Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center
Curator Brett Littman (Director of the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum in Long Island City, New York) has selected and placed new and significant works by 14 international artists; all presented by world-leading galleries. Including many artists showing public sculpture in New York for the first time, Frieze Sculpture will represent Rockefeller Center’s largest display of artwork to date and create a major new public art initiative at the heart of Manhattan, with free admission to all. The launch of Frieze Sculpture in New York follows its establishment in London’s Regent’s Park, where a free summer display of more than 20 sculptures and installations welcomes millions of visitors each year. Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center will open April 25 in the lead-up to Frieze New York and will remain on view and open to all through June 28, 2019.
Frieze Sculpture this year will be an immersive campus-wide installation that is responsive to the architecture of Rockefeller Plaza – one of the most important art deco spaces in the world – and Isamu Noguchi’s seminal bas-relief News (1940) which celebrates freedom of expression. Featuring 14 artists from across four continents, the selected artworks respond to our global political moment. Human in scale and including many artists who have not placed public sculpture in the city before, Frieze Sculpture will also suggest new possibilities for sculpture in New York and the contemporary world. Curator Brett Littman
The selected artists participating in the inaugural New York edition of Frieze Sculpture are: Nick Cave, Aaron Curry, Jose Dávila, Walter De Maria, Rochelle Goldberg, Goshka Macuga, Ibrahim Mahama, Joan Miró, Paulo Nazareth, Jaume Plensa, Pedro Reyes, Kiki Smith, Sarah Sze, and Hank Willis Thomas.
25 April – 28 June 2019
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