What Are Dealers Bringing to Frieze New York 2016?
Here's what to expect at the big white tent.
The countdown to the annual arts week behemoth that is anchored by the major Frieze Art Fair (May 5—8) on New York’s Randall’s Island is on. The fair will open for press and VIP previews tomorrow, on Wednesday May 4.
Be on the lookout for a live donkey courtesy of Maurizio Cattelan, and a jam-packed week of related satellite fairs, parties, and events. But the main attraction is the thousands of pieces of new and exciting art that will be on view from blue-chip dealers around the world.
Here are some of our top picks for gallery booths to see—and what they’ll be showing.
Sperone Westwater Gallery will show four new works by Iranian-born, New York- based artist Ali Banisadr. The works on view reflect the artist’s childhood memories of the Iran-Iraq war, and his attempts to tackle the history of painting, according to a statement from the gallery.
Marianne Boesky is presenting a two-person booth of works by Italian artist Pier Paolo Calzolari and Vienna-based painter Svenja Deininger.
The centerpiece of the booth is Calzolari’s iconic painting diptych and bathtub, Ensemble (2006-2009), which highlights the artists’ explorations of time. Also included will be a new selection of paintings by Deininger.
London-based Hales Gallery will be showing a selection of rare, early 1980s paintings by Frank Bowling in the lead up to his 1986 show at the Serpentine Gallery.
This is the first time these works will be shown together in the US and the artist will be attending the fair to celebrate the occasion.
Salon 94 is bringing works including paintings by Judy Chicago, Ibrahim El-Salahi, Betty Woodman, and Marina Adams, prints by Hannah Liden, photographs by Laurie Simmons, works by Lorna Simpson, Huma Bhabha, and Marilyn Minter.
Kerlin Gallery in Dublin, is presenting work by Liam Gillick, Callum Innes, Merlin James (whose work was recently acquired by the Dallas Museum of Art during the recent Dallas Art Fair), William McKeown, Isabel Nolan, and Jan Pleitner.
Dominique Levy gallery is bringing a rich selection of works by artists including Enrico Castellani, Gego, David Hammons, Yves Klein, Senga Nengudi, Roman Opalka, Adrian Piper, Chung Sang-Hwa, Karin Schneider, Pierre Soulages, and Günther Uecker.
The centerpiece of James Cohan Gallery’s booth will be Mariola, a hanging sculpture by Brazilian star Beatriz Milhazes, from her new series of sculptures which premiered in the gallery’s October 2015 exhibition. The sculptures grew out a series of installation pieces entitled Gamboa that Milhazes created for Prospect 1 New Orleans Biennial.
On May 3, a site-specific Gamboa installation by Milhazes will be unveiled at The Jewish Museum in dialog with the museum’s monographic exhibition of Brazilian artist and landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx.
Cohan Gallery is also showing the paintings of Lee Mullican, which are being introduced both at the fair as well as at the Chelsea location of the gallery in mid-May.
“We are excited to be presenting his work from primarily the 1960s along with Susan Inglett Gallery (whose show opened April 29), focusing on works from the 1950s. This is the first significant introduction of Lee Mullican (father of artist Matt Millican) in New York,” gallery partner Jane Cohan told artnet News via email.
Timothy Taylor Gallery from London is presenting “Painting, assemblage and the readymade,” described as a group project that “integrates the gallery’s master and contemporary programs.”
The show will juxtapose mixed media painting by Antoni Tàpies, with works by Shezad Dawood, Gabriel de la Mora, and Josephine Meckseper.
Maureen Paley, London, will present a selected group of previously unseen artworks by Michael Krebber, Gillian Wearing, Liam Gillick, as well as work by Wolfgang Tillmans, whose solo exhibition at the gallery opens June 9. The gallery will also present be presenting work by Peter Hujar and General Idea alongside new work by Paulo Nimer Pjota.
Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, is mounting a solo presentation of artist Walton Ford, featuring a series of six new paintings, inspired by a historical account of a black panther that escaped from a Zurich zoo in 1933.
New York’s Tanya Bonakdar is presenting work by a lengthy list of gallery artists including Martin Boyce, Sandra Cinto, Mark Dion, Olafur Eliasson, Carla Klein, Agnieszka Kurant, Rita Lundqvist, Mark Manders, Rivane Neuenschwander, Lisa Oppenheim, Susan Philipsz, Analia Saban, Tomás Saraceno, Thomas Scheibitz, Slavs and Tatars, Haim Steinbach, Sarah Sze, Gillian Wearing, and Michael Wilkinson.
Lehmann Maupin is bringing a curated group of works by artists exploring unconventional portraiture, including Mickalene Thomas, Erwin Wurm, and Ashley Bickerton.
Pace Gallery’s second outing at Frieze will feature a solo booth dedicated to recent works by Fred Wilson. The gallery’s stand will feature a collection of the artist’s bronzes, flag paintings and glass drips, mirrors and Venetian glass chandeliers.
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