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Frieze New York at Randall’s Island Park.
Frieze New York at Randall’s Island Park.

Frieze New York Opens

This year’s Frieze New York kicks off on May 2 on Randall’s Park and runs through May 5, with a press preview taking place today. Featuring galleries from twenty-six countries, the fair’s eighth edition will introduce new collaborations, exhibitions exploring virtual reality, and sections celebrating Latino and Latin American art.

“This is an exceptionally strong year for content at Frieze New York, making this fair the leading platform in the city to discover as well as to buy art,” Frieze Fairs director Victoria Siddall said. “From Laura Hoptman’s Spotlight to Franklin Sirmans’s tribute to JAM, this year’s edition continues to expand the potential of an art fair, showcasing new and under-represented art forms alongside the most significant names in modern and contemporary art.”

Highlights include Patrick Charpenel, executive director of El Museo del Barrio, New York, and curator Susanna V. Temkin’s “Diálogos,” a tribute to Latinx art; director of the Pérez Art Museum Miami’s themed section celebrating the legacy of Linda Goode Bryant and her historic New York gallery Just Above Midtown (JAM); and artist Javier Téllez’s exhibition of self-taught artists in collaboration with the Outsider Art Fair.

Laura Hoptman, executive director of the Drawing Center, New York, is the new curatorial adviser for the fair’s Spotlight section. Commenting on what to expect this year, she said: “Spotlight will have a special emphasis on the radical potential of drawing, revealing the Renaissance techniques behind Alex Katz’s seminal paintings and the influences of architecture and sensuality in the drawings of German-Egyptian artist Susan Hefuna. As always, the section will celebrate nonconformity and radical thinking in many forms and across geographical divides, from feminist pioneers like Leonor Fini, Greta Schödl and Kazuko Miyamoto, to ground-breaking figures inspired by spirituality and ancient cultures, such as Joan Brown, Rachid Koraïchi and Yüksel Arslan.”

Laura McLean-Ferris, curator at the Swiss Institute, and Andrew Bonacina, chief curator at the Hepworth Wakefield, returned to advise Frame, which is dedicated to galleries aged ten years or younger. The section will feature works by artists Leslie Thornton, Diedrick Brackens, and Takahiko Iimura, among others, and galleries such as Capsule Shanghai; Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, Montreal; Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Seattle; and Galeria Jaqueline Martins, São Paulo.