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Your Top 12 Must-Do List for Frieze Week 2018

Frieze Week in New York brings all sorts of events, shows, exhibitions, and more. Here is Whitewaller New York 2018’s “Top 12” list of things you won’t want to miss while you’re in town this week.

Frieze New York
With a roster of more than 190 galleries from 30 countries, Frieze New York 2018 presents a uniquely influential cross-section of international, emerging, and established artists. Slated to take place at Randall’s Island Park May 3–6, 2018, this seventh edition is all about fresh ideas and diverse offerings.

Frieze New York

Photograph by Mark Blower. Courtesy Mark Blower and Frieze.

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair
On May 4–6, 2018, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair will arrive in New York, in its fourth iteration at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn. Committed to showcasing diverse African perspectives, 1-54’s program offers contemporary artists an opportunity to develop their work on a global scale.

TEFAF New York Spring
Launched in May 2017 to critical acclaim, TEFAF New York Spring (May 4–8, 2018) returns in its second edition. Taking place at the historic Park Avenue Armory, the fair sequel extends the global art market platform to both private and institutional collectors.

Tokyo Record Bar

Courtesy of Tokyo Record Bar.

Erez Nevi Pana At Friedman Benda
Erez Nevi Pana’s first solo show in the United States, “Consciousness,” studies the impact of human interaction on the environment. Constructed from salt, asphalt, and plant fibers, the three series on view—“Bleached,” “Wasted,” and “Unravel”—interrupt, enhance, or combine naturally occurring processes.

ICFF
This year marks the 30th edition of ICFF, the North American platform for International Design featuring luxury interiors, contemporary design, and high-end furniture. It also is the first time that ICFF will host a silent auction with proceeds benefitting the Alzheimer’s Association and the Anna Hernandez / Luna Textiles Education Fund Award.

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© Hallie Geller

WantedDesign
This year, WantedDesign celebrates its eighth iteration in Manhattan (May 19–22, 2018) at the Terminal Stores Building and its fifth edition in Brooklyn (May 17–21, 2018) at Industry City. In its conception, WantedDesign was a meeting point of culture and commerce.

“Heavenly Bodies” at the Met
Sprawling through The Met Fifth Avenue and the uptown Met Cloisters location, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” examines the ongoing relationship between high fashion and high religion.

TEFAF

Courtesy of TEFAF.

Zoe Leonard at the Whitney
Over the last three decades of her career, Zoe Leonard has created sculptures, photographs, and installations that reexamine and appreciate the familiar, constantly reframing our everyday. In this collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, “Survey” assesses the scope of Leonard’s outstanding achievements.

Tokyo Record Bar
Paying homage to the jewel boxes of vinyl in Japan, Tokyo Record Bar (owned by Ariel Arce, who operates Air’s Champagne Parlor upstairs) is a not-to-miss spot. Its 16-seat space, inspired by the tiny record bars in Tokyo, welcomes guests for a seven-plate izakaya menu and custom playlists by guests.

Wanted Design

Photo by Home Studio.

Assouline
Known as a trusted luxury brand dedicated to culture, Assouline has opened the eyes and minds of many with books that are artfully crafted. With highly considered visual content, the brand has been building a passion for knowledge, culture, and travel, among an array of other topics, for over two decades.

The Beekman
The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel, combines the sophisticated interior design of Martin Brudnizki with the culinary masterpieces of restaurateur and chef Tom Colicchio, alongside restaurantauteur Keith McNally.

Pamella Roland

Pamella Roland FW18.
Courtesy of Pamella Roland.

Madison Avenue
Don’t miss our Madison Avenue section in this edition of Whitewaller New York, featuring an interview with Matthew Bauser, Marin Hopper, and our favorite spots to see art, grab a bite, relax with a drink, and of course shop.

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