Slide Show: Frieze London 2013

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Koki-Tanaka---Aoyama-Meguro_web
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Prem Sahib at Southard Reid, London @FRAME

James Lee Byars, Four In A Dress, 1967 at Michael Werner Gallery, NY/London

Rob Pruitt, Safety Cones at Gavin Brown's Enterprise, NY

David Noonan (left) and Paul Lee at Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London

Ron Mueck at Hauser & Wirth, London/NY/Zurich

Daniel Richter, Venus M.F. 2013 at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris/Salzburg

Kon Trubkovich, Crazy Me. Crazy You., 2013 (Left) at Marianne Boesky Gallery, NY

Omer Fast, Everything That Rises Must Converge, 2013 at Arratia Beer, Berlin

Helio Oiticica & Neville d'Almeida, Cosmococa, 1973 at A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro

Helio Oiticica & Neville d'Almeida, Cosmococa, 1973 at A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro

Tonico Lemos Auad, Untitled, 2013 at Galeria Luiza Strina, São Paulo

Jose Damasceno, Sobre o Objecto 8 Grau, 2013 at Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo

Pavel Buchler, Small Inferno, 2013 at Max Wigram Gallery, London

Tracy Emin, There is Nothing Left But You, 2013 at Lehmann Maupin, NY/Hong Kong

Kaari Upson at Overduin and Kite, LA

Mark Leckey at Cabinet, London

Margaret Lee, Watermelon Waht a Suitable Pairing, 2013 at Jack Hanley Gallery, NY

Ryan Siegan Smith at Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö @FRAME

Ryan McGingley, You and My Friends, 2013 at Standard (Oslo), Oslo

Meschac Gaba at Stevenson, Johannesburg/Cape Town

Néstor Sanmiguel Diest at Maisterravalbuena, Madrid @FRAME

Néstor Sanmiguel Diest at Maisterravalbuena, Madrid @FRAME

Antonis Pittas, Untitled, 2013 at Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam

David Shrigley, Untitled, 2011

Linder at dépendance, Brussels @FOCUS

Andrian Villar Rojas at Marian Goodman Gallery, NY

Amalia Pica, Memorial for Intersections, 2013 at Herald St, London

Genilson Soares at Galeria Jacqueline Martins, São Paulo @FRAME

Dan Graham, Groovy Spiral, 2013 at Lisson Gallery, London/Milan/NY

Dan Graham, Groovy Spiral, 2013 at Lisson Gallery, London/Milan/NY

Roman Ondak, Retreat, 2012 at Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna

Marlie Mul at Fluxia, Milan @FRAME

Rayyane Tabet at Sfeir Semier, Beirut/Humburg

Rana Begum at The Third Line, Dubai

Navid Nuur at Galeria Plan B, Berlin/Cluj

Koki Tanaka at Aoyama/Meguro, Tokyo @FRAME

Pierre Huygue, Naica Sculpture from Crystal Cave, 2009 at Esther Schipper, Berlin

Francis Alÿs, Untitled, 2012 at David Zwirner, NY/London

Jeff Koons at Gagosian Gallery, NY/London/LA/Hong Kong/etc

Allied Editions booth

Koenig Bookshop

Media zone

Montréal's esse magazine made its debut at Frieze London this year.

Work of art or nature's intervention?

All photos by Marie Roux except where mentioned.

Frieze London & Masters 2013

Text and Photos by Marie Roux

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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.
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Slide Show: Aichi Triennale 2013 [More Photos Added!]

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Kenji Yanobe, The Wedding of the Sun (Ultra Sun Child), 2013. Installation view. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013. Photo: Nobutada Omote

Kenji Yanobe, Sun Child no.2, 2011. Installation view. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013.

Katsuhiro Miyamoto, Fukushima Daiichi Sakae Nuclear Plant, 2013. Cad drawing. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013

Katsuhiro Miyamoto, Fukushima Daiichi Sakae Nuclear Plant, 2013. installation in situ. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013. Photo: Tetsuo Ito

Mika Taanila, The Most Electrified Town in Finland, 2004–2012. 3 Channel video installation. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013. Photo: Tetsuo Ito

Fumiaki Aono, Repair/Substitute/Combine/Penetration/Juxtaposition (Restored Car Picked Up in Higashi-Matsushima) 2013. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013.

