May 4-7, 2012

From May 4-7, 2012, in Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan, Frieze New York presents the most forward-thinking galleries from around the globe. Over 170 of the most exciting contemporary art galleries in the world will be showcased. Visitors will not only be treated to work by over 1,000 of the world’s leading artists, but will also enjoy the curatorial programme offerings: Frieze Projects, the fair’s artists’ commissions, and Frieze Talks, a series of debates, panel discussions and keynote lectures.

The eight artists who will participate in Frieze Projects New York are: John Ahearn, Uri Aran, Latifa Echakhch, Joel Kyack, Rick Moody, Virginia Overton, Tim Rollins and K.O.S. and Ulla von Brandenburg. The Frieze Projects program is realized annually at Frieze New York. This year Cecilia Alemani curates.

The majority of the commissioned projects are situated outdoors and are located throughout Randall’s Island. Artists have been invited to react to the exceptional environment of Frieze New York and to create special projects that respond to the island’s unique geography. Forming a temporary pop-up village, the commissioned artworks will provide punctuation points to the island, activating vital sites or remote locations and will provide a navigational tool for visitors to the fair and its environment.

At turns participatory, irreverent and idyllic, this year’s Frieze Projects will transform Randall’s Island into a fantasy world, presenting newly commissioned artworks by international artists. The artists commissioned by Frieze Projects will use the unique site to realize ambitious ideas.

Designed by New York-based SO-IL Architects, Frieze New York will be housed in a bespoke structure and located in a unique setting of Randall’s Island Park, overlooking the East River. Dedicated Frieze ferry and bus services are included in the admission price. Frieze New York will take place 4 – 7 May 2012. Tickets to Frieze New York are only available online.

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The Surrey New York has been redefining Upper East Side elegance. Whimsical touches like marble “rugs” tiled into the floor and snippets of poetry scrawled across cushions enhance the feeling that The Surrey New York is somewhere special. Art enthusiasts will appreciate The Surrey’s décor and design, from photographs featuring Kate Moss to contrasting antiques with spray painted details. A true mesh of modern world and classic luxury.

Upon arrival in the striking black and white lobby, guests know they are in for an unexpected treat. The Mark is filled with  details art lovers will appreciate. From cow print couches at the Bar Mark, to art deco metallic details in the lobby. Also not far from the Frieze Art Show, the Mark is also  is within walking distance of some of the world’s most celebrated museums. The Frick, the Guggenheim and the Whitney are steps away, with the picturesque living beauty of Central Park moments from their door.

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