Frieze New York 2021
May 2021

Spring is here. Coming out of a period of such challenge and loss, a moment of fresh growth feels long-awaited. Turning 30 this year, Frieze too is looking to the new. In this issue, you’ll meet our new Director of Americas, and discover some great spots around Frieze New York’s new host venue,The Shed. There’s a profile of emerging star Precious Okoyomon, recipient of this year’s Frieze Artist Award, and an interview with Victoria Rogers, a collector who’s helped raise up new artistic projects and voices–photographed for us by the young talent Davey Adesida. You’ll also find a special feature celebrating Sarah Lewis, the inspirational founder of the Vision & Justice Project, from which stemmed an issue of Aperture in 2016, and some of her amazing co-collaborators. Our back page features an interview with Kehinde Wiley, whose recent Public Art Fund commission is just a walk away from the fair. The work’s title sums up so much of what I think we’re feeling this springtime: Go.

—Matthew McLean, Senior Editor, Frieze Studios

From this issue

From blazing the 1960's New York scene to writing a memoir, Joe Brainard now takes centre stage in a new collaboration with Loewe

BY Matthew McLean |

Alexandra Munroe, Kyung B. Yoon, and Juju Chang in conversation as part of Frieze New York's Tribute to the Vision & Justice Project

Chris Rhodes on his New York City's images that became part of Frieze New York 2021's official campaign

BY Chris Rhodes |

The Director & Chief Curator of High Line Art and Artistic Director of the 59th Venice Biennale shares her top five picks from Frieze Viewing Room 

David Hammons’s early work on view at The Drawing Center during Frieze Week

BY Evan Moffitt |

Presented in collaboration with Thomas J. Watson Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Gordon Robichaux, NY

BY Sam Gordon |

Chan's installation at Frieze New York 2021 is the result of the artist's collaboration with La Prairie and inspired by her artist residency at the Monte Rosa Hut in Switzerland

Sponsored by La Prairie

Tracing the evolution of the Vision & Justice project from its origin as a Harvard course, to a landmark issue of Aperture, all the way to this year's tribute at Frieze New York

A new exhibition at PalaisPopulaire in Berlin features more than 100 works from the Deutsche Bank Collection, including Gerhard Richter, Tadaaki Kuwayama and Katharina Grosse

In Collaboration with Deutsche Bank

Finding inspiration from the 18th-century Venetian school to Black street style of the 2000s, Wiley creates a perfect metaphor for freedom and possibility, youth and self-invention

BY Matthew McLean AND Kehinde Wiley |

Making careful use of soil and seed, plants and poems the work of Precious Okoyomon has captured attention globally before the New York-based artist and poet have even turned 30

BY Jasmine Sanders AND Precious Okoyomon |

Don't miss ‘The Looking Glass’ a virtual exhibition curated by Acute Art's artistic director Daniel Birnbaum and The Shed’s chief curator Emma Enderby during Frieze New York

From outdoor art to vintage wine and artists’ books, five highlights for the Frieze visitor, all within ten minutes walk of The Shed

Frieze Director of Americas and Content, Rebecca Ann Siegel shares her routine and useful tips for a typical day during Frieze New York

BY Rebecca Ann Siegel |

With a new role in the Black Trustee Alliance for art museums, this New Yorker is using the universal language of art to open up dialogue

BY Terence Trouillot AND Victoria Rogers |