Aernout Mik, Cardboard Walls, 2013. Installation View. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013. Photo: Tetsuo Ito

Han Feng, Floating City 2011–2013, 2013. Installation view. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013.

Min-jeong Seo, Sum in a Point of Time III, 2013. Installation view. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013.

Min-jeong Seo, Sum in a Point of Time III, 2013. Installation view. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013.

Song Dong, Wisdom of the Poor: Borrow Right Garden, 2013 Installation view. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013.

Thomas Hirschhorn, Ruheraum mit Tränen (Quiet Room with Tears), 1996. Installation view. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013.

Cornelia Parker, Perpetual Canon, 2004. Installation view Collection of Contemporary Art Fundación “la Caixa” Photo: Tetsuo Ito. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013. Photo:

Cornelia Parker, Perpetual Canon, 2004. Installation view Collection of Contemporary Art Fundación “la Caixa”. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013.

Goro Hirata, Mind Space: Garden in the Air, 2013. Installation view. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013. Photo: Tetsuo Ito

Goro Hirata, Mind Space: Garden in the Air, 2013. Inside detail. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013. Photo: Tetsuo Ito

Junya Ishigami, Little Gardens, 2007. Mixed Media. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013.

Junya Ishigami, Little Gardens, 2007. Detail. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013.

Peter Welz & William Forsythe, whenever on on on nohow on | airdrawing, 2004. 5 channel video installation. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013.

Phillipe Ramette, Contemplation irrationalle, 2003. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013

Mitch Epstein, Installation View. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013. Photo:Tetsuo Ito.

Mitch Epstein, BP Carson Refinery, California, 2007. Courtesy Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York and Galerie Thomas Zander, Köln.

Nikki Luna, Flying with Briken Wings, 2013. Installation view. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013. Photo: Tetsuo ito

Nikki Luna, Flying with Briken Wings, 2013. Detail. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013. Photo: Tetsuo ito

Yoshio Isaka, Miho Ohtsubo, Shinjiro Okamoto, Reiko Kobori, Yoko Shimizu, Mio Shirai, Akira Matsumoto, Keisuke Yamaguchi, Shuye Wang, Pythagoras3 "Earth Attack" 2013. Courtesy the artists and Aichi Triennale 2013. Photo: Tetsuo Ito

Yoshio Isaka, Miho Ohtsubo, Shinjiro Okamoto, Reiko Kobori, Yoko Shimizu, Mio Shirai, Akira Matsumoto, Keisuke Yamaguchi, Shuye Wang, Pythagoras3 "Earth Attack" 2013. Courtesy the artists and Aichi Triennale 2013. Photo: Tetsuo Ito

Rias Ark Museum of Art, Documentation of East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, 11 March 2013. Installation view. Courtesy Rias Ark Museum of Art and Aichi Triennale 2013. Photo: Tetsuo Ito

Miwa Yanagi, Attendant Performance, 2013. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013.

Terunobu Fujimori, Flying Mud Boad, 2013. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013

Alfredo Jaar, We Shall Bring Forth New Life /Umashimenkana (For Sadako Kurihara and the children of Ishinomaki), 2013. Installation view. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013. Photo: Sakae Fukuoka

Alfredo Jaar, We Shall Bring Forth New Life /Umashimenkana (For Sadako Kurihara and the children of Ishinomaki), 2013. Installation view. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013. Photo: Sakae Fukuoka

Jun Aoki & Hiroshi Sugito [SPIDERs], The Red and Blue Line. 2013. Installation view. Courtesy the artists and Aichi Triennale 2013.

Boonsri Tangtrongsin, The Plant (from Superbarbara Saving the World), 2012–2013. Drawn animation film. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013.

Kohei Nawa, Foam, 2013. Installation view. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013.

Kosuke Ikeda, Cyclequake, 2013. Installation view. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013.

Angelica Mesiti, Citizens Band, 2012. 4 channel vie installation. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013. Photo: Yoshihiro Kikuyama

Angelica Mesiti, Citizens Band, 2012. 4 channel vie installation. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013. Photo: Yoshihiro Kikuyama

Noe Aoki, Furisosogu mono/Nayabashi (Something floating down/Nayabashi), installation view. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013.

