Get Ready for Frieze New York 2024 at The Shed + Frieze Week All Around Town

 

 

 

The Shed, Hudson Yards, NYC

Frieze revealed the programming line-up for the 12th edition of Frieze New York, which takes place at The Shed from May 1 – 5, 2024. The Fair will present a new curator for Focus and more than 60 galleries from 25 countries. This year’s program places a particular emphasis on performance through a series of collaborations with four defining New York arts organizations. Located both in and around The Shed and across the city, the curated program extends the reach of Frieze New York, animating public space and engaging diverse audiences, as well as providing a platform for boundary-pushing work that reflects the dynamism of New York’s arts communities.

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Ed Clark, Ying and Yang, 1989, White Cube New York at Frieze New York 2024, The Shed, Stand A4. Image courtesy White Cube New York.

‘This year’s Frieze New York features collaborations with four foundational non-profit organizations. I look forward to our new partnerships with the High Line, with whom we have co-commissioned a site-specific work by Matty Davis, and Performance Space New York, presenting a video work by artist Chella Man. We also continue long- standing relationships with Artists Space and Art Production Fund this year: instrument-builder and musician Ellen Fullman will perform on a string instrument that spans an entire gallery at Artists Space, and together with the Art Production Fund and Rockefeller Center, Frieze will mount interactive public art in the Rock’s famous rink.’  … Christine Messineo, Director of Americas, Frieze.

Antony Gormley, Retreat: Retreat, 2023, White Cube New York at Frieze New York 2024, The Shed, Stand A4. Image courtesy White Cube New York

The 2024 lineup features strong representation from New York-based galleries, with more than half of this year’s participants operating a space in the city. Notable exhibitors include: White Cube New York; 303 Gallery, Miguel Abreu Gallery, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, Canada, Chapter NY, James Cohan, Gagosian, Gladstone Gallery, Alexander Gray Associates, Hauser & Wirth, Casey Kaplan, Karma, Anton Kern, Andrew Kreps Gallery, Matthew Marks Gallery, Ortuzar Projects, Pace Gallery and David Zwirner.

International galleries showing at the fair include Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, Xavier Hufkens, Gallery Hyundai, Kurimanzutto, Massimodecarlo, Victoria Miro, Silverlens, Sprüth Magers and Stevenson.

Holly Hendry, Weather Vein, 2024; Jesmonite, glass, steel, timber, lead and paint. Frieze new York, Stephen Friedman Gallery, Booth B18. Image courtesy Stephen Friedman Gallery.

The Focus Section:

Frieze’s highly regarded section for young galleries features 11 exhibitors at Frieze New York 2024, each showing solo presentations by emerging or under-appreciated artists. Overseen for the first time by Lumi Tan (curator, writer and Curatorial Director, Luna Luna), the section features four new participants this year: Central Galeria, Kapp Kapp, Madragoa and Patron. They will show alongside Matthew Brown, Capsule Shanghai, Company Gallery, Cooper Cole, Mitre Galeria, Gordon Robichaux and Tif Sigfrids. Focus is sponsored by Stone Island, whose subsidy, in addition to Frieze’s existing support, enables galleries to participate in the fair and ensures that Focus remains a place to discover new talent.

Tan said: “This year’s Focus section promotes an expanded definition of discovery that extends beyond age or exposure. In this truly intergenerational group of artists, audiences will recognize innovators who have long represented stories and perspectives overlooked by dominant culture. It’s a thrilling opportunity to bring those who have been steadfast in their position for decades together with younger artists who share throughlines in their artistic and societal concerns.” 

Beverly Buchanan, Wooden Shack, 2001. Wood and glue, 30 × 39.4 × 24.3 cm. Courtesy Andrew Edlin

Rivers, Ruins and Ritual: Land Politics at Frieze New York 2024

In a world riven by wars, disputed territories, ecological catastrophes and the continued marginalization of indigenous peoples, it’s perhaps not surprising that land politics appear across Frieze New York in many different guises this year.

While the specific concerns of each artist differ, there are common themes: the significance of certain organic materials; a sense of archival responsibility; the distinction between the rural and the urban; and the capitalist exploitation of culture and landscape that results in obliteration or occlusion.

