• Frieze Announces Programs and Highlights for Frieze New York 2017

    Date posted: April 8, 2017 Author: jolanta
    Eduardo Navarro, Frieze Projects at Frieze New York 2017. Photo by TIm Schenk.

    Frieze New York
    Press Release
    April 5, 2017

    Frieze Announces Programs and
    Highlights for Frieze New York 2017

    Taking place on Randall’s Island Park May 5 – 7, the sixth edition to
    feature ambitious presentations from top international contemporary
    and 20th century art galleries, curated sections showcasing emerging
    artists, site-specific artist commissions and talks series

    The sixth edition of Frieze New York brings together more than 200 leading
    galleries from 31 countries, showcasing ambitious presentations and new
    commissions by today’s most significant international artists from emerging
    talents to seminal and rediscovered 20th century masters. The fair takes place at
    Randall’s Island Park from May 5 – 7, 2017, with an invitation-only preview on
    Thursday, May 4.

    Frieze New York is supported by global lead partner Deutsche Bank for the sixth
    consecutive year, continuing a shared commitment to discovery and artistic

    Presenting museum-quality exhibitions in a bespoke, light-filled structure
    designed for the experience of art, Frieze New York offers an immersive cultural
    experience for major institutional and private collectors, scholars and art
    enthusiasts alike. With galleries joining from six continents, including firsttime
    exhibitors from Brazil, Guatemala, Japan and Poland, the fair illuminates
    the aesthetic, political and historical concerns driving contemporary practice
    around the world.

    Organized by Victoria Siddall (Director, Frieze Fairs) alongside Artistic
    Directors Abby Bangser and Jo Stella-Sawicka, Frieze New York is further
    strengthened by a team of international independent curators. Toby Kamps
    (The Menil Collection, Houston) will curate the expanded Spotlight section for
    the first time; Cecilia Alemani (High Line Art, New York / Italian Pavilion
    2017 Venice Biennale) will commission Frieze Projects; and Jacob Proctor
    (Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, University of Chicago) and
    Fabian Schöneich (Portikus, Frankfurt) will advise the Frame section. Tom
    Eccles (Bard College, New York) also returns as curator of Frieze Talks,
    bringing together leading cultural figures including Shuddhabrata Sengupta of
    Raqs Media Collective, poet Claudia Rankine and MoMA’s Ann Temkin to
    deepen discussion of the themes of activism and influences of modernism also
    seen across the fair.

    For the first time, Frieze will present a major symposium in New York City
    during Frieze Week. In collaboration with the Getty and the Institute of Fine
    Arts, NYU, the symposium on Friday, May 5 will raise discussion on topics
    related to Latin American and Latino Art featured in the upcoming edition of
    “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA”.

    “Frieze New York continues to evolve, and this year galleries are bringing
    presentations of greater breadth and quality than ever before, reflecting the
    diverse cultural interests of our audience,” noted Victoria Siddall (Director,
    Frieze Fairs). “Following major sales to institutions and private collectors in
    2016 – and with Cecilia Alemani’s inspiring projects and Toby Kamps’s new
    perspective on Spotlight this year – the fair continues to develop as a vital and
    unique platform for art and ideas.”

    The World’s Leading Galleries
    Frieze New York will continue to showcase leading modern and contemporary
    galleries from around the world in the main section, including returning
    exhibitors Acquavella Galleries (New York), Gavin Brown’s Enterprise
    (New York), Tanya Bonakdar Gallery (New York), Matthew Marks
    Gallery (New York), Marian Goodman Gallery (New York), David
    Zwirner (New York), Mendes Wood DM (São Paulo), The Modern Institute
    (Glasgow), Foksal Gallery Foundation (Warsaw), Galerie Chantal Crousel
    (Paris) and Sprüth Magers (Berlin); alongside newcomers Eykyn Maclean
    (New York), Galeria Luisa Strina (São Paulo) and Castelli Gallery (New
    York). The fair will also grow as a platform for the world’s most exciting
    emerging galleries, with exhibitors including VI, VII (Oslo), Bridget Donahue
    (New York) and Proyectos Ultravioleta (Guatemala City) joining the fair’s
    Frame section for the first time.

