x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 17 January 2018

Third Line heads to New York

A handout image of Slavs and Tatars, Rahle For Richard, 2014, Veneer on MDF, 110x56x180cm_installation view (Courtesy of the artist and The Third Line)
A handout image of Slavs and Tatars, Rahle For Richard, 2014, Veneer on MDF, 110x56x180cm_installation view (Courtesy of the artist and The Third Line)

Dubai-based gallery, The Third Line will return to Frieze New York this weekend with a wide selection of artists.

Thematically presented around an alternative narrative of portraiture in contemporary art, the gallery will be exhibiting works by Amir H. Fallah, Hayv Kahraman, Hassan Hajjaj, Shirin Aliabadi, Slavs and Tatars, Tarek Al- Ghoussein and Youssef Nabil.

Frieze New York, now in its third year, will include over 190 of the world’s leading galleries and The Third Line works range in media across photography, painting, collage, and sculpture.

“In a time of vanity and self-absorption, the individual has become obsessed with their representation. With more than 130 million people using Instagram to show the public a curated view of their life – and other social media showing similar numbers and demography – it seems as if representation has been solely taken over by individual self-perceptions, shunning outside perspectives,” the gallery says in a statement.

With this in mind the booth displays a return to the notion of portraiture, though not in the traditional sense.

* Frieze New York runs from May 9 - 12 on Randall’s Island in Manhattan. For more info visit the website