Did you know that Frieze New York will be taking place on Randall’s Island? The international art fair, happening from May 4th to 7th, highlights the best of contemporary art, displaying dazzling works from over 1000 of the world’s leading artists, and will make its American debut on Manhattan’s unique island. Known as Minnahanock to its original Native American inhabitants, the island is located at the mouth of the East River, with Queens to the east, and the Bronx to the north. During the 19th century, the island was home to an orphanage, insane asylum, and rest-home for Civil War veterans, just some of the many facts included in the island’s eclectic history!
Specifically taking place on Randall’s Island Park, the fair is this side of the Atlantic’s version of Frieze London, and will be housed in a temporary structure created by Brooklyn-based architecture firm SO-IL. Conceived in 2003, Frieze first functioned as an extension to the art magazine. Visitors to the dynamic fair will be able to participate in Frieze Projects – presentations of artists’ commissions, and Frieze Talks – a program full of debates, panel discussions and keynote lectures!
Be sure to register for tickets this weekend for Frieze New York, and for more information check out the art fair’s website. Follow Paddle8 on Twitter, as we will be live tweeting from the event, highlighting special art works, talks and Paddle8 partner galleries. Hope to see you there!