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Ringing in its 10th anniversary in the city, Frieze New York returns to The Shed this week from May 18—22, with an accompanying iteration of the Frieze Viewing Room, which opened online on May 13, in collaboration with Vortic. Presented by Deutsche Bank, the fair’s celebratory edition includes its usual gallery presentations and curated programming, shining a special focus on the city’s non-profit art spaces. Outside of the main sector, visitors can expect to find happenings across the Frame platform, the Programming sector, and artist-led initiatives like site-specific interventions and other special works.
“I am so proud of the galleries and programming that Frieze New York will bring together at The Shed this year, my first as Director,” said Christina Messineo. “To mark our tenth anniversary, Frieze New York is collaborating with vital, NYC-based non-profits that are also celebrating anniversaries. Their support of emerging visual and performing artists, especially women, Black, and LGBTQ practitioners, reflects the spirit of many of the artists exhibited at this year’s fair. The mission of these organizations remains as urgent as when they were founded in the 1970s, and Frieze New York pays tribute to their creative lives.”
From an international lineup of top galleries, fairgoers can expect to find solo presentations of artists, like Carol Bove’s new sculptures with David Zwirner, David Kordansky bringing sculptures and watercolors by Mai-Thu Perret, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery presenting a look at Nancy Grossman’s continued examination of the human form, and the paintings of Judith Geichman with Regards. Meanwhile, dual and group exhibition highlights encompass shows like Victoria Miro’s group presentation of works to be sold for the benefit of UNICEF’s Ukraine Appeal and the Children’s Emergency Fund; the gallery Canada bringing a group show curated by the artist Elisabeth Kley; and a look at sexuality and existentialism through the work of José Leonilson and Hudinilson Jr, presented dually by Galeria Marilia Razuk and Galeria Jaqueline Martins.
Those viewing the Frame platform can expect to find shows by newer galleries, established within the last 10 years, like Édouard Montassut bringing the work of Ivan Cheng, Cajsa von Zeipel presented by Company Gallery, Lubov Gallery with the artist Marsha Pels, Dastan Gallery presenting Homa Delvaray, and Sé Gallery presenting the work of Rebecca Sharp. Meanwhile, the Programming sector has chosen to highlight New York’s non-profit art spaces including Artists Space, Printed Matter, Inc., Electronic Arts Intermix, and A.I.R., while the roster of artist-led initiatives includes a citywide recreation of Tom Burr’s 1997 work Eight Renovations: A constellation of sites across Manhattan and an installation of Pedros Reyes’s Zero Nukes, coinciding with the artist’s Amnesia Atómica, which is installed in Times Square through May 24.
Also at the fair, luxury label La Prairie is celebrating its latest innovation—the Pure Gold Radiance Nocturnal Balm—with the artist Carla Chan, whose digital practice will see the introduction of the brand’s first-ever NFT. Other things to look out for while in attendance include the relaunch of the PLAN YOUR VOTE project, utilizing art to inspire viewers to engage in their civic duty to vote; a unique MATCHESFASHION retail experience featuring a curated selection of art and design by Atelier LK; a collaboration between LG Electronics and the NFT artist Kevin McCoy; and a special activation exemplifying the Mexican Golden Age of design, Maestro Dobel Tequila’s Artpothecary, which features a collaboration with the design group Clásicos Mexicanos.