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Frieze New York launch their 2016 edition, on Randall's Island Park, Manhattan this week from May 5-8 (4th VIP Opening).  This will be the fourth NY outing for the fair founded in London by Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover in 2003.  The fair will feature over 190 of the world's leading contemporary galleries, with over 50 participants from the fair's host city. 

Frieze New York combines the most exciting contemporary galleries from around the globe, alongside critically acclaimed Projects, Talks, Sounds and Education programs. Housed within an innovative design with natural light, and overlooking the East River, Frieze New York combines some of the best-known international galleries with emerging young spaces. 

Frieze Projects and Frieze Sounds a program of site-specific artist commissions; Frieze Talks, a series of panel discussions and lectures; and Frieze Education, a combination of workshops and tours for school groups.


Curated by Cecilia Alemani (High Line Art, New York), this year's program features new commissions by Alex Da Corte, Anthea Hamilton, David Horvitz, Eduardo Navarro, Heather Phillipson, plus a tribute to the Daniel Newburg Gallery by Maurizio Cattelan.


Featuring today's most influential artists and thinkers, for the third year, the program is co–curated by Tom Eccles (Executive Director, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York) and Christy Lange (frieze Associate Editor and Curator of Public Programming, Berlin).


Maureen Paley’s booth at Frieze New York will include a specially selected group of previously unseen artworks by Michael Krebber, Gillian Wearing, Anne Hardy, Liam Gillick and Wolfgang Tillmans, whose solo exhibition at Maureen Paley will open in London on June 9. The gallery will also be presenting work by Peter Hujar and General Idea alongside new work by Paulo Nimer Pjota, whose debut solo show will concurrently be on view in London.


The 2016 edition of Frieze New York coincides with a pivotal moment in Lisson Gallery’s history: the opening of Lisson Gallery New York. The new gallery opens on Tuesday, May 3 with an inaugural exhibition by Carmen Herrera. Details follow below.

In celebration of the launch, the gallery will present at Frieze New York work by artists who embrace innovation and experimentation. Featured artists will include John Akomfrah, Cory Arcangel, Broomberg & Chanarin, Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Ryan Gander, Rodney Graham, Anish Kapoor, Tatsuo Miyajima, Joyce Pensato, Pedro Reyes, Jorinde Voigt and Stanley Whitney.


Pace Gallery is pleased to announce its participation in Frieze New York with a solo presentation of recent works by Fred Wilson. The gallery’s stand will feature Wilson’s bronzes, flag paintings and glass drips, mirrors and chandeliers.

On view concurrently with the fair is Richard Tuttle: 26 (510 West 25th Street), James Turrell: Projections 1967–1968 (32 East 57th Street and 534 West 25th Street), and David Hockney: The Yosemite Suite (537 West 24 Street). Details follow below.


For this year’s edition of Frieze New York, Sprüth Magers will present work by Thea Djordjadze, who currently has an exhibition at MoMA PS1, in addition to works by Peter Fischli & David Weiss, and Kaari Upson among others.


Lehmann Maupin is pleased to announce its return to Frieze New York for the 5th consecutive year. The New York and Hong Kong-based gallery will include artists Ashley Bickerton, Mickalene Thomas, Liu Wei and Erwin Wurm in a curated presentation of artists exploring unconventional portraiture in their practice.

Exhibitions of works by Adriana Varejão (201 Chrystie Street) and Tracey Emin (536 West 22nd Street) will conncurrently be on view.


Jack Shainman Gallery is pleased to participate in Frieze New York where it will present new and significant works by a selection of gallery artists, including Radcliffe Bailey, Nick Cave, Vibha Galhotra, Brad Kahlhamer, Titus Kaphar, Odili Donald Odita, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Becky Suss, Hank Willis Thomas, Carlos Vega and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. A highlight of the booth will be the gallery’s first presentation of the artist Becky Suss.

