frieze art fair

Frieze Week is here, along with the plethora of satellite art fairs, shows, exhibits and events the week attracts. There’s plenty of art to see as the city morphs into an international collector’s wonderland, as they descend upon the city to take advantage of the exhibits and events. See below for a full roundup of art fairs and exhibits not to be missed:


A rare Banksy "No Ball Games" to be displayed at Art Miami New York
A rare Banksy “No Ball Games” to be displayed at Art Miami New York

Art Miami New York (May 14 – 17) is a new modern and contemporary art fair produced by the ownership team of Art Miami that marries two of the hottest art scenes in America. The inaugural Art Miami New York opens with an invitation only High-Tea VIP preview on Thursday, May 14 2PM – 5PM. The event is open to the public, collectors, art enthusiasts, curators, art advisers and international visitors through Sunday, May 17th at Pier 94.

Fridge (May 14 – 17) is a “highly personal creation infused with his [creator Eric Ginsburg’s] energy and personality.” A name that plays on the word “Frieze,” this year Fridge is sponsored by Plaxall in Long Island City after the closure of Angel Orensanz Center. This edition has been named “The Ice Cream Sundae Project,” in an effort to lighten up the art scene with humor. The press review is 5PM-6PM May 14, open to the public May 14 6PM-9PM, May 15 – 16 5PM – 10PM, and 5/17 12PM-6PM at 150 Delancey Street.

Frieze Art Fair 2015 (May 13 – 17) will feature over 190 of the world’s leading contemporary galleries with art from over 1,000 of the top artists worldwide, including: Nick Cave, Kara WalkerLynn Hershman Leeson, Natalia LL, Isa Genzken, Kay Hassan, and Marcus Coates. Dive into the Fair’s Frieze Talks, Sounds, Projects, and Education programs, and check out the new Spotlight section dedicated to solo presentations of 20th century art from around the globe. The Frieze Art Fair is located on the East River on Randall’s Island Park. Invitation only preview May 13, open to the public May 14 – May 16 11AM-7PM and May 17 11AM-6PM.

NADA Art Fair (May 14 – 17) will be held at Pier 36 on the East River. The New Art Dealer’s Alliance upcoming fourth annual art fair is an exhibition of 100 galleries from all around the world, including 27 first-time exhibitors. NADA hosts two fairs a year: New York, and Miami Beach. Separating itself from other art fairs, NADA is free and open to the public. Its mission is to: “create an open flow of information, support, and collaboration within the arts field and to develop a stronger sense of community among its constituency.” The Opening Preview of NADA New York takes place Thursday, May 14, from 3PM-6PM, and then for the public the gallery will be open on Thursday May 14, 6PM-8PM, Friday May 15, 11AM-7PM, Saturday May 16, 11AM – 7 PM, and Sunday May 17, 11AM – 5PM.

Select Art Fair (May 13 – 17) SELECT will feature a dynamic array of cutting edge galleries from around the world, exhibiting a variety of contemporary artwork. In addition to music performances by Lee Renaldo from Sonic Youth and many other DJs and bands, there will be a rooftop installation, multi-media performances, talks and book-signings. Highlights include a rooftop performance by Jungle Pussy, a motion activated video installation “If the Walls Had Eyes” by Mandy Mandelsteins, and a Robert Montgomery light installation on the roof. The VIP Preview is May 13 6PM -10PM. The event is open to the public May 14 and 15 2PM – 10PM, May 16 12PM – 10PM and May 17 12PM – 6PM at CENTER 548  // CHELSEA (formerly the Dia Building, between 10th and 11th avenue on 22nd Street).


Eyes Open Eyes Closed photo series by Indira Cesarine
Eyes Open Eyes Closed photo series by Indira Cesarine

The Untitled Space presents “Eyes Open/Eyes Closed (April 1 – May 17)  features images by Indira Cesarine produced for the “Surreal” issue of The Untitled Magazine. The images were originally exhibited in Paris at Visionairs Gallery from January 28 – February 10, 2010 as part of Cesarine’s “Carte Blanche” solo show. The images are now being presented for the first time in the United States, in a solo exhibition at the Untitled Space at 45 Lispenard St. Unit 1W now through the end of the week.

Leon Golub (May 11 – June 20) Riot is presented by Hauser & Wirth. The gallery’s inaugural exhibition devoted to renowned postwar American figurative painter Leon Golub stretches across five decades of work. Riot “surveys the late artist’s politically charged and profoundly affecting oeuvre.” His work encompasses themes of war, violence, injustice, oppression and the abuse of power to passionately pull the audience into dialogue on a conversation over the “realities of our shared experiences.” Hauser & Wirth is located at 511 W 18th St.

W Magazine (May 12) is celebrating the premiere of the W  “Art” Issue Tuesday evening at 10PM with music by Q-Tip. Private Event.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, ‘(Untitled) Human Mask’ by Pierre Huyghe

Pierre Huyghe (May 12 – November 1) will be congratulated by Hauser & Wirth on The Roof Garden Commission with the New York premiere of the film (Untitled) Human Mask at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Turning Living Cells Into Art (May 13) by artist Vik Muniz and Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT Dr. Tal Danino create biologically created art withy both healthy and cancerous cells. The joint project between artist and scientist will be discussed on the occasion of the presentation of The Petri Collection created by  Vik Muniz and manufactured by Michel Bernardaud. The location is Bernardaud Boutique at 499 Park Avenue, event at 6:30PM.

NeueHouse (May 13 – 17) has invited Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde to stage his much buzzed about Nimbus series at their 25th Street location on Wednesday, May 13 and Thursday, May 14 from 11AM-4PM. The series is a private invite-only event. Along with Berndnaut Smilde, as Frieze New York 2015’s official VIP partner, they will also host a series of interdisciplinary talks including Stephen Posen & his son Zac Posen at NeueHouse, Tuesday, May 12 at 7PM and David Salle in conversation with writer Francine Prose at NeueHouse VIP Lounge – Sunday, May 17 at 11AM.

THE ART PARTY (May 14) to celebrate Frieze Week and the opening of Tico’s Tequila Bar (below Tijuana Picnic) is hosted by Bruce High Quality, Christelle de Castro, Jay Battle, Jeanette Hayes, Olly Clegg, and Still House. Guests will enjoy a selection of over 70 tequilas and 30 mezcals with music provided by Heron Preston. The party begins at 10PM – see invite for more details.

Come Midnight (May 16 – June 31) presented by Richard Taittinger Gallery is a solo exhibition of new work by Turkish artist Haluk Akakçe. It will be his first US presentation in nearly a decade, using the “notion of transformation as a key to investigate the delicate balance between the earth and spirit world.” The exhibition showcases all new works: video, paintings, drawings, and sculptures. Keeping in the theme of the exhibition, the opening reception will take place on the early morning of May 16, from midnight to 8AM at 154 Ludlow Street.

And in case you haven’t had a chance yet to catch it, don’t miss the Costume Institute‘s spring 2015 exhibition, China: Through the Looking Glass on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from May 7 through August 16.

Stay tuned for more events and exhibits as the week progresses!


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