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.
We perceive architecture, Walter Benjamin thought, in two ways: optical and tactile. There’s a progression over time in our optical perception of something that develops from looking at something into contemplating it. Black scratches to letters to a sign to an idea. But Benjamin didn’t think there was a tactile analog to contemplation when it came to perceiving something through touch.