On view at the gallery simultaneous to Frieze will be solo presentations of Shimon Attie (524 West 24th Street) and Radcliffe Bailey (513 West 20th Street) 


On the occasion of Frieze New York, Almine Rech Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition of paintings by artists John M. Armleder, Mark Hagen, Peter Halley and Olivier Mosset. Each artist has been experimenting with various shapes, creating new types of geometric paintings, that rejected a non-objective abstraction of the 20th century. The artworks exhibited at Frieze 2016 will highlight the different practices of artists of the Neo-Geo movement born in the 1980s, of which Halley is one of the founders along with Armleder and Mosset. Hagen’s shared conceptualism of Neo-Geo links him to the movement.


Sean Kelly is delighted to participate in Frieze New York, where the gallery will present a

carefully curated selection of work by Alejandro Campins, Los Carpinteros, Jose Dávila, Antony

Gormley, Candida Höfer, Callum Innes, Idris Khan, Hugo McCloud, Frank Thiel and James

White. The stand will be centered around three large-scale sculptures: Overture by Idris Khan, by Jose Dávila and by Antony Gormley, each playing with ideas of geometry and architecture.

Homage to the Square DAZE II Alongside Frieze, Antony Gormley: CONSTRUCT will open on May 6. Details follow below. For press inquiries, please contact: Concetta Duncan | 


Galeria Nara Roesler announces its participation in Frieze New York’s Spotlight section with a presentation of rarely seen historical works by kinetic artist Abraham Palatnik, curated by Clara M. Kim. The intimate selection and display of Palatnik’s work will highlight different facets of the artist’s production, focusing on works from 1955-1971, as well as archival material: personal sketchbooks, diaries, and historical photographs.

Parallel to Frieze, the gallery will showcase, in its newly inaugurated New York space, a panoramic solo exhibition of the artist’s works spanning from the 1970s to the present.

Other Frieze Week events


At Pioneer Works 159 Pioneer St, Red Hook, Brooklyn

May 6–8, 2016 Press Preview: Thursday, May 5, 12-2pm 

Contemporary African Art Fair, a leading transnational platform dedicated to promoting Africa and African-related art practices and projects, will return to New York from May 6–8, 2016, with press and collector previews on Thursday, May 5. The second U.S. iteration of the fair will take place at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn, where the New York edition of 1:54 launched in 2015, coinciding with Frieze Art Week.

The 2016 New York edition of 1:54 will showcase 17 galleries from 9 countries, in addition to an impressive selection of works by over 60 artists working in various artistic mediums and who come from a unique blend of geographical backgrounds, comprising 27 countries: Angola, Belgium, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, France, Gabon, Ghana, Italy, Kenya, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Madagascar, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Togo, Tunisia, UK, USA and Zimbabwe.

The fair includes a selection of special programs, including 1:54 FORUM, curated by Koyo Kouoh, Founder and Artistic Director of RAW Material Company, Dakar, and Curator of the 2016 EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art. This year, Kouoh welcomes Adrienne Edwards (Performa, New York and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis), Ugochukwu- Smooth C. Nzewi (Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College), and Dexter Wimberly (independent New York-based curator) to the program as collaborators.

1:54 will host 1:54 PERFORMS, a new performance section for this year’s edition co-presented with Performa and curated by Adrienne Edwards, Curator at Performa and Curator-at-Large at the Walker Art Center. 1:54 has also fostered a partnership with the Dakar Biennale (Dak’Art - Biennale de l'Art Africain Contemporain) for the fair’s special project TRANSMISSIONS. To celebrate the concurrence of the biennale’s opening week, 1:54 is screening daily highlights from the Dakar Biennale in a dedicated projection room at Pioneer Works during the fair.

Additional Special Projects and Events include:

1:54 Bookstore focusing on specialized publications at Pioneer Books

Presentation and book signing with artist Mickalene Thomas for her latest publication,

Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs (Aperture, 2015)

1:54 Lounge designed by Stephen Burks with a site-specific lounge installation

Pop-up restaurant by Senegalese Chef, Restaurateur, and Author, Pierre Thiam, in the garden of Pioneer Works throughout the duration of 1:54 New York.

Image (above): Fair view at Pioneer Works, 2015. © Katrina Sorrentino. Courtesy of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair.



