in Frieze New York , News | 27 APR 23

Programming at Frieze New York 2023: Featuring Liz Magic Laser, ektor garcia, Shala Miller and More

This year's fair celebrates the creative spirit of New York City and offers moments for reflection, through a range of new artist projects and collaborations with pivotal non-profits

in Frieze New York , News | 27 APR 23

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At this year’s fair, programming highlights include the inaugural Frieze Artadia Prize commission, a major installation by ektor garcia, a new moving image work by Liz Magic Laser, an offsite performance by Shala Miller at Artists Space and a collaboration with Artist Plate Project which supports Coalition for the Homeless.

Frieze Projects

Liz Magic Laser: Prototype for Convulsive States, selected by Lola Kramer

For Convulsive States, multimedia artist Liz Magic Laser explores the shaking body as a symptom of sickness and a healing strategy, spanning historical and present-day incidents of individual and mass hysteria. For Frieze New York, Laser will premiere a single-channel mirrored monitor prototype from her newly commissioned exhibition at Pioneer Works, which will open in September 2023. Riffing on the ‘smart’ mirror digital fitness coach popularized during the pandemic, the video work invites viewers to move by superimposing their reflections onto the vibrating bodies of spiritual and therapeutic practitioners, such as dancer and somatic healer Cori Kresge. 

Artists Space offsite performance by Shala Miller 

Artists Space in collaboration with Frieze will present Genesis: Medley, a performance by multidisciplinary artist, vocalist, and writer Shala Miller. An extension of their latest three-channel installation, Genesis, currently on view at Artists Space, the performance brings together a chorus of vocalists to tell the story of Obsidian’s becoming. Obsidian is a fictional character who serves as a kind of alter ego for the artist, created at the beginning of this year to process their rage as a black Femme person. Learn more about the performance here.

Shala Miller Genesis Obsidiaan
Shala Miller, Genesis, 2023. 3 Channel Video Installation, color, sound. Courtesy of the artist and Artists Space

ektor garcia: la llorona

ektor garcia: la llorona joins past works with new, offering a moment of pause within the continual and cyclical timeline that is the artist’s practice. To garcia, both the artwork and its materials are alive, evolving together through a constant and committed creative activity. Coming together in new forms, garcia’s installation prompts what it means for an artwork to be flexible, unencumbered, and open to change—freed from both his and our expectations. la llorona is realized with the support of Maestro Dobel Tequila. 

Further Programming

Jessica Vaughn is the recipient of the inaugural Frieze Artadia Prize. The new initiative, launched in partnership with the celebrated national non-profit Artadia, provides a New York- based artist with the opportunity to realize a major new work at Frieze New York. Learn more about Vaughn’s commission here.

In addition to the new prize, Frieze New York will highlight Artadia as an emblematic non-profit organization by dedicating a wall on the second level of The Shed for a large-scale visual representation of its history and legacy of supporting artists since 1999. Executed in collaboration with artist Katy Fischer (2004 Chicago Awardee), the visual timeline will feature the nearly 400 artists the organization has supported over the past two decades. 

Artist Plate Project will launch their new series of over 40 limited-edition plates designed by world renowned artists, including Virgil Abloh, Rashid Johnson, Takashi Murakami and Amy Sherald. Frieze New York will mark the first opportunity to purchase the new series, with 75 plates from each edition of 250 reserved for Frieze visitors, which will be on sale on Level 2. 

Launched with the Coalition for the Homeless in 2020 at the peak of the pandemic, Artist Plate Project has to-date partnered with more than 90 world-renowned artists who have created limited-edition dinner plates produced by Prospect and available via Artware Editions. Funds raised will directly benefit the Coalition for the Homeless, providing food, crisis services, housing, and other critical aid to thousands of people experiencing homelessness and instability. 

Amoako Boafo Monstera Leaf Sleeves, 2021 Supported by Roberts Projects
Amoako Boafo, Monstera Leaf Sleeves, 2021. Supported by Roberts Projects. Image courtesy of the artist and Artist Plate Project and Frieze are engaged in a partnership combining art with the urgent need for civic participation. Since the launch of the PLAN YOUR VOTE initiative in 2020, has been the leader connecting artists, institutions, and creativity with voter engagement. This year, will be onsite at Frieze New York helping register voters. 

Printed Matter, Inc. will return to Frieze New York with a broad and exciting presentation of artists’ books, editions, and ephemera in the Level 1 bookshop area. Printed Matter will represent a full range of artists’ publishing, from zines and small press publications, to rare and out of print material and exhibition catalogs. 

The pop-up will also feature a selection of books published by galleries participating in the fair, plus special signing events with these artists. 

Further Information

Frieze New York returns to The Shed in Manhattan from May 17 to 21, 2023 and promises to be an unmissable event. With an unparalleled selection of galleries and artists, alongside a critically acclaimed curated program the fair is a highlight of the global art calendar.

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Main image: Alice Neel, Ian and Mary, 1971. Supported by David Zwirner © The Estate of Alice Neel, Courtesy The Estate of Alice Neel and David Zwirner