    Alongside its main section, Frieze New York features three special platforms
    that ensure a diverse representation of artistic practices from around the globe:

    • Spotlight, expanding to 31 galleries with solo artist presentions and curated
    for the first time by Toby Kamps, reveals foundational moments in art history
    since 1960, and fosters new research into artists from emerging countries, as
    well as rarely seen work by iconic figures of the avant-garde. This year sees
    increased participation by younger exhibitors, alongside more established
    galleries, all sharing a common interest in artistic reexamination.
    • Frame, advised by Jacob Proctor and Fabian Schöneich, grows increasingly
    international this year, featuring 17 emerging galleries from 13 countries.
    A section for experimentation, Frame brings together solo presentations by
    today’s most exciting new artists.
    • Focus, a platform that subsidizes today’s strongest young galleries to showcase
    their programs in stands throughout the fair, will feature 28 galleries from
    Mumbai to Rio de Janeiro.

    Today’s Most Significant International Artists
    Frieze New York is a vital platform to encounter today’s most significant artists
    and artworks from around the world, including main section solo exhibitions
    featuring: Lorna Simpson, presenting new paintings and sculptures in her firstever
    project with Hauser & Wirth (New York); the celebrated American painter
    John Currin with Gagosian Gallery (New York); Anri Sala, presenting Bridges
    in the Doldrums (2016) with Marian Goodman Gallery (New York), ahead of
    the artist’s participation in the Venice Biennale; Keith Sonnier at Pace (New
    York), bringing together his pioneering neon sculptures with two new series of
    works; Tala Madani with David Kordansky Gallery (Los Angeles), coinciding
    with the artist’s presentation in the Whitney Biennial; and Kevin Beasley
    showing with Casey Kaplan (New York).

    Galleries presenting dynamic two-artist and group presentations include: Esther
    Schipper (Berlin, main) with a group show centered around Swap (2011), an
    interactive performance by Roman Ondak; Lisson Gallery (London, main)
    with a two-artist show by leading international artists Anish Kapoor and
    Lee Ufan, coinciding with the opening of Kapoor’s Descension at Brooklyn
    Bridge Park; and Herald St’s (London, main) group stand including Michael
    Dean, a Turner Prize finalist and the recent subject of a Nasher Sculpture
    Center exhibition, on the eve of the artist’s participation in the fifth Skulptur
    Projekte Münster. Joining the fair for the first time, Galeria Luisa Strina
    (São Paulo, main) will show a spectrum of major Latin American artists
    including Leonor Antunes, Carlos Garaicoa, Laura Lima and Adrián
    Villar Rojas alongside 20th-century icon Lygia Pape, coinciding with the
    latter’sretrospective at The Met Breuer. Another leading Brazilian gallery,
    Mendes Wood DM, (São Paulo, main) will bring a substantial presentation by
    São Paulo-based artist Adriano Costa alongside other leading artists.

    Frieze New York will also be an opportunity to preview many artists
    representing countries in the Venice Biennale, including: Carol Bove,
    representing Switzerland, whose work will be on view alongside the
    photographer William Eggleston at David Zwirner’s (New York, main)
    stand; the seminal artist Geta Bratescu, representing Romania, showing
    alongside experimental conceptual artist Lia Perjovschi with Ivan
    Gallery (Bucharest, Focus); and the sound and media artist Samson Young,
    representing Hong Kong, showing new work with Galerie Gisela Capitain
    (Cologne, main).

    Politically Engaged Art
    Resonating with themes explored across this year’s international biennials,
    many galleries are presenting work exploring the role of art in climates
    of conflict – from colonial pasts to dystopian futures. Looking back at the
    politically charged scene of New York City’s East Village in the 1980s, P.P.O.W.
    (New York, main) will present a large-scale, car-shaped pigeon coop by Anton
    van Dalen, originally exhibited at Exit Art in 1988, alongside pioneering works
    by artist-activists Martin Wong and David Wojnarowicz, all showing the
    influence of immigration, street art and Hip Hop on the cultural epoch. Also
    highlighting the visual culture of the 1980s, Skarstedt (New York, main) will
    show works by politically engaged artists Mike Kelley and Cindy Sherman,
    among other modern and contemporary artists. Maureen Paley (London,
    main) will present politically themed works by AA Bronson and Wolfgang
    Tillmans, and further addressing 21st century politics and technology with
    humour, Carroll / Fletcher’s (London, Frame) solo presentation of multimedia
    works by Thomson & Craighead will explore themes of self-help and
    apocalypse, including a perfume that ‘literally’ smells of end times.

