Frieze Week Preview

By Peggy Roalf   Thursday April 26, 2018

Frieze Week Art Fairs

Frieze New York—without doubt the most lavishly produced fine art fair in the city—also brings out the best the city’s galleries and museums have to offer. The annual spring event opens next week, along with some special events around town. Here’s the skeleton:

Frieze New York, Randall’s Island Park, NY, NY 190 outfits from 30 countries. Info/Tickets

Public Days: Thursday, May 4-Sunday, May 6
Preview Days: Wednesday, May 2-Thursday, May 3

New this year: The Frieze Artist Award
Paris-based artist Kapwani Kiwanga will realize an open-air installation exploring freedom of movement and architectures of exclusion. Curated by Adrienne Edwards (Whitney Museum of American Art/Walker Art Center, Minneapolis), the Frieze Artist Award forms part of the fair’s non-profit program and is supported by the Luma Foundation. Info

Frieze Talks and Live events Highlights:  Raúl de Nieves and Erik Zajaceskowski | THANK YOU THANK YOU, 3 pm on Thursday; Lara Schnitger | Sufragette City, 5 pm on Thursday; New York Magazine presents Jerry Saltz, 5 pm Thursday; Fred Moten talks with Sondra Perry, noon on Saturday; Rujeko Hockley in conversation with Kaitlyn Greenidge and Kerri Greenidge, 3 pm on Saturday. Schedule  Below: Frieze New York, photo © Peggy Roalf

I-54, Pioneer Works, Thursday, May 4-Sunday, May 6 

The fourth edition of the contemporary African art fair will present 21 international exhibitors, the artworks of over 60 artists from Africa and its diaspora, alongside an extensive experiential programme of Special Projects and 1-54 FORUM programme of talks curated by Omar Berrada.

Forum presents “performers, site-specific practices and rituals in search of making more living room by exploring the political potentials of intimacy. Featuring Derrick Adams, Sophia Azeb, Babirye Leilah, Hatim Belyamani, Phoebe Boswell, Aruna D’Souza,Emmanuel Iduma, NIC Kay, Lawrence Lemaoana, Joiri Minaya, ElaineMokhtefi, Nontsikelelo Mutiti, Nkiru Nzegwu, Oluremi C. Onabanjo, Jay Pather,Serubiri Moses, Ekow Eshun, Lyle Ashton Harris and Neelika Jayawardane, among others.

Presentations: Lyle Ashton Harris | Archiving Distance, 2:30 on Friday; Living Archive | Performance after Apartheid, 3:30 on Saturday; Intimate Strangers | The Black Panthers in Altiers, 2:30 on Sunday. Complete schedule  Below: I-54, photo © Sasha Arutyunova, courtesy I-54

Art New York
, Pier 94, Thursday, May 3-Sunday May 6. Info

The 2018 edition will see over 85 international contemporary and modern galleries from 30 countries come together to represent over 1,200 artists including CONTEXT, a platform for a selection of new and established contemporary galleries to present emerging, mid-career and cutting-edge talent. 

TEFAF New York, Park Avenue Armory, Friday, May 4-Tuesday, May 8 Info

Modern and contemporary fine art, antiques and decorative arts. New participants in this Dutch import include Gagosian, Gladstone Gallery, Hauser & Wirth, Marian Goodman Gallery, Lévy Gorvy, Matthew Marks Gallery, Mnuchin Gallery, Taffin, White Cube, and more.

Moniker International Art Fair, 
Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse, Brooklyn, Thursday, May 3-Sunday May 6 Info Above: Moniker International Art Fair, photo courtesy the fair

This London original comes to New York for the first time, with a carnival theme, presenting artists working on canvas and concrete alike, with commissions by governments and city councils to bring urban landscapes to life.

The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn Expo Center, Greenpoint, Thursday, May 3-Sunday May 6 Info

Saachi Art presents the “hipster fair” showcasing 130 independent and emerging artists selling directly from their booths; 

Zürcher Gallery presents the 20thedition of Salon Zürcher, Monday, April 30-Sunday, May 6, with an opening reception: Monday, 5-8 pm. Participating galleries: Galerie La Forest Divonne, Paris; Norte Maar, Brooklyn; Louis Gendre Galerie, Paris; Pixi Galerie/Marie Victoire Poliakoff, Paris; Galerie Motte Masselink, Paris; Mathilde Hatzenberger Gallery, Brussels. Info

Note: Many New York museums and galleries offer special programs during Frieze week. Check Art Forum Guide and Photograph Magazine for more info. dart-frieze



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