Frieze New York 2022: Activism, NFTs and performances around the city

On the tenth anniversary of Frieze New York, the art fair returns to The Shed for the second time. While last year’s show was held with vaccine QR codes and tentative caution, this year promises to be a confident star event.

Frieze New York 2022 at The Shed: Must-sees inside and outside the booth

Inside the show, several galleries focused on solo exhibitions, with highlights including David Zwirner’s Carol Bove, Gagosian’s Albert Oehlen and Mai-Thu Perret by David Kordansky. Elsewhere, in panel presentations, Sadie Coles HQ will showcase the likes of Alex Da Corte and well-known brands such as Urs Fischer and Sarah Lucas.

Hauser & Wirth will present by Charles Gaines Presenting his acclaimed and growing large-scale works numbers and trees series. Thaddaeus Ropac will host Georg Baselitz, Donald Judd and Alvaro Barrington, while Perrotin will provide sculptures by Paola Pivi, BatickelDaniel Arsham and Takashi Murakami.

While the debate (and market) surrounding NFTs continues, LG is pushing ahead, teaming up with artist Kevin McCoy and co-creator Jennifer McCoy to showcase new work on cutting-edge hardware, or “digital canvases.”Those who need a pit stop (who happen to have a Frieze VIP membership) may be hanging out at the Ruinart Lounge Jeppe Hein’s Meditation Interactive Art Experience.

Exterior of Frieze New York, The Shed. Photography: Brett Baier

Online, Frieze Viewing Room offers a comprehensive option for those unable to attend in person. Its organization reflects the vision of the IRL show, including sections such as “Frames,” highlighting galleries under 10, and a 3D viewing room powered by Vortic technology that allows visitors to tour the booth and browse the shopper-friendly “Under $10” ‘k’ edit.

It has been an intense political time in the United States like pedros reyes zero nuclear weapons Politics will remain high on the agenda, as well as directors of Frieze New York and Christina Messineo Los Angeles’ Plan Your Vote initiative. On the role of the arts in social and cultural advancement, Messineo said: “To mark our tenth anniversary, Frieze New York is partnering with key, New York City-based nonprofits that are also celebrating their anniversaries. Support for emerging visual and performance artists, especially women, black and LGBTQ practitioners, reflects the ethos of many of the artists featured at this year’s fair. The missions of these organizations are as urgent as they were when they were founded in the 1970s, and Frieze New York offers them A tribute to creative life.

While The Tent (also known as The Shed) is where the main event takes place, satellite events will take place across the city. Tom Burr has improved his 1997 article “Eight Makeovers: A Series of Locations in Manhattan” with a poster series that will appear in eight locations, as well as further work at The Shed. Elsewhere, Matches Fashion transported its Mayfair townhouse at 5 Carlos Place to the Upper East Side for a week-long show featuring retail, Food, Design and Music.

Takashi Murakami: “The Arrow Through History”
Gagosian (976 & 980 Madison Avenue)
Until June 25, 2022

Takashi Murakami, “The Arrow Through History,” installation view at 980 Madison Avenue, 2022. Artwork © 2022 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. all rights reserved. Photography: Rob McIver.Courtesy Gagosian

Takashi Murakami always seems to be in the middle of the “moment”. But in New York this May, the Japanese artist is picking up the pace with a three-part show at Gagosian’s two New York galleries. In typical Murakami fashion, “An Arrow through History” will connect the world.At the gallery at 976 Madison Avenue, the artist showcases his Clone X NFT Initiative developed in partnership with RTFKT (2021). Clone X is a series of NFT avatars envisioned as 3D figures with the artist’s unique pattern.Meanwhile, 980 Madison Avenue is dedicated to Murakami NFT Project (2021-22). Takashi Murakami’s New York show opens ahead of a major show at The Broad in Los Angeles.

“Cindy Sherman: 1977 – 1982”
Hauser & Wirth 69th Street
Date: Until July 29, 2022

Installation view, “Cindy Sherman. 1977–1982, Hauser & Wirth New York 69th Street, 2022-29 July 2022 © Hauser & Wirth Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth.Photography: Thomas Barratt

Cindy Sherman is a versatile artist. She is also an artist known for changing the role of the camera in art. In addition to the cameraman, Sherman has taken on the roles of makeup artist, hairdresser, stylist and director, and has established herself as the protagonist of her hyperstage narrative.Her first major exhibition at Hauser & Wirth focuses on key early works – including a complete set of 70 works untitled movie stills, rear screen projection and insert – Dive into female stereotypes. Although created more than 40 years ago, Sherman’s formative work has resonated contemporary resonance with uncanny effect.

Whitney Biennial
Whitney Museum of American Art
Dates: until September 6, 2022

Left to right: Charles Ray, hamburger2021; Jeff2021; Ninety-nine bottles of beer on the wall2021. Ron Amstuz Photography

this 2022 Whitney Biennial Been on the job since 2019; before the Covid-19 pandemic and before the police on duty murdered George Floyd. However, as Nick Compton reports, the politics of the show — explicit and abstract — are mostly about identity and belonging, showcasing the work of 63 artists who are intentionally diverse, ranging from emerging talent (in plentiful supply) to art icon.Exhibiting artists include Ellen Gallagher, Alejandro Morales, Emily Barker, Sable Elyse Smith, Coco Fusco and Charles Ray.

Nari Ward, ‘I’ll take you there; a manifesto’
Location: Lyman Maupin
Dates: Until June 4, 2022

Nari Ward, announcement, 2022, made of shoelaces.Courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin in New York, Hong Kong, Seoul and London

Nari Ward, who lives in Harlem, finds inspiration in his surroundings, literally. Using materials picked up from nearby walks, large and small, he repurposes objects from traffic cones to shoelaces for sculptures that challenge and question issues of community, gentrification and economic disparity. A room-sized sculpture of everyday objects such as milk crates, ladders, strollers and wine bottles is spooky and hard to pin down, a memorial totem for souls lost during the pandemic. The show includes four new text-based pieces that outline Gothic letters by threading sneaker laces, including “If We Must Die,” taken from Claude McKay’s 1919 poem.

Pace Gallery Demo

Just a few blocks from The Shed, Pace’s Frieze booth will showcase new paintings by Latifa Echakhch, and the gallery will host various exhibitions at its flagship Chelsea store at 540 West 25th Street and 510 West 25th Street. Highlights include “William Munch: The Ferryman” (through June 11), which will feature three exhibitions in partnership with Green at the Pace and Green Spaces in New York and the East Hampton Gallery in Pace, featuring Munch’s New paintings and works on paper. Elsewhere, a solo exhibition by Indian artist Prabhavathi Meppayil showcases new and recent paintings and sculptures, showcasing her use of traditional Bangalore goldsmithing tools and techniques passed down by her family for generations.

Moleskine ‘Detour’ New York Exhibition
One World Observation Deck, One World Trade Center
until May 22

Frances Goodman yellow line. Courtesy Moleskin Foundation

Notebooks serve a variety of purposes: planning, documenting, and stimulating new concepts. Reveal the inner workings of our best ideas and hide the ones we wish never came. The non-profit Moleskine Foundation has collected more than 1,300 “art notebooks” – each Moleskine notebook transformed by an artist into their own conceptual canvas. An exhibition at one of the world’s observatories, “Detour,” showcases the work of 75 creative thinkers, including William Kentridge, Francis Kéré, Paula Scher, Sigur Rós and Joana Vasconcelos. Each creator donates their notebooks to the Moleskine Foundation in support of its mission of “creating creativity for social change” through community youth programs. §

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