The Seven fair, which has appeared for the past two years in Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach, has always walked the line between being a traditional art fair and a curated show. Like New York’s Independent fair, which bills itself as a “temporary exhibition,” it offers work from multiple galleries in a format that eschews booths for a more free-wheeling hang. Read More
Pulse returns tomorrow to its usual spot at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea. While it’s pegged its dates in past years to Armory Week, it’s moved to coincide with Frieze this weekend. The event runs May 3–6 (no Monday, as with Frieze), and features 45 galleries and 13 solo projects. Read More
Our preview of artworks that will be at Frieze New York comes to a close today with 20 more works. In this edition we have pieces by Keltie Ferris, Richard Aldrich and Amanda Ross-Ho, as well as a collaborative work by Ei Arakawa and Sergei Tcherepnin. For those looking to view more artworks from the fair, Read More
Our preview of Frieze New York continues. The fair is now only a week away. We will see you on Randall’s Island.
The first edition of our Frieze preview is available here.
A day after Cooper Union announced that it will begin charging graduate students tuition in September, 2013, a crowd of a few hundred students gathered today outside the school’s iconic East Village home, the Great Hall, as part of a walkout. It was the school’s second walkout since November. The protest had been preplanned in solidarity with today’s nationwide student protests against student debt, which has just reached a staggering trillion dollars, but carried new significance after yesterday’s announcement from the school’s president, Jamshed Bharucha. Read More
Eventually, as art fairs continue to proliferate and expand, something is going to have to give. But that day has not yet arrived. Frieze New York lands in New York for the first time next week, running May 4–7. It is going to be a busy time in New York. Tom Eccles, the director of the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard, has curated a sculpture park on the island. Frieze’s annual commissions will be executed this year by an impressive selection of artists, including Virginia Overton, Latifah Echakhch, Frances Stark, John Ahearn and novelist Rick Moody. There will be several talks, including a discussion on May 4 with Glenn Lowry, Adam Weinberg and Sheena Wagstaff on the future of museums’ impact on culture. Read More
On Sunday evening, the television journalist Morley Safer aired a follow-up to his 1993 attack on the art world on 60 Minutes. He visited the Art Basel Miami Beach fair—“an upscale flea market, a shopping mall fair,” he termed it, accurately—and walked around making glib remarks about art and the wealthy. Read More
MONDAY, MARCH 26
Artist Talk: “Kara Walker on Andy Warhol,” at Dia Art Foundation
As part of its “Artists on Artists” series, the Dia Art Foundation invites Kara Walker to speak on the subject of Andy Warhol. Ms. Walker is known for her frank and often disturbing silhouettes that explore power dynamics along lines of race, gender and sexuality. Ms. Walker’s major survey exhibition, “Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love,” which Dia director Philippe Vergne helped curate, premiered at the the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, in February 2007, after which it was presented at the Whitney and many museums worldwide. —Rozalia Jovanovic
Dia Art Foundation, 535 West 22nd Street, 5th floor, New York, 6:30 p.m., $6 Read More
The Teamsters have scored a powerful ally in their battle with Sotheby’s, which locked out its union art handlers last fall. A few weeks ago, Robert F, Kennedy, Jr., an environmental attorney, opted to move a charity auction for his nonprofit organization, Waterkeeper Alliance, from Sotheby’s New York “out of respect for the striking Teamsters.” (Just to be clear–they’re not, actually, striking, which would imply that they have voluntarily left their jobs; they are protesting the lockout.) Read More
Sculptor Ken Price passed away at his home in New Mexico. Mr. Price, 77, had been suffering from tongue and throat cancer in recent years. In the early 1960s, Price was a trailblazing figure in the development of the Los Angeles art scene, a movement which arose around the short-lived Ferus Gallery, with surfers Read More