Frieze New York just ended a few days ago, Art Basel Hong Kong is coming to a close and Art Basel proper is coming up in just a few weeks. After Basel, though, it’s going to be awfully quiet on the art fair front, unless you’re in the Hamptons. But here’s some cheerful news: the gallery lists for Frieze and Frieze Masters are now out. They run Oct. 17–20 in tents in Regent’s Park in London. Frieze London will have a new design by Carmody Groarke with more spacious public areas and a new gallery layout. The Frieze Masters section of the fair will once again have Annabelle Selldorf designing its home. Read More
With Art Basel Hong Kong winding down, the art crowd is getting ready to set sail for Venice, for the preview days of the 55th Biennale, which has been organized by New York’s Massimiliano Gioni, and the unveiling of scores of national pavilions and exhibitions and events around town. It all takes place next week, with the main show officially opening to the public on Saturday, June 1. Read More
Folks, this is a public service announcement reminding you that if you want to pick up some free stuff at Jonathan Horowitz’s Free Store during Art Basel, you will have to bring some stuff to drop off at the store. Got that straight? Now, while it is technically true that bundling up all your crappy Read More
It’s shaping up to be a very fine summer here in New York.
The Mayor’s Office just reported that all eight of the city’s free public beaches will open tomorrow, Sandy be damned, and Zach Feuer and Untitled are showing a bounty of Jewish artists. Read More
We’ve been hearing about a lot of group shows for the coming months, as we head into the low-key summer, but yesterday we received a strong entry into this already crowded field. Might be a front-runner. Read More
Remember Gatsby fever? Like, two weeks ago when everyone was all drinking Champagne and wearing seersucker at parties? Oh, those heady days of early spring!
It’s sort of tapered off a bit. That movie blew! However, should you find yourself in need of another Gatsby fix (or, you know, if you’re just a normal person Read More
Annie Leibovitz has been awarded Spain’s prestigious €50,000 ($64,600) Prince of Asturias award for humanities. [BBC]
Here’s The Art Newspaper‘s interview with Massimiliano Gioni. “I think of this show in Venice as the ‘second volume’ of a research project that I started at Gwangju and then carried on in numerous other shows.” [The Art Newspaper] Read More
There are plenty of entertaining moments to pull from Carol Vogel’s profile of Venice Biennale curator Massimiliano Gioni, which hit The New York Times‘s website this afternoon, but we’re going to go with this tidbit about what Ragnar Kjartansson has planned for the biennial. Read More
The treasures have returned.
Today the Met officially reopened its European art galleries, the 45 rooms that sit atop its grand staircase, after three years of planning and nine months of rolling renovations and reinstallation. Twelve galleries once used for special exhibitions have been commandeered for the permanent collection, enlarging the galleries by a full third. You should pay them a visit.
Filling the immaculate spaces are some 750 paintings—”all off the wall, all looked at, all dusted,” an ebullient Keith Christiansen told a crowd of journalists in one of the opening galleries this morning. Read More