All the Unmissable Fairs and Shows of the City

This weekend, Frieze New York will celebrate its 10th anniversary by doing things a little differently. This year’s edition, held at the Shed at Hudson Yards, is anchored by a curated program highlighting AIR Gallery, Electronic Arts Intermix, Artists Space and Printed Matter, all also staples of the city’s art scene that recently celebrated significant anniversaries. . Of course, Frieze’s sprawling 65-vendor exhibit isn’t the only thing to see in the city’s recently rejuvenated art scene, nor is it the only art fair. Here’s a guide to everything you shouldn’t miss during the rest of May and early June.

AIR Gallery at Frieze New York

Courtesy of AIR Gallery

The historic AIR Gallery, which has been highlighting women artists since 1972, keeps leaking Roe vs. Wade The draft of the Supreme Court is the highlight when showing the collective How to perform an abortion. Taking the form of a garden installation, trigger seeding aims to demystify misconceptions about fertility management in both an educational and artistic way. In addition to commissioning the collective, AIR has compiled an extensive list of abortion-related resources that you can find here.

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair

Christian Mangovo, window Of Opportunity 2, 2022.

Courtesy of AFIKARIS

The first and only international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and the diaspora, 1-54 returns with an exhibition of 25 galleries in Africa, Europe and the Middle East, as well as spaces in the vicinity of its site in Harlem. Parish. It’s well worth the walk uptown (especially if you take some of their suggestions on where else to stop while you’re in the neighborhood). Like Frieze, the fair will take place from May 19 to 2022.

Freeling Waters in the future perfect

Perhaps best known as the artists Dries Van Noten recruited to paint a 200-foot mural in real time during his fall 2012 show, Gijs Frieling and Job Wouters (aka Letman) are entering a new era of their collaboration of one of each. adopting the nickname of FreelingWaters. His solo show at The Future Perfect, which is made up of brightly colored pine cabinets from the 18th and 19th centuries, runs through June 17.

The Photography Exhibition and Photobook Fest

Zanele Muholi, Manzi I, west coast, Cape Town, 2022.

Courtesy of Yancey Richardson

From May 20-22 at Center415 in Midtown, the Association of International Photographic Art Dealers (AIPAD) highlights 49 of the galleries among its members. Spanning from the 19th century to the present, the photography on display will be accompanied by a Photobook Fest in association with the International Center of Photography, as well as programming such as fanzine-making workshops. The undisputed highlight: the Yancey Richardson stand showcasing Zanele Muholi, a Cape Town photographer known for her black-and-white self-portraits and her documentation of the LGBTI community in South Africa.

Carmen Herrera at the Lisson Gallery

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Carmen Herrera, who died earlier this year at age 106, took decades and decades to receive the recognition she deserved. But until the exhibition of her work at the Lisson Gallery in the 1970s, hardly a period of the Cuban painter’s career had been explored. Herrera was at the top of establishing her practice, and her characteristic geometric abstractions, which will be on view until June 11, show how criminal it is that she has overlooked it for so long.

“Industrialism” at the Urban Zen Center

Last year, curator Alexander May put his art platform, Sized, on the map by asking more than three dozen artists and designers—Michèle Lamy, Sterling Ruby, and No Sesso’s Pierre Davis and Autumn Randolph among them—to respond. to a -Indicator word: “design”. Now, he is taking the concept from Los Angeles to New York, this time focusing on industrialism. Those featured in the exhibition, which will be on view May 19-28 at Donna Karan’s cavernous Urban Zen Center in Greenwich Village, range from Robert Mapplethorpe and Le Corbusier to Mugler’s Casey Cadwallader and Rich Aybar (formerly of Hood By Air).

Eamon Ore-Giron in Frieze New York

Eamon Ore-Giron CXC infinite regress series2022.

Courtesy of James Cohan

As a former curator of the Whitney and current chief artistic director of Outland, Christopher Y. Lew is a pro at finding gems in sprawling settings like Frieze. Take it from him: the booth that the James Cohan gallery has dedicated to Los Angeles-based painter Eamon Ore-Giron’s infinite regress The series is a must see. “These gold-hued geometric abstractions incorporate a wide variety of influences, from Mesoamerican jewelry to Brazilian avant-garde to Russian Suprematism,” says Lew. “It’s going to be a feast for the eyes to see so many new paintings in the series brought together.” In Tribeca, James Cohan has another must-see: an exhibition of new work by Naudline Pierre, a New York-based artist whose practice focuses on the figures that populate her ethereal, fluorescent universe, on view through June 18. .

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