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.
Frieze Announces 160+ Galleries Taking Part in Inaugural NY Art Fair
The first New York iteration of the Frieze art fair, which is slated to take place May 4–7, 2012, will touch down ib Randall’s Island Park at the intersection of Manhattan, The Bronx and Queens. The fair will be housed in a structure designed by Brooklyn-based SO-IL Architects.
Robert Storr: Art Writers Are “Bottom Feeders”
In his final column for Frieze, writer, painter and star curator Robert Storr calls art writers (himself included) “bottom feeders,” and constructs an elaborate metaphor for writers as the “squid” of the art world — swimming in their own ink. This is the “cruel, Darwinian truth,” says Storr, yet the goodbye column is also a note of support for writers and writing.