Frieze: Everything You Need To Know About The NY Art Fair
Frieze New York 2013 presents forward-thinking galleries from around the globe, bringing an international focus to the dynamic contemporary art scene in New York. In addition to being able to see and buy art by over 1,000 of the world’s leading artists, visitors can experience Frieze Projects, the fair’s program of artists’ specially commissioned projects and Frieze Talks, a program of debates, panel discussions and keynote lectures.
The fair includes Frame, a section dedicated to solo artist presentations by emerging galleries and Focus galleries which present curated projects and artworks specially conceived for Frieze New York.The Sculpture Park, located beside the East River’s waterfront, exhibits new selected works by established and emerging artists and is free to the public. Frieze New York is housed in a bespoke temporary structure designed by New York-based SO – IL architects. Located in the unique setting of Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan, and overlooking the East River, the fair is easily accessible.
Frame: Emerging galleries will be participating in the Focus and Frame sections of the fair. Focus is for galleries less than ten years old debuting works previously unseen in an art-fair context. Focus galleries will show curated projects or solo stands conceived for Frieze New York. Frame is a section dedicated to galleries established less than six years ago and, this year, is supported by Joe Fresh. The Frame galleries selection is made on the basis of a proposed solo presentation and has been advised by curators Rodrigo Moura and Tim Saltarelli.
The Galleries: A strong American and European presence of galleries is joined by global galleries with 32 countries represented in total: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey, UAE, UK and USA. Galleries from the fair’s host city number 53. Participating galleries new to the main section of the fair include: Marian Goodman Gallery (New York); Goodman Gallery (Johannesburg); L&M Arts (Los Angeles); Luhring Augustine (New York); galerie kamel mennour (Paris); Project 88 (Mumbai); and Jack Shainman Gallery (New York). The following artists will be shown as solo presentations: Alexandre Da Cunha (CRG gallery, New York); Zander Bloom (Stevenson, Cape Town); Carlos Bunga (Galeria Elba Benitez, Madrid); Jack Early (McCaffrey Fine Art, New York); Tino Seghal (Marian Goodman Gallery, New York); and Dianna Molzan (Overduin & Kite, Los Angeles). Two artist stands will include: John Wesley and Mary Reid Kelley (Fredericks & Freiser, New York); Pae White and Roe Ethridge (Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, and greengrassi, London); and Teresita Fernández and Do Ho Suh (Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York). Opened in or after 2002, Focus galleries debut works not previously seen within an art fair context. Integrated in zones around the fair, Focus galleries show both curated projects and solo stands, specifically conceived for Frieze New York. Ranging from Sara VanDerBeek at Altman Siegel (San Francisco) to Joan Semmel at Alexander Gray Associates (New York), more presentations of note include Ivan Gallery’s (Bucharest) show of Geta Brătescu, Horia Bernea and Paul Neagu; Galerie Mezzanin’s (Vienna) presentation of Thomas Bayrle and Gerald Domenig; and Untitled’s (New York) solo project by Henry Taylor. Frame is a section dedicated to galleries established less than six years ago. The Frame galleries selection is made on the basis of a proposed solo presentation and has been advised by curators Rodrigo Moura and Tim Saltarelli. Frame offers visitors and collectors the opportunity to make discoveries and see work by artists who may not previously have benefitted from an international platform to show their work. Frame demonstrates a wide geography with exciting new art from all over the globe: Fiona Connor (Hopkinson Cundy, Auckland); Liu Chuang (Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai); Sophie Bueno-Boutellier (Circus, Berlin); Steve Bishop (Carlos/Ishikawa, London); Patricia Leite (Mendes Wood, São Paulo); and Antek Walczak (Real Fine Arts, New York). Frieze New York also benefits from a curatorial program, Frieze Projects is curated by Cecilia Alemani. Frieze Talks is programmed by the editors of frieze and will explore the most pertinent issues in cultural criticism today.
