Frieze New York is an international contemporary art fair that launched in May 2012. In 2013 the fair included over 180 of the world’s leading galleries, making Frieze New York 2013 the company’s largest event to date. Like Frieze London, Frieze New York is housed in a bespoke temporary structure, suffused with natural light. The fair is located in Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan.
When is Frieze New York?
In 2014, the fair will be open to the public May 9–12. An invitation-only preview day will be held on May 8.
How do I get a ticket for the fair?
Tickets for Frieze New York can be purchased from February each year, online at friezenewyork.com using a credit or debit card.
What makes Frieze New York different from other art fairs?
Frieze New York is one of the few fairs to focus on contemporary art and living artists. The exhibiting galleries represent the most exciting artists working today from around the globe. The focus on contemporary artists is also evident in Frieze Projects, New York, a program of talks and artist commissions presented at the fair. Frieze New York is housed in a bespoke temporary structure, which is located in Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan.
What is the relationship between Frieze New York and Frieze London?
Frieze New York takes a similar approach to Frieze London, one of the world’s most influential contemporary art fairs. Frieze New York is also housed in a bespoke structure and located in a unique setting overlooking the East River. Frieze New York and Frieze London are separate fairs and applications to each are a discreet process.
How are the galleries selected for the fair?
The application form for Frieze New York is available online in June of each year. The application deadline is in August and the selection is made in October. There is an appeals procedure in late November.
The selection is made by a committee of gallerists who participate in the fair; the fair Directors chair the meeting but do not vote. In 2013 the Frieze New York committee members were: Tanya Bonakdar (Tanya Bonakdar Gallery), Eivind Furnesvik (Standard (Oslo)), Jeanne Greenberg (Salon 94), David Kordansky (David Kordansky Gallery), Marc Payot (Hauser & Wirth), Andrzej Przywara (Foksal Gallery Foundation) and Esther Schipper (Esther Schipper).
What is Frieze Projects, New York?
Frieze Projects is a program of artists’ commissions realized annually at Frieze New York. In 2013 it is curated by Cecilia Alemani, she also curated the 2012 program.
What are Frieze Talks?
Frieze Talks are a daily program of keynote lectures, panel debates and discussions featuring leading art-world figures, philosophers, and critical theorists. In 2013 Frieze Talks was organized by Dan Fox and Sam Thorne of frieze magazine.
What is Frieze Sounds?
Frieze Sounds is a series of audio commissions curated by Cecilia Alemani. In 2012 and 2013 the series was produced in association with BMW. Frieze Sounds 2013 were premiered in the VIP cars at Frieze New York. The works were also accessible via a listening station inside the fair and streamed online at friezenewyork.com.
What is the Sculpture Park?
The Sculpture Park at Frieze New York is located beside the waterfront of the East River, adjacent to the fair. Works on display are by both established and emerging artists represented by Frieze New York exhibitors. In 2013 curator Tom Eccles was again responsible for the selection and placement of the works in the Sculpture Park.
Who are the Frieze New York Architects?
In 2012 and 2013, the architects for Frieze New York have been Solid Objectives– Indenburg Liu (SO–IL), whose Florian Idenburg was the project architect on the New Museum when working at SANAA. The practice has won a number of prizes including the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program and the AIA NY Young Practices Award, both in 2010.
How is Frieze New York organized?
Frieze New York is made up of the main gallery section, Frame and Focus; which is integrated in zones around the fair.
What is Focus?
Galleries included in Focus at Frieze New York are selected on the basis of a proposed solo stand or curated project, specifically conceived for the fair. The galleries taking part in Focus will have opened in or after 2002 and debut works not previously seen within an art fair context.
What is Frame?
Frame is a section dedicated to galleries established less than eight years ago. Galleries are selected on the basis of a proposed solo presentation. Frame allows visitors and collectors to see work by artists who have not previously benefitted from an international platform to show their work.
Who are the Frame advisors?
The Frieze New York 2014 Frame advisors will be Berlin-based curator and art writer Raphael Gygax and Tim Saltarelli who is a New York-based curator and writer who has organised exhibitions in the United States, Canada and Europe.. Previously curator, editor and art writer Rodrigo Moura joined Saltarelli as Frame advisor.
Does Frieze produce any publications to accompany the fair?
The Frieze New York Catalogue is an essential guide to international contemporary art. Inside, highly respected critics profile over 170 acclaimed international artists, from the best emerging talents to well-known and established names. This fully illustrated publication also features interviews with Frieze Projects artists. The catalogue’s clear and comprehensive directory details every gallery exhibiting at Frieze New York and the artists they represent. The Frieze New York Catalogue is available to buy online from April at friezenewyork.com.
What is Frieze Projects New York?
Frieze Projects New York is a non-profit organization, which was established in 2011, a year ahead of the inaugural edition of Frieze New York. Frieze Projects New York oversees: Frieze Talks, a program of panel discussions and lectures printed annually during the four days of the fair; Frieze Projects, a curated program of site-specific projects by artists in and around the fair and Frieze Sounds.
How is Frieze Projects New York funded?
Frieze has received funding from a number of sources and specific areas of the program receive sponsorship. For example in 2012 Mulberry sponsored the Frieze Projects and in 2012 and 2013 Frieze Sounds were produced in association with BMW.
How do I get to the fair?
Frieze organizes a frequent shuttle service from the Upper East Side, a 10-minute journey. Return tickets priced at $5.50 including booking fee and available online at friezenewyork.com. Access from downtown is via the FDR, just over the Triboro Bridge at 125th Street. Taxis and car services are an easy option for delivery or pick up. Randall’s Island has paid parking for 1,300 cars. A valet service is also available. A ferry service will also run from Randall’s Island to the east 34–35th Streets ferry port. The journey takes 20 minutes and return ferry tickets priced at $12.50 including booking fee are available at friezenewyork.com
Are there eating facilities at Frieze New York?
Frieze New York offers a choice of eating and drinking options.
In 2012 Frankies Spuntino was the restaurant at Frieze New York. Serving a selection of dishes including salads, sandwiches as well has housemade pasta and Frankies’ specials, the sit-down restaurant also had outdoor garden seating. More informal dining was offered by Sant Ambroeus, who served Italian cuisine and The Fat Radish offered a range of fresh, seasonal salads from a vintage New York-style salad counter.
On the deck, overlooking the East River, visitors could spend time at Roberta’s, who brought their mobile pizza oven to Frieze New York, or visited The Standard Biergarten‘s food truck. Intelligentsia Coffee offered a full coffee bar at Frieze New York. A special menu of Intelligentsia’s Direct Trade coffees from around the world was curated so that guests could enjoy different coffees each day throughout the fair.
If I cannot get to New York is there any part of the fair that I can still enjoy?
Our website friezenewyork.com offers details of all Frieze Projects, Frieze Talks and Frieze Sounds. Frieze New York also publishes a comprehensive guide to contemporary art the Frieze New York Catalogue, which is available from mid-April and can be ordered online at frieze.com or purchased from all good bookshops. For updates on Frieze New York 2014, follow @friezenewyork on twitter, become a fan on Facebook and sign up to the Frieze email newsletter at frieze.com.