The sixth edition of Frieze New York brings together more than 200 leading galleries from 31 countries, showcasing ambitious presentations and new commissions by today’s most significant international artists from emerging talents to seminal and rediscovered 20th-century masters. The fair takes place at Randall’s Island Park from May 5 – 7, 2017, with an invitation-only preview on Thursday, May 4.
Frieze New York is supported by global lead partner Deutsche Bank for the sixth consecutive year, continuing a shared commitment to discovery and artistic excellence.
Presenting museum-quality exhibitions in a bespoke, light-filled structure designed for the experience of art, Frieze New York offers an immersive cultural experience for major institutional and private collectors, scholars and art enthusiasts alike. With galleries joining from six continents, including firsttime exhibitors from Brazil, Guatemala, Japan and Poland, the fair illuminates the aesthetic, political and historical concerns driving contemporary practice around the world.
Organized by Victoria Siddall (Director, Frieze Fairs) alongside Artistic Directors Abby Bangser and Jo Stella-Sawicka, Frieze New York is further strengthened by a team of international independent curators. Toby Kamps (The Menil Collection, Houston) will curate the expanded Spotlight section for the first time; Cecilia Alemani (High Line Art, New York / Italian Pavilion 2017 Venice Biennale) will commission Frieze Projects; and Jacob Proctor (Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, University of Chicago) and Fabian Schöneich (Portikus, Frankfurt) will advise the Frame section. Tom Eccles (Bard College, New York) also returns as curator of Frieze Talks, bringing together leading cultural figures including Shuddhabrata Sengupta of Raqs Media Collective, poet Claudia Rankine and MoMA’s Ann Temkin to deepen discussion of the themes of activism and influences of modernism also seen across the fair.
For the first time, Frieze will present a major symposium in New York City during Frieze Week. In collaboration with the Getty and the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, the symposium on Friday, May 5 will raise discussion on topics related to Latin American and Latino Art featured in the upcoming edition of “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA”.
“Frieze New York continues to evolve, and this year galleries are bringing presentations of greater breadth and quality than ever before, reflecting the diverse cultural interests of our audience,” noted Victoria Siddall (Director, Frieze Fairs). “Following major sales to institutions and private collectors in 2016 – and with Cecilia Alemani’s inspiring projects and Toby Kamps’s new perspective on Spotlight this year – the fair continues to develop as a vital and unique platform for art and ideas.”