Frieze New York 2018

Frieze New York 2018


Frank O’Hara, Lunch Poems (excerpt). Courtesy City Lights Books. Photo: Clément Pascal.

April 20, 2018

Frieze New York 2018

May 4–6, 2018
Randall’s Island Park
New York
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Frieze New York will take place in Randall’s Island Park from May 4–6, 2018, with Preview Days on May 2 and 3. Featuring more than 190 galleries from 30 countries, Frieze New York 2018 showcases an extraordinary cross-section of work by international artists, from newly discovered talents to the most influential figures of the 20th century. Introducing new programs, curators and a fresh layout for its seventh edition, Frieze New York is supported by global lead partner Deutsche Bank, continuing a shared commitment to discovery and artistic excellence.

Live Program
Live is a program of performances and installations, launching in New York for the first time in 2018 and presented in collaboration with galleries. Curated by Adrienne Edwards (Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; recently appointed Whitney Museum of American Art, New York) and entitled “ASSEMBLY,” the time-based program will feature processions, ritualistic and conceptual performance alongside sound installations, banners and flags. 

The participating artists and galleries for Live 2018 are: Renée Green (Galerie Nagel Draxler) Alfredo Jaar (Galerie Lelong & Co./Goodman Gallery) Dave McKenzie (Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects), Raúl de Nieves (Company Gallery) with Erik Zajaceskowski, Lara Schnitger (Anton Kern Gallery), Hank Willis Thomas (Jack Shainman Gallery) and Adam Pendleton (Pace) whose monumental Black Dada Flag (Black Lives Matter) (2015–18) will be planted on the bank of NYC Parks’ Randall’s Island for six months, from May 1 to November 1.

For Your Infotainment / Hudson and Feature Inc.
Frieze New York’s first-ever themed section will celebrate the maverick spirit and enduring legacy of New York and Chicago art dealer Hudson (1950–2014) and his gallery Feature Inc. Curated by Matthew Higgs (White Columns, New York), For Your Infotainment: Hudson and Feature Inc. will showcase major artists who received their gallery debuts or had a long history at Hudson’s seminal space Feature Inc. in the 1980s, ’90s and early 2000s, including Dike Blair, Tom of Finland, Jason Fox and Daniel HesidenceTom Friedman, Andrew MasulloRaymond PettibonTakashi Murakami and Tony Tasset. Matthew Higgs will also curate a dedicated Feature Hudson Foundation booth showcasing another 15 artists—including Lisa Beck, Richard Kern, Roy McMakin, Kay Rosen, Nancy Shaver and Lily van der Stokker, among others—who played a central role in Hudson’s pioneering thinking. 

Frieze Artist Award, supported by Luma Foundation
Paris-based artist Kapwani Kiwanga is the inaugural winner of the Frieze Artist Award, an international open call for an emerging artist to realize a major site-specific work at Frieze New York, curated by Curated by Adrienne Edwards. Kiwanga will realize an open-air installation, exploring freedom of movement and architectures of exclusion, in Randall’s Island Park. Forming part of the fair’s non-profit program, the Frieze Artist Award is supported by the Luma Foundation.

Allied Editions
Taking part in Frieze New York for the first time, Allied Editions is a collective of non-profit institutions offering visitors the opportunity to purchase affordable artworks by prominent artists. At this year’s fair, Artists SpaceCCS BardSculptureCenter and Swiss Institute (all New York) will partner with Camden Art CentreICAWhitechapel Gallery and Studio Voltaire (all London) to present specially commissioned works by international artists from as little as 120 USD. Proceeds directly support the organizations’ exhibition and education programs.

Frieze Talks
Drawing upon the recent outpouring of contemporary fiction, curators Tom Eccles and Amy Zion have invited writers, poets and artists into discussions that challenge sound-bite and tweet-driven narratives. Taking place Friday through Sunday, Frieze Talks will feature Carlos Amorales, Negar Azimi, Elif Batuman, Patty Yumi Cottrell, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Kerri Greenidge, Yuri Herrera, Ottessa Moshfegh, Fred Moten and Sondra Perry. Talks are free and take place in the talks space, between B17 & B18.

Frame: Solo Presentations by Emerging Galleries
19 galleries aged eight years or younger, from Los Angeles to Shanghai and Berlin, will present ambitious solo shows by artists working at the vanguard of contemporary practice. Frame is advised for the first time by Andrew Bonacina (The Hepworth, Wakefield) and Laura McLean-Ferris (Swiss Institute, New York) who is taking over from Ruba Katrib (MoMA PS1, New York).

Spotlight: Visionary Artists and Radical Work since 1960
Opening up new perspectives on recent art history, Spotlight continues to expand its scope, with a record 35 presentations curated by Toby Kamps (Blaffer Art Museum, University of Houston). Each booth in Spotlight showcases a pioneering 20th century artist who, for reasons of gender, geography or non-conformity, has been historically overlooked, alongside rare bodies of work by established figures.

The LIFEWTR Fund will return to Frieze New York this year, supporting the acquisition of a significant work for the Brooklyn Museum. Launched last year, the fund made possible the Museum’s acquisition of Untitled (1971) by Virginia Jaramillo, a work currently featured in the international touring exhibition, Soul of A Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power. The LIFEWTR Fund will enable the Museum to apply a total of 100,000 USD to purchase a work from the fair for its permanent collection.

Stand Prizes
This year, the fair will once again have three awards recognizing exceptional presentations from galleries across the fair: two Frieze Stand Prizes for galleries in any section of the fair and the Frame Prize, supported by Bulleit Frontier Whiskey and dedicated to the most deserving presentation in the Frame section.

The Reading Room
Returning for a third year, the Reading Room brings together the world’s leading arts and lifestyle publications, hosting events each day of the fair Friday through Sunday.

Eating and drinking at Frieze
Visitors can enjoy New York City’s most talked-about restaurants including many returning Frieze favorites Court Street Grocers, Frankies Spuntino, Roberta’s and TYME Fast Food, alongside new additions Black Fox Coffee, Café Artois, The Fat Radish, Foul Witch by Blanca, and Gertie. Ruinart returns for the third year as the official Champagne Partner for Frieze New York and LIFEWTR is the Official Water of Frieze New York.

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