Frieze New York,Photo via Frize Art fair
So, Frieze week is upon us. When did it all of the sudden become May and hot outside?
Just like Armory week and Art Basel in Miami, there will be a flurry of not-to-miss events and satellite fairs. To help prevent headaches and too cramped calendars, we’ve got the lowdown for the best parties and events to get excited about.
Monday, May 11
Performa Visionaries Event
Curator Roya Sachs is organizing this one-night only performance “Void” on May 11 as part of Performa’s Visionaries program. Dancers from the New York City Ballet Sean Suozzi and Claire Kretzschmar will perform choreography by Tory Schumacher in an interactive art installation by artist Jordan Backhus.
Live Stream HQ, Brooklyn, New York. 8pm. Invitation Only.
Tuesday, May 12
Pierre Huyghe at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
The French conceptual artist will debut his site-specific installation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s rooftop space. Judging from his outstanding show at LACMA last year, there will most probably be a queue to see the installation—but it will definitely be worth it. (See Is Pierre Huyghe the World’s Most Opaque Popular Artist? Ben Davis Sizes Up His LACMA Show).
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ticketed.
Stefano Tonchi and Ian Schrager Fête Edition New York and W Mag
The glossy mag will celebrate their Art Issue and the unveiling of Ian Schrager’s New York Edition hotel at the new space with a cocktail event including entertainment by Q-Tip. If it’s as wild as the duo’s Miami event (ice rink and bowling included) this surely will be one for the books.
Edition Hotel, New York. 10pm. Invitation Only.
Wednesday, May 13
The equivalent of Design Miami but in New York, Collective Design (in its third year running) is another one-stop place for all your wackiest design dreams.
Skylight Clarkson Sq, New York. Open to public.
The massive contemporary art fair’s VIP preview day starts on Wednesday (see See What Top Dealers Are Bringing to Frieze New York). Get ready to make this list your new best friend (see 10 Tips To Make Art Fairs More Fun)
Randall’s Island. Invitation only for preview, ticketed event.
This lesser-known satellite fair comes back to New York for its fourth reiteration. You’ll find under the radar galleries such as Transmitter, C24 gallery, and Alter Space showing emerging to mid-career artists.
548 Center, Chelsea. Ticketed.
Whitewall Magazine Cocktails
Fashion and art magazine Whitewall will host a cocktail party for the launch of their new art fair guide app, Whitewaller, with special guests Daniel Arsham, Hank Willis Thomas, Zoe Buckman, and Helen Toomer.
Edition Hotel, New York. Invitation Only.
ArtList x ArtBinder Party
Newcomers to the art-tech scene but no strangers to throwing raucous parties, ArtList teams up with iPad art organizing app, ArtBinder, to host a bash to celebrate their three month anniversary (see Online Sales Platform Offers Artists a Cut).
Happy Ending. 10pm. Invitation Only.
Thursday, May 14
The emerging art fair will have its opening day on Thursday. Look forward to seeing both new and familiar artists at this satellite fair. Special projects in this year’s program include a poker tournament and a dog show.
Basketball City, 299 South Street, New York. Open to Public.
Art Miami New York
Organized by the team behind Art Miami, Art Southampton, Aqua, and Art Silicon Valley, this modern and contemporary art fair will come to New York for the first time. Its roster boasts 100 galleries showing 1,200 artists from 50 countries.
Pier 94, New York. Invitation only for preview, ticketed event.
Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971
The opening reception for “Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971″ at the MoMA will take place on Thursday to celebrate the museum’s upcoming solo exhibit of the 80-year-old artist.
Museum of Modern Art, New York. 7–9pm. Invitation Only.
Friday, May 15
The contemporary African art fair comes to New York for the first time. The nascent fair’s list of exhibitors include A Palazzo Gallery, David Krut Projects, and Afronova.
Pioneer Works, Brooklyn. Ticketed.
Creative Time and the Central Park Conservancy will unveil its large-scale interactive and performance project at the end of the hectic week. Artists such as Spencer Finch, Alicia Framis, and Ragnar Kjartansson were commissioned by the conservancy to mark their 35th year preserving New York’s largest green area (see The Next Big Creative Time Project Will Land in Central Park).
Central Park’s North End, New York. 12–6pm. Open to Public.