Kristina Norman, After-War, 2009. Installation view. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013. Photo: Yoshihiro Kikuyama

Mari Katayama, Eyes, 2012. Installation view. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013.

Hisashi Takeda, Double Fiction, 2012. Installation view. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013.

Nira Pereg, Sabbath 2008, 2008. Video installation. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013. Photo: Yoshihiro Kikuyama

Richard Wilson, Lane 61, 2013. installation in situ. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013.

Richard Wilson, Lane 61, 2013. installation in situ. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013. Photo: Yoshihiro Kikuyama

Guerra de la Paz, Secret Garden, 2013. Installation view. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013.

Bashir Makhoul, Enter Ghost, Exit Ghost. 2012. Installation view. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013.

Bashir Makhoul, Enter Ghost, Exit Ghost. 2012. Installation view. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013.

Lieko Shiga, Rasen Kaigan (Spiral Coast), 2012–2013. Instalation view. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013. Photo: Yoshihiro Kikuyama

Studio Velocity (Kentaro Kurihara & Miho Iwatsuki), Wind Space, 2013. Installation in situ. Courtesy the artists and Aichi Triennale 2013.

Noe Aoki, Furisosogu mono (Something Falling Down)/Former Azami Hair Salon, 2013. Installation in situ. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013.

Noe Aoki, Furisosogu mono (Something Falling Down)/Former Azami Hair Salon, 2013. Installation in situ. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013.

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Nadegata Instant Party, Studio Tube, 2013. Installation in situ. Courtesy the artists and Aichi Triennale 2013.

Nadegata Instant Party, Studio Tube, 2013. Installation in situ (inside). Courtesy the artists and Aichi Triennale 2013.

Open United Studio, Choja-Machi Blue Print, 2013. Installation in situ. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013.

Škart, Installation view. 2013. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013.

Kacey Wong, Drift City, 2013. Installation view. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013. Photo : Tamotsu Kido

Kacey Wong, Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands Belongs to Birds & Fish, 2013. Installation view. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013. Photo : Tamotsu Kido

Yoko Ono, Joy of Life, 2013. Nagoya TV Tower. Noe Aoki, Furisosogu mono (Something Falling Down)/Former Azami Hair Salon, 2013. Installation in situ. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013.

Aichi Triennale 2013 "Awakening: Where Are We Standing? – Earth, Memory and Resurrection"

All photos by M-KOS except where mentioned.

Review: Aichi Triennale 2013 “Awakening: Where Are We Standing? – Earth, Memory and Resurrection”

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Alfredo Jaar, Bringing Forth New Life / Umashimenkana (For Sadako Kurihara and the children of Ishinomaki), 2013. Black boards, video projection. Courtesy the artist and Aichi Triennale 2013. Photo: Fukuoka Sakae

The second edition of Aichi Triennale opened to the public on 10 August in the cities of Nagoya and Okazaki in Aichi prefecture, under the theme “Awakening: Where Are We Standing? – Earth, Memory and Resurrection”. 76 artists from over 25 countries are featured in various locations, spread across five different sites – Sakae; Shirakawa Park; Choja-Machi; Nayabashi (Nagoya) and Okazaki. As the title suggests, this event offers a range of reflections on the socio-political repercussions and the environmental impact of the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011. While artists in the triennale ponder on the catastrophic aftermath, Japan still faces a numbers of urgent issues – many Tsunami ravaged areas are still barely re-constructed; Tens of thousands of evacuees from the area around the Fukushima nuclear plant are still unable to go home; tons of highly contaminated radioactive water are still flowing into the Pacific from Fukushima nuclear plant, and the list goes on.
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Roxy Paine “Apparatus” at Kavi Gupta, Chicago (Elizabeth St.)

