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Frieze New York

FRIEZE ART FAIR, New York

View of Frieze New York, New York, 2018.
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Orit Gat

It’s summer in May. It’s been a long winter, and a long semester teaching art history is drawing to a close. The past four months I’ve been talking to my students about the political possibilities of art: trying to convince them not to look away, but to be moved, to... continue reading
Frieze Art Fair

FRIEZE ART FAIR, London

View of David Zwirner booth, Frieze Art Fair, London, 2017.
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Herb Shellenberger

Leave or Remain, Trump or Clinton, terror, peace, boredom, or indifference: no matter where the world is at culturally, politically, socially, or existentially, there will always be another Frieze fair in early October. If last year’s edition occurred within the shadow of a particularly pronounced period of political uncertainty, by... continue reading
Frieze New York

FRIEZE ART FAIR, New York

View of Frieze New York 2017.
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Rachel Wetzler

The first thing I saw upon entering the tent at Frieze New York was Elmgreen and Dragset’s Rite of Passage (2014) at Massimo De Carlo, a tattered sign bearing the word “MIRACLE” with a white vulture perched on top, flanked by lengths of torn chain link fence. This dismal tableau... continue reading
Frieze Art Fair

FRIEZE ART FAIR, London

Woman taking selfie in front of Anish Kapoor's Stave (Red), 2015, on view at Lisson Gallery, Frieze London.
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Filipa Ramos

Art fair reviews serve for many as a guide on what to see (and what to avoid); for some as a memorandum on trends, institutions, and artists to follow; and for a few as the starting point for a wish list, supporting acquisition and investment decisions. These texts frequently respond... continue reading
Frieze New York

FRIEZE ART FAIR, New York

View of Alex Da Corte, Free Money, 2016, outside Frieze Art Fair, New York, 2016.
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Tim Gentles

On Wednesday, the day of Frieze New York’s invitation-only preview, a friend of mine, another part-time art writer, tweeted: “Feels like a good weekend to go to something you loathe, run into people you sort of know, and make small talk about the inanity of it all.” Those who work... continue reading
Frieze Art Fair

FRIEZE ART FAIR, London

View of Frieze Art Fair, London, 2015.
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Patrick Langley

Sociologists have a name for the acute disorientation that half an hour at Frieze London can induce: the “Gruen effect.” Named after Victor Gruen, the Austrian émigré who designed America’s first malls in the 1950s, it describes the sense of temporal and geographical dislocation that sets in when you enter... continue reading

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