Saturday, May 16, 2015

Art Fairs | Frieze at Randall's Island

My six kilometer walk, from the Upper West Side to the Frieze tent
Yesterday the third New York edition of the art fair Frieze opened in its usual —yet unusual in the art fair geography—New York City location: Randall's Island, in the East River. The container of the artwork is visually quite compelling: a snake-shaped bright white tent is an elegant, yet not-competing wrapping for the multitude of different scale and media sculptures, drawings, paintings, and most of all, installations.

   "Arte Povera" can seem an oxymoron for a commercial fair, but is perhaps one of the largest presence in the Frieze. The repertoire ranges from  cardboard sculptures to trash outdoor installation and newspaper pages elegantly presented in series. The dot paintings series by Jonathan Horowitz, presented by the New York gallery Gavin Browse Enterprise is another example of gimmicky yet visually powerful artwork.

GBE stand and the $20 dot canvases
Kader Attia "Twalaaf Halaam"been cans installation at Lehman Maupin stand

Giuseppe Penone, Marian Goodman Gallery
Allyson Viera compressed plastic
Antonio Dias, Galeria Nara Roesler from São Paulo
More traditional formal exploratiosn from Sean Kelly Gallery
Hauser & Wirth
T. J. Wilcox "In the Air" from Gladstone Gallery
Conceptual explorations from the Wilkinson Gallery
Jenny Holzer at Sprüth Magers

 Sound art has a presence, even if weakly curated.

Participatory art is very presence, from the most common mirrored sculptures to more innovative forms, such as the "flux labyrinth".

P.P.P,O. stand

Richard Tuttle from Pace Gallery stand