Frieze New York 2017 

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.

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  first time exhibitors from Brazil, Guatemala, Japan and Poland, the fair illuminates the aesthetic, political and historical concerns driving contemporary practice around the world.

Seventeen, Focus section, Frieze New York 2016. Photo: Mark Blower. Courtesy of Mark Blower / Frieze

Today’s Most Significant International Artists
Frieze New York is a vital platform to encounter today’s most signicfiant artists and artworks from around the world, including main section solo exhibitions featuring: Lorna Simpson, presenting new paintings and sculptures in her first ever project with Hauser & Wirth (New York); the celebrated American painter John Currin with Gagosian Gallery (New York); Anri Sala, presenting Bridges in the Doldrums (2016) with Marian Goodman Gallery (New York), ahead of the artist’s participation in the Venice Biennale; Keith Sonnier at Pace (New York), bringing together his pioneering neon sculptures with two new series of works; Tala Madani with David Kordansky Gallery (Los Angeles), coinciding with the artist’s presentation in the Whitney Biennial; and Kevin Beasley showing with Casey Kaplan (New York).

Esther Schipper / Johnen Gallery, Frieze New York 2016. Photo Mark Blower. Courtesy of Mark Blower / Frieze

Diverse Representation of Artistic Practices
Alongside its main section, Frieze New York features three special platforms that ensure a diverse representation of artistic practices from around the globe:

  • Spotlight, expanding to 31 galleries with solo artist presentations and curated for the first time by Toby Kamps, reveals foundational moments in art history since 1960, and fosters new research into artists from emerging countries, as well as rarely seen work by iconic figures of the avant-garde. This year sees increased participation by younger exhibitors, alongside more established galleries, all sharing a common interest in artistic reexamination.
  • Frame, advised by Jacob Proctor and Fabian Schöneich, grows increasingly international this year, featuring 17 emerging galleries from 13 countries. A section for experimentation, Frame brings together solo presentations by today’s most exciting new artists.
  • Focus, a platform that subsidizes today’s strongest young galleries to showcase their programs in stands throughout the fair, will feature 28 galleries from Mumbai to Rio de Janeiro.
Victoria Miro, Frieze New York 2016. Photo Mark Blower. Courtesy of Mark Blower / Frieze

Pre-Venice, Politically Engaged Art and Feminist Perspectives
Frieze New York will also be an opportunity to preview many artists representing countries in the Venice Biennale, including: Carol Bove, representing Switzerland, whose work will be on view alongside the photographer William Eggleston at David Zwirner’s (New York, main) stand; the seminal artist Geta Bratescu, representing Romania, showing alongside experimental conceptual artist Lia Perjovschi with Ivan Gallery (Bucharest, Focus); and the sound and media artist Samson Young, representing Hong Kong, showing new work with Galerie Gisela Capitain (Cologne, main). Resonating with themes explored across this year’s international biennials, many galleries are presenting work exploring the role of art in climates of conflict – from colonial pasts to dystopian futures. Also, many galleries have curated shows featuring women artists from the 20th and 21st centuries, exploring pressing feminist issues and the role of women in influential movements of contemporary practice.

Read more about Frieze New York here.

David Zwirner, Frieze New York 2016. Photo: Mark Blower. Courtesy of Mark Blower / Frieze
Esther Schipper / Johnen Gallery, Frieze New York 2016. Photo Mark Blower. Courtesy of Mark Blower / Frieze