This year Frieze New York will return to Randall’s Island Park in New York City, with the most eminent artists showing their artworks in a serpentine tent structure that snakes across Randall's Island overlooking the East River. Once again the fair will take advantage of its East River location and innovative structural design to showcase the most exciting contemporary galleries from around the globe.
The fourth edition of the New York art fair will bring together over 190 of the world’s leading contemporary galleries, with 63 participants from the fair’s host city.
Demonstrating Frieze’s commitment to discovery, a new addition to the 2015 fair is Spotlight, a section advised by curator Adriano Pedrosa dedicated to solo artist presentations of work made in the 20th century.
The other main sections are:
Frame that is dedicated to galleries under eight years old presenting solo shows and remains committed to showing some of the most exciting new galleries from around the world.
Focus that is a section for galleries founded in or after 2003. Bringing to the fair curated projects and solo stands specially conceived for Frieze New York, this section includes some of the most forward- thinking galleries working today.
Frieze Projects and Frieze Sounds that will once again be curated by Cecilia Alemani, presenting ambitious new work in response to the fair’s Randall’s Island location.
There are lot of works by artists revered for their ability to harness the power of humor, like Barbara Kruger that presents an image of an iPhone with buttons reading "kindness," "laughter," "resistance," and "irony." And the diminutive size of a photograph of Keith Arnatt holding a big sign proclaiming, "I'M A REAL ARTIST," undercuts the validity of such an insistent message.
Frieze Projects this year seems to want to steer audiences into labyrinthine constructions and surreal happenings. Humor is one of our first lines of defense against the tragedy and absurdity of life, against our failures, insecurities and pain. In art, humor can come in many forms.
Frieze New York
May 14 -17 , 2016