Here’s your guide to all the art fairs taking place during Frieze New York 2022

Yes, we just had an art fair week in New York – no less than the inaugural ‘New York Art Week’. But for some reason, the city’s fairs were out of sync with their schedule this year, so two weeks later we can do it all again with Frieze New York.

It starts early with the American Art Fair, which will end before the first of Frieze’s two preview days. The main event is complemented by four other fairs, making for a vibrant but not overwhelming week for dealers, collectors, curators and all other art world professionals on the fair circuit. (New York Art Week had a total of four grants, for those you’re tracking.)

Here’s your guide to what you need to know about the week’s events.

The American Art Fair
May 14–17

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Returning after a two-year hiatus, the 15-year-old American Art Fair moves from November to May and brings together just 17 exhibitors, together displaying 400 works of historic American art—living artists are not allowed. This year’s fair also expands its parameters to include Latin American and Mexican art, as well as work by the Hudson River School painters, Tonalists, Ashcan School painters, and American Surrealists, among other movements.

On Saturday and Sunday, the fair will host four lectures by American art specialists, covering the Transcendental Painting Group, the Park Avenue Cubists, Milton Avery, and how Venetian glass inspired painters such as John Singer Sargent and James Abbott McNeill Whistler.

When: Friday–Monday May 14–16, 12:00–6:00 p.m.; Tuesday 17 May, 12.00 – 17.00 hrs

True: Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street, New York

Tickets: Free

Salon Zurich
May 16-22

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Now in its 26th edition, this intimate gallery fair is held between the Zürcher Gallery locations in New York and Paris. It is also the fifth presentation at the fair of “11 Women of Spirit”, an invitation exhibition first held at the Armory Show in 2020 and inspired by the 18th-century French term women of mind, referring to the under-recognized female artists and intellectuals of the era. And in the spirit of the French salons, the artists – including Judith Braun, Cair Crawford, Debra Pearlman, Jennifer Riley and Margaret Watson – will be on hand to speak to visitors about their work, creating an instant artistic dialogue that can be hard to find. at larger exchanges.

When: Monday 16 May, 6-8pm; Tuesday–Saturday May 17–21, 12 noon–8 p.m.; Sunday 22 May, 12.00 – 17.00 hrs

True: Zurich Gallery, 33 Bleecker Street, New York

Tickets: Free

Frisian Art Fair
May 18-22

The barn.  Photo by Brett Beyer, courtesy of Frieze New York.

The barn. Photo by Brett Beyer, courtesy of Frieze New York.

Under the direction of new director Christine Messineo, Frieze New York returns to the Shed for its second year, with 65 of the world’s largest galleries in tow. The 10th anniversary edition of the fair will take place two weeks later than the traditional dates of early May. It also honors New York nonprofits AIR Gallery, Artists Space and Electronic Arts Intermix, all of which will celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2021 or 2022, and Printed Matter, Inc., which turned 45 last year.

AIR, the nation’s first all-female artist cooperative gallery, will respond to the seemingly imminent overturn of the landmark Roe v. Wade lawsuit with Trigger plantsa map of US states where abortion is likely to be banned, made with herbs traditionally associated with fertility and reproduction by the collective How to Perform an Abortion.

Other expected highlights include a reclassification of Eight renovations: a constellation from locations in Manhattana 1997 piece by Tom Burr featuring guerrilla-style posters on Manhattan Island, plus the new Ninth renovationa text and installation made for the occasion that can be seen in the Shed during the fair.

When: Wednesday, May 18 (by invitation only), 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Thursday–Saturday May 19–21, 12 noon-7 p.m.; Sunday, May 22, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

True: The Shed, 545 West 30th Street, New York

Tickets: Thursday first preview, $200; Friday, $155 before 2 p.m., $125 general admission; Saturday and Sunday, $65 general admission, $35 students ages 13 to 18, $5 children ages 12 and under.

TIME New York
May 18-22

VOLTA New York.  Photo courtesy of VOLTA.

Volta New York. Photo courtesy of Volta.

Volta struggled pre-pandemic – the 2019 edition was canceled a week before it was due to open when structural problems at the piers led to the Armory Show, its then sister show, taking over the venue. A much smaller event under new ownership, opened in the shadow of COVID-19 in March 2020. Two years later, it returns with 49 national and international galleries to a location of significantly higher art history: 548 West 22nd Street, most recently home to Hauser and Wirth, and a former host of the Outsider Art Fair, but best known as the longtime home of the Dia Foundation. Embracing new technology, the exchange introduces the judged Volta Spotlight Prize for NFTs, partnering with Artsted to award a $2,500 grant to a crypto artist.

When: Wednesday May 18, private viewing 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm, public opening 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm; Thursday–Saturday 19–21 May, 12 noon–8 p.m.; Sunday 22 May, 12.00 – 17.00 hrs

True: 548 West, 548 West 22nd Street, New York

Tickets: $25 general admission; $20 students and seniors, Frieze cardholders, or groups of 10 or more; $65 family pass for two adults and two children over the age of 12.

1-54 New York
May 19-22

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After a three-year hiatus, 1-54 returns to New York, not in its old digs at Red Hook’s Pioneer Works, nor in the West Village, where it held its last personal edition in 2019. Instead, it moves uptown, to Harlem, the city’s historic African-American enclave—appropriately, for a fair devoted to art from Africa and the African diaspora.

There will be presentations from 25 galleries, as well as a robust 1-54 Forum program calendar curated by Novella Ford, associate director for public programs and exhibitions at Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. This year’s theme is inspired by “From the Dark Tower,” a poem by Harlem Renaissance writer Countee Cullen. Other highlights include a special project by Micha Serraf and an NFT project with Christie’s and Code Green.

When: Thursday 19 May, VIP preview, 10am – 7pm; Friday 20 May, 12.00 – 20.00; Saturday 21 May, 12.00 – 20.00; Sunday 22 May, 12.00 – 17.00 (daily preview hour 11.00 – 12.00)

True: Harlem Parish, 258 West 118th Street, New York

Tickets: $20 general admission

The photography show presented by AIPAD
May 19-22

The photography show presented by AIPAD.  Photo courtesy of AIPAD.

The photography show presented by AIPAD. Photo courtesy of AIPAD.

Back after an absence of more than three years, the Photography Show, presented by the Association of International Photography Dealers, moves from Pier 94 for its 41st edition. It is the world’s oldest photography fair, but would gradually disappear in favor of another pre-pandemic Paris Photo New York, making its return a pleasant surprise.

The event features 49 dealers from 23 cities in nine countries, and you can expect work from some of the biggest names in the medium. For example, Hans P. Kraus Jr. Inc. from New York work by pioneering photographer William Henry Fox Talbot, while Richard Moore from Oakland will showcase vintage prints by photojournalist Dorothea Lange. But there will also be new discoveries, such as Lora Webb Nichols, who photographed the frontier town of Encampment, Wyoming, in the early 1900s and is on display at New York’s Danziger Gallery.

When: Thursday 19 May (VIP preview) 12.00 – 20.00, Friday 20 May, 13.00 – 19.00; Saturday 21 May, 12.00 – 19.00; Sunday 22 May, 12.00 – 17.00 hrs

True: Center 415, 415 5th Avenue (between East 37th and 38th Street), New York

Tickets: Run of Show, $75; $45 general admission, $20 students

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