Eventually, as art fairs continue to proliferate and expand, something is going to have to give. But that day has not yet arrived. Frieze New York lands in New York for the first time next week, running May 4–7. It is going to be a busy time in New York. Tom Eccles, the director of the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard, has curated a sculpture park on the island. Frieze’s annual commissions will be executed this year by an impressive selection of artists, including Virginia Overton, Latifah Echakhch, Frances Stark, John Ahearn and novelist Rick Moody. There will be several talks, including a discussion on May 4 with Glenn Lowry, Adam Weinberg and Sheena Wagstaff on the future of museums’ impact on culture.
With all of this in store and scores of exhibitors, it will be impossible to see everything in one trip. For those who are planning their tour in advance, we’ll be posting slide show previews of exhibitor booths throughout the week. Click above to see the first one. We’ll be reporting from the fair all next week.