Frieze New York 2019

Frieze New York 2019


Rubén Ortiz Torres, La jaula de oro (Gilded Cage), 2017. Urethane, chromaluscent paint, gold leaf, and resin on aluminum, 132 × 248.5 × 5 cm. Courtesy of Royale Projects.

April 30, 2019
Frieze New York 2019
New exhibitions and gallery-led sections plus the launch of Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center
May 2–5, 2019
Randall’s Island Park
New York
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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. Taking place in Randall’s Island Park from May 2 through 5, 2019, Frieze New York is supported by global lead partner Deutsche Bank for the eighth consecutive year.

Frieze New York also launches Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center, created in partnership with Tishman Speyer and presented with world-leading galleries. Curator Brett Littman (Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum in Long Island City, New York) oversees the new public art initiative, which is now open, with free admission to all, until June 28, 2019. 

Gallery Sections

New for 2019: Diálogos
In celebration of El Museo del Barrio’s 50th anniversary, Patrick Charpenel (Executive Director, El Museo del Barrio) and Susanna V. Temkin (Curator, El Museo del Barrio) present Diálogos, a themed section focusing on art by contemporary Latinx and Latin American art, from influential figures to the next generation of cultural leaders.

New for 2019: JAM
Franklin Sirmans’ (Pérez Art Museum) tribute section pays homage to the pioneering New York arts organization Just Above Midtown (JAM). Founded by Linda Goode Bryant, JAM provided a much-needed platform for African American artists during the 1970s and 1980s. A portion of the fees from the galleries in this section will be donated to support Bryant’s current non-profit initiative, Project Eats.

As part of a new year-round collaboration between Frieze New York and The Drawing Center, Laura Hoptman serves 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.

Curators Andrew Bonacina (The Hepworth Wakefield) and Laura McLean-Ferris (Swiss Institute) will again oversee Frame, the fair’s celebrated section for emerging galleries aged 10 years or younger, showing museum-quality solo artist projects. 

Exhibition program

New for 2019: 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. The Doors of Perception presents a large constellation of works made by exceptionally gifted artists from five continents, all selected by contemporary artist Javier Téllez, offering a panorama of art created on the margins of society.

New for 2019: Electric curated by Daniel Birnbaum
Daniel Birnbaum, Director of Acute Art, presents Electrican exhibition of VR and AR works by artists of different generations who explore these new media from radically different angles. Electric is realized in partnership with LIFEWTR, a premium water brand committed to advancing emerging artists on a global stage.

Frieze Artist Award
Los Angeles-based artist Lauren Halsey is the winner of the Frieze Artist Award, a major commission by an emerging artist at Frieze New York. 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
Tom Eccles and Amy Zion (Bard College, New York) return to co- organize Frieze Talks, spotlighting writers who process current events and political, social, and ecological changes through the novel or genre-defying formats in conversation with contemporary artists. Featuring Simone Leigh, Valeria Luiselli, and Aruna D’Souza among others, Frieze Talks are free to attend and take place in the Talks Lounge.

Allied Editions returns to Frieze New York following its successful debut last year, alongside White Columns and Project Eats.

Frieze Library
The Frieze Library: Volume One, organized by Gordon Robichaux is a curated selection of publications, one from each Frieze New York 2019 exhibitor, creating an onsite library at the fair. At the conclusion of the fair, the Frieze Library will be donated to the Met museum (New York).

Visitors can enjoy pop-ups from New York City’s most talked-about restaurants including Court Street GrocersFrankies SpuntinoRoberta’s plus Foul Witch by Blanca and Black Fox CoffeeRuinart returns for the third year as the official Champagne Partner for Frieze New York.

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