MAY 1-5, 2019
Frieze New York 2019 opens in Randall’s Island Park by invitation only on May 1st and to the public from May 2 through 5. Frieze 2019 will feature leading galleries from 26 countries, and introducing an unprecedented number of collaborations with leading museum directors from institutions in New York and across the US. This year, Patrick Charpenel (Executive Director of El Museo del Barrio, New York) and Susanna V. Temkin (Curator) will curate Diálogos, a new themed section for Latino and Latin American art. Franklin Sirmans (Director of the Perez Art Museum Miami) also joins the fair to oversee this year’s tribute section celebrating the enduring legacy of Linda Goode Bryant and her pivotal New York gallery, Just Above Midtown (JAM). A new exhibition of Virtual Reality artwork will be curated by Daniel Birnbaum (renowned curator, Director of Acute Art and formerly Director of the Moderna Museet in Stockholm); and artist, Javier Téllez will curate an exhibition of self-taught artists in collaboration with the Outsider Art Fair.
Galleries and exhibition curators will present today’s most exciting and influential artists, with solo and themed presentations by Dawoud Bey, Diedrick Brackens, Tracey Emin, Fred Eversley, Martine Gutierrez, Lauren Halsey, Jenny Holzer, Robert Indiana, Lorna Simpson, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Anish Kapoor, Alex Katz, Koo Jeong A, Ana Mendieta, Jorge Méndez Blake, Senga Nengudi, Howardena Pindell, Robert Rauschenberg, Rachel Rossin, Nari Ward, Matthew Ronay and XU ZHEN®; alongside writers and artists including Simone Leigh, Valeria Luiselli, and Aruna D’Souza taking part in Frieze Talks; as well as collectors such as Denise Gardner and Pamela Kramlich with museum curators such as Stuart Comer and James Rondeau, participating in Conversations on Collecting.
PRESENTATION HIGHLIGHTS – SIGNIFICANT WORK BY EXCEPTIONAL ARTISTS:
Thought-provoking and exceptional presentations of contemporary and modern art, from across the main, Focus, Frame and Spotlight sections, include:
Generations of New York painters, such as:
- New York abstractionist William T. Williams showing a never-before exhibited body of paintings with Michael Rosenfeld Gallery (New York, main), concurrent with his inclusion in “Black Refractions: Highlights from the Studio Museum in Harlem” which tours the US in 2019;
- New York-based Charles Mayton showing a new body of work, which continues the artist’s investigation into the studio, and the tools, techniques, and rituals of painting (with David Lewis, New York, Focus);
- Brooklyn-based Harold Ancart’s presentation with David Zwirner (alongside Christopher Williams), coinciding with the opening of the Ancart’s Public Art Fund commission at Cadman Plaza Park, Brooklyn; and
- Brooklyn-based painter Sarah Faux (Capsule Shanghai, Shanghai, Frame) who will create a site-specific wall drawing composed of bodies in motion, together with new oil paintings, involving the viewer in a polymorphous moment of touch
Frieze New York showcases an extraordinary cross-section of work, from today’s most exciting emerging artists to seminal figures of the 20th century. Building on Frieze’s history as a platform for discovery and challenging the traditional art fair format, the eighth edition introduces new curators and collaborations with leading museum directors; including two exhibitions exploring virtual reality and the significance of self-taught artists, and two new sections celebrating Latin American art and New York’s pioneering gallery community. Frieze New York is supported by global lead partner Deutsche Bank for the eighth consecutive year.
Frieze New York will also launch Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center, created in partnership with Tishman Speyer. Including many artists presenting public sculpture in New York for the first time, Frieze Sculpture will feature Rochelle Goldberg, Ibrahim Mahama, Joan Miró, Paulo Nazareth, Jaume Plensa, Sarah Sze, and Hank Willis Thomas, among many others. On view from April 25th until June 28, 2019, with free admission.
FRIEZE 2019 Fair Opening Days
Wednesday Preview, May 1 (invitation only). The fair closes at 7pm.
Thursday Preview, May 2, 11am-7pm
Thursday Private View, May 2, 4pm-7pm
Friday, May 3, 11am-7pm
Saturday, May 4, 11am-6pm
Sunday, May 5, 11am-6pm