries Jhaveri Contemporary and Nuno Centeno were selected by this year’s Stand Prize jury of leading international curators and directors: Christopher Bedford (Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director, The Baltimore Museum of Art), Omar Kholeif (Manilow Senior Curator and Director of Global Initiatives, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago) and Suzanne Cotter (Director, Mudam Luxembourg Musee d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean).
Jhaveri Contemporary (Mumbai, Spotlight) was awarded the Frieze Stand Prize for its presentation on Mohan Samant. According to the jury, the gallery had taken the acknowledged risk of presenting a historically important Indian artist not previously seen by a mainstream viewers. The jury observed the artist was pushing the boundaries of Indian Modern and Contemporary art and the gallery presentation enabled his work to be introduced to an American and global audience at Frieze New York.
Nuno Centeno (Porto, Focus) earned the Focus Stand Prize in the category for galleries aged 12 years or younger for its group presentation of works by Dan Rees, Adriano Amaral, Ana Cardoso, Adriano Costa and Gabriel Lima. According to the jury, the Nuno Centeno presentation was bold as it presented the work of artists with an interesting dialogue and it reflected in the poise and freshness of the stand.
Focus is a subsidized platform for galleries aged 12 years or younger, presenting the best of their programs across the fair. Spotlight is advised by curator Toby Kamps, and showcases pioneers of 20th century art alongside rare works by renowned artists.
The recent Frieze art fair, Frieze New York 2018 was open to the public from May 4 through May 6, 2018. The fair featured more than 190 galleries from 30 countries, presenting an extraordinary cross-section of work by international artists, from newly discovered talents to the most influential figures of the 20th century. The popular art fair featured new curated sections and programs showcasing influential and emerging artists, performances, installations, artist award commission, museum fund, and architectural redesign in Randall’s Island Park.
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