NADA New York

Basketball City, 299 South Street on the East River, New York May 5–8, 2016

Daata Editions is pleased to announce the launch of Season Two at NADA, New York. In this commissioning cycle, there are 42 artists with approximately 157 works. The featured artists and their commissioned works are: Jacolby Satterwhite (video), Tracey Emin (poetry), Michael Manning (web), Rashaad Newsome (sound), bitforms gallery selects (web), Jonathan Monaghan, Sara Ludy and Quayola. Daata will have a work by each artist playing on a compilation via two screens at a space that is central at NADA, along with screens and iPads where audiences can view the works with headphones.

DIA ART FOUNDATION - Annual Spring Benefit Dia:Beacon

3 Beekman Street, Beacon, New York

At the 2016 Dia:Beacon Spring Benefit, guests will be among the first to view three new installations by Walter De Maria, Dan Flavin, and Bruce Nauman. Drawn from Dia's permanent collection of Minimal and Conceptual art from the 1960s and 1970s, these installations will offer audiences fresh perspectives and bring different aspects of the collection to light.

This year's Spring Benefit co-chairs are George Condo, George Economou, Jane Skinner Goodell, and Roger Goodall.

An exhibition of recent abstract paintings by Carmen Herrera will inaugurate Lisson Gallery’s first permanent exhibition space in New York during Frieze week. Despite only coming to the attention of a wider art world a decade or so ago, Herrera has been painting for almost eighty years and continues to do so from her studio in Manhattan, in the same apartment she has lived in since 1954, although her first stay in the city began in 1939. While Herrera’s innovative and historic achievements as an artist will be honored with a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in Fall 2016, Lisson Gallery is unveiling 20 major works produced by the artist over the past two years.


Abraham Palatnik 47 West 28th Street, New York May 3 – June 30, 2016

Private and Press Viewing: May 2, 11am-1pm

Parallel to Frieze, Galeria Nara Roesler will showcase, in its newly inaugurated New York space, a panoramic solo exhibition of Abraham Palatnik’s works spanning from the 1970s to the present date. This is the artist’s first individual show since his 1965 solo presentation at Howard Wise Gallery: Cinecromaticos by Abraham Palatnik of Brazil (New York, October 1965). One of Brazil’s most prolific and recognized Kinetic Artists, at age 88 Palatnik continues to develop new techniques, inspiring multi-generations of artists worldwide. With the two parallel shows, the public has the opportunity to explore the progression of the artist’s practice, combining the technology of the past with the elusiveness of the present.

LEHMANN MAUPIN: Adriana Varejão: Kindred Spirits 201 Chrystie Street, New York April 21 – June 19, 2016

Lehmann Maupin is pleased to present Kindred Spirits, renowned Brazilian artist Adriana Varejão’s sixth solo exhibition with the gallery. Varejão will include works from her two most recent series: Kindred Spirits, 29 portraits of the artist donning the face painting and body ornamentation of Native American tribes intermixed with markings derived from artworks by Minimalist and contemporary American artists, and the Mimbres paintings, which reference the visual culture of the Mimbres people who inhabited the American Southwest in the 11th century. Together these bodies of work elaborate on Varejão’s longstanding interest in colonialism’s effect on the aesthetics of identity.

Tracey Emin: Stone Love 536 West 22nd Street, New York May 5 – June 18, 2016 Press Preview: May 5, 11am Opening: May 5, 6-8pm

PACE GALLERY: Richard Tuttle: 26 510 West 25th Street, New York May 6 – June 11, 2016 Opening Reception: Thursday, May 5, 6-8 pm

Pace Gallery is to present 26, an exhibition of works by Richard Tuttle spanning fifty years of the artist’s career. The exhibition will include works from Tuttle’s twenty-six solo gallery shows in New York, including: Betty Parsons Gallery, Blum Helman Gallery, Mary Boone Gallery, Sperone Westwater, and Pace Gallery.

Lehmann Maupin announces Stone Love, a solo exhibition of new works by Tracey Emin, CBE, including painting, bronze sculptures, neon, embroidery, and works on paper. Emin’s practice is the result of an intense process of self-discovery in which she transforms her profound and personal anecdotes into universal narratives. The artist will be present for the opening reception at the Chelsea gallery on Thursday, May 5, from 6-8pm.

