In the middle of a pandemic that hit New York hard, Frieze returns to the city with an in-person art fair, aggressively pursuing making money.
Deutsche Bank, notorious for Trump ties, is under increased scrutiny after federal investigations into potential money-laundering lapses. But its art world involvement is mostly relegated to footnotes or brief mentions.
A step-by-step guide for navigating Frieze.
At the London mega-fair, a special exhibition champions (and de-politicizes) feminist art, Hans-Ulrich Obrist is everywhere, and political art is conspicuously absent.
Walking through the tents of Frieze Art Fair last weekend, visual evidence of Brexit’s impact was all around.
Originally conceived as an offshoot of the uber-fashionable Frieze Art Fair, Frieze Masters has become a major draw in itself.
Many criticisms have been leveled at art fairs.
LONDON — While one Helly Nahmad sits in a bare concrete prison cell in upstate New York, another Helly Nahmad strides around his lavish Frieze Masters booth in London’s chi-chi Regent’s Park. I don’t know how captivity is suiting the former, but freedom isn’t doing that much for the latter.
At a meeting Tuesday night, the Economic Development, Culture & Tourism Committee of East Harlem’s Community Board 11 (CB11) passed a resolution demanding that the Frieze Art Fair direct 1% of its revenues back to nonprofit organizations in the South Bronx and East Harlem.
After two years of protest, Frieze New York, the American offshoot of the London fair launched by the founders of the British magazine Frieze 11 years ago, will be employing union labor — in part this year and in full in 2015 and 2016.
Some people may be elated at the list of 180 galleries showing at New York’s Frieze fair this year — yawn — but we’re just really excited by the food options. Today, Frieze announced that they are throwing their own version of what sounds like Williamsburg’s Smorgasburg artisanal food fair on Randall’s Island.
If fairs like Frieze draw art and money into uncomfortably close proximity, all that does is state the obvious. To separate them — to pretend that the former can float free of the latter — might appear to be a clean, ethical stance, but that’s a misperception.