Frieze is popular with collectors due to its broad range of works by international artists at all points in their career development. More than 190 galleries from 30 countries are exhibiting this year.
Led by Frieze Art Fairs director Victoria Siddall and newly appointed artistic director Loring Randolph, Frieze New York will showcase new programs led by international curators from major institutions. Relocated entrances and navigation centered around the fair’s distinct sections is intended to create an enhanced journey for visitors as they go through the fair.
“This year’s exhibitor list combines the strongest galleries in the world with the most interesting young galleries from New York and beyond, so Frieze New York promises a diverse range of work from the blue-chip to new discoveries,” said Siddell.
“Following record museum and collector attendance last year, we look forward to building on the fair’s reputation as a vital international and commercial hub.”
New in 2018 is Live, a platform for performances, installations and interactive projects throughout the fair. It is curated by Adrienne Edwards of Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, who recently was named curator of performance at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.
The year’s Live program, “Assembly,” will feature processions, ritualistic and conceptual performances alongside sound installations.
“Live affirms Frieze’s commitment to curated programming and boundary-pushing practices,” said Randolph.
“One of the unique advantages that we have as a fair is the continued practice of constructing our own environment.,” she said. “This affords us the opportunity to try new architectures. In my experience, artists and gallerists regularly redesign their gallery spaces as part of the exhibition process.”
Frieze London — held each October in The Regent’s Park — was established in 2003 and has become one of the world’s most influential contemporary art fairs. Frieze New York was launched nine years later. The inaugural Frieze Los Angeles will open next year on Feb. 14 in Paramount Pictures Studios.
The show runs May 4-6, with preview days May 2 and 3. Randall’s Island Park is a 480-acre nature and recreation area located in the center of New York City on an island in the East River.
(Photo: Mark Blower | Courtesy: Frieze)