    Looking at histories of colonialism, Meessen De Clercq (Brussels, Focus) will
    present a solo stand of works by Vietnamese artist Thu Van Tran examining
    rubber as a symbol of suppression by the French in Vietnam; and Chi-Wen
    Gallery (Taipei, Focus) will showcase Chien-Chi Chang’s The War That Never
    Was and Yin-Ju Chen’s Extrastellar Evaluations (both 2016), new video works
    looking at memory and histories of human destruction. Showing with Mary
    Mary (Glasgow, Focus), Aliza Nisenbaum’s solo presentation will use imagery
    of protest found in Mexican Modernist prints from 1900-1950 to explore
    painting as a form of ethics.

    Feminist Perspectives
    Many galleries have curated shows featuring women artists from the 20th
    and 21st centuries, exploring pressing feminist issues and the role of women
    in influential movements of contemporary practice. Solo exhibitions include
    Simone Subal Gallery (New York, Focus) who will showcase the Austrian-
    American pioneer of feminist Pop Art, Kiki Kogelnik (1935-1997); newcomer
    Bridget Donahue (New York, Frame) presenting a solo exhibition by Susan
    Cianciolo, coinciding with the artist’s participation in the Whitney Biennial;
    and The Third Line (Dubai, main) presenting a solo stand of work by Iranian
    artist Farhad Moshiri exploring the common ground between Iran and the

    Highlights among the themed group stands include: Lehmann Maupin (New
    York, main) with a striking three-artist stand featuring Californians from
    different generations: Mary Corse, Liza Lou and Catherine Opie; Cheim
    & Read (New York, main) who will respond to the recent Women’s March
    on Washington, with a booth featuring works inspired by the color pink by
    artists including Ghada Amer, Donald Baechler, Lynda Benglis, Louise
    Bourgeois, Louise Fishman, Adam Fuss, Jenny Holzer, Jonathan Lasker,
    Jack Pierson, Juan Uslé and Andy Warhol; Salon 94 (New York, main)
    featuring works by three international women artists— Huma Bhabha,
    Francesca DiMattio and Katy Grannan—offering commentary on issues of
    race, gender, class and sexuality; and Jhaveri Contemporary (Mumbai, Focus)
    with an intergenerational stand of female artists from India including tapestry
    by Monica Correa and fibre sculpture by Mrinalini Mukherjee alongside
    painting and photography by Simryn Gill, Lubna Latif Agha and Yamini

    Performance and Interactive Works
    Across the fair, galleries are presenting immersive projects that invite visitors
    to become part of the artworks themselves. The Breeder (Athens, main)
    will revive a seminal interactive public installation borne out of the AIDS
    crisis: 1-900 Mirror Mirror (1993-6) by Chrysanne Stathacos. Galeria
    Nara Roesler (São Paulo, main) will present a new performance by Paulo
    Bruscky, questioning the socio-political role of art, alongside elements from
    performances by Eduardo Navarro and Paul Ramirez Jonas previously
    only seen in institutional settings. Canada (New York, main) returns to the
    fair with another immersive interior, curated by the New York-based artist
    Marc Hundley to mirror the artist’s actual home at 220 Roebling in Brooklyn,
    including objects and artworks hung salon-style amidst handmade furniture,
    books and records. In the Focus section, David Lewis (New York) will bring
    a solo stand with Dawn Kasper – presenting a participatory installation of
    musical sculpture exploring the concept of desire.

