Frieze New York Art Fair
Randall’s Island Park, NY 10035
May 5 – 8, 2016
Frieze New York returns to Randall’s Island Park in New York from May 5-8th. Sponsored by Deutsche Bank for the fifth consecutive year, the event will bring together over 200 international galleries to showcase work from the most exciting contemporary artists. Founded in 1991 by Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover, Frieze Art Fair celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and continues to have a wide range of global gallery outreach, featuring art from Belgium, Brazil, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, The Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, UAE, UK and the USA.
For 2016, there are many new additions to Frieze New York. Victoria Siddall takes over from Slotover as director of the fair. Siddall is supported by fellow artistic directors, Abby Bangser and Joanna Stella Sawicka. The inaugural “Reading Room” of the fair will feature a selection of the world’s greatest art publications and house a series of events and possible encounters with well renowned creative editors and contributors. Frieze Week, a new art publication that was introduced at Frieze London 2015, is marking it’s first year in New York City. The publication contains highlights from the fair and also cultural events that are happening simultaneously throughout the city.
Frieze is broken down into four sections: Main, Spotlight, Frame, and Focus. The Main section will feature a variety of solo show artists and group presentations. Several galleries will be making their Frieze Fair debuts in the Main section this year. Sperone Westwater (New York) will present a solo exhibition of artist, Ali Banisadr. Another highlight in the Main section this year will be a collaborative survey of figurative paintings by Corbett Vs. Dempsey (Chicago) and Thomas Dane Gallery (London). Both galleries will be showing at Frieze for the first time. The Spotlight section, which debuted last year, is dedicated to solo artists’ work from the 20th century and is curated by Clara M. Kim. Frame will feature solo exhibitions by eighteen emerging new artists and also has a new addition. Fabian Schöneich (Curator, Portikus, Frankfurt) will be joining Jacob Proctor (Curator, Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago) as advisor to Frame. Finally, the Focus section highlights a carefully made selection of galleries founded after 2004.
Frieze Projects and Frieze Sounds will be curated by Cecilia Alemani (Director, High Line Art, New York) for the fifth consecutive year, presenting ambitious site-specific installations, performance and sculptures throughout and outside the fair in Randall’s Island Park. Projects, a non-profit program, will explore the many possibilities of artistic intervention. Artists Alex Da Corte, Anthea Hamilton, David Horvitz, Eduardo Navarro, Heather Phillipson, will present performances, sculptures and clandestine actions that respond to the fair environment in unexpected and often humorous ways. In a tribute to Daniel Newburg Gallery, Maurizio Cattelan will exhibit a special project as part of Projects.
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