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.
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.*
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.
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7 – 10 March 2013
Diminique Blain, In the Oval Office, 2012 at Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, Montréal. Photo by M-KOS
Volta NY inaugurated this year a new SoHo space to host its self-proclaimed “boutique” format art fair during Armory Week 2013, consisting exclusively of solo artist presentations within an invitation-only program of nearly 100 international galleries. The two floors of contemporary art contained in a somewhat cosy venue offered interesting juxtapositions of galleries and works, sometimes competing for attention, but mostly offering complementary dialogues. Read more
Posted in Art Fair, Visual Arts
Tagged Beatriz Esguerra Art, Brian Dettmer, Carol Young, Clint Jukkala, Dominique Blain, Fred Giampietro, Frederieke Taylor Gallery, Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, Kinz + Tillou Fine Art, Kyotaro Hakamata, Long-Bin Chen, MA2 gallery, Mixed Greens Gallery, New York, Stas Orlovski, VOLTA NY
All photos by M-KOS except where mentioned.
Homage to Marcel Duchamp. Installation view at DODGEgallery, New York (Armory Focus: USA) Photo by M-KOS
As always since 1913, Armory held this year an impressive show at Piers 92 & 94 in New York City, on the extended weekend of 7-10 March. The world’s oldest art fair surprisingly made little fanfare of its centennial edition, other than to boast historical landmarks on its website. Hardly any educational effort was exerted outside of VIP conferences, for example to nod at the initial 69th Armory Regiment venue, which the fair got its name from. Some exhibitors such as DODGEgallery and Francis M. Naumann Fine Art (both New York based) did theme their booth on iconic works by Marcel Duchamp, recalling his impact at the inaugural show, one hundred years ago.
Exhibition: 22–24 October 2012
Closing reception: Wed 24 October 2012 6–8pm
Auction closes at 8pm on Wed 24 October 2012
Venue: HANMI Gallery, Fitzrovia, London
The 2012 edition of Sluice art fair will manifest itself as a publication and an exhibition in which all of the work will be auctioned. The whole event will function as a fundraiser for Sluice art fair 2013. The Sluice publication will be launched on the evening the auction draws to a close on the 24th October at HANMI GALLERY in Fitzrovia, London.