This year, the tenth edition of Frieze New York promises to be momentous in many ways. Taking place in a new home at The Shed in Manhattan, this year’s physical fair is accompanied by an online presence that is being pushed further than ever.
Frieze New York at The Shed will bring together over 60 select galleries from New York, the US and around the world. For those visiting the new venue in person, a Tribute to the Vision & Justice Project will be the shared focus of the participating galleries. Frieze Viewing Room continues the fair online, connecting galleries and audiences across the globe.
Art:LIVE in collaboration with Frieze
Art:LIVE is a new broadcast and video programme designed as a collaboration between Frieze and Deutsche Bank, for audiences who prefer – or need – a virtual alternative to the physical fair. It will open doors to inspiring spaces and important conversations, taking viewers to the cutting edge of contemporary art and culture. With the theme of ‘Reflect, Refocus, Reset’ at its heart, it will capture the cautious optimism of the times we live in while reflecting on lessons learnt from our recent past.
What to expect from Art:LIVE
Jessica Morgan, Director of Dia Art Foundation and previously a curator at the Tate and Tate Modern, will take audiences on a tour through the expanded Dia: Chelsea, which is reopening after two years of renovation. And Lucy Raven, whose work engages the legacy of the Land artists that Dia has supported since the early 1970s, will discuss her new site-specific commission.
Annabelle Selldorf, German-born architect and founding principal of Selldorf Architects, will reflect on her career and practice, following her landmark collaboration with the Frick Collection on its relocation to Marcel Breuer’s former Whitney Museum. And an encounter with Italian excellence awaits, with jewellery designer Delfina Delettrez and the multi-faceted artist Nico Vascellari giving guests a glimpse into their world.
Finally, an intimate conversation with performance art pioneer Marina Abramović promises to offer her viewers an experience that will live long in the memory.
Frieze Viewing Room online
The unprecedented online reach of the fair extends to Frieze Viewing Room, where an expanded list of 160 galleries from six continents will give visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in an extraordinary cross-section of artworks online. Visitors will be able to discover the exhibition ‘Ways of Seeing Abstraction’, which features abstract artworks from the Deutsche Bank Collection and is also currently showing at the PalaisPopulaire in Berlin.
Tribute to the Vision & Justice Project
Alongside the fair’s gallery sections, Frieze New York is anchored by a programme of collaborations, exhibitions and talks. The central strand of programming for 2021 encompasses a Tribute to the Vision & Justice Project and its founder, Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, Associate Professor at Harvard University, with over 50 galleries and institutions pledging their support.
Connecting the world with Frieze New York
“Following a year when so much has ground to a halt, our partnership with Frieze has continued to move forward,” said Nicky WestPoole, Head of Event & Partnership Marketing for Deutsche Bank International Private Bank. “The ‘hybrid’ approach of this year’s fair, combining both digital and physical platforms, enables us to maintain our commitment to artistic excellence and find new ways to connect with our clients and contemporary art enthusiasts around the world.”
About Frieze New York 2021
This year marks the 18th consecutive year that Deutsche Bank has been the Global Lead Partner for Frieze Art Fairs. Frieze New York, featuring over 60 leading galleries, takes place at The Shed in New York, May 5-9, 2021. Frieze Viewing Room will run in parallel to the fair, from May 5-14, 2021.