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Frieze New York Announces Seven Projects for 2014

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Boat trips and rock concerts, soccer goals and jungle gyms. This year, fairgoers will be more aware than ever of Frieze New York’s unique location on Randall’s Island as seven artists respond to the tent’s surroundings. Frieze Projects, the section of the British-born art fair devoted to specially commissioned artworks, will feature site-specific work by Darren Bader, Eduardo Basualdo, Eva Kotátková, Marie Lorenz, Koki Tanaka and Naama Tsabar. Additionally, Projects curator Cecilia Alemani, director of High Line’s art programs, will pay tribute to a historical participatory work, as she has in previous editions. For the third iteration of Frieze New York, she will reincarnate artist Allen Ruppersberg’s Al’s Grand Hotel, a temporary, fully operational hotel originally created in 1971 on Los Angeles’ Sunset Boulevard. Read More

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Here’s the 2014 Frieze New York Exhibitor List

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Frieze New York is returning for its third edition in 2014, drawing 192 galleries from 28 countries to its big, bright white tent on Randall’s Island from May 9 to 12. The London-born fair appears to have taken hold in its new city, with a consistent number of local galleries returning—53 New York dealers will show at the next edition—along with some notable newcomers. “What’s nice to see is we’ve added Barbara Gladstone this year, who’s a great, stellar foundation of a community in New York,” Frieze co-director Amanda Sharp told The Observer. Among the New York galleries coming back for another year are Luhring Augustine, Jack Shainman, Paul Kasmin and Marian Goodman, who basically won Frieze New York 2013 by staging a Tino Sehgal performance piece in her booth. Read More

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Andrea Bowers Letters Disappear Overnight from Susanne Vielmetter Frieze Booth


When the staff of Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects arrived at their Frieze New York booth this morning, they found a string stretched across the entrance and certain items missing. Artist Andrea Bowers, who became uncomfortable participating in the art fair after learning that certain unions were protesting its labor policies, asked the two galleries showing her work to display a letter alongside the pieces explaining her position.  Read More

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Balloon Beasts, Rubber Tongues, Metal Men Abound on Tom Eccles’s VIP Sculpture Park Tour

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A detail of Tom Friedman, Circle Dance (2010), which is made out of baking sheets cast in stainless steel.

Any lingering storm clouds hanging over yesterday’s VIP preview of Frieze New York were thoroughly blasted away by 4 p.m., when bright sunlight glinted off Paul McCarthy’s Balloon Dog (2013), an 80-foot, cherry-colored sculpture created especially for the fair. “Paul has sexualized the dog,” said the rakish Tom Eccles, former Public Art Fund director and this year’s Sculpture Park curator, as he led a few card-carrying VIPs up to the gigantic piece. Mr. Eccles pointed to the anatomically suggestive shapes of the Koons-esque animal, though they didn’t need much identification. Now executive director of the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard, Mr. Eccles briefly discussed his curatorial work on Mr. McCarthy’s upcoming installation at the Park Avenue Armory. He described “WS,” which stands for “White Snow” and opens June 19, as a “gory, horrifying tale of Paul McCarthy as Disney, as Hitler, in love with Snow White.” (Spoiler alert: Mr. McCarthy is eventually destroyed by the seven dwarves, but not before he engages in “a sexual frenzy” with them and Snow White.) Read More

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Frieze Week 2013 Art Fair Cheat Sheet

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While it’s safe to say that we’ll be spending most of Frieze Week at its namesake fair out on Randall’s Island, there are other fairs afoot. Here’s a guide to finding them.

Frieze New York is returning to Randall’s Island with over 180 international exhibitors for its second edition. The big news here is that the mint green Wards Island Footbridge, which was inconveniently closed for construction last year, is now open, allowing (relatively) easy access to the island. If walking sounds wearisome (or wet given the weather forecast), there’s the Frieze ferry service, which runs every 15 minutes during fair hours from the 35th Street Ferry Dock on the East River and takes about 20 minutes (the $12.50 roundtrip tickets must be booked in advance). Alternatively, the Frieze bus service will pick you up outside the Guggenheim Museum on Fifth Avenue between East 88th and 89th Streets, arriving approximately every 10 minutes during fair hours. The bus journey will take about 15 to 20 minutes according to the fair’s website, and roundtrip tickets cost $5.50 (they are also only available in advance).
Hours: May 7–12, 11 a.m.–7 p.m., May 13, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission: one day $42, students $26, one day + catalog $75. Read More

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Frieze New York Preview: Part 3

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Raqs Media Collective, Waiting, 2013

The image at left says it all—we are in the home stretch of the countdown to Frieze New York, which opens on May 10. (Those attending tomorrow’s VIP preview don’t have to wait quite as long.) Here is the final installment of our Frieze first look. The galleries included here hail from all corners of the art world, from South Africa’s Goodman Gallery to China-based Boers-Li Gallery. Some work hits very close to home, though, like Frank Heath’s video Asymptomatic Carrier (2013), which focuses on the defunct quarantine hospital on North Brother Island, next door neighbor of Randall’s Island. Read More

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Tino Sehgal Piece on Deck at Marian Goodman’s Frieze Booth

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Tino Sehgal, whose work often involves fleeting social encounters, will present Ann Lee (2011) at Marian Goodman Gallery’s Frieze New York booth. Gallery representatives have been understandably careful to avoid disclosing details, since his pieces tend to work best when visitors, who regularly become participants, don’t know too much going in. (The artist prohibits visual documentation of his work.)

Ann Lee, which was first performed at the 2011 Manchester International Festival, does not appear to hinge on audience participation as much as say, This Progress, his 2010 Guggenheim project, in which visitors engaged in conversations with various people while ascending the museum’s rotunda. Ann Lee reportedly involves a young girl personifying an eponymous manga character that French artists Pierre Huyghe and Philippe Parreno purchased as material for artworks. The two have asked a number of artists to make art around the purple-haired teen over the years. (Looking forward to hearing what that’s been like for her.) Read More

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Frieze New York Preview: Part 2

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Jack Early, Jack Early's Ear Candy Machine, 2009

The countdown to Frieze New York continues, and it’s time to raise the curtain a little more with Part 2 of our preview. In this edition, mediums range from oil on canvas to astroturf on rubber, gold leaf to glass eyes. Get a taste of what’s to come when the fair opens May 10 in the slide show at left. Read More