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Roxy Paine, Apparatus, 2013. Installation view. Courtesy the artist and Kavi Gupta, Chicago/Berlin

Roxy Paine
Apparatus

20 September – 20 December 2013
at Kavi Gupta, Chicago (Elizabeth St.)

Roxy Paine’s work has challenged the perception of visual language and how it affects the understanding of our environments since the genesis of his career in the early nineties. Focusing on objects and their fabrication, Paine strives to evoke a desire to understand how meaning can transcend through time, using our conventional relationships with the visual as an anchor for the exploration of truth. Paine’s contemplative work has ventured into two distinct, yet related, avenues of artistic production. Highly acclaimed for his synthetic replicas of organic forms such as fungi and trees, intricately executed with impressive mastery and ingenuity, and his computer-driven machines programed to auto-produce works of art, Paine presents a complex arena where the balance between what we know to be true and what we can learn from a deeper contemplative observation is considered. A truth dependent on our willingness to accept the beauty in the imperfections within nature and language itself, a balance in paradoxical poetics.
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Opportunities: apexart’s Unsolicited Proposal Program Open Call for curators

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apexart
Unsolicited Proposal Program

Open Call for curators

Submission period: 11 October – 8 November 2013 (11:59 PM EST — New York time)

apexart’s Unsolicited Proposal Program is an opportunity for anyone, from anywhere, to submit a proposal for an idea-based exhibition at apexart. From October 11 to November 8, 2013, we will accept 500-word group exhibition proposals. Three winning proposals will be presented at apexart in New York City as part of our 2014-15 season. Proposals are only accepted online for anonymous consideration by an international group of more than 100 individuals composed of artists, curators, writers, arts professionals, and individuals from other fields.
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Lilah Fowler “Passage and Pair” at Maria Stenfors, London

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Installation view. Courtesy the artist and Maria Stenfors, London

Lilah Fowler
Passage and Pair

4 October – 9 November 2013
at Maria Stenfors, London

Opening: Thursday 3 October, 6.30 – 8.30 pm

Just as reading a text is a journey from start to finish, the reading of an artwork and exhibition is dictated by the same process. Lilah Fowler’s exhibition invites us to explore our relationship to space and our experience of it, the passage of moving through a physical space and experiencing its proportions and elements. Separate elements are disassociated from their original context, creating an unexpected pairing of matter and material. The forced arrangement of space rendering the familiar unfamiliar.
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Christopher Kulendran Thomas “When Platitudes Become Form” at Mercer Union, Toronto

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Christopher Kulendran Thomas, When Platitudes Become Form. Courtesy the artist and Mercer Union

Christopher Kulendran Thomas
When Platitudes Become Form

6 September – 12 October 2013
at Mercer Union, Toronto

Through his ongoing enterprise When Platitudes Become Form Christopher Kulendran Thomas reconfigures artworks by some of Sri Lanka’s most celebrated young artists purchased through the new contemporary art gallery scene in Colombo. The dislocation of artworks from one context to another, rather than operating as a seamless transition, is problematised by Thomas who mobilises current aesthetic tropes to translate contemporary art’s mimetic forms from the West. Contemporary art rather than universal becomes a language as material form translated from one context to another.
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John Isaacs “The Architecture of Empathy” at Travesía Cuatro, Madrid

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John Isaacs, Ngorongoro, 2013. Glazed ceramic. Courtesy the artist and Travesía Cuatro, Madrid

John Isaacs
The Architecture of Empathy

19 September – 20 November 2013
at Travesía Cuatro, Madrid

Just as in the works of the exhibition, John Isaacs suggests that empathy is constructed from parallel stories of existence. An architecture which flows through time and space like gravity, binding all together with an invisible power. The architecture of empathy could be subterranean, built underneath our aspirational towers and skyscrapers, channeled through the very foundations of our utopias and constructed from the blood of millions of severed umbilical cords. Here there is no visible landscape other than the peaks of human kindness, and the dark valleys where evil deeds lurk. We, you and I, are fused in this way more profoundly than an other and though it is so, it is often forgotten. All to easily we become lost in a labyrinth constructed of paths burned deep like scorched brands mapping out our daily route to the waking reality of existence. A route which I shaped above ground, in history, by the murderous and the insane, yet that we follow blindly, or look upon with closed eyes.
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Opportunities: Les Verrières Studio Residency in Pont-Aven, France

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Les Verrières
Studio Residency in Pont-Aven

France

Deadline: 31 October 2013

The municipality of Pont-Aven welcomes collaborative groups, fine artists and art critics of all nationalities in order to facilitate their artistic and research projects. The goal is to support artists in the development, research and communication of contemporary art concepts.
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