All photos by Marie Roux except where mentioned.
Text and Photos by Marie Roux
Frieze 11th edition closed its door last Sunday night, accompanied for the second time running by the more luxurious Frieze Masters tent, a short 10 minutes walk on the other side of Regent’s park.
This year 30 countries were represented at Frieze and 15 at Masters, turning this fair into their most international event to date. Amongst the noticeable changes in 2013 was the strong attendance of galleries from South America, especially Argentina and Brasil. Dubai also gained more exposure as well as spaces from Brussels, Berlin and London, while North American galleries still boasted visible signs of expansion.
All photos by M-KOS except where mentioned.
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.
All photos by M-KOS
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