Go inside the worlds of art, fashion, design, and lifestyle.
This week, the spring issue of Whitewaller New York launches. May brings us not only Frieze New York on Randall’s Island, but satellite fairs TEFAF Spring New York, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Art New York, and CONTEXT. And for the design community, most of May means NYCxDESIGN, fairs like Collective Design, and events like ICFF and WantedDesign in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
The month also marks the last week at home before the art world heads to Europe for the 57th Venice Biennale, Art Basel, and documenta 14. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. In New York there is plenty to see and Whitewaller has outlined all of it for you here. We speak with Frieze’s Victoria Siddall about what you can expect from this year’s edition, gallerist Taymour Grahne about what he’s showing at 1:54, designer Robert Stadler about his show at Carpenters Workshop Gallery and The Noguchi Museum, and MoMA’s Roxana Marcoci about Louise Lawler’s “WHY PICTURES NOW.” In these pages, we outline the top shows to see at galleries and museums across the city, including the 2017 Whitney Biennial and various public art projects (such as Anish Kapoor’s intervention at the Brooklyn Bridge).
For much-needed visual stimulation breaks, we suggest where to eat, drink, sleep, and shop—including the in-the-know spots from our Insiders, as well as from our guest editor Laura de Gunzburg, who will be helping The Cultivist celebrate its two-year anniversary this May.
We’ve brought back our Madison Avenue section, with recommendations from its special guest curator Juliette Longuet. That’s where you’ll also be able to hear from the new creative director at Barneys, Matthew Mazzucca.