Mirrors are a predominant theme at the fifth annual edition of Frieze New York on Randall’s Island. In varying shapes and sizes, they all reflect and distort the bustling scene behind the viewer. Visitors might be glad for the opportunities to slow down and reevaluate their surroundings: with over 200 galleries from 31 countries, the fair requires some stamina.
Don’t miss the Frieze Talks, which provide an opportunity to hear Eileen Myles speak about the relationship between art and poetry, as well as discussions about digital imagery and technology. Artists Mark Leckey and Jacolby Satterwhite, writer Ben Lerner, and art historian Hal Foster will also take part.
For Frieze Projects, Cecilia Alemani has curated a selection of can’t-miss site-specific works. Maurizio Cattelan has restaged an old work with a live donkey and Heather Phillipson has created a multimedia work comprised of headless dog sculptures. Animal lovers, be warned.
As for the art itself, here are a few picks to help you plot your own journey through the tent.
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