Frieze New York 2021 pays tribute to Vision & Justice Project and founder Sarah Elizabeth Lewis

May 5, 2021
The Frieze Gallery, NY

Professor Sarah Lewis and the Vision & Justice Project were the focal points of this year’s Frieze New York Art Fair. The Vision & Justice Project, founded by Professor Lewis, is rooted in education and is dedicated to examining art’s central role in understanding the relationship between race and citizenship in the United States. The tribute intends to explore this examination and expand the reach of the Vision & Justice Project, to give potential new audiences access to a visual literacy that could change the way they see the world. Responses to the tribute have included onsite commissions from critically acclaimed artists Carrie Mae Weems and Hank Willis Thomas.

Please visit one of the following articles about the tribute below for more information.

ArtNews: With an Eye Toward Racial Justice, Frieze New York Plans ‘Unprecedented’ Edition

The Guardian: ‘It’s about looking around us’: New York’s Frieze art fair tackles social justice

Cultured: All eyes are on Frieze New York, first in-person united states art fair since pandemic

Financial Times: The power of seeing

Frieze: Tribute to Vision & Justice Project and Founder Sarah Elizabeth Lewis

Frieze: 30 Black Women Trailblazing Visual Representation and Racial Justice