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.
‘This year’s Frieze New York brings together extraordinary galleries and artists to inform, challenge, and delight. In its tradition, the fair features a strong core of NYC galleries and the artists they represent. New York is the undisputed center of the international art market and art lovers and collectors will be able to immerse themselves in the global perspectives that the fair brings to the city. In addition, a key part of our mission is discovery, not only at the fair but throughout New York, providing a platform to non-profit organizations that have been foundational to the City’s art community and its continued vitality.’ …. Christine Messineo, Director of Americas at Frieze.
Hauser & Wirth will present a solo booth of works by American artist Jack Whitten, spanning from his early career in the 1960s to his final works in the 2010s. Over the course of a six-decade career, Whitten’s work bridged abstraction and process art, arriving at a nuanced language of painting (Hauser & Wirth, New York, Main).
James Cohan presents a solo booth of new paintings by Naudline Pierre. The Brooklyn-based artist draws on references that are deeply rooted in the history of European art, looking back to historical iconography to conjure alternate, utopian realms. Her work situates personal mythology and intimacy alongside canonical narratives of devotion (James Cohan, New York, Main).
Gallery Hyundai will display a solo presentation of works by Yoo Geun-Taek, a virtuoso artist who bridges the East Asian tradition of ink and color painting on hanji (Korean traditional paper) with contemporary aesthetics. The artist expands this artistic genre into subjects of nature, the environment, and society to craft a singular experimental practice (Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Main).
Sprüth Magers & Karma International’s joint presentation of Pamela Rosenkranz’s work coincides with her recent commission on the nearby High Line Plinth.
Her work involves sculptures, paintings, videos, and installations that reflect on the human need to anthropomorphize our surroundings in order to understand them. In doing so, she investigates the codes through which people give meaning to the natural world (Sprüth Magers, Zurich, Karma International, London, Main).
Silverlens will debut its new representation of the Estate of Carlos Villa. His ground-breaking practice of culling materials from indigenous cultures across the globe combines feathers, bone, physical body prints, and sperm to create strangely-human works that challenge colonial perspectives and lay radical claim to a cross-cultural, diasporic identity. Villa’s aim was to make Filipino art history visible and build a foundation for generations of artists to come (Silverlens, Manila, Main).
A focused solo presentation of new and recent works by American artist Suzan Frecon will be showcased by David Zwirner. Made over long stretches of time, Frecon’s work invites the viewer’s sustained attention: these, she says, ‘are not pictures that you look at. They are paintings that you experience’ (David Zwirner, New York, Main).
Lauren Halsey is celebrated for her unflinchingly colorful and energetic work in collage, sculpture, and installation. Threading together themes of futurity and community, the artist has forged a visual vocabulary deeply rooted in Black aesthetics of funk, freedom, and excess (David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, Main). She is this years Met Roof Garden commission!
Stephen Friedman Gallery will present an exhibition by American artist Pam Glick. Both experimental and complex, Glick’s style demonstrates her continued interest in the universal language of abstraction. The presentation will be curated by Matthew Higgs, Director of White Columns, New York and Founding Curatorial Advisor of Independent (Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, Main).
Gagosian is pleased to present with a solo presentation by Nan Goldin, the artist’s debut at the gallery following its announcement of her representation. For the occasion Goldin has composed an installation of eight of her Grids made over the last fifteen years (Gagosian, New York, Main).
Japanese, LA-based artist Takako Yamaguchi, whose paintings of the 1990s echo the murals of Diego Rivera from the 1920s and 1930s, exploring notions of ethnic identity and cultural ownership (Ortuzar Projects, New York, Main).
The Focus section of the fair is dedicated to galleries under 12 years old each showing a solo presentation, with their selection advised by gallerists Olivia Barrett (Chatêau Shatto, Los Angeles) and Sophie Mörner (Company Gallery, New York). This year the fair will see over ten galleries showing in Focus, including Barro, Cooper Cole, Capsule Shanghai, Daniel Faria Gallery and Lomex.
Also in The Focus section, Company Gallery presents Tosh Basco’s improvisational performance work, paintings and drawings. Under the name boychild, the artist arose from the underground drag scene in San Francisco and since then, collaboration has remained a vital aspect to her work. Her drawings, which are made by pressing her body tinted with makeup and paint onto paper, are the physical and emotional imprints of these movements (Company Gallery, New York, Focus).
Check out five emerging artists exploring heritage and environment in this year’s Focus section.
Tiwani Contemporary presents new paintings by Emma Prempeh, a London-based, British artist with Ghanaian and Vincentian heritage. Prempeh’s recent body of works explore interior spaces pictorially colliding with aspects of her personal history (Tiwani Contemporary, London, Focus).