One artist who embodies several of these strands is Beverly Buchanan at Andrew Edlin Gallery. A native Southerner, Buchanan (1940–2015) drew on memories from her childhood and the landscape of Georgia, plus the “yard art” of local self-taught artists. She created sculptures called “shacks” in tribute to the improvised, self-built homes of poor rural Black Southern communities. These are on show at Frieze along with works on paper, 1970s abstract expressionist paintings and cast concrete works for which Buchanan made her own “tabby” cement from crushed oyster shells. The gallery notes: “These sculptures are imbued with the unmistakable touch of the artist: her lines of red, blue and black paint remain after decades of weathering.

Frieze New York 2022 at The Shed. Photo by Casey Kelbaugh. Courtesy Frieze and Casey Kelbaugh.

 

Matty Davis: Die No Die (The High Line), co-commissioned by High Line Art and Frieze:


Artist and choreographer Matty Davis will present Die No Die (The High Line), a site-responsive work undertaken by Davis and five collaborators – Nile Harris, Chloé Cooper Jones, Anna Thompson & Taylor Knight and Bryan Saner – on the evenings of April 30, May 1 and May 2 during Frieze Week. Each performance will see the artists and audience traverse the High Line together, from the southern entrance, passing by The Shed, to the park’s end at the Spur. With a four-part choreographic score performed by each artist in succession, and accompanied by an original publication, Die No Die (The High Line) will explore freedom, demand and our responsibility to the transference of life between and among bodies that propels us forward.

Matty Davis, Die No Die (The High Line), 2024. A Co-Commission by High Line Art and Frieze. Photo by Jonah Rosenberg.

‘Matty Davis’s engagement with the High Line, both physically and through insightful research, has culminated in a performance that is highly specific to our space, its history, and the people who make the High Line what it is,’ said Taylor Zakarin (Associate Curator, High Line Art), who curated the performance. ‘Die No Die (The High Line) offers an exciting and revelatory experience of this environment, amplified by Davis’s captivating physicality. The High Line is grateful to partner with an organization as vital to contemporary art as Frieze to realize Matty’s vision.’

Matty Davis is an artist and choreographer engaged in collaborative explorations of risk, trust, responsibility and empathy. He works predominantly in performance and dance, foregrounding the body as a means to activate tensions inherent in our being. Davis often orchestrates performances to be directly responsive and engaged with his audience, characterized by their intense physicality and inventive choreography.

Andrew Sim, Marepe, Olhar Periférico [Peripheral Gaze], 2024. 82 ⅝ x 128 inches. At Frieze New York 2024 located in the Anton Kern Gallery, Booth A2. Image courtesy Anton Kern Gallery.

Chella Man film screening in collaboration with Performance Space New York:

Artist Chella Man’s film, The Device That Turned Me Into A Cyborg Was Born The Same Year I Was (2023), will be presented on Level 4 of The Shed in a new collaboration with Performance Space New York. Originally commissioned by NOWNESS in an editorial collaboration with The Powerhouse Museum, the short considers Man’s relationship with their cochlear implant and the spectrum of existence between the deaf and hearing worlds.

Chella Man, The Device That Turned Me into a Cyborg Was Born the Same Year I Was, 2023. Video still. Courtesy of the Artist and Leroy Farrell

Man highlights the constraints of a seemingly life-changing device in response to a prototype held in the Powerhouse’s collection, informed by their position as a transgender, genderqueer artist. They furthermore question technologies developed with ableist intentions, interrogate the symbolism of their implant, and detail the complicated journey of hearing through them. The film is context for and a bridge to Man’s performance, Autonomy, coinciding with the fair on Thursday, May 2 at Performance Space New York. Autonomy is co-presented with the Jewish Museum, where Man’s work will be on view as part of Overflow, Afterglow: New Work in Chromatic Figuration, a seven-person group show opening on May 24, 2024.

Ellen Fullman performing at Hallo Festspiele, Hamburg. Photo: Daniel Wolcke

Artists Space off-site performance by Ellen Fullman:

In collaboration with Frieze, Artists Space will proudly present a performance by composer Ellen Fullman with the Long String Instrument: an installation comprising dozens of tuned strings 50 feet or longer, which effectively turn architectural spaces into site-specific musical instruments. Fullman has been refining the Long String Instrument for over four decades, a process that typically involves several days of meticulous installation and tuning to adapt to a specific space. Moving amidst the strings, she plays the instrument by ‘bowing’ with rosin-coated fingertips. Her project encompasses a comprehensive exploration of Just Intonation tuning theory, focused on string harmonics, as well as experiments with various wire alloys and gauges, and the design and fabrication of wooden resonators. The performance will take place on the evening of Friday, May 3 at Artists Space in Tribeca.

