in Frieze Week Magazine | 01 MAY 19

Frieze Week: Thursday Preview

From solo artist presentations to thought-provoking talks, unmissable highlights from Frieze New York's second Preview Day

in Frieze Week Magazine | 01 MAY 19

Start your Thursday at Frieze New York with a special tour of Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center with curator Brett Littman, as part of Upper East Side Morning at 9:00am. Paulo Nazareth’s first public artwork in New York celebrates pivotal figures and moments of the Civil Rights movement such as Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr., Sarah Sze presents a natural boulder cut open to reveal a generic image of a sunset, which Sze captured on her iPhone. 

Over on Randall's Island, head to the Talks Lounge as soon as the fair opens at 11:00am, where collector Denise Gardner will be conversation with President and Eloise W. Martin Director of the Art Institute of Chicago, James Rondeau, moderated by Charlotte Burns, Executive Editor, In Other Words, produced by Art Agency, Partners.

Charles Mayton, Some Paltry Expressions, 2016. Courtesy: the artist and David Lewis, New York

Inside the North Entrance, don't miss the 2019 winner of the Frieze Artist Award architectural intervention. Lauren Halsey makes work about, in response to, and in collaboration with the South Central Los Angeles communities in which she lives.

In the Frame section, at the center of the fair, be sure to see work by New York-based Sarah Faux in the Capsule Shanghai (F1). Faux merges the seemingly disparate strands of figurative representation and gestural abstraction to construct sensual situations where raw bodies drift in a state of liminality. Ivy Haldeman who lives in New York is showing Downs & Ross, New York (F8). Her paintings intertwine food, consumerism and desire. 

In the MATCHESFASHION.COM Lounge at 2:00pm, be sure to see the founder of Harlem’s Fashion Row talk with Condé Nast's Khalia Braxton, Alexander Wang’s Sacsha Flowers and designer Trey Denis to discuss the future of fashion at 5 Carlos Place at Frieze New York.

Marta Chilindron, Sliding Square, 2016, Acrylic and hinges, Dimensions Variable. Courtesy: Cecilia de Torres, Ltd., New York

Another must-see, Diálogos, is a themed section focusing on art by contemporary Latinx and Latin American artists. Isla Flotante, Buenos Aires (DLG5) will put on show the work of Mariela Scafati whose installations of paintings make use of old clothing, furniture, and rope. While Rubén Ortiz Torres at Royale Projects, Los Angeles adapts the aesthetics of lowrider culture to minimal and conceptual art. Marta Chilindron, whose moveable artworks alternate between flat, abstract compositions, and fully three-dimensional forms, will have a presentation at Cecilia de Torres, New York (DLG9). 

Check out solo presentations in the JAM section of Dawoud Bey at Stephen Daiter Gallery and Rena Bransten Gallery, (JAM7).  His recent photo-based works bring African-American history into conversation with the contemporary moment, creating a liminal and resonant experience that collapses the past and the present. You can also see the work of Lorraine O’Grady at Alexander Gray Associates, New York (JAM2). O’Grady’s multidisciplinary practice performance, photo installation, moving media to advocate for hybridity, gender fluidity.