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 Randall’s Island overlooking the East River. New work made for the 2013 Sculpture Park includes Paul McCarthy ’s Balloon Dog (2013), an 80-foot-high inflatable work, as well as pieces from: Fiona Connor, Style Guide Spa (2013); Saint Clair Cemin, Fotini (2013); Martha Friedman, Amygdalas (2013); and Nick Van Woert, Primitive (2013). Also on show will be works by artists: Tom Burr, Tom Friedman, Andreas Lolis, Charles Long, Jason Meadows, Pae White and Franz West. The Sculpture Park at Frieze New York is selected by curator Tom Eccles.
Frieze Projects is a program of artists’ commissions realized annually at Frieze New York. It is curated by Cecilia Alemani.
The participating artists in 2013 are: Liz Glynn, Maria Loboda, Mateo Tannatt, Andra Ursuta, Marianne Vitale. The program also includes a special tribute to a special tribute to legendary artist run restaurant Food, originally conceived by Gordon Matta-Clark and Carol Goodden in 1971, and an original text by novelist Ben Marcus.
The eight artists who participated in Frieze Projects New York 2012 were: John Ahearn, Uri Aran, Latifa Echakhch, Joel Kyack, Rick Moody, Virginia Overton, Tim Rollins and K.O.S. and Ulla von Brandenburg.
Liz Glynn will continue her exploration of large-scale sculpture by creating a secret bar at Frieze New York 2013. Hidden within the grid of the fair will be a 1920s prohibition-era-inspired speakeasy.
Maria Loboda takes as inspiration the lush parkland of Randall’s Island, Maria Loboda will turn an area of the park into a color-coded garden, an exact replica of an illustration of a European interior design motif from the 19th century.
Mateo Tannatt will present seven sculptures at Frieze New York 2013 on which viewers will be invited to sit and use. Each of these situations will be activated by scripted performances offering viewers both a resting point and a temporary stage for public theatre.
Andra Ursuta will ask the Frieze New York audience to view the fair as an imaginary art village by installing a cemetery on Randall’s Island. By giving a space to the afterlife of art, Andra Ursuta will turn the site into a place of worship.
Marianne Vitale’s work reflects upon contemporary American sculpture whilst conducting an investigation of vernacular art and architecture. For Frieze Projects, Vitale installs a monumental architectural fragment at the center of the fair evoking rural landscape, putting into question old-fashioned traditions and values.
Frieze Talks 2013 is a daily programme of keynote lectures, panel debates and discussions. Access to Frieze Talks is included in the Frieze New York admission ticket. Seats for talks can be individually booked from 11am on the day outside the auditorium within the fair; ticket-holders are requested to arrive at the auditorium 15 minutes before the talk starts in order to guarantee a place.
see website for details: http://friezeprojectsny.org/talks/2013/
The second edition of Frieze New York, the leading international contemporary art fair, takes place in New York’s Randall’s Island Park from May 10–13, 2013. Designed by SO – IL architects, Frieze New York is held in a unique bespoke structure overlooking the East River. For the second year.
Getting There: Frieze New York is housed in a bespoke temporary structure designed by New York-based SO – IL architects. Located in the unique setting of Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan, and overlooking the East River, the fair is easily accessible.
Frieze ferry service
Services run from the 35th Street Ferry Dock on the East River every fifteen 15 minutes during fair opening hours and take approximately 20 minutes. $12.50 round-trip including booking fee. Tickets only available in advance.
The Frieze Ferry Dock can be reached by public transport. Either take the M34 bus to 34th Street and FDR Drive or via Subway take the 6 train to 33rd Street and Park Ave and walk east to FDR Drive.
Frieze bus Service
Services run from outside the Guggenheim Museum on 5th Avenue between 88th and 89th Streets approximately every 10 minutes during fair opening hours. The Frieze bus journey time is 15-20 minutes, dependent on traffic. $5.50 round-trip including booking fee. Tickets only available in advance.
Both services run from 30 minutes before and after the opening times of the fair.
15 minutes from the Upper East Side, 30 minutes from Chelsea. Randall’s Island has paid parking for 1,300 cars. A valet service is also available.
New 2013 Opening Hours
Friday, May 10: 11am–7pm
Saturday, May 11: 11am–7pm
Sunday, May 12 : 11am–7pm
Monday, May 13: 11am–6pm