Following successful fundraising initiatives at Frieze London, Frieze Masters and Frieze Los Angeles, Frieze New York 2023 is partnering with the platform, Pinwheel. Visitors to the fair and frieze.com can vote for one of three environmental initiatives, each of which will receive a share of Frieze’s financial support. Visitors will also have the opportunity to contribute to their chosen charity themselves, with Frieze pledging to match-fund visitors’ contributions. The three environmental initiatives are SolarAid, Art to Acres and Natural Areas Conservancy.
This year, Brooklyn-based artist Jessica Vaughn was awarded the Frieze Arcadia Prize at Frieze New York 2023. The artist will debut a major commission looking at “how American life is pictured, felt, and structured’ as part of a new initiative launched in partnership with the national non-profit Arcadia.
Just a note, bags larger than 11 x 15 x 5 inches are not permitted inside the fair. A coat check facility and bag drop will be available, although space is limited and offered on a first come, first served basis. This includes large purses, backpacks etc.
What sold? Artsy posted brisk sales that included artist Jack Whitten at Hauser & Wirth; Robert Longo, Daniel Richter, Martha Jungwirth at Thaddeus Ropac; and several sales at White Cube. Stephen Friedman Gallery; In the Focus section Mitre Galeria; Ortuzar Project; Château Shatto; and New York-based Company Gallery. David Zwirner; Sprüth Magers and Karma International; Goodman Gallery; Xavier Hufkens; Tina Kim Gallery; Gagosian; Gallery Hyundai; Seoul-based Whistle; Perrotin; Mor Charpentier; David Lewis; and 303 Gallery. There were also several ‘sellout booths’ over at David Kordansky Gallery; Pace Gallery; James Cohan; Casey Kaplan; and Canada. For a full list, read more on Artsy.
Frieze Week Across the City
Across the city, an extended program of events and activity at institutions, galleries and artist-led spaces will begin on Monday May 15 and run throughout Frieze Week. Major institutional shows that are on view during Frieze Week include ‘Cecily Brown: Death and the Maid’ and Lauren Halsey’s Roof Garden Commission at The Metropolitan Museum of Art alongside ‘Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty’ at the museum’s Costume Institute, ‘Daniel Lind-Ramos: El Viejo Griot — Una historia de todos nosotros’, the largest museum exhibition of the Puerto Rican artist to date, on view at MoMA PS1; Intertwined, a major solo exhibition of Wangechi Mutu at the New Museum; ‘Georgia O’Keeffe: To See Takes Time’ and ‘Chosen Memories,’ a group show of contemporary works by Latin American artists at the Museum of Modern Art; the first New York retrospective of Jaune Quick-to-See Smith and first U.S. museum survey of Josh Kline at the Whitney Museum of American Art; a comprehensive survey of works by Greek-born artist Chryssa at Dia Foundation, Chelsea; and ‘Young Picasso in Paris’ at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, part of a global program of exhibitions in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the artist’s death. In addition, the third High Line Plinth Commission, Old Tree, a monumental public sculpture by Pamela Rosenkranz will be on view on the High Line at the Spur, at 30th St. and 10th Ave.
On your way to The Shed, take a walk through Bella Abzug Park and view artist Fanny Allié’s outdoor art installation entitled Shadows. And if you took the subway to Hudson Yards, you might be wondering about colorful mosaic throughout the Hudson Yards #7 Line Subway Station. Created by artist Xenobia Bailey, with her commissioned work entitled Funktional Vibrations.
Did you know that the largest Green Roof in New York City is right next door at The Javits Center.
Additional Events During Frieze Week 2023:
May 12-16 ~ TEFAF NY at Park Avenue Armory
May 18 – 21 ~ 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair located this year at Malt House in the Manhattanville Factory District, Harlem.
Opening Reception from 6-8pm on May 19 to July 29, 2023 ~ Gio Swaby: I Will Blossom Anyway at Claire Oliver Gallery in Harlem
May 18 – 21 ~ VOLTA New York at The Metropolitan Pavilion
and while you’re in New York, don’t miss:
Head over to the Flatiron District and take a walk through Madison Square Park to view Shahzia Sikander: Havah…to breath, air, life. (What’s next in Madison Square Park ~ Artist Sheila Pepe: My Neighbor’s Garden in June). Right around the corner you will find Fotografiska New York.
Take a walk across the bridge to Brooklyn Bridge Park and find ‘Nicholas Galanin: In every language there is’ presented by Public Art Fund.
Check GothamToGo and scroll down to Still On View for much more, and look for the May Roundup in your inbox.