Frieze Sculpture 2019 is a major new public art initiative, presented at Rockefeller Center in partnership with Frieze New York and Tishman Speyer from April 25 through June 28. This extension of Frieze New York will present 20 new and significant sculptures across the Rockefeller Center campus by 14 local and international artists. Here are a few images of what we saw on opening day.
Frieze Sculpture artists at Rockefeller Center include Goshka Macuga, Ibrahim Mahama, Joan Miró, Paulo Nazareth, Sarah Sze, Nick Cave, Aaron Curry, Jose Dávila, Walter De Maria, Rochelle Goldberg, Jaume Plensa, Pedro Reyes, and Kiki Smith, and Hank Willis Thomas, who just unveiled his installation All Power to All People on the plaza at Africa Center in Harlem.
Additionally, not shown here, two artworks, Jaguar, 2019 and Seer, 2019, will be placed inside 30 Rockefeller Plaza where Diego Rivera’s original mural was removed in 1934, for including an image of Vladimir Lenin, and was replaced with Jose Maria Sert’s American Progress (1937). And #15 ~ Gashka Macuga, International Institute of Intellectual Co-operation, Configuration 25, First Man: Yuri Gagarin, 2016; International Institute of Intellectual Co-operation, Configuration 26, Before the Beginning: Stephen Hawking, 2016, Andrew Kreps Gallery and #16, Walter De Maria, Truth/Beauty, 1993-2016,, Gagosian
Frieze Sculpture 2019 is curated by Brett Littman (Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum) and presented with world-leading galleries, in partnership with Tishman Speyer.
Related family programming for Frieze Sculpture 2019 with The Noguchi Museum will include Get the Scoop: Stories and Art on April 28th for ages 2-11; 3-D Build Up! on May 12 for age 4; Your Neighborhood: Public Art on May 26 for ages 5-6; Figures: Strik a Pose on June 9 for ages 7-11; and Get the Scoop: Stories and Art on June 23 for ages 2-11.
Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center, an extension of Frieze New York, will be on view from April 25 through June 28, 2019 in and around 30 Rockefeller Plaza, NYC.