Liz Glynn continued her exploration of large-scale sculpture by creating a secret bar at Frieze New York 2013. Hidden within the grid of the fair was a 1920s prohibition-era-inspired speakeasy.
Smoking Room in a private Palais in Brussels, as seen from entrance, 1905 (2013)
Taking as inspiration the lush parkland of Randall’s Island, Maria Loboda turned an area of the park into a color-coded garden, an exact replica of an illustration of a European interior design motif from the 19th century.
The Smile Goes Round (2013)
Tannatt presented seven sculptures at Frieze New York 2013 on which viewers will be invited to sit and use. Each of these situations were activated by scripted performances offering viewers both a resting point and a temporary stage for public theatre.
Would It Were Closing Time, And All Well (2013)
Andra Ursuta asked the Frieze New York audience to view the fair as an imaginary art village by installing a cemetery on Randall’s Island. By giving a space to the afterlife of art, Andra Ursuta turned the site into a place of worship.
Marianne Vitale’s work reflects upon contemporary American sculpture whilst conducting an investigation of vernacular art and architecture. For Frieze Projects, Vitale installed a monumental architectural fragment at the center of the fair evoking rural landscape, putting into question antiquated traditions and values.
At Frieze New York 2013, Frieze Projects organised a special tribute to FOOD, the legendary restaurant opened in October 1971 by Gordon Matta- Clark and Carol Goodden in collaboration with other artists.
Novelist Ben Marcus was invited to contribute an original short story, which added another voice to the polyphony of Frieze Projects. Frieze Story 2013 is available online now.
Frieze Projects is a program of artists’ commissions realized annually at Frieze New York. It is curated by Cecilia Alemani.
The participating artists in 2014 are: Darren Bader, Eduardo Basualdo, Eva Kotátková, Marie Lorenz, Koki Tanaka and Naama Tsabar. The program will also feature a special tribute to Allen Ruppersberg’s Al’s Grand Hotel, originally realized in 1971 at 7175 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles and presented at Frieze New York in collaboration with Public Fiction.