David Hockney: The Yosemite Suite 537 West 24 Street, New York April 29 – June 18, 2016 Opening reception: Thursday, April 28, 6-8 pm

Pace Gallery announces The Yosemite Suite, an exhibition of David Hockney’s iPad drawings. Created on the iPad during visits to Yosemite National Park in 2010 and 2011, Hockney’s work highlights the artist’s continued engagement with landscape, particularly that of the American West. In honor of the occasion, Pace has put together a series of postcards of his Yosemite Suite, available while the exhibition is on view.

James Turrell: Projections 1967–1968 32 East 57th Street and 534 West 25th Street, New York May 6 – June 18, 2016 Opening reception: Thursday, May 5, 6-8 pm (534 W 25th Street)

Pace Gallery is pleased to announce Projections 1967–1968, a two-venue exhibition of James Turrell’s landmark light projections from the late 1960s. The exhibition will span Pace’s galleries at 32 East 57th Street and 534 West 25th Street. Projections 1967–1968 is the first exhibition in more than a decade to focus exclusively on Turrell’s first light works. The exhibition will include a selection of early light works and schematic drawings by Turrell from the late 1960s, highlighting the artist’s investigation of color, light, perception and space.

JACK SHAINMAN GALLERY Radcliffe Bailey: Quest 513 West 20th Street, New York April 28 – June 4, 2016 Opening reception: Thursday, April 28, 6-8pm

Radcliffe Bailey is a painter, sculptor, and mixed media artist who utilizes the layering of imagery, culturally resonant materials, and text to explore themes of ancestry, race, and memory. Though rooted in his own experiences, Bailey’s work ultimately seeks to understand the role of the individual within our collective history. Reappropriating found materials, such as old family photographs, historical objects from the African Diaspora, and organic forms from the natural world, Bailey draws inspiration from myriad sources including art, science, and music to create works that are both highly personal and overarchingly universal. Bailey lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia.

Shimon Attie: Facts on the Ground 524 West 24th Street, New York April 28 – June 4, 2016 Opening reception: Thursday, April 28, 6-8pm

For his upcoming exhibition, Shimon Attie presents a moving series of photographs captured across Israel and Palestine. In 2013, Attie traveled throughout these two countries and staged site-specific installations consisting of custom made light boxes with illuminated texts. The series builds on the artist’s ongoing investigation into the relationships between place, memory and identity. Often drawing attention to the histories of marginalized communities, Attie seeks to give visual form to both personal and collective memories. His practice often involves public installation and accompanying photography, as well as new media and video works that resist interpretation, raising questions and encouraging reflection on issues of history and memory, loss and trauma. The exhibition will also be accompanied by a monograph from Nazraeli. Attie currently lives and works in New York.

Jack Shainman Gallery will also celebrate the second anniversary of his upstate space, The School, in Kinderhook, New York, with an opening to the public event celebrating the premiere of A Change of Place featuring work by Richard Mosse, Hayv Kahraman, Pierre Dorion and Garnett Puett. The press preview and exhibition opens May 22 and transportation is provided to and from The School.

SEAN KELLY: Antony Gormley: CONSTRUCT 475 Tenth Avenue, New York May 7 – June 18, 2016

Opening reception: Friday, May 6, 6-8pm

CONSTRUCT will feature a new series of sculptures, juxtaposed against key archival pieces that will demonstrate the depth and breadth of his prolific career. The new sculptures will primarily expand on his BEAMERS series, which breaks down the human anatomy into a complex system of interlocking beams rather than seeing the body as a sum of individual wholes. The series reconfigures the human body in architectural terms and reconstructing it almost like a skyscraper, giving new meaning to the relationship between man and his built environment. Other highlights of the exhibition include Mother’s Pride IV (2012), in which a fetal

form is ‘eaten’ out of a grid made of sliced bread, echoing his iconic piece from 1982, as well as Bridge, a life size work from 1985.

MICHAEL WERNER GALLERY: Allen Jones: A Retrospective 4 East 77th Street, New York March 31 – June 4, 2016 Allen Jones, Michael Werner Gallery, New York, is pleased to present an historical survey exhibition of works by Allen Jones. Organized by Sir Norman Rosenthal, the exhibition includes paintings and sculptures from the 1960s to the present day and is the first comprehensive showing in New York of this celebrated and controversial British artist. This special exhibition of works by Allen Jones is possible thanks to loans from major public institutions and private collections.