Sharif Farrag, Rat Race, 2024. Presented at Frieze Los Angeles 2024 as part of “Set Seen,” curated by Art Production Fund. Photo by Casey Kelbaugh, Courtesy Casey Kelbaugh and Frieze

Sharif Farrag’s Gotham Grinders: Hamster Wheel, presented by Art Production Fund, Frieze and Rockefeller Center:

Following a first appearance in ‘Set Seen,’ curated by Art Production Fund at Frieze Los Angeles 2024, Sharif Farrag will bring his playful interactive public art project to New York for its east coast debut. Free and open to the public, Gotham Grinders: Hamster Wheel will welcome participants of all ages to the iconic Rink at Rockefeller Center to race customized R/C cars by Farrag, individually fitted with ceramic hamster heads, custom vanity plates and vintage patches specific to New York. Facilitated by a ‘pit crew’ sporting artist-designed suits, the work offers a lighthearted commentary on the hamster wheel of hustle culture. Farrag has long considered New York, particularly Midtown Manhattan, as a center of business, and sees Rockefeller Center as a symbol of modern life fitting the project’s focus on the pursuit of success, work and wealth. Gotham Grinders: Hamster Wheel, while reflecting on the culture of hard work, will give participants the opportunity to take control of their racer.

NiLu Gift Shop on Lenox Ave in Harlem, reminding everyone to Vote

For the third consecutive year, Vote.org will be on-site at Frieze New York, registering voters and celebrating the Plan Your Vote initiative. Built in partnership with Christine Messineo, Plan Your Vote leverages artists’ visual languages to encourage Americans to register and vote, and has generated over 20 million media impressions and more than 10,000 voter verifications and registrations since its inception. Visitors to Frieze New York can also engage with Vote.org’s ‘BANNED’ activation, which distributes water bottles inscribed with the word ‘banned’ to raise awareness about voter suppression tactics like the Georgia law banning the distribution of food and drinks at polling stations. Vote.org is a leader in connecting artists, institutions and creativity with voter engagement.

Printed Matter, Inc. at Frieze New York 2023. Photo by Alex Staniloff / CKA. Courtesy of Frieze

Printed Matter will also return to Frieze New York with a wide-ranging presentation of artist books, editions and ephemera in the lobby bookshop area. The pop-up will showcase the best in contemporary artists’ books along with a curated selection of editions and rare and out of print publications. Founded in 1976, Printed Matter, Inc. is the world’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination, understanding and appreciation of artists’ books and related publications.

The annual Frieze Library initiative, organized with Gordon Robichaux for the sixth year, invites Frieze New York’s participating galleries to each donate one arts publication to the Thomas J. Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The resulting selection of digital and physical publications reflects the current moment through diverse artists, writers and art world professionals. The submissions will be on display at the fair on Level 8, with a bibliography of contributions available on frieze.com, and subsequently donated to the Met.

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Kristell Chadé, Executive Director, Frieze Fairs commented “Frieze New York provides international leading galleries with a singular platform to present the most exciting artists working today. As organizations throughout the city mobilize around the fair to capture the trailblazing energy of New York’s cultural scene, Frieze Week marks a critical moment for art experts from across the world to convene over ambitious presentations, collaborations and artist projects.”

The Whitney Biennial 2024. We Must Imagine Liberation, 2024 by Artist Demian Dine Yazhi Photo credit: Roberta Fineberg

Frieze Week 2024 Across The City

Throughout Frieze Week, a program of events and activities will take place across New York art spaces, including the opening of major institutional exhibitions: Petrit Halilaj’s Roof Garden Commission at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, “Arlene Shechet: Girl Group” at Storm King Art Center and “Mika Tajima: Super Natural” at the Hill Art Foundation.

At Hill Art Foundation. Mika Tajima, Negative Entropy (Sound Bath, Purple, Full Width, Exa), 2024 Cotton, polyester, wool acoustic baffling felt, aluminum, white oak. © Mike Tajima, courtesy Pace Gallery. Photo: Charles Benton.

