Frieze New York isn’t the only thing going on in the city right now. Below you can learn what you need to know and where you need to be during Frieze Week 2018.
Frieze New York May 4–6
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 from May 3–6, 2018, this seventh edition is all about fresh ideas and diverse offerings. Frieze New York 2018 features a new layout and design by Universal Design Studio, so repeat visitors will be poised to rediscover this extraordinary hub of commerce and culture. The program, also updated, builds on that sense of refreshment with Live, a platform for performances and installations, and the Frieze Artist Award, an international open call for a site-specific work, both curated by Adrienne Edwards. Frieze New York will also feature its first-ever themed section, For Your Infotainment, which is curated by Matthew Higgs and celebrates the spirit and enduring legacy of New York and Chicago art dealer Hudson (1950–2014) and his gallery Feature Inc.
Frieze combines fresh faces with art-historical giants. Victoria Siddall, director of Frieze Fairs, has said, “This year’s exhibitor list combines the strongest galleries in the world with the most interesting young galleries from New York and beyond, so Frieze New York promises a diverse range of work from the blue-chip to new discoveries.” Returning galleries include Acquavella Galleries, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, Gagosian, Hauser & Wirth, Skarstedt, Sprüth Magers and David Zwirner. Among the young galleries are Bridget Donahue, David Lewis, Essex Street, JTT, Château Shatto, and Regards.
TEFAF New York Spring May 4–8
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. Its dedication to modern and contemporary art and design returns, too, with 90 exhibitors—including 24 new participants.
Presenting galleries from across the world, TEFAF New York Spring will bring together jewelry, African and Oceanic art, and modern and contemporary (after 1920) art and design, in a uniquely international atmosphere. Represented galleries include Hauser & Wirth, Hammer Galleries, Galerie Lefebvre, White Cube, W&K — Wienerroither & Kohlbacher, and David Zwirner. Among the newcomers are leaders and crowd favorites Gagosian, Gladstone Gallery, Mnuchin Gallery, Marian Goodman Gallery, and Hemmerle.