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.
Frieze Project – Thomas Bayle’s work covering the fair’s entire entrance corridor. Photo by Marie Roux
Text by Marie Roux
The 10th edition of Frieze art fair closed its doors on Sunday night, comprising this year of two tents on opposite side of Regent’s Park.
Frieze 2012 gathered 175 galleries from 35 countries surrounded by outside artworks selected this year by Yorkshire Sculpture Park director Clare Lilley. Frieze Masters showcased 79 galleries with works ranging from antiquity, Renaissance masters through to 20th century art. The veritable feast for the eyes offered an escape from the frenzy of the contemporary art tent across the park.
Frieze Art Fair 2011. Photo by Linda Nylind. © Linda Nylind/Frieze
This year’s Frieze Art Fair London celebrates its 10th anniversary, with a ceremony already marked by the launch of Frieze New York in May earlier this year. This week begins another sibling event with Frieze Masters making its debut. Frieze Masters is dedicated to art ranging from antiquity to 20th century masters presented by over 100 galleries from 18 different countries (79 in the main section & 22 in the Spotlight section, committed to solo 20th century artist presentations). “Frieze Masters will attract the world’s most adventurous and imaginative art collectors to London”, says Nicholas Penny, Director of the National Gallery. “The fair is designed to revolutionise the relationship between ancient and modern, old and new” Frieze Masters also stocks a brilliant line up of talks, matching Cecily Brown with Nicholas Penny, Luc Tuymans with Dominique de Font-Réaulx, senior curator of Musée de Louvre and Glenn Brown with Bice Curiger, curator of Kunsthaus Zürich & editor-in-chief of Parkett magazine. Frieze Masters is flanking Frieze London on its north side, next to the London Zoo. The 12,500 square metre temporary architecture is setup by Selldorf Architect, renowned for designing art spaces whose clients include galleries such as David Zwirner, Barbara Gladstone as well as studios for Jeff Koons and David Salle.
Kodoji Press at the New York Art Book Fair 2011. Courtesy of the New York Art Book Fair
The seventh edition of New York Art Book Fair starts this Friday 28 September following its Preview opening on Thursday 7–9pm (TONIGHT!) at MoMA PS1.
The three day event offers free admission for all and houses over 280 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from over twenty countries presenting artists’ books, catalogues, monographs, periodicals, and magazines.
Side A – David Shrigley “It’s All Going Very… (2010)” Anton Kern Gallery, NY
Barbara Kruger “Too big to Fail” (2012) at Sprüth Marger, London/Berlin.
Jeppe Hein “You Are Right Here Right Now” (2012) at Johann König, Berlin
Sophie Von Hellerman’s work at Greene Naftali (NY)’s booth.
Can’t get much sunlight there… David Maljkovic’s work at Metro Pictures, NY