    Generations of Influence: 20th century movements and tribal art
    Building on Frieze’s reputation for showcasing modern artists and encouraging
    the growth of art collections across eras, this year’s fair features a growing
    presence of galleries exhibiting significant works from the 20th century
    alongside masters of contemporary art. Sprüth Magers (Berlin, main) will
    bring together key figures of post war art with contemporary European and
    American artists whom they have influenced; and Franklin Parrasch (New
    York, main) will explore the history of art within America, showing work from
    the 1960s through the 1980s by Californian pioneers Peter Alexander, Billy
    Al Bengston, John McCracken, Ken Price, Deborah Remington and Ed

    Further, the expanded Spotlight section, curated for the first time in New York
    by Toby Kamps (The Menil Collection, Houston), will bring together solo artist
    presentations by pioneers of 20th-century practice. Revealing foundational
    movements in art, from ‘Hippy Modernism’ to Concrete Poetry, highlights
    include Thomas Kovachevich’s works using everyday materials, performance
    and architecture, first exhibited at the 1972 Documenta exhibition (Callicoon
    Fine Arts, New York); works by recently rediscovered Cuban-American,
    self-taught artist Felipe Jesus Consalvos (Fleisher / Ollman, Philadelphia);
    the experimental sculptor and poet Barbara Chase-Riboud (Michael
    Rosenfeld Gallery, New York); Dom Sylvester Houédard—a Benedictine
    monk turned counter-culture cult figure of 1960s London (Richard Saltoun
    Gallery, London); rarely seen work by Lee Mullican, inspired by cosmological
    abstraction, Native American and pre-Columbian influences (Marc Selwyn
    Fine Art, Los Angeles); and Peruvian artist Teresa Burga (Galerie Barbara
    Thumm, Berlin) presenting Pop works from the 1960s on the opening of her
    first-ever US museum retrospective at SculptureCenter (New York).

    Exploring 20th century art and its influences world-wide, Entwistle (New
    York, main) will show tribal sculptures side by side with post war Japanese
    paintings of the Gutai and Informel movements; while Axel Vervoordt
    (Antwerp, main) will curate a rare solo presentation of Masatoshi Masanobu,
    a significant artist from Gutai’s second wave. Major European and American
    20th century figures including Sam Francis, Henri Matisse and Robert
    Motherwell will be on view at Bernard Jacobson Gallery (London, main);
    alongside significant works by Georg Baselitz and Robert Rauschenberg
    at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac (Paris, main); Jean Dubuffet and Wayne
    Thiebaud at Acquavella Galleries (New York, main); and Jean-Michel
    Basquiat and James Rosenquist at Eykyn Maclean (New York, main).

    In addition, acknowledging the enduring influence of tribal art on avant-garde
    artists of the 20th century and today, three eminent galleries and founding
    Frieze Masters exhibitors – Donald Ellis (New York and Vancouver), L & R
    Entwistle and Co (London) and Galerie Meyer – Oceanic Art (Paris) – will
    participate in Frieze New York for the first time.

    Frieze Stand Prizes
    Frieze New York 2017 sees the return of three awards recognizing exceptional
    presentations from galleries across the fair, including a specific prize for
    younger galleries in the Frame section.

    A Frieze Stand Prize will be awarded to outstanding presentations in two
    categories: the first specifically to a gallery under 12 years of age, and the
    second for an exceptional gallery taking part in any section of the fair. The
    prizes will be awarded by a leading jury of museum directors and curators and
    will be announced at 4pm on Thursday, May 4.

    Supported by Stella Artois, the Frame Prize is dedicated to the most deserving
    presentation in the Frame section. The winner will be selected by a leading jury
    of emerging art experts. The Frame Prize will be announced at 12pm on Friday,
    May 5.

    Frieze Talks
    Part of Frieze’s non-profit program and featuring today’s most influential
    artists, thinkers and cultural figures, Frieze Talks is curated by Tom Eccles
    (Executive Director, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York).
    Exploring themes of agency, politics and perspective, and responding to content
    within the fair itself, this year’s Talks program features Claudia Rankine, 2016
    MacArthur Fellow and winner of the 2017 Bobbitt National Poetry Prize for
    her collection Citizen, as well as a panel on art and social commitment chaired
    by Shuddhabrata Sengupta of Raqs Media Collective and featuring artists
    Tania Bruguera, Anri Sala and Jeanne van Heeswijk; and a conversation
    on “complicating the Modern” from Ann Temkin, Marie-Josée and Henry
    Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture at MoMA.

