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Your Guide to New York Frieze Week 2016

Frieze week is upon us and there is a lot to see! With fairs going on all around the city it can be a lot to take in, so to prevent you from getting overwhelmed we have broken down each fair so you can start to plan your week. Here is your round-up of the Frieze Week fairs happening this year. Be sure to check out other Frieze-related events here.

 

Frieze

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When: May 5th – 8th

Where: Randall’s Island

Why: Given that it has an entire week named after it, the Frieze fair is pretty much a must. Putting aside the fact that you get the satisfaction of getting out of the city without really going far, Frieze is also one of the best when it comes to finding today’s leading artists.

 

NADA

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When: May 5th -8th

Where: 299 South St, Pier 36

Why: NADA is known for its celebration of new emerging artists from around the work. It’s a great place to pick up pieces from new talent before they make it big.

 

Spring Masters

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When: May 6th- 9th

Where: 643 Park Ave, the Park Avenue Armory

Why: In its third year Spring Masters, is the fair to go to if you are looking for the classics. With a mix of design objects from furniture sculpture, it is the perfect place for art history lovers.

 

1:54 Contemporary African Art 

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When: May 6th- 8th

Where: 159 Pioneer St, Pioneer Works

Why: After a resounding success last year 1:54 will be back again as one of the only art fairs focusing on the works of African American Artists. It’s a great place for African art enthusiasts and those looking for new under appreciated talent.

 

Art New York

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When: May 3rd-8th

Where: 12th Ave 55th St, Pier 94

Why: After a resounding success last year, Art New York is back. With a great mix of primary and secondary market material, it’s the best of both works when it comes to shopping for art.

 

CONTEXT New York

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When: May 3rd-8th

Where: 12th Ave 55th St, Pier 94

Why: In its debut New York season CONTEXT is expected to make a big splash. Presented in connection with Art New York the fair is “dedicated to the development and reinforcement of emerging and mid-career artists.”

 

FLUX 

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When: May 3rd -31st

Where: 18 Mt Morris Park WMarcus Garvey Park. And other locations in Harlem

Why: FLUX will be taking place all May long, showing the works of over 40 artists (of whom, over 50% are female) all around the Harlem area. It’s a great way to explore the neighborhood and she some truly unique public art pieces.

 

Collective Design 

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When: May 4th – 8th

Where: 550 Washington St. Skylight Clarkson Square

Why: Focusing on 20th and 21st-century design pieces the Collective Design Fair is a great place to get inspired. Ideal for those looking to see what is new and exciting in the design world, as well as those who are looking for that perfect piece of accent furniture.

Featured Image// Marco Scozzaro. Courtesy of Marco Scozzaro/Frieze