Discover the Latin art, galleries, and artists at Frieze New York 2018 with previews on Wednesday – Thursday, May 2 – 3, 2018 and public days on Friday – Sunday, May 4 – 6, 2018.
A “frieze” is a decoration along the edge of a rooftop. I would call it a cornice, although a frieze has sculptural elements that a cornice might not have. Many of NYC’s old buildings have cornices. The Elgin Marbles from the Parthenon in Athens are a famous example of a frieze.
The Frieze Art Fair is an international contemporary art fair in London produced by the publishers of Frieze magazine. The is held in October at Regent’s Park in northwest London. It has grown beyond an art fair into a social event.
Frieze New York is the American version. It’s been running since 2014.
6th Frieze New York 2018
Frieze New York 2018 is at Randall’s Island Park in Manhattan from May 2 – 6, 2018. More than 190 galleries from 30 countries will participate.
This season is produced by Frieze Fairs Director Victoria Siddall and Artistic Director Loring Randolph.
A new feature Live will add interactive and performances to the fair. It’s curated by Adrienne Edwards of Performa New York and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.
New York City-based Chilean artist Alfredo Jaar will be broadcasting messages recorded by artists and writers over the Fair’s loudspeakers.
Jaar’s most famous work is A Logo For America which he displayed on the iconic Times Square billboard in front of the old New York Times building in 1987 and reprised in 2014. The work shows continental America as one entity with both north and south connected together.
Jaar is represented in New York by Galerie Lelong & Co.
Frieze Artist Award ~ Kapwani Kiwanga
Edwards also curates a Frieze Artist Award.
Paris-based Canadian artist Kapwani Kiwanga will realize an open-air installation, exploring freedom of movement and architectures of exclusion. Kiwanga was selected from hundreds of artists from over 50 countries who applied for the $30,000 grant. Her installation at the main door will both invite and block.
Focus features galleries that are 12 years or younger.
Frame features 18 solo shows by emerging galleries that are eight years or younger.
Spotlight features 35 presentations dedicated to 20-century pioneers.
Latin Galleries at Frieze New York 2018
Galeria Nora Fisch of Buenos Aires, Argentina
A Gentil Carioca of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Mendes Wood DM of São Paulo, Brazil
Galería Jaqueline Martins of São Paulo, Brazil
Instituto de Visión of Bogotá, Colombia
Proyectos Ultravioleta of Guatemala City
Luis Adelantado of Mexico City
Visiting Frieze New York 2018
Wednesday Preview, May 2: first access 10 am (invitation only)
Thursday Preview, May 3: 11 am – 8 pm, $125
Thursday Private View, May 3: 5 pm – 8 pm, $45
Full-time Students & Children: $27
Friday, May 4: 11 am – 7 pm
Saturday, May 5: 11 am – 6 pm
Sunday, May 6: 11 am – 6 pm
Randall’s Island is in the East River between Manhattan; Port Morris, The Bronx; and Astoria, Queens.
There is no parking, so don’t drive there.
Depending on traffic, it’s about 15 minutes from the Upper East Side.
Frieze Bus from the Guggenheim Museum
Every 15 – 20 minutes. Starts 30 minutes before opening time.
Frieze Ferry from East 35th St
Every 20 – 30 minutes. Starts 30 minutes before opening time.
For more information, visit frieze.com