It feels like we’ve been hearing about Hudson Yards forever. Whether you remember all the way back when it was a railyard, about to become home to the Jets or the extension of the highline, it feels like this new neighborhood is always getting some press. That is not going to stop now. In fact, it will likely continue as venues, restaurants and bars continue to re-open. There is a lot to do and a lot to see in Hudson Yards and we’re excited for a new event to the neighborhood – Frieze New York.
The Frieze New York art fair, which usually takes place on Randall’s Island, has a new home for its 10th edition this spring. Frieze on Randall’s Island has always been an unofficial kickoff to summer for us. It’s a day where we get to head to another island, be indoors and outdoors as we check out emerging and leading galleries displaying their best. We’re very happy that the event will happen in 2021 and excited for its new location, The Shed, in Hudson Yards. The event will feature an online component that runs from May 5th to the 9th, expanding viewership to audiences all over the world. Frieze New York at The Shed will bring together over 60 world-leading galleries and feature the fair’s much-celebrated section Frame, devoted to emerging galleries. The fair will be accompanied by an expanded program of collaborations, special projects, and talks.
Frieze was founded in 1991 by Amanda Sharp, Matthew Slotover and Tom Gidley with the launch of frieze magazine, a leading magazine of contemporary art and culture. Sharp and Slotover established Frieze London in 2003, one of the world’s most influential contemporary art fairs which takes place each October in The Regent’s Park, London. In 2012, Frieze launched Frieze New York taking place in May; and Frieze Masters, which coincides with Frieze London in October and is dedicated to art from ancient to modern. In 2019, Frieze opened its first edition in Los Angeles at Paramount Pictures Studios, taking place in February.
This is a unique organization that puts on a show that you won’t forget. 2021 should surely be extra special. For more information and tickets, visit https://www.frieze.com/article/frieze-new-york-2021-shed