tagged: frieze ny

Art Fairs Aren't Evil, They're Just Boring (Most of the Time)

by Art Vidrine
Art fairs are evil—or so I’ve heard. They are not the devil incarnate come to steal your children, per se, just the dollar incarnate come to swallow your art. The criticism usually goes something like this: capitalism corrupts art by turning it into a common commodity and (more importantly) depriving it of its critical capacity as a consequence. Because if you are part of a system, you cannot objectively critique or reject that system. You become complicit by default.   Can you believe such... [more]
Posted by Art Vidrine on 5/11/15

An Insider's Tip for Outsider Art: Lonnie Holley at Frieze Focus

by Phillip March Jones
Lonnie Holley can find layers of history and meaning in the simplest of things, often ones that have been discarded by the rest of us. His sculptures, direct descendants of the oldest forms of African American sculpture, are constructed by combining objects into narrative artworks that commemorate places, people, and events. Most of Holley’s works are additionally given clever and sometimes long-winded titles like: . The artist will, undoubtedly, be pleased to see that his work is being shown... [more]
Posted by Phillip March Jones on 5/11/15

Participant and Audience: A Conversation with Koki Tanaka

by Allyson Parker
This weekend New York’s Randall’s Island becomes a contemporary art mecca as Frieze New York kicks off for its third iteration. A troupe of black sedans will storm the RFK bridge (while the rest of us take the ferry) to an onslaught of gallery booths, lectures, performances, and installations that capture the contemporary art market’s voracious appetite for the new and the now. The fair features a specially curated program of contemporary artists working at the intersections of performance and... [more]
Posted by Allyson Parker on 5/5/14
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