The first edition of Frieze New York takes place in Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan. Designed by New York-based SO – IL Architects, Frieze New York is housed in a bespoke structure and located in a setting overlooking the East River.
Frieze New York features some 180 contemporary galleries which are regular exhibitors at Frieze London. These are accompanied by those new to Frieze, in particular the young galleries included in Frame, a section dedicated to those established less than six years ago. The New York fair introduces Focus, a section for galleries opened in or after 2001 showing a presentation of up to three gallery artists.
The majority of the commissioned Projects are situated outdoors and are located across Randall’s Island. Artists have been invited to react to the exceptional environment of Frieze New York by creating special projects that respond to the island’s unique geography. The eight artists participating in Frieze Projects New York are: John Ahearn, Uri Aran, Latifa Echakhch, Joel Kyack, Rick Moody, Virginia Overton, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., and Ulla von Brandenburg.
A daily program of presentations, panel discussions and conversations that takes place at Frieze New York, Frieze Talks features leading artists, writers and cultural commentators. The talks program is programmed by Cecilia Alemani. Participants include: Georges Didi-Huberman (Professor, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris) Okwui Enwezor (Director, Haus der Kunst, Munich), Zoe Leonard (Artist), Glenn D. Lowry (Director, The Museum of Modern Art, New York), Saskia Sassen (Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology Columbia University, New York), Allan Sekula (Artist), Taryn Simon (Artist), Robert Storr (Dean, Yale School of Art), and Sheena Wagstaff (Chairman, Modern and Contemporary Art Department, Metropolitan Museum, New York).
Frieze New York Website
Detailed schedule information:
Friday, 4 May, 12–7pm
Saturday, 5 May, 12–7pm
Sunday, 6 May, 12–6pm
Monday, 7 May, 12–6pm