“Three is a magic number.” So sang Schoolhouse Rock!’s Bob Dorough or De La Soul, depending on your references. This is the third year in which Frieze New York takes over The Shed, bringing presentations by galleries from 27 countries to the art world’s capital. This issue of Frieze Week responds to the scene in our host city: from the Black women dealers taking charge at some of New York’s biggest galleries (p.12), to agile spaces finding their own unique nooks (p.42), and the major museum shows of the season (p.18). We also turn the spotlight on collaborations with local non-profits: Artadia (p.22), the Artist Plate Project (p.24) and Printed Matter, Inc.(p.20), which you can find at the fair, while Frieze’s Christine Messineo and The Shed’s Tamara McCaw share their respective engagement with the city’s communities and highlights of the week (p.9). Charlie Engman’s portfolio showcases his distinctive use of A.I (p.48). His sensuous cover image suggests two lads merging into one being with two heads. Three is the number of love, my mother says, because out of two comes one more.
—Matthew McLean, Editor and Creative Lead, Frieze Studios