2016 Frieze Art Fair – New York

Taking place on Randall’s Island in New York City, the Frieze Art Fair is touted as one of the city’s most exciting weekend-long art fair festivals. Founded in 1991 by Tom Gidley, Amanda Sharp, and Matthew Slotover, frieze magazine has become the contemporary art and culture industry’s leading magazine. Shortly after Frieze London debuted in 2003, it became one of the world’s most influential cart fairs. Nine years later, in 2012, Slotover, Sharp, and Gidley founded Frieze New York. What separates Frieze New York from other shows is the unique opportunity the fair presents for potential buyers and collectors to come face-to-face with up-and-coming artists and household names, as well as breakthrough works. At Frieze New York, visitors are encouraged to attend any number of talks, restaurants, and new artist commissions. The weekend-long show takes place in a bespoke structure that’s specifically designed for the experience art, all while overlooking Manhattan and the East River.

Tickets for the May 5 to May 8 show can be purchased online. On Thursday, May 6, Eileen Myles will provide the show’s keynote address, which will focus on “what a poet might be doing here,” will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. A detailed list of Frieze’s events can also be found online, and a thorough list of all of the participating galleries can also be found on the fair’s website.

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