Frieze New York also coincides with several landmark shows, including the 81st installment of the Whitney Biennial, “Hiroshige’s 100 Famous Views of Edo (feat. Takashi Murakami)” at the Brooklyn Museum, “The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism” at the Met, “Joan Jonas: Good Night Good Morning” at MoMA and Pacita Abad at MoMA PS1.

While you’re here, don’t miss Joan Jonas: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral at The Drawing Center, on view to June 2.

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair; Aïcha Snoussi, Memorial to the Drowned, 2021, Cellular concrete, glass bottles, water, paper, alcohol-based link and calcined black wool ink, organic elements, sound of the sun, 400 x 400 x 300 cm. Courtesy of the Artist and MO.CO.

The 10th Edition of 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair will take place from May 1 to May 4th located in The Starrett-Lehigh Building in Chelsea. 1-54 will host over 30 galleries and 70 artists of the African diaspora.

Superfine Art Fair will be located in a 30,000 square-foot space at 151 West 42nd Street.

Superfine Art Fair will open its doors in a 30,000 square-foot space on the entire third floor of the OneFiveOne building located at 151 West 42nd Street from May 3~5. A VIP Opening will take place on Thursday, May 2nd. The fair will present over 130 artists.

In addition:

Eva Hesse. Five Sculptures at Hauser & Wirth New York, Chelsea, on view to July 26, 2024.

Claire Oliver Gallery, Teetering on the Brink: Femininity, Inheritance, and Disaster, a group exhibition with works by Sami Tsang, Ebony Russell, and Suyao Tian, will be on view through May 11, 2024

Ebony Russell, Mirrored Kingdom, Porcelain and glaze, 2024, Dimensions Variable 35 x 20 x 20 inches. Image courtesy of the artist and Claire Oliver Gallery.

White Cube New York, Antony Gormley: ARIAL on view to June 15, 2024

Independent will take place from May 9-12 at Spring Studios, 50 Varick Street, NYC.

Artist, Kim Westfall. Allouche Benias Gallery at Independent 2024.

TEFAF NY will take place from May 10-14 at the historic Park Avenue Armory

Fotografiska New York, Daniel Arsham: Phases ~ 20 Years of Photography on View through June 15th; Josèfa Ntjam ‘Futuristic Ancestry: Warping Matter and Space-time(s)’ will be on view through May; Human / Nature: Encountering Ourselves in the Natural World will be on view through May.

If you stick around to the end of the month, Fotografiska New York will be presenting the extraordinary works of Vivian Maier, May 31st to September.

Head over to Madison Square Park to view Rose B. Simpson: SEED, a gathering of large-scale bronze and steel figures commissioned by Madison Square Park Conservancy as part of their 20th anniversary of a public art program.

Image via Portals.org

Across the street from Madison Square Park, The Portal ~ linking NYC to Ireland ~ is set to unveil May 8th as part of the Flatiron NoMad Partnership, The Simons Foundation, and NYC DOT Art.

Don’t miss The Public Arts Fund’s ‘Huma Bhabha: Before The End’, an exhibition featuring a series of four new large-scale bronze sculptures, located at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 3 Uplands, on view to March 9, 2025.

Check the calendar and locations for NYCxDesign, which will take place from May 16-23, 2024.

VOLTA New York is moving to the Fall and will be held September 4-8 at Chelsea Industrial, concurrent with The Armory Show and Photo Fairs.

While you’re at The Shed, see the sites from beginning of The High Line, including The Plinth, to The Vessel and The Edge. Take a walk down The High Line and view Pier 55: Little Island and Dave Hammons permanent installation, Days End, in Hudson River Park at Pier 51. Check out Pier 57, the 80,000 square-foot-rooftop public park on the Hudson River at 15th Street.

Get home by way of MTA’s colorful #7 subway station.

Did you know that the Javits Center has the largest green roof in New York City?

While you’re in New York, check out GothamToGo, the May Roundup of Installations, Events & Exhibitions to add to your list.

