Weekend Plans – Frieze Art Fair Arrives in New York

Frieze Art Fair, New YorkThis weekend marks an exciting time for the art world, as New York sees the first Frieze Art Fair taking place at Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan from 4-7 May 2o12. The event will be housed in a bespoke structure designed by New York-based SO – IL Architects overlooking the East River.

The fair will feature 180 of the most exciting international contemporary galleries working today including the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, Sadie Coles HQ, Gagosian Gallery, Hauser & Wirth, Lehmann Maupin Gallery and David Zwirner. Plus there is also the Frame section of the show which includes galleries established less than six years ago.

Frieze are also bringing stateside the successful Sculpture Park which will include work by international sculptors such as Ernesto Neto, Tomás Saraceno, Cerith Wyn Evans, Louise Bourgeois, Subodh Gupta and Jaume Plensa.

Inspired by Frieze there will be events hosted across the city. The fun begins with the MoMA PS1 Frieze New York Kick Off Party on 2 May 2012, with music by Martha Wainwright and a DJ set by Mark Ronson. Tickets are on sale at MoMA PS1.

On Saturday 5th May there will be the Party on 26th Street where selected Chelsea galleries will open their doors until 8pm and there will be music from DJ Hannah Bronfman and the Brooklyn band Dreamshow until 9pm. Plus food trucks will be there to feed you!

And on Sunday Frieze Downtown will conclude the weekend with galleries opening late, events and talks.

For more information on the fair visit Frieze Art Fair.

Photograph by Graham Carlow
Courtesy of Graham Carlow/ Frieze

Art Stage Singapore, 12-15 January 2012

Do Ho Suh, Uni-Form/s: Self Portrait/s: My 39 Years, 2006

Now in its second year, led by Fair Director Lorenzo Rudolf, Art Stage Singapore has set itself up as the fair to watch for Asian contemporary art. This year the fair exhibited over 100 galleries from Asia alongside some leading galleries from London, New York, Berlin and Paris.

Set in the Marina Bay convention centre, with industrial high ceilings and large exhibitor stands, the space lent itself well to the contemporary artworks.

Highlights included large-scale works by artists such as Yan Pei-Ming, Chen Wenling and Zhang Huan, plus an educational talks programme focused on Asian art and The Gao Brothers famous World Hug Day art performance. Pictured is a work by Korean artist Do Ho Suh, who was represented by the Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York.

At the end of day, the top tip was to head to the Marina Bay Sands hotel for a well-earned cocktail at Ku De Ta. An incredible view at the end of an inspiring day.

For more information visit Art Stage Singapore.

Frieze Art Fair, Regents Park, London

Frieze Art Fair, London

The Frieze Art Fair 2011 opens on Thursday, with an incredible line up from over 170 worldwide contemporary art galleries such as Hauser & Wirth, Gagosian Gallery and the Lisson Gallery.

The international fair is the perfect opportunity to see an array of work by both established and emerging artists of today such as Adel Abdessemed, Tracey Emin, Marlene Dumas, Andreas Gursky, Gary Hume, Anselm Kiefer, Ged Quinn, Wolfgang Tillmans and Rachel Whiteread.  Tickets cost £27 each.

Once you have taken in the fair, head back out to Regents Park to admire the Sculpture Park located in the gardens nearby. Entry to the Sculpture Park is free to the public. Then to round off the day, head north to The Primrose Bakery for a well deserved coffee and delicious cupcake.

Frieze Art Fair is also hosting various talks and educational events so check out Frieze Art Fair prior to your visit. Have a great weekend in the park!

Image: Damian Ortega, Alma Mater, Kurimanzutto Gallery, 2o10
Photo by Linda Nylind for Frieze