New York Art Week | Here’s Everything You Need To Know
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New York Art Week | Here’s Everything You Need To Know

May 5, 2022 Share

The New York art community is pleased to present New York Art Week, an inaugural city-wide initiative from May 5-12, 2022. Over 20 galleries, museums, and auction houses are joining together in presenting contemporary art programming across the city.

After two hard years of minor to no in-person exhibitions, NYC’s art galleries and auction houses are coming together for the first-ever New York Art Week. New York Art Week is a unique endeavour in that it’s the first attempt to bring together many of these actors under one banner with a focused mission.

With an eye toward collaboration and community building, 20 galleries, museums, and auction houses have come together to create citywide programming. Yet, it will be difficult for even the most ambitious visitors to experience it all with so much on offer. 

It’ll be a whole week dedicated to the best in contemporary art from local and international artists.  

The lounge at the Armory Art Show on March 4, 2020, which opened right before the pandemic halted the art fair merry-go-round. Credit Jeenah Moon for The New York Times.

The Independent New York, TEFAF New York Spring, NADA New York, and the Future Fair will be the four art fairs taking part in the event. Each one is distinctive in its own right.

“New York Art Week is an opportunity to amplify the complexity of New York’s many art worlds. From the smallest independent art space to the largest institution, we are all committed to creating a context and developing an audience for artists’ ideas.” – Matthew Higgs, Director, White Columns.

Here is the list of events happening in New York so that you don’t get art FOMO:

Independent New York

Preview Day: May 5

General Admission Days: May 6–8

Location: Spring Studios

“Independent New York is one of the country’s most respected fairs for its modest size, sleek presentations, and high-calibre exhibitor list,” states ArtNews. For the 2022 edition, it has moved to its longtime home of Spring Studios, with 61 galleries to take part.

Installation view, Bianca Beck and Hilary Pecis, Rachel Uffner Gallery at Independent New York, March 5-8, 2020.

TEFAF New York Spring

Preview Day: May 5

General Admission Days: May 6–10

Location: Park Avenue Armory

According to ArtNews, “The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) has announced the 91 exhibitors that will take part in its upcoming New York edition, scheduled to run at the Park Avenue Armory.”

Canada (New York), Frieze New York 2016.

NADA New York

Preview Day: May 5

General Admission Day: May 5 (after 4 p.m.)–May 8

Location: Pier 36, 299 South Street

NADA will bring together 121 galleries from 37 cities “in San Francisco, Machete Galeria in Mexico City, Misako & Rosen in Tokyo, Fragment Gallery of Moscow and New York, and Voloshyn Gallery in Kyiv,” says ArtNews.

Future Fair

Preview Day: May 4

General Admission Days: May 5–7

Location: Chelsea Industrial building (535–549 West 28th Street)

For its second in-person edition, the Future Fair will gather 50 galleries, double the number it hosted last year in Chelsea according to ArtNews. 

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