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  • May 03, 2019

Roundup From Frieze New York 2019

YAYOI KUSAMA’s Narcissus Garden (1966– ), featuring stainless steel spheres, welcomes visitors at the North Entrance of Frieze New York 2019. All photos by Mimi Wong for ArtAsiaPacific unless otherwise stated.

Frieze New York marked its eighth year with an expansive array of new, specially curated presentations. In particular, this year’s programming demonstrated conscientious effort toward providing a platform for diverse and overlooked artists alongside the usual household names. A nod to the fair’s setting on Randall’s Island—which is located across the Harlem River from upper Manhattan—two sections sought to incorporate local culture and history into the otherwise globally focused affair: “Diálogos” commemorated the 50th anniversary of El Museo del Barrio by showcasing Latinx and South American artists, while the New York arts organization Just Above Midtown paid tribute to Black American artists of the 1970s and ’80s.

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