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Frieze New York

Randall’s Island Park

May 2-5, 2019

FAQs

When is Frieze New York 2019?
The fair will be open to the public from May 2-5, with two Preview Days May 1 and May 2.

How do I get a ticket for the fair?
Tickets for Frieze New York 2019 are now on sale and only available oline in advance. Tickets will not be available at the door. Buy yours now.

Booking Inquiries
SEE Tickets hotline +18445840653 (USA - toll free), +44 (0)871 230 3452 (UK - calls cost 13p/min standard network charges), +44 (0)115 896 3082 (International). Order tracker and live chat.

What makes Frieze New York different from other art fairs?
Frieze New York offers the opportunity to encounter an exceptional quality and range of artwork, featuring the world’s most exciting emerging talents together with iconic names in modern and contemporary art. Independent curators have specially advised on sections Frame and Spotlight to encourage discovery and connoisseurship. Visitors can also experience a dynamic series of talks, Live performances, new artist commissions and the city’s most talked about restaurants – all in a bespoke structure, designed for the experience of art and overlooking the East River in Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan.

What is the relationship between Frieze New York and Frieze London?
Frieze New York takes a similar approach to Frieze London, one of the world’s most influential contemporary art fairs. Frieze New York is also housed in a bespoke structure and located in a unique setting overlooking the East River. Frieze New York and Frieze London are separate fairs and applications to each are a discreet process.

Who are the Directors of Frieze New York?
Victoria Siddall is Director of Frieze Fairs, supported in New York by Artistic Director, Loring Randolph. Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover are the founders of Frieze.

How are the galleries selected for the fair?
The application form for Frieze New York is available online in June of each year. The application deadline is in August and the selection is made in September. There is an appeals procedure in late November. The selection is made by a committee of gallerists who participate in the fair; the fair directors chair the meeting but do not vote. In 2018 the Frieze New York committee members were: Miguel Abreu (Miguel Abreu Gallery), Bridget Donahue (Bridget Donahue), Andrew Hamilton (The Modern Institute), Bellatrix Hubert (David Zwirner Gallery), Mara McCarthy (The Box) and Matthew Wood (Mendes Wood DM).

What are the gallery sections at Frieze New York?
Frieze New York is made up of the main gallery section and feature sections: Frame, Spotlight and Live plus a new themed sections for 2019.

What is Frame?
Frame is a section dedicated to galleries established less than 10 years ago. Galleries are selected on the basis of a proposed solo presentation. Frame allows visitors and collectors to see work by artists who have not previously benefitted from an international platform to show their work.

Who are the Frame advisors?
The Frieze New York 2019 Frame and Focus advisors are Andrew Bonacina (The Hepworth Wakefield) andwho hands over to Laura McLean-Ferris (Swiss Institute, New York). 

What is Spotlight?
Revealing foundational moments in art through pioneering figures from across the world, Spotlight features positions beyond the Western tradition, surveys of under-recognized artists and rarely seen work by iconic figures of the avant-garde. 

Who is the Spotlight advisor?
Laura Hoptman (Executive Director, The Drawing Center) is the new curator of Spotlight in 2019. Previously curator at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Hoptman has overseen landmark exhibitions by Yayoi Kusama, Isa Genzken, Henry Taylor, Bruce Conner, and Elizabeth Peyton, as well as the 54th Carnegie International at the Carnegie Museum (Pittsburgh).

What is the Reading Room?
The Reading Room, offers visitors the opportunity to browse and buy a curated selection of the world’s best arts and culture publications.

What is the Frieze Artist Award?
Curated by Courtney J. Martin (DIA Art Foundation), the Frieze Artist Award is an international open call for an emerging artist to realize a major site-specific work at Frieze New York. Lauren Halsey is the 2019 winner of the Frieze Artist Award. The Frieze Artist Award is supported by the Luma Foundation.

What is Frieze Talks?
Frieze Talks are a daily program of keynote lectures, panel debates and discussions featuring leading writers and artists. In 2019, Frieze Talks are organized by Tom Eccles and Amy Zion (Bard College, New York).

Does Frieze produce any publications to accompany the fair?
Launched at Frieze New York in 2016, Frieze Week magazine celebrates the richness of the fair as well as the simultaneous surge of cultural events that take place across the city. The magazine is available for free at the fair.

How do I get to the fair?
Frieze New York is located in Randall’s Island Park (google map).

  • The fastest and most scenic way to get to the fair is via our East 35th Street Ferry service, on the East River, every 30 minutes, taking 20 minutes.
  • Frieze ferry services run from 30 minutes before and after fair opening hours.
  • No self-parking is available on Randall’s Island. Handicap parking spaces are available for correctly permitted vehicles. There will be very limited valet parking ($50, flat rate). A free cellphone lot for chauffeured cars will also be available. Please note, space is very limited and drivers need to stay with the cars.
  • Taxis, Ubers and black cars can drop and collect passengers at both North and South entrances. 15 minutes from the Upper East Side, 30 minutes from Chelsea. Follow the signs once on Randall's Island. We recommend downloading a local car service app.

The East 35th St Ferry service is highly recommended and tickets should be purchased online in advance. Buy Ferry tickets now.

Where can I eat and drink at Frieze New York?
Visitors can enjoy New York City’s most talked-about restaurants including many returning Frieze favorites Court Street Grocers, Frankies Spuntino, Roberta’s and TYME Fast Food, alongside new additions The Fat Radish, Gertie, Foul Witch by Blanca, Black Fox Coffee and Café Artois. Ruinart returns for the third year as the official Champagne Partner, and LIFEWTR is the official water for Frieze New York. 

If I cannot get to New York is there any part of the fair that I can still enjoy?
Our website offers details of all Frieze programming. For updates on Frieze New York 2017, follow @friezeartfair on Instagram and Twitter, become a fan on Facebook and sign up to the Frieze e-newsletter.

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