MNUCHIN GALLERY David Hammons: Five Decades 45 East 78th Street, New York March 15 – May 27, 2016

Mnuchin Gallery is pleased to mount an exhibition of artworks by David Hammons, tracing the artist’s career from the late 1960s to the present day. Organized and installed with the artist’s support, the exhibition is the first of its kind in decades, and builds on the gallery’s long history of collaboration with the artist. The exhibition includes the artist’s early body paintings, Body Prints, found-object assemblages such as the Heads, Basketball Drawings, Chandeliers, and Tarps. It also includes never-before-seen examples of the artist’s new series, such as the Mirrors and Orange is the New Black.


LESLIE-LOHMAN MUSEUM OF GAY & LESBIAN ART The 1970s: The Blossoming of a Queer Enlightenment

26 Wooster Street, New York April 8 – June 26, 2016

The 1970s: The Blossoming of a Queer Enlightenment, now on view at the Leslie-Lohman Museum, explores the vibrant and liberating decade between the Stonewall Riots from 1969 until 1980, before the first rumblings of the AIDS crisis emerged, changing the nature of sexual relationships to the present day.

This exhibition features over 115 works from the Museum’s extensive collection of over 24,000 objects including photographs, drawings and paintings made during this significant period in LGBTQ history. Works have also been borrowed from the Lesbian Herstory Archives and the Fales

Library, and it will include the entire X Portfolio by Robert Mapplethorpe (1978), which was recently purchased and accessioned into the Museum’s permanent collection. It was this iconic body of work, made during the 1970s, that led to the Culture Wars of the following decade.

PARRISH ART MUSEUM: Radical Seafaring 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, New York May 8 – July 24, 2016

Radical Seafaring is a multidisciplinary exhibition, publication, and program initiative that will include two-dimensional works, sculptural objects, vessels, models, film and video, and an off- site commissions on the water. Under the direction of Andrea Grover, Century Arts Foundation Curator of Special Projects, the exhibition features twenty-five artists or collectives with works that range from artist-made vessels, to documentation of creative expeditions, to speculative designs for alternative communities on the water. The exhibition begins with conceptual and performance art of the 1960s and 70s and extends to recent phenomenological research and site-specific works that involve relocating the studio, the laboratory, or the performance space to the water.

Artists include: Bas Jan Ader, Ant Farm, Atelier Van Lieshout, Scott Bluedorn, George Brecht, Bruce High Quality Foundation, Chris Burden, The Center for Land Use Interpretation, Steve Badgett and Chris Taylor, Michael Combs, Mark Dion, R. Buckminster Fuller, Cesar Harada, Constance Hockaday, Courtney M. Leonard, Mare Liberum, Marie Lorenz, Mary Mattingly, Vik Muniz, Dennis Oppenheim, The PLAY, Pedro Reyes, Duke Riley, Robert Smithson, Simon Starling, and Swoon.

EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO: Antonio Lopez: Future Funk Fashion

1230 5th Avenue, New York June 14 – November 26, 2016

El Museo del Barrio’s Antonio Lopez: Future Funk Fashion will explore the work of Puerto-Rican born artist and fashion illustrator Antonio López (1943-1987) and his prolific three-decade career on the New York fashion scene. The exhibition will focus on López’s impact integrating models of color into a prominent role in the world of high-fashion for the first time. Bringing together a unique assemblage of over 150 works including López’s prolific drawings, Instamatic photographs, archival photographs, his clothing and shoe designs, the exhibition will uniquely focus on how López's and his lifelong business partner’s work, Juan Ramos, helped to establish a new canon of beauty in the 1970s and into the 80s. The exhibition is co-curated by Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, Curator at El Museo del Barrio, and Amelia Malagamba-Ansótegui, a scholar from Arizona State University and University of Texas San Antonio, whose 2003 essay on López for the Smithsonian Latino Center continues to be a key text today on the artist.

El Museo del Barrio’s annual gala on May 12 at the Plaza Hotel will celebrate Antonio’s career, and honor Ruben & Isabel Toledo and MAC Cosmetics for excellence in the arts.

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