Frieze New York 2017 Market News

Frieze New York Announces 2017 Projects Program

Ryan McNamara, Battleground, Guggenheim Museum, New York. COURTESY FRIEZE

Ryan McNamara, Battleground, 2016, at the Guggenheim Museum, New York.


Frieze New York has announced details for seven commissioned performances, happenings, and installations that will form the 2017 Frieze Projects program, which transpires during the Frieze New York art fair May 5-7 on Randall’s Island. The program is curated for the sixth year by Cecilia Alemani, also the director and chief curator of High Line Art.

Voyeurism forms the central theme of this year’s commissions, which include interactive, site-specific artworks by Dora Budor, Elaine Cameron-Weir, and Jon Rafman. Giosetta Fioroni and Fabio Mauri will intermittently re-stage past projects alongside new commissions by Ryan McNamara and Adam Pendleton in an area of the fair to be dedicated to the experimental exhibition “Il Teatro delle Mostre,” which took place in 1986 at the Galleria La Tartaruga in Rome.

Addressing the commissions in a press statement, curator Cecilia Alemani said, “There isn’t a better place than the fair to look at people and art—and to be looked at in return. This year’s projects make us aware of this dynamic, revealing the tension between exhibitionism and voyeurism.”

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