Alex Poots, Artistic Director of The Shed, announced the New York premiere of Sonic Sphere, a revolutionary new architectural space featuring immersive, 3-D sound and light explorations of music by boundary-pushing artists, running June 16 through July 30.
The vast, 65-foot-diameter spherical concert hall is suspended in midair in The Shed’s soaring, 115-foot-tall McCourt space. Sonic Sphere is being created by avant-garde consciousness architects Ed Cooke, Merijn Royaards, and Nicholas Christie, and the broader Sonic Sphere community including lighting designer Polina Zakh. Sonic Sphere is based on an idea initially proposed by composer Karlheinz Stockhausen. The artist curation for Sonic Sphere at The Shed is led by Alex Poots.
Returning to The Shed, Frieze New York will host over 60 galleries from 27 countries, showcasing both established and emerging galleries from around the world, and representing a snapshot of the art world’s ecosystem. The celebrated Focus Section, dedicated to galleries aged 12 years or younger, will also return to showcase solo presentations by emerging artists.
Each gallery’s presentation will also be available to view online at Frieze Viewing Room, opening May 10 at 11am EST and closing May 22 at 6pm EST.
Let’s take a look at what to expect during the 11th edition of Frieze New York 2023.
The Yanomami Struggle is a comprehensive exhibition dedicated to the collaboration and friendship between artist and activist Claudia Andujar and the Yanomami people, one of the largest Indigenous groups living in Amazonia today.
Following acclaimed presentations at the Instituto Moreira Salles (São Paulo), the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain (Paris), and the Barbican Centre (London), among other venues, the exhibition is expanded at The Shed to include more than 80 drawings and paintings by Yanomami artists André Taniki, Ehuana Yaira, Joseca Mokahesi, Orlando Nakɨ uxima, Poraco Hɨko, Sheroanawe Hakihiiwe, and Vital Warasi. Visitors will also encounter new video works by contemporary Yanomami filmmakers Aida Harika, Edmar Tokorino, Morzaniel Ɨramari, and Roseane Yariana.
The Shed reopened this month with a powerful and timely exhibition, Howardena Pindell: Rope/Fire/Water, an exhibition about the brutality of racism and the healing power of art, with Free tickets to the public through October 31, 2020.
Continuing into 2021, as artist Howardena Pindell’s career has proven, the synergy of art, education, and activism can demonstrate a powerful expression of human creativity, community organizing, and change. Pindell will join panelistsHeather Hart, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, and Shani Petersto discuss their work within the current political and social contexts at the hyper-local, national, and global levels. Pindell’s Legacy: Artists/Activists/Educators is a conversation that will take place on Zoom on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 6:30pm. Register to attend.
Kick-off the New Year with the first-ever Open House, Meet at The Shedon January 11th, celebrating its opening season as it draws to a close. Meet at The Shed will feature special pop-up events and free admission to its current exhibitions.
With great anticipation, artists and art patrons looked forward to the opening of The Shed on April 5, 2019. New York’s first multi-arts center designed to commission, produce, and present all types of performing arts, visual arts, and popular culture.
In addition, the all-day restaurant Cedric’s at the Shed(a Danny Meyer restaurant) will open a 3,000 square foot, 121 seat venue, within a nonprofit performing arts center adjacent to Hudson Yards on West 30th Street.
A preview of what The Shed will have to offer is on view across the street from where The Shed is currently under construction. Prelude to The Shed is a free two-week sneak-peek that will run from May 1-13 and will showcase The Shed’s mission to support artistic invention, and present multiple art forms in one flexible space. We were there when the doors opened on May 1st. Here are a few photos.