in Frieze New York | 07 MAY 21

Friday at Frieze New York

Digital talks, screenings and highlights from Frieze New York's programming

in Frieze New York | 07 MAY 21

Begin the day by browsing Frieze Viewing Room. Accessible from anywhere in the world and connecting you to the best of contemporary art.

Explore virtual booths by galleries from all around the world, including a solo presentation of Esther Pearl Watson (Vielmetter Los Angeles), works by Chinese artist Ding Yi (Timothy Taylor) and Helina Metaferia (Addis Fine Art); murals by Victoria Lomasko (Edel Assanti), ceramics by Erin Jane Nelson (Chapter NY), alongside many others.

sther Pearl WatsonNovember 1, La Fiesta Party Supply, 2020 Acrylic on panel9" x 12" x ⁷⁄₈" [HxWxD] (22.86 x 30.48 x 2.21 cm) Gallery Inventory#EPW391 Signed and dated on back  Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles  Photo credit: Jeff McLane
Esther Pearl Watson, November 1, La Fiesta Party Supply, 2020. Acrylic on panel. Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles

Don't forget to watch HBO's documentary Black Art: In the Absence of Light (2021) inspired by the extraordinary impact of David Driskell’s landmark 1976 exhibition, Two Centuries of Black American Art, is an introduction to the work of some of the foremost African American visual artists working today. The documentary is directed by Sam Pollard and available to watch here (US audiences only).

Amy Sherald Sometimes The King is a woman
Amy Sherald, Sometimes The King is a Woman,2019. Courtesy HBO / Black Art: In the Absence of Light (Sam Pollard, 2021)

At The Shed, explore booths by world-leading galleries and the most exciting young spaces in Frame, where Bogotá-based gallery Instituto de Visión has been awarded the 2021 Frame Stand Prize for their solo presentation of works by Wilson Díaz, alongside honorable mentions to Gordon Robichaux and Miscroscope Gallery.

In the McCourt don't miss an installation by the 2021 Frieze Artist Award winner Precious Okoyomon. A recording of Okoyomon's perfomance-activated installation, that took place on April 28, is available to watch here.

Log into Zoom and join these digital conversations, part of Frieze New York's Tribute to the Vision & Justice Project:

12pm EST

Hank Willis Thomas and Prof. Sarah Elizabeth Lewis in Conversation

Presented by Goodman Gallery 



1pm EST 

Dawit L. Petros in Conversation with Dr. Teresa Fiore

Presented by Tiwani Contemporary


2pm EST 

Artist talk with Sherrill Roland and Connie Choi (Associate Curator at the Studio Museum)

Presented by Tanya Bonakdar Gallery 

2pm EST  

Dana Claxton and Donald Ellis for a virtual walk-through and discussion of the exhibition Fast Ponies and War Bonnets

Presented by Donald Ellis Gallery 


3pm EST

Dawoud Bey and Leigh Raiford in conversation about Bey’s retrospective An American Project on view at The Whitney Museum of Art

Presented by Sean Kelly Gallery 



Main image: Ding Yi, Appearance of Crosses, 2021. Courtesy of the artist and Timothy Taylor. View it on Frieze Viewing Room