Elevation 1049 in the Swiss Alps seeks to gather art world glitterati in the mountain town of Gstaad for a singular art festival experience.
Marianne Vitale’s exhibition at Invisible-Exports, Equipment, cannily alludes to the preening masculine vanity that comes to the surface through the machinery of military power.
MIAMI BEACH — Wandering for hours around the convention center housing Art Basel Miami Beach tends to make one long for fresh air.
Marianne Vitale’s “The Missing Book of Spurs,” her commission for Performa 13, features half-naked women in corsets, a man in assless chaps, and “natives” in outfits inspired by traditional Native American clothing; it features blocks of wood, a wooden sculpture that looks like a torpedo, and a large, old-fashioned wooden bar; it features loud music, a smoke machine, and erotic dancing. It is a big spectacle. Unfortunately, I’m not sure it’s anything else.
Frieze New York is an undeniably nice fair. Even if you generally hate art fairs, or sympathize with the union workers, or a devotee of the Armory Show, you have to admit that Frieze does it right: the spacious, light-filled tent, the excellent food options, the weekend-getaway feel as you board the ferry to Randall’s Island.