The Frieze New York 2015 art fair opens to the public in just two days, joined by a number of other fairs that are happening around New York this week. Below, a complete guide to all the Frieze Week 2015 action.
FRIEZE NEW YORK: MAY 14-MAY 17
Frieze returns to Randall’s Island Park for its fourth edition this year. A “distinct serpentine structure” (according to the fair’s website) overlooking the East River will host over 200 galleries from around the world. Frieze’s usual Frame and Focus sections, which feature artists represented by emerging galleries and art especially conceived for Frieze, will return, in addition to a Spotlight, a new section dedicated to solo presentations of global 20th-century art. Frieze is accessible by a 20-minute ferry ride ($19 round trip), which runs from the 35th Street Ferry Dock every 20 to 30 minutes during the fair’s opening hours. A bus also leaves from the Guggenheim Museum on 5th Avenue between 88th and 89th Streets approximately every 10 minutes, beginning a half-hour before fair hours, and takes about 15 to 20 minutes to reach the island. Tickets are $8 roundtrip, and must be purchased on Frieze’s website. Additionally, walking or biking to the fair is possible via the 103rd Street footbridge, which is accessible via the East River Esplanade at 103rd Street and FDR Drive. Obviously, taxi/car/Uber services are another possibility—Randall’s Island has $25 self parking for up to 1,300 cars, and $40 valet service.
May 14-–ay 16, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., May 17, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. One day, $44; Student and/or 17-25-year-olds (Thursday/Friday), $10; Students, $28
NADA: MAY 14-MAY 17
The New Art Dealers Association (NADA) will also be returning for its fourth New York edition, at Basketball City (at Pier 36, 299 South Street), with 75 galleries and a host of exciting Special Projects, including a canine troubadour and a poker game. The fair is accessible via the F (to East Broadway) and the B or D (to Grand Street) subway trains, and Route 22 and Route 9 buses. Parking is available onsite, and free shuttles will run each day of the fair between the New Museum and NADA.
May 14 (opening preview by special invitation), 3 p.m.-8 p.m.; May 15-16, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; May 17, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Admission is free
ART MIAMI: MAY 14-MAY 17
Art Miami will premiere at Pier 94 (12th Avenue at 55th Street) with 100 international contemporary galleries, focusing mostly on emerging talent as well as “mid career cutting-edge artists, anchored by a fresh selection of secondary market works by top name artists from the Modern and Post-War eras.” An estimated 1,200 artists from over 50 countries will be showing here. So how to get there? Art Miami is offering all Frieze VIP cardholders courtesy shuttle service to Pier 94 from the Frieze Ferry at 35th Street (as well as complimentary attendance to Art Miami). The nearest subways are the 8th avenue E or C trains to 50th Street, then via the M50 bus line. Additionally, bus lines M16 and M42 provide service to 42nd Street and Twelfth Avenue.
May 14, 5 p.m.-9 p.m.; May 15-16, 12 p.m.-8 p.m.; May 17, 12 p.m.-6 p.m.; One Day pass, $25; Multi-day pass, $55; Students 12-18 and seniors 62+ years, $15; groups of 10 or more (online only), $15; children 12 and under accompanied by adult, free
1:54 CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART: MAY 15-17
This will be the fair’s first New York appearance after two editions during Frieze London, and 16 galleries will be hosted by Dustin Yellin’s Pioneer Works at 159 Pioneer Street in Red Hook, Brooklyn, as well as FORUM events, featuring talks and panels with artists like Hank Willis Thomas, Lyle Ashton Harris, and Julie Mehretu. Transportation options are plentiful: from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on May 15 and 16 and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on May 17 you can take the 2, 3, 4, 5, R subway trains to Borough Hall or the A, C, F, R to Jay Street Metro Tech, after which complimentary 1:54 Shuttle will depart every hour from the corner of Boerum Place and Joralemon Street to Pioneer Works; there’s also a 15-minute water taxi (!) option, in the form of the Ikea Express Shuttle, which departs every 50 minutes from Wall Street’s Pier 11 in Manhattan to Van Brunt Street in Red Hook. And then there’s Uber—if you download the Uber app on your phone, you can get $25 off your first ride to or from 1:54 NY with the promo code “154artfair25.” Existing users will get 10 percent off a ride to or from the fair with the promo code “154artfair10.”
