The third Frieze Art Fair will be opening this week, and its organizers have arranged a multifaceted array of programming which promises to interest viewers from all backgrounds. This year, 190 contemporary galleries will be participating, 53 of which are New York-based, and Frieze’s popular Projects, Talks, Sounds, and Education programs will continue.
Artists Darren Bader, Eduardo Basualdo, Eva Kotátková, Marie Lorenz, Koki Tanaka, and Naama Tsabar have conceived works for “Projects,” curated by Ceclia Alemani, which engage with the history of Randall’s Island, the site of the fair. While viewers can expect a consistent theme for “Projects,” “Sounds,” also curated by Alemani, will present three works, one by each Keren Cytter, Cally Spooner, and Hannah Weinberger, each of which will explore and utilize sound as a medium in a different way.
The Education program will provide workshops and tours for students from area public schools. Additionally, this year, Frieze has organized a workshop for high school students, which will offer them a comprehensive view of the contemporary art world from the artist’s studio to exhibition.
Frieze’s Talks program will be a daily occurrence and will cover a variety of issues pertinent to the contemporary arts from politics to filmmaking to writing. One such talk will be a conversation with Masha Alekhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot.
Frieze Art Fair runs from Friday, May 9, 2014 to Monday, May 12, 2014. See the fair website for hours and ticketing information.