    Frieze Talks takes place daily at 11.30am at Stand H1, next to the Ruinart
    Lounge at Frieze New York from Friday, May 5 through Sunday, May 7. Access
    to Frieze Talks is included in all admission tickets. The complete schedule is
    available at frieze.com.
    Symposium in Collaboration with the Getty and the Institute of Fine
    Arts, NYU

    Taking place on Friday, May 5 in collaboration with the Getty and the
    Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, Frieze’s first-ever symposium in New York will
    present three panel discussions on Latin American and Latino art related to
    the Getty’s upcoming “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA” (September 2017-
    January 18). Participants will include Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, co-curator of
    the touring exhibition “Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985”
    (Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, 2017; Brooklyn Museum, New York, 2018);
    Dan Fox, co-editor of frieze magazine; Clara M. Kim, curator of the Los
    Angeles Municipal Art Gallery’s exhibition “Learning from Latin America:
    Art, Architecture and Visions of Modernism” (2017-18); Chon Noriega, cocurator
    of the touring exhibition “Home–So Different, So Appealing: Art from
    the Americas since 1957” (Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2017; Museum
    of Fine Arts, Houston, 2017-18); Edward Sullivan, the Helen Gould Sheppard
    Professor in the History of Art, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU; and artists featured
    in the exhibitions including Guillermo Kuitca, María Evelia Marmolejo
    and Clarissa Tossin. For further information, please see frieze.com.

    Non-Profits at the Fair
    Frieze has invited three non-profit art spaces and organizations to present their
    programs at Frieze New York. This year’s participants include the Donald
    Judd Foundation, SculptureCenter and White Columns, the city’s oldest
    alternative art space. Following its collaboration with Frieze on the fair’s
    marketing campaign, the Judd Foundation will present a selection of Donald
    Judd Furniture curated by Flavin Judd, Curator & Co-President; alongside
    publications including Donald Judd Writings and Donald Judd: Complete Writings

    Frieze Projects
    The Frieze Projects program at Frieze New York will feature seven
    commissions, curated by Cecilia Alemani (High Line Art, New York & Italian
    Pavilion, 2017 Venice Biennale). Inside the fair and around Randall’s Island
    Park, ambitious, interactive and site-specific artworks will question the act of
    watching and being watched.

    On the green lawn outside the North entrance, Elaine Cameron-Weir will
    build a rudimentary structure based on plans for a backyard air-raid shelter, the
    inside lit by two neon sculptures – glimpses of which are only possible through
    a discrete door. Inside the fair, Jon Rafman will transform a gallery stand
    into a secret movie theater, where visitors can watch – and be watched while
    watching – a new video series fusing amateur 3D animation and niche genres
    of computer-generated erotica. Dora Budor will supplement the art fair’s
    usual routine by using cinematic doubling to question perception and reality.
    This year’s tribute to a groundbreaking arts space is dedicated to Galleria La
    Tartaruga in Rome and its experimental exhibition “Il Teatro delle Mostre”
    (1968). The tribute space will change daily, with restagings of two pioneering
    projects by Giosetta Fioroni and Fabio Mauri, alternated with new
    commissions by Ryan McNamara and Adam Pendleton.

    The Reading Room
    Returning for a second year, the Reading Room offers visitors the opportunity
    to meet writers, editors and artists in book signings and presentations, hosted
    by the world’s leading arts and lifestyle publications. Daily event details can be
    found at frieze.com

    Frieze Bespoke
    Launching for the first time at Frieze New York, Frieze Bespoke is an
    exclusive opportunity for those interested in collecting art to explore the
    fair accompanied by an independent art specialist. These intimate tours are
    available for groups of up to four people and are designed specifically for
    those interested in learning about art and beginning or growing their own art
    collections. Each tour lasts approximately two hours, with itineraries including
    starting a collection; an introduction to Latin American art; a survey of iconic
    20th century figures; and emerging talents. For further information, please visit

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