Frieze New York 2015 Guide and Highlights

The fourth edition of Frieze New York is up and running on Randall’s Island from May 14 to 17, 2015). Here's what we're looking forward to from this world-renowned contemporary art fair.

The fourth edition of Frieze New York is up and running on Randall’s Island this week (May 14 – 17, 2015). This contemporary art fair ranks with Miami Art Basel and the Armory Show in prestige and popularity among art fairs in the North America. In addition to an exciting roster of top international art galleries, Frieze New York has special sections and programs including:

Focus (curated projects by post-2003 founded galleries);

Frame (solo presentations by newer galleries founded after 2007);

Spotlight (new feature of fair this year; solo presentation – unexpected, “fresh” or past-overlooked art); and

Projects; Sounds; Talks; Education; and Publications.

Here, we highlight some of the most interesting art from these different sections listed above. Additionally, we include a few helpful “before you go” tips to set you on your way.

Galleries:

 

Lehmann Maupin

Lehmann-Maupin-detail

Nick Cave, Soundsuit (2015)

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Nick Cave, detail

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Kerry James Marshall, Low, Low Price (2013)

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Titus Kaphar, Anything but Silence, 2015

Titus

Haegue Yang, The Intermediate – Scruffy Dragon Ball, 2015

Haegue-Yang-Dragon-Ball

Haegue Yang, Sonic Rotating Geometry Type E – Copper Plated #40, 2015 (l) and Biped Chalky of Innate Black, 2015 (r)

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Andrea-Rosen-booth

Rosen Gallery booth is curated by Michael St. John

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Joe Ovelman in Rosen Gallery booth

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Focus

 

In the Focus section, James Fuentes’ booth of Lonnie Holley folk/outsider art is a highlight not to be missed.

Lonnie Holley at James Fuentes booth

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Lonnie Holley at James Fuentes booth

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Lonnie Holley at James Fuentes booth

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In the Spotlight section, two important women artists from the last century receive some overdue recognition: Garth Greenan presents Howardina Pindell and Hales presents Carolee Schneeman.

In the Projects section, the “Tribute to the Flux – Labyrinth (1976 – 2015)” is an amazing art experience that includes standing in line to get in, and then maneuvering real labyrinths with some tricky obstacles and surreal pathways.

An Alice in Wonderland-like situation: A door that cannot be opened conventionally with a small opening

Labyrinth-door

A peek through the small opening shows a fascinating, surreal forest, but first you have to figure out how to open the door to get in…

Labyrinth-Alice-in-Wonderland-Door

Success!

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Another obstacle course in the labyrinth; if you are slow, then the person behind you might enter your space and pose for your picture!

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He helped me get through the next door by touching the art…

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The final part of the journey meant going through the narrow labyrinth past (or into) this group of guys

Labyrinth-men

Tips

Some basic tips before you go:

 

Admission – You will need to purchase admission tickets for Frieze New York. Daily general admissions tickets start at $44.00.

Transportation – Consider how you will get to the fair, while Uber is a great way to get about town, more economical options include the ferry or bus.  With both of these options,  we recommend purchasing tickets in advance.

If you are considering taking the M34 Bus over to the 35th St. Ferry Dock, you will need to pay for your bus (even free transfers) at the street kiosk before boarding the bus. It’s the same as using your metrocard on regular buses, but you do it on the street instead of on the bus.

For More information, see: http://friezenewyork.com/visitors/

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Jessica Stafford Davis

Author: Jessica Stafford Davis

The Agora Culture launched in July, 2013 with a private reception in Mclean, Virginia for Mequitta Ahuja, a world-renowned mixed media artist. Subsequently, she co-curated her first exhibition, “Women as Color Light and Form”, with the Galerie Myrtis in Baltimore, Maryland. The exhibition was a part of Network Exhibition Sondheim awards for the 2013 Artscape festival, America’s largest free arts festival. Jessica currently serves on the board at The Washington Project of the Arts and the George Mason University School of Art Council.

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