Frieze Announces Partnership with New York’s the Drawing Center

Frieze announced that it is teaming up with the Drawing Center in New York. Their new yearlong partnership marks Frieze’s first collaboration with a museum that will span multiple fairs. It will also directly support the Drawing Center’s mission and programs, including its exhibitions, Open Sessions series, and Drawing Papers series. 

Commenting on the initiative, Loring Randolph, artistic director of Frieze Americas, said: “This vital new partnership with the Drawing Center also builds on Frieze’s commitment to supporting New York’s exceptional cultural landscape, and represents a pioneering new relationship between an art fair and a museum.”

As part of the collaboration, the Drawing Center’s executive director, Laura Hoptman, will serve as the curatorial advisor for Spotlight, which features solo presentations of significant work by overlooked figures, at Frieze New York and Frieze Masters in London in 2019. Previous curators of Spotlight include Toby Kamps (Blaffer Art Museum, Houston), Tina Kim (Tate Modern, London), and Adriano Pedrosa (Museu de Arte de São Paulo).