Frieze New York opens in a week, and we know you’re as excited as we are! As announced in January, the fair’s seventh edition is shaking things up with three new, exciting additions to the schedule (well, four if you’re also hyped about the new ferry situation). Here’s what we know:
For Your Infotainment / Hudson and Feature Inc.
As the title reveals, Frieze New York’s debut themed section is dedicated to late, intrepid gallerist Hudson and his formative program at Feature Inc. Curated by White Columns director and chief curator Matthew Higgs, this presentation will exhibit artists like Takashi Murakami and Raymond Pettibon who had a history with the gallery. Additional artists affiliated with Hudson will show at a booth run by Feature Hudson Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to maintaining the legacy of Feature Inc. We can’t see to wait to see what they have in store!
Four years after its inauguration in London, Live has finally made its way to New York. Curated by Adrienne Edwards, who was just recently appointed the Whitney’s Curator of Performance, this new section will feature time-based, protest-inspired programming. In the aptly named “ASSEMBLY,” participating artists will include Hank Willis Thomas, Renée Green, Lara Schnitger, and more. ASSEMBLY’s performative works will occur every day of the fair, ranging from processions to sound installations—be sure to keep an eye, and an ear, open!
Frieze Artist Award
Last December, Frieze launched an international open call for New York’s first Frieze Artist Award, also curated by Edwards. Like Live, the Frieze Artist Award has been a fixture at Frieze London for some time. Emerging artists were invited to propose a site-specific, open-air installation at Randall’s Island Park. Canadian artist Kapwani Kiwanga won the commission with Shady—the structure’s working title—which promises to be a poignant work to behold. Installed right outside the fair’s entrance, you can’t miss it!
No matter what side of the booth you’re on, this is already shaping up to be an unforgettable fair. We’ll see you there!
Where: Randall’s Island Park
When: May 4-6, 2018 (previews on May 2-3)
Featured Image Courtesy of Mark Blower/Frieze