Frieze Projects 2010: Ei Arakawa and Karl Holmqvist (pOEtry pArk)
pOEtry pArk will take place in Regent’s Park and incorporate various activities and performances relating to an expanded idea of poetry. A unique first-time collaboration by Ei Arakawa and Karl Holmqvist, the ‘park’ will include sculptural and print interpretations of poetry as a physical existence. pOEtry pArk will also function as a refuge from the fair, a haven to which visitors can temporarily retreat from the preoccupied atmosphere of the fair, incorporating relaxing and meditative activities and an environment influenced by Japanese-american artist Isamu Noguchi.
Ei Arakawa (b.1977) is a Japanese artist based in New York. Recent solo projects and shows include Casco, Utrecht and Galerie Neu, Berlin (both 2010); Künsthalle Zürich; Prochoice, Vienna; Künstlerhaus Stuttgart; New Jerseyy, Basel; Taka Ishii Gallery, Kyoto (all 2009); Front Room at Contemporary Art Museum, St Louis and Franco Soffiantino Gallery, Turin (both 2008). Recent group shows include: ‘Greater New York 2010’, P.S.1 Centre for Contemporary Art, New York (2010); ‘Tblisi 6: Never on Sunday’, Tblisi and ‘Calling Out of Context’, ICA, London (both 2009); Yokohama Triennale, Kanagawa and ‘2008 Altoids Award’, New Museum, New York (both 2008); Performa07, New York (2007). Forthcoming projects include; Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul (2010); Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York (2010).
Karl Holmqvist (b.1964) is a Swedish artist based in Stockholm and Berlin. Recent solo shows include: ‘I’ll Make the World Explode’, Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin and Gaga Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City (2009); and ‘The Grey Triangle’ Hollybush Gardens, London (2007). Recent group shows include: ‘The Malady of Writing’, MACBA, Barcelona (2009); ‘poor.old.tired.horse’, ICA, London (2009); and ‘The Soul, or Much Trouble in the Transportation of Souls’, Manifesta 7, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Trento. Forthcoming group shows include ‘27 Senses’ at Chisenhale Gallery, London; Moderna Utställningen at Moderna Museet, Stockholm, and Manifesta 8, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Murcia, Spain (all 2010). A selection of his collected writing was published last year in the artist’s book ‘What’s My Name?’ by BookWorks, London 2009.
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