North Entrance at Frieze New York 2013. Photo by M-KOS
Frieze New York closed on Monday 13 May to finish another buoyant edition in its short but very auspicious two-year history. Claiming the Deutsche Bank sponsored event is setting a new standard for cultural tourism in the Big Apple would raise more than one eyebrow, as Frieze functions so differently to fairs and biennales in non-hub cities. It nevertheless has shaken and stirred other contenders off their laurels, such as Armory, and certainly Frieze’s choice of location added Randall’s Island on the art map – a patch of land floating between East Harlem, Brooklyn and the Bronx normally used for music or sporting events – to simultaneously allow art lovers to experience another view of New York’s cityscape on their journey to one of the most exciting shows on the international art calendar.
Image courtesy of Lisa Cooley, New york
Day is Long
5 May – 16 June 2013
at Lisa Cooley, New York
For the past few years, Shirreff has explored the effect of mediation on our experience of form. In works that draw together the mediums of photography, sculpture, and video, she has explored how the body responds to moments that are largely imagined, and the uncertainty at the root of knowing something that has transpired in a time or place other than our own.
© Christine Major, Crash Theory II, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 284,5 x 213,4 cm Photo : Guy L’Heureux. Courtesy Galerie Donald Browne, Montreal
The Painting Project:
A Snapshot of Painting in Canada
at Galerie de l’UQAM, Montréal
Curator and Coordinator: Julie Bélisle
General Curator: Louise Déry
1 May – 1 June 2013
7 June – 6 July 2013
Opening and Announcement of the Virtual Exhibition on Thursday 6 June 2013, 18h00
Unique for the diversity of recent works on display, The Painting Project: A Snapshot of Painting in Canada testifies to the intense activity taking place in painters’ studios all across Canada. The works by 60 artists were selected after two years of research. The project also includes a virtual exhibition, which will be launched in fall 2013 to give the national and international public access to a lively, prolific art scene.
The entire process of preparing The Painting Project – its unusual depth and scope, measure of risk, methodological difficulties and complex logistics – confirmed our hunch that such an initiative was essential, for it would enable the generation of new knowledge and provide an updated view of Canadian painting as it is being practised at the present time. Read more
Image courtesy of the artist and Galeria Plan B, Berlin/Cluj
All that work for nothing! That’s what I try to do all the time!
26 April – 1 June 2013
at Galeria Plan B, Berlin
“We have been somewhat reluctantly learning that art does not go anywhere, really; instead it dances attractively in the whirlpool of circular time. Widespread referentiality in contemporary art finds justification in that. Since the beginning of his career, the Romanian artist Ciprian Muresan has been particularly generous to gallery goers (and commentators) by often pushing his references into their face. He approaches iconic figures and images of mainstream discourses of art with the profanity of a street urchin, masking his deeper interest in philosophical paradoxes.
The four works, new or recent, on display in the exhibition all have to do with frustration. Scented with the trademark irony of the artist, they disrupt the processes of perception and reflection creating a minimalist adventure park with tasks flirting with the impossible.
Courtesy Atlantic Center for the Arts
Call for submission
Master Artist-in-Residence Program
Residency Number: 151
Dates: 14 October – 3 November 2013
at Atlantic Center for the Arts
Application Deadline: Sunday 19 May 2013
Master Artist Roster for Residency #151:
– Charles Atlas (video artist)
– Martin Bresnick (Composer)
– Mark Doty (poetry/memoir)
Atlantic Center for the Arts is an innovative nonprofit artists-in-residence program that provides artists with an opportunity to work and collaborate with some of the world’s masters in the visual, literary, and performing arts. Since the program began in 1982, over 3500 artists have been served from the US and around the world.
Tina Girouard, Carol Goodden and Gordon Matta-Clark in front of Food, 1971; Photo: Richard Landry with alteration by Gordon Matta-Clark. Courtesy Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark / David Zwirner, New York
The second edition of Frieze New York (10 – 13 May) will organize a special tribute to FOOD, the legendary restaurant opened in October 1971 by Gordon Matta-Clark and Carol Goodden in collaboration with other artists. This is a part of Frieze Projects paying homage to artist-run spaces and initiatives that have defined and transformed the cultural and artistic history of New York City. Below is an excerpt from Joan Simon’s interview with Carol Goodden in the exhibition catalogue “Gordon Matta-Clark: A Retrospective”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1985.*
Etienne Chambaud, The Naked Parrot, 2013. Installation view. Courtesy the artist and Labor, Mexico City
The Naked Parrot
9 April – 1 June 2013
at Labor, Mexico City
The Naked Parrot, the first addressee of the eponymous exhibition at Labor, is a modern chimera, a being fully constructed from the outside. Here this construction is not based on mythological grounds or scales, but on the very process of creation of figures that we inherited from modern machines such as the zoo and the museum. Domestication and conservation are indeed stitching techniques that endlessly attempt to heal the wound of the cuts their very existences are based on. The Naked Parrot is thus an assemblage of exogenous intentions collapsing on their sutured understandings and misunderstandings: the idea of a human talking animal in a falling pigeonhole.
Gordon Matta-Clark with camera at Food restaurant, 1972. Photo by Cosmos Andrew Sarchiapone. via Mousse
■ The second edition of Frieze New York is kicking off on 10 May. Part of this year’s project includes a tribute to artist-run spaces and initiatives that have defined and transformed the cultural and artistic history of New York City. While Frieze New York 2012 acknowledged the contribution of Fashion Moda with a presentation of John Ahearn’s work, the fair is this year organizing homage to FOOD, the legendary restaurant opened in October 1971 by Gordon Matta-Clark and Carol Goodden in collaboration with other artists.
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All photos by M-KOS
26 – 28 April 2013
Photo by M-KOS
Papier 13 Art Fair proceeded to hold a sixth annual installment in the city of Montreal, this year between 26–28 April. While its tradition continued in exclusively showing paper-based art works, the fair tent noticeably grew in size to occupy 15,000 square feet – a much larger surface than in previous editions – to accommodate a greater number of galleries as well as more spacious lecture and lounge areas. Montreal’s only art fair especially caught our attention this year in setting up shop right on Ste. Catherine – the city’s busiest high street – which naturally allowed for an increase in attendance.