May 15-16, 12-8 p.m.; May 17, 12-6 p.m., Day pass, $10; Student day pass, $5; Combined, $25
SALON ZÜRCHER: MAY 12-17
The boutique of the bunch, the mini fair begins today and features 16 artists at both Zürcher Gallery’s 33 Bleecker Street location and Cathouse FUNeral at 260 Richardson Street in Brooklyn. Take the 6 to Bleecker St. or the B,D,F,M to Broadway/Lafayette for the former, and the B24 to Kingsland Avenue for the latter.
May 11, 5-8 p.m.; May 12, 12-8 p.m.; May 13, 12-4 p.m.; May 14-16, 12-8 p.m.; May 17, 12-5 p.m.
SEVEN: MAY 8-17
Maybe not a fair proper, Williamsburg’s Seven is a collaborative show featuring seven New York galleries. The surveillance-themed exhibition is called “Anonymity, no longer an option” and features work from Katarzyna Kozyra (Postmasters); Mark Lombardi (Pierogi); Trevor Paglen (Metro Pictures); Suzanne Treister (P•P•O•W); Mark Tribe (Momenta Art); Sam Van Aken (Ronald Feldman Fine Arts); and Addie Wagenknecht (bitforms gallery). It is also the place where you can check out the illegally installed sculpture bust of Ed Snowden that was in Fort Greene Park last month. The fair will take place at the Pierogi Boiler in Greenpoint, Brooklyn (191 North 14th Street), and visitors can take the G train to Nassau Avenue.
May 8, 6-9 p.m.; May 9-10, 12-6 p.m.; May 13-17, 12-6 p.m.
SELECT: May 13-17
This year, one entire floor of the SELECT fair—curated by Brian Whiteley and located at Center 548 (548 West 22nd Street, in the former Dia Building in Chelsea)—will be dedicated solely to Brooklyn-based galleries. Special projects exclusive to the fair include the premiere of “Blinded by the Light,” a piece by performance artist Millie Brown, presented in partnership with the Marina Abramovic Institute and FREDIE & CO. If that’s not enough, at night the rooftop of the fair will include an impressive program of musical performances, curated by the Ridgewood DIY space Trans-Pecos and Terrible Records.
General admission, $20; Multi-day pass, $25; Students + seniors, $10; May 13 (VIP Preview), 6-10 p.m.; May 14-15, 2-10 p.m.; May 16, 12-10 p.m. May 17, 12-6 p.m.
COLLECTIVE DESIGN: MAY 13-17
A design fair in a sea of art fairs, Collective Design in the West Village runs from May 13 to the 17. Founded by architect Steven Learner, the fair focuses on work from the 20th century through today and includes an impressive list of exhibitors and programming. Be sure to check out a pop-up from “the Exclusive Automotive Sponsor of Collective Design fair,” Cadillac. They are presenting the 1953 Cadillac LeMans Concept Convertible and the First-Ever ATS-V Coupe. The fair will take place at at Skylight Clarkson Sq, 550 Washington Street, between West Houston and Spring Streets, close to the 1 subway station at Houston Street and the C/E trains at Spring Street. For those arriving by car, Icon Parking is located at 120 King Street between Greenwich and Hudson Streets and 375 Hudson Street between West Houston and King Streets. Another FYI: Uber is an official transportation partner with Collective Design.
May 13-14, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; May 15, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; May 16, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; May 17, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Adult, $25; Seniors (65+), $15; Students with valid I.D., $15