Frieze Week: Thursday

Today is Frieze New York 2017 Preview Day. Plan every day around the city and the fair

Frieze New York opens for Preview Day on Thursday, May 4. For those with Preview access, the ferry from E 90th St, with its five-minute journey time, is the fastest way onto Randall’s Island. Over 200 exhibitors from almost 30 countries make the fair a place to discover art from across the world.

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Mathew Cerletty, Fruit of the Loom, 2017, oil on linen, 138 x 138cm. Courtesy: the artist and Office Baroque, Brussels

Mathew Cerletty, Fruit of the Loom, 2017, oil on linen, 138 x 138cm. Courtesy: the artist and Office Baroque, Brussels

Start with Frame, comprising solo artist presentations, advised by curators Jacob Proctor (Neubauer Collegium, Chicago) and Fabian Schöneich (Portikus, Frankfurt), then Focus, which supports younger galleries’ participation in the fair. Spotlight is where under-sung 20th century artists are brought into today’s dialogues by the Menil Collection’s Toby Kamps: read more about this edition’s themes in his interview with Jonathan Griffin. Artists featured in the section including Barbara Chase-Riboud (Michael Rosenfeld) and Teresa Burga (Galerie Barbara Thumm) will be present.

Elsewhere in the fair, The Breeder is offering visitors tarot readings within the mirrored booth of Chrysanne Statachos' installation 1-1900 Mirror Mirror (1992-3), featuring New York psychics like Frank Andrews, whodid tarot readings for Andy Warhol and Yoko Ono, among others. Readings take place from 1-3pm and 6-8pm, at stand C33.

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Marlow & Sons at Frieze New York. Courtesy: Frieze

Marlow & Sons at Frieze New York. Courtesy: Frieze

To revive, get a table at the fair’s pop-ups from Café Altro Paradiso, Marlow & Sons or Frankies Spuntino. Or, maximize your time exploring and grab a bagel from New York legend Russ & Daughters, who join returning favorites Court Street Grocers, Roberta’s, Sant Ambroeus and brand new TYME with “grab and go” offerings.

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Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garçons; courtesy of Comme des Garçons. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Photograph: © Paolo Roversi

Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garçons; courtesy of Comme des Garçons. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Photograph: © Paolo Roversi

For those waiting another day to visit the fair, there's plenty around the city. May 4 sees the opening of ‘Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between’ at the Met Fifth Avenue’s Costume Institute. Read curator Deyan Sudjic's profile of Kawakubo, who is the first living designer to be subject of a retrospective at the Costume Institue since Yves Saint Laurent some three decades ago. 

Tickets for Frieze New York are available here.

Main image: Arriving from the ferry at Frieze New York. Photograph by Mark Blower. Courtesy of Mark Blower/Frieze

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