Relph will invite a number of artists to design and build donation boxes for a charity or institution of their choosing. These boxes will be installed throughout the fair, encouraging the visiting public to donate as they see fit. Once the fair is over, both the box itself and the money raised will be given to the chosen charities. As a public display of physical cash and relative modesty, the project will contrast with the vast amounts of ‘invisible’ money that is exchanged at the fair, and will be an opportunity for the artists involved to consider their work in a new context.
Nick Relph (b. 1979) is a British artist based in New York. Recent solo exhibitions include Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York (2010); solo exhibitions with Oliver Payne include: John Kobal New Work Award, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2009) and Serpentine Gallery, London (2005). Group exhibitions include ‘The Page’, Kimmerich, New York, (2010); group exhibitions with Oliver Payne include: Yokohama Trienniale, (2008); ‘Perspectives 159: Superconscious, Automatisms Now’, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston and ‘The Artist and the Computer’, Museum of Modern Art, New York (both 2007); and Tate Triennial, Tate Britain, London (2006).
Frieze Projects is a programme of artists’ commissions realised annually at Frieze Art Fair. In 2010 it is curated by Sarah McCrory and includes includes nine specially commissioned projects as well as the Cartier Award and collaborations with our 2010 EU partner institution Vector Association (Romania).
Those commissioned to create site-specific work for Frieze Art Fair 2010 are: Ei Arakawa and Karl Holmqvist, Spartacus Chetwynd, Matthew Darbyshire, Shannon Ebner and Dexter Sinister, Gabriel Kuri, Shahryar Nashat, Nick Relph, Annika Ström and Jeffrey Vallance.
Download a copy of the 2010 Frieze Projects’ flyer here: Projects 2010