The Frieze art fair announced today that Patrick Charpenel, executive director of El Museo del Barrio in New York, and Franklin Sirmans, director of the Pérez Art Museum Miami, will curate two new themed sections at its 2019 New York edition.
Additionally, Courtney J. Martin, deputy director and chief curator of the Dia Art Foundation, will serve as curator of the 2019 Frieze Artist Award, and Laura Hoptman, executive director of the Drawing Center in New York, will organize the fair’s Spotlight section.
The section curated by Charpenel, which is titled Diálogos, will focus on work by contemporary Latinx artists. This presentation coincides with El Museo del Barrio’s 50th anniversary, and invited galleries will show works by artists “who have played a significant role in El Museo’s history,” according to a release. Sirmans will organize a section centered on the New York–based gallery Just Above Midtown (JAM)—which played a significant role in the art scenes of the 1970s and 1980s—and its founder, Linda Goode Bryant.
Loring Randolph, artistic director of Frieze, said in a statement, “It is an honor to collaborate with these institutional leaders who are at the forefront of shaping the art and ideas of today. With their contribution, Frieze New York 2019 will offer an experience that is both dynamic and challenging—pushing the boundaries of what an art fair can be.”
Frieze New York is scheduled to take place from May 2 to 5 on Randall’s Island.