Liz Glynn will continue her exploration of large-scale sculpture by creating a secret bar at Frieze New York 2013. Hidden within the grid of the fair will be 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 will turn 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 will present seven sculptures at Frieze New York 2013 on which viewers will be invited to sit and use. Each of these situations will be 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 will ask 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 will turn 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 installs a monumental architectural fragment at the center of the fair evoking rural landscape, putting into question old-fashioned traditions and values.
At Frieze New York 2013, Frieze Projects will organize 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 has been invited to contribute with an original short story, which will add 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 2013 are: Liz Glynn, Maria Loboda, Mateo Tannatt, Andra Ursuta, Marianne Vitale. The program also includes a special tribute to a special tribute to legendary artist run restaurant Food, originally conceived by Gordon Matta-Clark and Carol Goodden in 1971, and an original text by novelist Ben Marcus.
The eight artists who participated in Frieze Projects New York 2012 were: John Ahearn, Uri Aran, Latifa Echakhch, Joel Kyack, Rick Moody, Virginia Overton, Tim Rollins and K.O.S. and Ulla von Brandenburg.