The fair, now in its fifth edition, will showcase 200 galleries from 31 countries, a selection of curated sections as well as a program of talks.

What stands out this year against previous years, is the focus on female artists from a wealth of international galleries. Founded by Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover, the Frieze fairs, which includes an edition in London, take a look at the art market from a global perspective, with the fair becoming one of the most anticipated events on the art calendar since its inception in 1991.

Screen Shot 2016-05-04 at 13.38.10 Frieze New York 2015 Photograph by Marco Scozzaro. Courtesy of Marco Scozzaro/Frieze.

This year, the team is headed by Director of Frieze, Victoria Siddall. Siddall commented on the continued success of the fair.

''Frieze has engaged in a critical dialogue with contemporary artists, curators, dealers, collectors and writers for 25 years and I am happy that this legacy continues to inform the content, quality and range of our fairs.''

''Frieze New York offers a fantastic cultural experience – from presentations by the best galleries from around the world, to newly commissioned works and innovative public programs, to the natural light that infuses our unique, bespoke space – all set in this incredible city. This is the fifth edition of Frieze New York and it promises to be a great week.''

Frieze New York 2015 Photograph by Marco Scozzaro. Courtesy of Marco Scozzaro/Frieze. Frieze New York 2015 Photograph by Marco Scozzaro. Courtesy of Marco Scozzaro/Frieze.

This year, the fair features three specially curated sections, including: Spotlight, a section for solo artist presentations of 20th-century artwork, focusing on work made after 1960 and exploring global positions beyond the Western tradition; Focus, a section of solo or curated presentations by young galleries conceived especially for the fair, debuting work that has never before been presented within an art fair context; and Frame, a section featuring solo artist presentations by new galleries established less than eight years ago.

Screen Shot 2016-05-04 at 13.41.06 Frame section, Frieze New York 2015 Photograph by Marco Scozzaro. Courtesy of Marco Scozzaro/Frieze.

Screen Shot 2016-05-04 at 13.40.28 Spotlight section artists, Frieze New York 2015 From left to right: Natalia LL, Howardena Pindell, Rasheed Araeen, Regina Bogat, Lynne Hershman Leeson, Antonio Dias, Adriano Pedrosa (Curator, Spotlight) Front row, left to right: Joan Snyder, Ibrahim El-Salahi. Photograph by Marco Scozzaro. Courtesy of Marco Scozzaro/Frieze.

Focus, Travesia Cuatro, Frieze New York 2015 Photograph by Marco Scozzaro. Courtesy of Marco Scozzaro/Frieze. Focus, Travesia Cuatro, Frieze New York 2015
Photograph by Marco Scozzaro. Courtesy of Marco Scozzaro/Frieze.

Presentations will be held by more than 130 of the world's leading contemporary art galleries from 26 countries, including Concept's of Paris interactive performance installation by Jean-Michel Sanejouand; Marian Goodman Gallery's (New York, London and Paris) solo presentation by William Kentridge; Pace's of New York's solo of recent works by Fred Wilson; Los Angeles' The Box's solo conceptual installation by Howard Fried; and Hauser & Wirth's (New York, Los Angeles, London, Somerset and Zurich) group show featuring Roni Horn, Paul McCarthy and Philip Guston.

As well as this international outreach, several exhibitions will focus on international female artists, including a show featuring the works of  Lisa Yuskavage and Isa Genzken at David Zwirner of New York and London; and a group presentation of works by Tracey Emin, Celia Hempton, Hanna Liden, and Rachel Whiteread at Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Rome.

With over half the galleries featured in the main section coming from outside the U.S., countries across all continents are represented. International highlights include Tokyo's Taro Nasu's solo presentation of multimedia works by Simon Fujiwara; Stevenson's, of Cape Town and Johannesburg, mini-retrospective covering nearly two decades of work by Moshekwa Langa; and Istanbul's Rampa's presentation of works by four leading Turkish artists including Ergin Cavusoglu.

The fair promises four days of excitement for the global art market. As May is the month for contemporary art sales, all eyes will be watching to see what big sales Frieze New York 2016 reports.

Frieze New York 2016 will run from May 5-8, with a preview on 4 May. For more information, see here.

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