Frieze New York 2015

May 14 - 17, 2015

On Randall’s Island, housed within an innovative structural design and overlooking the East River, the fair showcases the world’s most exciting contemporary galleries. This year sees the introduction of Spotlight, a new gallery section which will take place alongside the existing Frame and Focus sections. The fair also benefits from a celebrated non-profit program comprising Frieze Projects, Talks, Sounds and Education.

The fourth edition of Frieze New York will bring together over 190 of the world’s leading contemporary galleries. With a particularly strong showing of local galleries this year, those new to Frieze New York include: Acquavella (New York); Blum & Poe (New York/Los Angeles), Clearing (New York/Brussels), JTT (New York), Matthew Marks Gallery (New York); McKee Gallery (New York); Pace (New York) and Skarstedt (New York).

Solo and special presentations that promise to be focal points in the fair include: Philippe Parreno (Pilar Corrias, London); T.J. Wilcox (Gladstone Gallery, New York); Giuseppe Penone (Marian Goodman, New York); Lesley Vance (David Kordansky, Los Angeles); Richard Tuttle (Pace, New York); and Canan (Rampa, Istanbul); two-artist presentations by Marilyn Minter and Laurie Simmons (Salon 94, New York) and John McCracken and Franz West (David Zwirner, New York); and a new installation by Iran do Espírito Santo (Fortes Vilaca, São Paulo).

The 2015 fair introduces Spotlight, a new section for solo presentations of 20th-century art which has been a critically acclaimed feature at Frieze Masters in London. Advised by curator Adriano Pedrosa, Spotlight explores unexpected positions from established artists and presents new research into art from emerging territories, as well as significant work from overlooked artists. Rasheed Araeen (Aicon Gallery, New York), Lynn Hershman Leeson (Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco & Waldburger Wouters, Brussels), Howardena Pindell (Garth Greenan Gallery, New York), Carolee Schneemann (Hales, London) and Ibrahim El-Salahi (Vigo, London) are all included in the first New York edition of Spotlight.

Solo presentations by young galleries under eight years old, Frame features the most exciting emerging galleries from around the world. Additions to this year’s list include Antenna Space (Shanghai) showing Liu Ding; Freedman Fitzpatrick (Los Angeles) with Mathis Altmann; Mathew Gallery (Berlin) showing Than Hussein Clark; and Supplement (London) with Philomene Pirecki. Frame is advised by curators Raphael Gygax and Jacob Proctor.

A section for galleries founded after 2003, Focus brings curated projects specially conceived for Frieze NewYork and includes the most forward-thinking galleries working today. A number of these galleries have previously been exhibitors in the Frame section of the fair, including Bureau (New York); Carlos/Ishikawa (London); and Real Fine Arts (New York), which further underlines the fair’s commitment to fostering a community of galleries throughout all stages of development. Galleries participating in Focus that are new to Frieze New York include: Chi-Wen Gallery (Taipei); Foxy Production (New York); Frutta (Rome); Hunt Kastner (Prague); Instituto De Visión (Bogotá), Silberkuppe (Berlin) and Travesia Cuatro (Guadalajara/Madrid).

The Frieze Projects program at Frieze New York is curated by Cecilia Alemani and will feature six new artworks, inside, outside and even underneath the fair on Randall’s Island. The artists participating this year are: Korakrit Arunanondchai, Pia Camil, Samara Golden, Aki Sasamoto and Allyson Vieira. The program will also feature a special tribute to the Flux-Labyrinth, an installation conceived in Berlin in 1976 by George Maciunas, in collaboration with other Fluxus artists. For this homage at Frieze New York, Amalia Pica, John Bock and the collective Gelitin will create new environments, which turn the experience of traversing the space into a joyful and surreal exercise.