The 19th Biennale of Sydney doesn’t open until March 21, 2014, but its artistic director, Juliana Engberg, is already releasing a partial list of artists who will be involved in her exhibition, which is titled “You Imagine What You Desire” and is, according to a news release, “an evocation celebrating the artistic imagination as a spirited describing and exploration of the world through metaphor and poesis.” Read More
MONDAY, MAY 13
Opening: Dena Yago at Malraux’s Place
I have never been to an opening at Sebastian Black’s studio, but cannot fault his taste. I have to miss this one tonight because of the Leonardo DiCaprio auction, but if I didn’t have that I’d go in a second. Photo courtesy of Art Observed. —Dan Duray
Malraux’s Place, 253 36th Street (Sixth floor), Brooklyn, 7–9 p.m. Read More
Artadia announced today that Meg Cranston will receive the 2013 Artadia NADA New York Award for her presentation at this year’s fair, at the booth of New York’s Fitzroy and Newman Popiashvili galleries. The award comes with a $4,000 unrestricted cash prize that is funded by Artadia and NADA. Read More
Though it’s hard to measure this sort of thing, I would hazard that the most-talked-about piece at the preview of Frieze New York yesterday was Tino Sehgal’s work at Marian Goodman’s booth, Ann Lee (2011).
I’m hesitant to relay what happens inside the empty little room set aside for the piece. In certain very rare instances, when dealing with art that is intensely unusual and strange and beautiful, one simply doesn’t want to ruin it with words. “Just go see!” everyone kept saying yesterday, excitedly, nervously, to those who had not yet been. Read More
It’s a mystery how certain elements—patrons, bartenders, architecture, maybe a few special drinks—come together to make a bar really and truly great.
Early on Wednesday evening the Frankfurt–based artist Tobias Rehberger stood behind the counter of a tiny bar in the basement of the Hôtel Americano and tried to explain to a few reporters the appeal of his favored hometown spot, Bar Oppenheimer. Read More
After a brutal early morning storm, the sun now shines over Randall’s Island. Visitors are streaming into Frieze New York’s hulking white tent for its second edition, which opens to the public tomorrow, May 10, and runs through Monday, May 13. More than 180 exhibitors have booths, and there are plenty of exciting moments—a new Read More
As the art crowd travels to Randall’s Island today for the VIP opening of Frieze New York, the exhibitors in the New Art Dealers Alliance’s second New York fair are putting the finishing touches on their booths. NADA opens tomorrow, May 10, and runs through Sunday, May 10, at Pier 36 at Basketball City, just a touch south of the Lower East Side gallery district. Read More
Tonight in New York the Tate Americas Foundation (née American Patrons of Tate) will host a dinner at Moynihan Station to raise funds for the museum, and the Glasbow–based artist Jim Lambie has been tapped to DJ the after party. In his art, Mr. Lambie has an exuberant touch, carefully covering floors with patterns of Read More