Randall’s Island Park, New York, United States 02 May 2019 - 05 May 2019
Image: Matthew Ronay. Courtesy: the artist and Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York
Opening in Randall’s Island Park from May 1 through 5, Frieze New York expands the conversation about Art in its 2019 edition, featuring ambitious gallery presentations, collaborations with museum directors, new curated sections, and special exhibitions, alongside the launch of Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center in New York.
Featuring leading galleries from 26 countries, 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.
Led by Victoria Siddall (Director, Frieze Fairs) and Loring Randolph (Artistic Director, Americas), Frieze New York introduces an unprecedented number of collaborations with leading museum directors from institutions in New York and across the US. 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 the 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.
Frieze New York will also collaborate with Courtney J. Martin (Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the DIA Art Foundation) to oversee the 2019 Frieze Artist Award, supporting a new commission by an emerging artist. Laura Hoptman (Executive Director of the Drawing Center, New York), is the curatorial advisor of the fair’s Spotlight section, dedicated to 20th-century pioneers. Finally, Laura McLean-Ferris (Curator, Swiss Institute) and Andrew Bonacina (Chief Curator, The Hepworth Wakefield) return to advise Frame, the fair’s section for galleries aged 10 years or younger.
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.
On April 25, Frieze New York also launches Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center, created in partnership with Tishman Speyer. Curator Brett Littman (Director of the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum in Long Island City, New York) will oversee the new public art initiative, which is open for two months, with free admission to all, until June 28, 2019. 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. – Find the full list of participating Galleries HERE
CURATED GALLERY SECTIONS
Reflecting New York’s role as a nexus and catalyst for innovation and ideas in the art world, Frieze New York expands its commitment to dynamic curated sections with two new additions in 2019, inviting galleries to work with renowned curators to celebrate the enduring legacies of pivotal New York arts organizations.
NEW FOR 2019: DIÁLOGOS CURATED BY PATRICK CHARPENEL
In celebration of El Museo del Barrio’s 50th anniversary in 2019, Patrick Charpenel and Susanna V. Temkin (El Museo del Barrio) will present a new themed section focusing on art by contemporary Latino/Latinx and Latin American artists. Entitled Diálogos, this section will feature a sampling of both established and emerging artists who have been a part of El Museo’s history and represent the next generation of artists and cultural leaders. Highlights include: Firelei Báez, Marta Chilindron, Eduoard DuvalCarrié, Ken Gonzales-Day, Ana Mendieta, Rubén Ortiz Torres, Dario Robleto, and Freddy Rodríguez, among others. Bringing together a selection of galleries from across the United States and Latin America, Diálogos will unite Latino/Latinx and Latin Americans artists who reflect a diversity of generations, identities, media, and practices.
NEW FOR 2019: A TRIBUTE TO JUST ABOVE MIDTOWN AND LINDA GOODE BRYANT, CURATED BY FRANKLIN SIRMANS
Following the success of Matthew Higgs’s celebrated tribute to Hudson at Frieze New York 2018, Franklin Sirmans (Pérez Art Museum Miami) will pay homage to the pioneering non-profit New York arts organization Just Above Midtown (JAM) and its founder Linda Goode Bryant, reimagining the legendary space with a section of solo artist presentations by Lorna Simpson, Dawoud Bey, Howardena Pindell, Norman Lewis, Ming Smith, and Lorraine O’Grady, among others. Frieze will contribute 10% of the fees from the galleries in the section to Goode Bryant’s current non-profit initiative, Project Eats: a neighborhood-based urban agricultural partnership and social enterprise that creates sustainable food production and equitable distribution of those resources within and between communities.
SPOTLIGHT SELECTED FOR THE FIRST TIME BY LAURA HOPTMAN
As part of a new year-round collaboration between Frieze New York and The Drawing Center, Laura Hoptman will serve as the new curatorial advisor for the Spotlight section, with 33 galleries presenting solo presentations of significant work by overlooked figures and rarely seen practices of modern masters.
FRAME ADVISED BY LAURA MCLEAN-FERRIS & ANDREW BONACINA
Curators Andrew Bonacina and Laura McLean-Ferris will again oversee Frame, the fair’s celebrated section for emerging galleries aged 10 years or younger, showing museum-quality solo artist projects. Select artist highlights include Sarah Faux, Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Sanou Oumar, Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi and Letícia Parente.
NEW FOR 2019: EXHIBITION PROGRAM
Building on Frieze New York’s role as a platform for discovery, the fair will feature two curated exhibitions for the first time.
“THE DOORS OF PERCEPTION” CURATED BY JAVIER TÉLLEZ
Artist Javier Téllez will curate “The Doors Of Perception“, a project for Frieze New York in collaboration with the Outsider Art Fair. This exhibition of works by visionary artists from around the world will feature Noviadi Angkasapura (b. 1979, Indonesia), Guo Fengyi (1942- 2010, China), Melvin Way (b. 1954, USA), Adolf Wölfli (1864-1930, Switzerland), and Anna Zemánkova (1908-1986, Czech Republic), among many others.
NEW FOR 2019: “ELECTRIC” CURATED BY DANIEL BIRNBAUM
Daniel Birnbaum (Acute Art, formerly Moderna Museet in Stockholm), will oversee a Virtual Reality (VR) exhibition entitled “Electric”. Bringing together a selection of works by artists of different generations such as Anish Kapoor and Rachel Rossin, visitors will experience the works within a booth-like immersive environment at the fair and online through their phones.
FRIEZE ARTIST AWARD CURATED BY COURTNEY J. MARTIN
The Frieze Artist Award will return for its second year in New York. This years winner Lauren Halsey will create an architectural intervention in which fantasy architecture, neighborhood ephemera, images of Du-rag models, Black ideological pyramid worlds and Afrofuturist myth coincide and coalesce. Standing at pivotal gateways and communal areas within the fair, columns with carved surfaces evoke a set of archetypal ruins seemingly imported from the future. In some cases covered with brightly colored paint, and in others left with the monochromatic hues of their materials, the columns conflate the world of the street with iconographies of ancient (and fictional) civilizations. Curated for the first time by Courtney J. Martin (Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Dia Art Foundation, New York), the Frieze Artist Award is supported by the Luma Foundation.
FRIEZE TALKS PROGRAMMED BY TOM ECCLES AND AMY ZION
Tom Eccles and Amy Zion (Bard College, New York) return to coorganize Frieze Talks, which pairs today’s most searching and innovative literary figures with artists, writers, and curators working in the contemporary art field. – Find the full programe for 2019 HERE