11 Jan 2017
Frieze New York 2017
Returning to Randall's Island from May 5-7; featuring exceptional contemporary and 20th-century work
The sixth edition of Frieze New York will be presented at Randall’s Island Park from May 5 – 7, 2017, with an invitation-only preview on Thursday May 4. Bringing together more than 200 galleries from 30 countries, the fair showcases an unparalleled program of ambitious presentations by today’s most significant international artists, ranging from emerging contemporary talents to iconic and rediscovered 20th-century masters.
The World's Leading Galleries
This year’s fair will showcase top-tier gallery programs from around the world, including returning exhibitors Gavin Brown’s Enterprise (New York), Tanya Bonakdar (New York), Matthew Marks Gallery (New York), Marian Goodman Gallery (New York), David Zwirner (New York), Mendes Wood DM (São Paulo), The Modern Institute (Glasgow), Foksal Gallery Foundation (Warsaw), Chantal Crousel (Paris) and Sprüth Magers (Berlin). This year’s fair will see a growing presence of 20th-century art, with the return of Acquavella (New York), Lévy Gorvy (London/New York) and Skarstedt (New York) showing contemporary and modern work, alongside new exhibitors with a particular strength in 20th-century masters, such as Castelli Gallery (New York), Bernard Jacobson Gallery (London), Eykyn MacLean (London and New York) and Axel Vervoordt Gallery (Antwerp).
New Emerging Galleries
Frieze New York also continues to grow as a platform for the world’s most exciting emerging galleries, with exhibitors including VI, VII (Oslo), Bridget Donahue (New York) and Proyectos Ultravioleta (Guatemala City) joining the fair for the first time.
Organized by Victoria Siddall (Director, Frieze Fairs) alongside Artistic Directors Abby Bangser and Jo Stella-Sawicka, Frieze New York’s exceptional quality is further strengthened by a team of independent curators. Toby Kamps (The Menil Collection, Houston) will curate the expanded Spotlight section for the first time, alongside Cecilia Alemani (High Line Art, New York / Italian Pavilion 2017 Venice Biennale) organizing Frieze Projects, and Jacob Proctor (Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago) and Fabian Schöneich (Portikus, Frankfurt) returning as curatorial advisors for the Frame section.
20th-Century Art Contextualizing Contemporary Work
Building on Frieze’s reputation for showcasing modern artists, this year’s fair features a growing presence of galleries exhibiting significant works from the 20th century alongside masters of contemporary art. Nurturing a rising culture of cross-collecting, Frieze New York 2017 integrates aspects of the successful Frieze Masters model to present rare and insightful juxtapositions across art history. Returning exhibitors including Acquavella (New York), Hauser & Wirth (New York), Lévy Gorvy (New York) and Skarstedt (New York) will curate cross-generational dialogues between modern works and new contemporary art, shedding light on the evolution of artistic practice. A number of international galleries specializing in 20th-century art will also make their Frieze New York debut this year, including Daniel Blau (Munich), Eykyn Maclean (New York), and The Mayor Gallery (London).
In addition, acknowledging the enduring influence of tribal art on avant-garde artists of the 20th century and today, three eminent galleries and founding Frieze Masters exhibitors – Donald Ellis (New York and Vancouver), L & R Entwistle and Co (London) and Galerie Meyer - Oceanic Art (Paris) – will participate in Frieze New York for the first time.
These presentations of modern masters and their influences will be complemented by the expanded Spotlight section, curated for the first time by The Menil Collection's Toby Kamps. Established and emerging galleries will highlight 31 pioneers of the 20th-century avant-garde, such as Thomas Kovachevich (Callicoon Fine Arts, New York); self-taught artist Felipe Jesus Consalvos (Fleisher / Ollman, Philadelphia); Barbara Chase-Riboud (Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York); and Dom Sylvester Houédard—a Benedictine monk turned counter-culture cult figure of 1960s London (Richard Saltoun Gallery, London).
Galleries from Across the Americas
Many of New York’s most stimulating young galleries are participating in the fair this year, including returning exhibitors David Lewis and Rachel Uffner, along with new additions including Chapter NY, Bridget Donahue, and On Stellar Rays. From South America, Proyectos Ultravioleta (Guatemala City) – recipient of the 2016 Focus Stand Prize at Frieze London, Galeria Luisa Strina (São Paulo) and Walden (Buenos Aires) will make their fair debuts alongside returning galleries such as Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel (São Paulo), Instituto de Visión (Bogotá), and Mendes Wood DM (São Paulo).
Explore 2017 participating galleries here
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