Showcasing virtual reality, self-taught artists, Latin American art and New York's pioneering gallery community
Frieze New York seeks to push boundaries and expand the conversation about contemporary art in its 2019 edition, presenting historical and history-in-the-making content, all under one roof. -Loring Randolph, Artistic Director
Opening May 2 through 5, 2019, Frieze New York will showcase an extraordinary cross-section of work, from today’s most exciting emerging artists to seminal figures of the 20th century alongside new exhibitions, sections and collaborations.
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 including Patrick Charpenel (Executive Director of El Museo del Barrio, New York), Laura Hoptman (Executive Director of the Drawing Center, New York), Courtney J. Martin (Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the DIA Art Foundation), Susanna V. Temkin (Curator) and Franklin Sirmans (Director of the Perez Art Museum Miami). 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.
This week, Frieze New York also announces the launch of Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center, created in partnership with Tishman Speyer, to be held annually at New York’s historic Rockefeller Center. 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 will open the week of April 23 in the lead-up to Frieze New York and will remain on view through the end of June 2019.
Frieze New York 2019 will bring together top-tier gallery programs from around the world, including growing participation from galleries across Asia, with major new additions from Taipei, Kolkata and Seoul and record participation from China.
The fair will also build on its reputation for exceptional 20th-century art, while Frame and Focus continue Frieze’s long-term commitment to supporting and showcasing today’s most exciting young spaces through subsidized platforms.
View the list of participating galleries here.