Ana Mazzei, “Espetáculo”, 2016

Frieze NY opens its 7th edition

(New York, USA)

The 7th edition of Frieze New York starts this Thursday, May 2nd, promising some very exciting news. The most important of them is probably the addition of two new curated sections to the fair: “For Your Infotainment”, the event’s first-ever themed sector, paying homage to Hudson’s Feature Inc. gallery in New York, and “Live”, focused on performances, installations and interactive projects. Already present in other versions of fair (Frieze London launched it four years ago), performance-dedicated sectors seem to be the trend when it comes to art fairs lately, by the way: this year’s SP-Arte, for instance, too inaugurated a booth dedicated to presenting performances.

The fair’s traditional game stays strong as well, as expected from a global trademark like Frieze’s. The general Galleries section feature over 110 galleries from 30 countries, five of them from Brazil, A Gentil Carioca, Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, Galeria Nara Roesler, Mendes Wood DM and Dan Galeria. PIPA Prize nominees Arjan Martins, Erika Verzutti, Laura Lima, Maria Laet, Maria Nepomuceno, OPAVIVARÁ!, Rodrigo Cass, Rodrigo Matheus, Rodrigo Torres and Vivian Caccuri are a few of the artists whose works will be showcased in their booths.

The rest of the fair is divided into the sectors Non-Profit, which offers visitors the opportunity to purchase affordable artworks by prominent artists, starting at US$120; Spotlight, presenting works by 20th-century artist pioneers; Focus, featuring galleries aged 12 years or younger; and, finally, Frame, in which galleries aged eight years or younger take part. Galeria Jaqueline Martins is one of them, presenting Ana Mazzei’s (author of “Espetáculo”, 2016, image which illustrates this post) most recent floor wood pieces.

Last but not least, for those eager to see some more Brazilian art, don’t miss out “Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960 – 1985”, part of the Frieze Week. On view at Brooklyn Museum after opening in the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, last year, the exhibition features 116 artists from South and Central American, among them names such as Lygia Pape and Lenora de Barros.

Frieze New York 2018
Randall’s Island Park
Preview: Wednesday, May 2nd, and Thursday, May 3rd
Friday, May 4th: 11am – 7pm
Saturday, May 5th: 11am – 6pm
Sunday, May 6th: 11am – 6pm



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