Frieze New York Week

This year’s Frieze New York takes place at Randall’s Island Park in May 5-8, with 202 participating galleries from 31 countries. 303, Jack Shainman, Matthew Marks, Marianne Goodman, Gagosian, Paul Kasmin, Perrotin, Regen, Pace and David Zwirner are some of the highlights of the main section. Two Chinese galleries in the Frame section for emerging galleries, Leo Xu Projects and Antenna Space, are worthy of attention.


In the Spotlight section it is possible to see solo projects by a variety of artists including François Morellet, Nancy Holt, Sergio Camargo. On the other hand, Focus hosts galleries like Isabelle van den Eynde, Night Gallery and Supportico Lopez with their curated projects.

The Projects section of the fair that always offers a rich program is curated by Cecilia Alemani; in this section where performance art and sculpture will have dominance, the art-life intersections, unexpected environmental interventions will be creating humorous situations. Moreover, Maurizio Cattelan is expected to “surprise” the visitors with an “irreverent” intervention.

The talks on collectorship at Frieze Talks are particularly interesting. Taking place at 2 pm every day, during these talks museums, foundations and individual collectors will tell their own stories and discuss their approaches to collecting.

The fair also presents a debut project, the Reading Room program. In this room where talks will be held with the participation of art writers, editors and publishers, you may examine and buy an outstanding selection of art publications. Again debuting this year, Frieze Week magazine will be informing the fair visitors about the participating galleries, other exhibitions in New York and insider tips.

On this page we will continue covering the freshest news from Frieze, other concurrent exhibitions and special events. Stay tuned!

You may also visit our Artlog page with the fair program of the entire year.



Th fair hysteria begin yesterday in New york with all its intensity.  Art Miami organizes the 2nd edition of Art New York,  a fair featuring alternative artworks from primary and secondary markets, while it debuts CONTEXT, a fair focusing on emerging and mid-career artists. The two events together host 150 galleries with 1200 artists from 50 countries. Both fairs aim at a presentation format that is friendly for emerging collectors and guiding the art enthusiasts with abundant content and information. They will both end on May 8.

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Erwin Redl, Reflections, On Patterns and Signs, Grimaldis Gallery (L). Javier Martin, Blindness, Woman in Red, Valli Art Gallery (R). Photo: Güliz Özbek.


Call Me Frank, John Doe I, Cube Gallery. Photo: Güliz Özbek.


After a glamorous preview yesterday evening, Frieze New York opened its doors to visitors today. The Gagosian Gallery-Damien Hirst reunion has been one of the greatest highlights of the fair.

Damien Hirst, Covenant, 2007, Gagosian Gallery, Frieze New York
Damien Hirst, Black Sheep with Golden Horns, 2009, Gagosian Gallery, Frieze New York


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Daniel Keller & Ella Plevin, Seasted Figures, Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler (left). Yayoi Kusama, The Moment of Regeneration, David Zwirner Gallery (right). Frieze Art Fair NY. Photos: Güliz Özbek.
Carole Feuerman, Bibi on the Ball, C24 Gallery, Art Miami NY. Photo: Güliz Özbek.

Eduardo Navarro’s Instruction from the sky following the clouds’ movement and Anthea Hamilton’s KAR-A-SUTRA, a homage to the Italian architect Mario Bellini, were the performative highlights of the Frieze Projects section.

Eduardo, Instruction from the Sky, Frieze Projects. Photo: Güliz Özbek.
Anthea Hamilton, KAR-A-SUTRA, Frieze Projects. Photo: Güliz Özbek.

NADA Art Fair was also worthy of visit with its extraordinary artists and alternative galleries. Organized by the New Art Dealers Alliance, the fair’s top booths belonged to the Maki Fine Arts from Tokyo, Water McBeer from Brooklyn and Five Car Garage from Los Angeles.

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Tschabalala Self, Untitled, Thierry Goldberg Gallery (left). Akira Ikezoe, If I Was 9, Proyectos Ultravioleta (center). Caroline Wells Chandler, Angela Dufresne Workout Plan, Roberto Paradiso Gallery (right). NADA Art Fair. Photos: Güliz Özbek.


1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair was probably one of the most interesting and different events of the Frieze art week.  The fair takes its name from the 54 countries in the African continent. A reatively smaller-scale event with 60 participating artists from 17 galleries also offered panel discussions and education programs.

Aida Muluneh, the 99 Series Part 7 (left), Sai Mado/The Distant Gaze (right). David Krut Projects, 1:54 Art Fair. Photos: Güliz Özbek.
Omar Ba, Out of Time, Art Bärtschi & Cie (left). Billie Zangewa, Angel, Afronova (right). 1:54 Art Fair. Photos: Güliz Özbek.

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