Courtesy of the latest edition of Whitewaller New York, out now, here are the top 12 things you should be sure not to miss this week.
FRIEZE NEW YORK VIP PREVIEW
May 5–7 — Randall’s Island Park
Be part of the early crowd for Frieze New York this year at the invitation-only VIP Preview on Thursday, May 4. Weather permitting, the Frieze Ferry is a fun and fast way to get to the fair tent, enjoying views of the city from the East River. You’ll see offerings from 201 galleries and get a first look at the site-specific Frieze Projects series, curated by Cecilia Alemani.
RUINART IN THE VIP LOUNGE AT FRIEZE NEW YORK
May 5–7 — Randall’s Island Park
The VIP offerings at Frieze New York include a great chance to relax, socialize, and sip some Ruinart champagne between perusing the booths. At this edition of Frieze, the 288-year-old champagne house and longtime supporter of the arts will showcase a newly commissioned sculpture from the artist Jaume Plensa.
2017 WHITNEY BIENNIAL
March 17–June 11 — Meatpacking District
The 2017 Whitney Biennial is a triumph. Well received critically when it opened in March, the 78th installment of the longest-running survey of American art is co-curated by Mia Locks and Christopher Y. Lew. This is a chance to see it again or for the first time, taking in the work of all 63 artists and collectives.
CREATIVE TIME 2017 GALA
May 3 — City Point
This year’s Creative Time Gala will honor Opening Ceremony founders Humberto Leon and Carol Lim. Taking place at City Point in Brooklyn, the event marks the debut of Pledges of Allegiance—a collaboration between the organization, the fashion brand, Alix Browne, Cian Browne, and Fabienne Stephan.
May 3–7 — West SoHo
Taking place at Skylight Clarkson Sq during NYCxDesign (May 3–24), the fifth edition of the fair honors the Swiss designer Mattia Bonetti, boasts a VIP lounge by Huniford Design Studio, and features newcomers like Leclaireur, Yancey Richardson Gallery, Portuondo, and ICERA by Gallery LVS & LVS Craft.
May 17–23 — Terminal Store (Manhattan) and Industry City (Brooklyn)
Founders Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat bring back a blockbuster edition of this design event with exhibitors like Alessi, 3form, Sony Life Space UX and cultural exhibitions like Transatlantic Creative Exchange featuring Fondation d’entreprise Hermès / Saint-Louis X DH McNabb, Jason Miller, and Manufacture Cogolin.
LYNETTE YIADOM-BOAKYE AT THE NEW MUSEUM
May 3–September 3 — Lower East Side
Don’t miss this exhibition of work by the British artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye at the New Museum this spring. The artist’s paintings play with ideas of traditional portraiture, creating fictional characters that are both political and autobiographical. Free from an imposed narrative, her work offers viewers a variety of interpretations.
“WE WANTED A REVOLUTION” AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM
April 21–September 17 — Prospect Heights
“We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85” is a groundbreaking show that gives an underrecognized generation of female artists and activists of color their due, including Emma Amos, Beverly Buchanan, Pat Davis, Lisa Jones, Samella Lewis, Lorna Simpson, Ming Smith, Carrie Mae Weems, and others.
ANISH KAPOOR’S DESCENSION AT BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK
May 3–September 10 — Brooklyn Heights
Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, Public Art Fund will debut Anish Kapoor’s public work Descension this spring at Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The massive, spiraling funnel of evanescent water will be a striking contrast to the East River nearby.
THE NEWLY OPENED abcv
abcv is the third restaurant abc carpet & home’s Paulette Cole and chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten have co-created. This highly anticipated vegetarian restaurant is overseen by chef de cuisine Neal Harden and features a menu of high vibration vegan and vegetable-centric dishes, tonics, and elixirs (including a dish contributed by Deepak Chopra).
VACHERON CONSTANTIN’S MADISON AVENUE BOUTIQUE
Upper East Side
The Madison Avenue boutique of watchmaker Vacheron Constantin matches the 262-year-old Swiss brand’s classic- meets-contemporary aesthetic. Our Madison Avenue section guest editor, Juliette Longuet, recommends visiting the store to peruse a truly inspired collection of watches from the oldest watchmaking manufacture in the world.
10 CORSO COMO
10 Corso Como will open its one-and-only U.S. location in 2018 in New York’s Seaport District. Founded in Milan in 1991 by Carla Sozzani, 10 Corso Como completely reimagined retail for the fashion community. The American artist Kris Ruhs will design the 13,000-square-foot space.