DISPATCH - May 5, 2012 (1:14 p.m.)
NEW YORK CITY, NY
Art fairs are back in NYC. This time, the art festivities are clustered around Frieze New York. This is the first time Frieze is appearing in New York City. The art fair opened yesterday on Randall's Island and continues through Monday.
One important thing to know is tickets for Frieze need to be purchased BEFORE you go. Tickets are sold online at Frieze's website. After 1 p.m., tickets will be sold on site, said a Frieze representative. Before 1 p.m.: No ticket, no entrance. Frieze opens at noon daily.
Frieze New York is presenting some 170 exhibitors representing "the world’s most forward-thinking galleries," according to the art fair. New York City gallery exhibitors include Gagosian Gallery, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, James Cohan Gallery, Galerie Lelong and many others.
International galleries are an important part of the mix. Some appeared at The Armory Show Contemporary held in March. These include Tang Contemporary Art of Beijing, China; Victoria Miro of London, England; Kerlin Gallery of Dublin, Ireland; Galerie Krinzinger of Vienna, Austria and others.
In addition to exhibitors, there are Frieze Special Projects, a sculpture park, panels and special events held at the art fair and outside of it. Noteworthy are Chelsea Night and Downtown Night (See separate story).
Chelsea Night happens tonight (May 5) from 6 to 9 p.m. Downtown Night takes place on Sunday night from 6 to 9 p.m. From 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Downtown Night After Hours takes place at Santos Party House at 96 Lafayette Street.
The Frieze Art Fair Sculpture Park is located on Randall's Island beside the East River and adjacent to the fair. Artworks by established and emerging artists were selected and placed by curator Tom Eccles. On view are 14 sculptures.
Contributing artists are: James Angus; Rathin Barman; Louise Bourgeois; Christoph Büchel; Joshua Callaghan; Ryan Gander; Subodh Gupta; Jeppe Hein; Ernesto Neto; Susan Philipsz; Jaume Plensa; Tomás Saraceno; Katja Strunz and Cerith Wyn Evans.
Even if you can't make it to Frieze, there are different ways to view the art online. Virtual Frieze, found on Frieze's website, allows visitors to search among 1,569 artworks in multiple ways.
The art fair is uploading new photographs of the fair each day after 6 p.m. Here's a small sampling of the images available after the first day:
Here are a few views from inside the Frieze Art Fair:
In addition to Frieze, there are four art fairs currently presenting in New York City. They are NADA, Pulse, Verge and Seven.
Red Dot was scheduled to appear but cancelled at the last-minute due to "labor union disputes," according to its website. PooL was also planning an art fair but cancelled because of "difficulties with the landlord," according to its website.
BASIC FACTS: Frieze New York is being held at Randall's Island in New York City from May 3 to 7, 2012. For details, visit http://friezenewyork.com/
NADA (New Art Dealers Association) of Miami, Florida is presenting its first art fair in New York City. It's being held from May 4 to 7 at Center 548, 548 West 22nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues). There are 60 galleries from 11 countries on view, according to its website. http://nadaartfair.org/
Pulse usually coincides with The Armory Show but moved to tag team with Frieze. Find the fair from May 3 to 6 at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street in Chelsea. This is the seventh presentation of Pulse New York. www.pulse-art.com
Verge moved back to New York City from Brooklyn to present its third New York City art fair in Greenwich Village at 159 Bleecker Street. This is the same space where Brucennial 2012 took place during Armory Week. Verge is being held from May 3 to 6. www.vergeartfair.com/
Seven is presenting a hybrid of art fair and exhibition at 191 North 14th Street in Brooklyn. Seven @ SEVEN: The Boiler features seven galleries presenting a single artist in Pierogi Gallery's boiler spaces. Seven is being exhibited from Apr 28 to May 20. Exhibiting galleries are Pierogi Gallery, Hales Gallery, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, BravinLee programs, Postmasters Gallery, P-P-O-W and Winkleman Gallery. www.seven-miami.com
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