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Highlighted Sales for Frieze New York 2024:

White Cube sold Doris Salcedo’s Disremembered XIV, for $1,000,000, Ed Clark’s painting Yin and Yang for $800,000, Antony Gormley’s concrete sculpture Retreat: Retreat for £500,000, a new work by Tiona Nekkia McClodden in the region of $100,000, two paintings by Lynne Drexler for $100,000 and $375,000, as well as numerous works by artists including Tunji deniyi-Jones, Darren Almond, Tracey Emin, Theaster Gates, Jessica Rankin, and Ilana Savdie.

Pace Gallery sold out their booth of multiple new paintings by Robert Mangold, priced in the range of $350,000–$450,000, and sculptures by Arlene Shechet for $90,000–$120,000.

Mendes Wood DM sold out their stand featuring works by Varda Caivano, Pol Taburet, Rosana Paulino and Antonio Obá.

Hauser & Wirth reported multiple sales, including a painting by Ed Clark for $850,000; a painting by Henry Taylor for $750,000; a canvas artwork by Glenn Ligon for $700,000; a bench by Jenny Holzer for $400,000; a wooden triptych by Nicolas Party for $350,000; multiple editions from Charles Gaines’ Charleston series for $210,000; a painting by Nicole Eisenman for $150,000; a painting by Angel Otero for $100,000; a collage by Lorna Simpson for $50,000; and multiple editions of a bronze and wood work by Thomas J. Price for $32,000.

Thaddaeus Ropac sold multiple works from their group presentation, including a stainless steel artwork by Tony Cragg for €725,000; a painting by Daniel Richter for €420,000; six works by Martha Jungwirth priced in the range of €60,000-€350,000, a painting by Joan Snyder for $130,000; an artwork by Alex Katz for $125,000; and a work by Robert Longo for $90,000.

Perrotin sold out their solo presentation of paintings and sculptures by Lee Bae, in addition to placing works by Thilo Heinzmann, Paola Pivi and Daniel Arsham in the range of $40,000–$125,000.

303 Gallery sold multiple works from their booth, including a painting by Rodney Graham for $175,000; two editions of a lightbox by Doug Aitken for $150,000 each; two sculptures by Jeppe Hein for €85,000 each; a sculpture by Alicja Kwade for €85,000; two paintings by Rob Pruitt for $80,000 each; a painting by Casi Namoda for $65,000; and a painting by Sue Williams for $115,000.

CANADA placed nearly their entire group presentation with sales in the range of $12,000–$170,000.

François Ghebaly sold out their group booth in the range of $10,000–$90,000 that included pieces by Sayre Gomez, Max Hooper Schneider, Roksana Pirouzmand, Frances Stark, and Christine Sun Kim.

Gallery Hyundai sold more than ten pieces by Seung-Taek Lee with prices ranging from $35,000–$100,000.

Sprüth Magers and Karma International’s shared booth sold two multimedia works (priced at €65,000 each) and a print (€25,000) from their solo presentation of Sylvie Fleury.

Tina Kim Gallery sold works by Pacita Abad, Davide Balliano, Suki Seokyeong Kang, Maia Ruth Lee, and Minouk Lim priced between $20,000–$80,000.

Kukje Gallery sold out their booth of paper collage works by Haegue Yang, with prices ranging from €27,000–€42,000.

Château Shatto placed several works in the range of $15,000–$35,000 in their group presentation with works by Jean Baudrillard, Emma McIntyre, Helen Johnson, Alan Lynch, and Olivia van Kuiken.

Stephen Friedman Gallery placed all wall-based works in their solo booth by British artist Holly

Hendry selling, in a price range from £6,500–£15,000.

Casey Kaplan made their debut presentation of artist Kaveri Raina, placing works ranging from $10,000–$42,000 with both new and existing gallery clients of the gallery.

Neue Alte Brücke placed numerous works by artists including Deshaun Price, Hardy Hill and Jan Eustachy Wolski with prices ranging for $10,000–$18,000.

David Lewis Gallery sold across its presentation, with paintings by Trey Abdella, Carly Burnell, Lisa Jo and Leah Ke Yi Zheng placed in the range of $18,000–$65,000.

Kapp Kapp placed 12 of 15 presented works by artist Stanley Stellar for $8,500 each.

Tif Sigfrids sold out of their paintings by artist Hasani Sahlehe, priced between $15,000–$20,000.

Central Galeria made significant sales from their solo booth of Carmézia Emiliano, with prices ranging from $18,000–$32,000.