Frieze has revealed the exhibitors for the next edition of its New York fair, which will return to the Shed this spring with 68 participating galleries. The smallest of Frieze’s fairs, it nonetheless features all the heavyweight global galleries visitors have come to expect, including Gagosian, Hauser & Wirth, Pace and David Zwirner, plus many of the most closely-watched international galleries, from Kurimanzutto, Victoria Miro and Sprüth Magers to Gladstone Gallery, Massimodecarlo and Stevenson. This edition of Frieze New York (1-5 May) will be the first since Frieze bought New York’s long-running, flagship art fair, The Armory Show, which takes place in September at the nearby Javits Center.
The number of exhibitors at Frieze New York this year is consistent with last year’s lineup. What has changed for the fair’s 12th iteration is its timing. Whereas in 2023 it occurred in the middle of May, following several other fairs including the New York edition of The European Fine Art Fair (Tefaf), this year the sequence is reversed, with Frieze New York opening at the beginning of the month, concurrent with Nada New York (2-5 May) and Future Fair (1-4 May), while Tefaf New York (10-14 May), Independent (9-12 May) and others will take place around the middle of the month. Adding further art market energy to the mix will be the marquee spring sales at auction houses Christie’s, Phillips and Sotheby’s, whose dates have yet to be announced but typically take place within the first three weeks of May.
Another change at Frieze New York this year is that Lumi Tan, the curatorial director of the restored art amusement park Luna Luna, is organising the fair’s Focus sector for young galleries. That sector will feature four first-time exhibitors: São Paulo’s Central Galeria, Lisbon-based Madragoa, Chicago’s Patron and New York’s own Kapp Kapp.
“This year's Focus section promotes an expanded definition of discovery that extends beyond age or exposure,” Tan said in a statement. “It's a thrilling opportunity to bring those who have been steadfast in their position for decades together with younger artists who share throughlines in their artistic and societal concerns.”
- Frieze New York 2024, 1-5 May, the Shed, Manhattan