Move over Miami, the US home for the international Art Basel art show.
New York City is reclaiming
its crown as the centre of the US art scene, courtesy of the inaugural Frieze Art Fair, taking place on Randall’s
Island in the city’s East River from 4 to 7 May. The four-day festival is the
first US edition of the famous UK
festival, which was founded by art powerhouses Amanda Sharp and Matthew
Slotover and takes place in London’s Regent’s Park every October.
More than 1,000 artists
from 30 countries will show their work in a curving 250,000sqft building
designed by Brooklyn architects SO-IL. Add to that eight specially-commissioned outdoor works by artists like Rick Moody and
Ulla von Bradenburg, outposts of some of New York’s hippest restaurants — Roberta’s, Fat Radish, The
Standard Biergarten — and a star-studded roster of parties, and this
oft-overlooked island between Harlem, Astoria and the South Bronx is set to
become the hottest spot in the city. Art Info, a website dedicated to art news
and gallery reviews, offers a great guide
to the weekend’s events.