NEW YORK, NY.-
The first edition of Frieze New York
taking place in Randalls Island Park, Manhattan from 47 May 2012.
Designed by New York-based SO IL Architects, Frieze New York is housed in a bespoke structure and located in a unique setting overlooking the East River.
Worlds leading contemporary art galleries
Frieze New York features 180 of the most exciting contemporary galleries working today. A strong American and European contingent of galleries is joined by those from the rest of the world. Galleries that are regular exhibitors at Frieze London are accompanied by those new to Frieze, in particular the young galleries included in Frame, a section dedicated to those established less than six years ago. The New York fair introduces Focus, a section for galleries opened in or after 2001 showing a presentation of up to three gallery artists.
Frieze Projects New York
Frieze New York also benefits from a program of specially commisioned Projects curated by Cecilia Alemani and produced under the auspices of a non-profit arm.
The majority of the Projects are situated outdoors and are located across Randalls Island. Artists have been invited to react to the exceptional environment of Frieze New York by creating special projects involving the islands unique geography. The eight artists who participate in Frieze Projects New York are: John Ahearn, Uri Aran, Latifa Echakhch, Joel Kyack, Rick Moody, Virginia Overton, Tim Rollins and K.O.S. and Ulla von Brandenburg.
A daily program of presentations, panel discussions and conversations that takes place at Frieze New York, Frieze Talks features leading artists, writers and cultural commentators. The talks program is programmed by Cecilia Alemani. Participants include: Georges Didi-Huberman (Professor, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris) Okwui Enwezor (Director, Haus der Kunst, Munich), Zoe Leonard (Artist), Glenn D. Lowry (Director, The Museum of Modern Art, New York), Saskia Sassen (Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology Columbia University, New York), Allan Sekula (Artist), Taryn Simon (Artist), Robert Storr (Dean, Yale School of Art), and Sheena Wagstaff (Chairman, Modern and Contemporary Art Department, Metropolitan Museum, New York).
For its debut edition Frieze Sounds features three commissioned audio works by artists: Martin Creed, Rick Moody and Frances Stark. Frieze Sounds is programmed and curated by Cecilia Alemani and presented with BMW. The sound works are being premiered in the BMW 7 Series cars that operate the VIP shuttle services from Randalls Island. Additionally the works are accessible at friezenewyork.com and are available to download.
The Sculpture Park at Frieze New York offers a rare opportunity to see a significant group of international work that is addressed on a public scale. The Sculpture Park is located along the waterfront of Randalls Island overlooking the East River. It includes new works by Christoph Büchel, Ernesto Neto, Tomás Saraceno, Katja Strunz and Cerith Wyn Evans. The Sculpture Park at Frieze New York is selected by curator Tom Eccles.