in Frieze | 06 MAY 16

Day and Night: Friday

Your daily guide to the best shows, events and talks 

in Frieze | 06 MAY 16

Getting to the fair

  • Friday opening times are 11am–8pm.
  • More information on tickets can be found here.
  • To get the best view of Alex da Corte’s project outside of the tent (you won’t miss it), take the ferry from East 35th Street (every 30 minutes, there in 20) or East 90th Street (every 10 minutes, there in 5 - Wed through Fri only). Tickets are $19 round-trip and can be used on either route. 
  • Or take the Frieze bus Frieze Bus depart every 10 minutes from outside the Guggenheim Museum on 5th Avenue. 
  • If you have to drive, it’s best to get an Uber or a cab. There is limited valet parking.

Gavin Brown's Enterprise, Frieze New York 2016. Photographs: Mark Blower; courtesy: Mark Blower/Frieze

At the fair

  • At 11am in the Reading Room, curator Hans Ulrich Obrist will be signing copies of his new book, Conversations in Colombia: ANAÑAM-YOU-REYA, a collection of interviews and collaborative projects with contributions by artists Beatriz González, Mateo López, Gabrial Sierra and José Antonio Suárez Londoño.
  • In the Auditorium at 12pm, frieze co-editor Dan Fox speaks to Turner-prize-winning artist Mark Leckey about his life, work and love of music.
  • Return to the Reading Room at2pm to hear curator Omar Kholeif (Manilow Senior Curator, MCA Chicago) in conversation with Egyptian-born, Swiss-based artist, Basim Magdy.
  • At 4pmKholeif will move to the Auditorium to host a panel discussion with Zach BlasAndrea Crespo and Jacolby Satterwhite, questioning how the body is mediated through human-made technologies.
  • Frieze Sounds: Listen to brand new sound commissions from GCCLiz Magic Laser and Giorgio Andreotta Calò in collaboration with MADRIEMA.

Galerie Max Hetzler, Frieze New York 2016

In the city

  • As part of Lower East Side and Soho Morning, a number of galleries and non-profits will open their doors to the public. A full list of participants can be found here.
  • Head to SculptureCenter at 10am for a preview of Leslie Hewitt's new solo show, 'Collective Stance'.
  • At 10am, Frieze New York VIP hotel partner The Surrey will give a tour of its new pop-up exhibit, ArtSpeak.
  • Visit Lehmann Maupin at 10am for a champagne brunch in honour of Adriana Varejão's new exhibition, 'Kindred Spirits'.
  • The Artist's Institute will host a 10am preview of Hilton Als's new exhibitio, 'God Made My Face: James Baldwin and the Children'. 
  • From 10:00 am – 12:00 pmRachel Uffner Gallery are hosting a brunch and artist talk to celebrate two new exhibitions: Strauss Bourque-LaFrance, post paintings; and Sara Greenberger Rafferty, New Works: Dresses and Books

The Breeder, Frieze New York 2016


  • To mark the publication of her first monograph,celebrated artist Sarah Sze will be talking at the New York Public Library at 7pm.
  • At 6pm, Sean Kelly Gallery will open 'Construct', a new solo presentation of works by Anthony Gormley.
  • Visit BROADWAY 1602 Gallery at 6pm for the opening of their inaugural show, '121'.
  • At 7pm, Derek Eller Gallery will host a reception for its latest exhibition, a solo presentation of new work by Peter Linde Busk.