There were a handful of projects at SELECT that we were looking forward to seeing, and a few pleasant surprises. Unfortunately, finding any art that we wanted to see involved running a gauntlet of sights, sounds, and crowds that were cramped at best and abrasive at worst, perhaps even dangerous.
Let’s recap last year’s Frieze Week: It sucked. There was almost no remarkable art at Frieze, leaving NADA as the main fair. NADA was good, but still—one fair worth talking in a field just shy of dozen is nothing to write home about.
This year, we have reason to believe the week will be much better.
In honor the art fairs, we bring you this small collection of puppies. What does this have to do with art fairs? Well, we published this post in the same week as the art fairs, therefore puppies have everything to do with art fairs.
There’s a lot to do in the next seven days—from Chelsea openings to the Met’s rooftop and art fairs on opposite ends of Manhattan. When your eyes (and feet) are sore from trying to see it all, sit down and enjoy listening to some stellar presentations from some of the world’s best and brightest curators, artists, and critics. And Jerry Saltz.
Graham Coreil-Allen is a multidisciplinary artist, activist, and resolute pedestrian. He’s an anarchist who wears a chipper pastel uniform and knows his way around Adobe CS. His works range in scope from redesigning crosswalks with hopscotch patterns to showing in the US pavilion at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale. His current project with the Institute of Contemporary Art Baltimore SiteLines features a series of walking tours and an installation that’s transformed Current Gallery into something resembling an alternative tourist information center. We sat down to discuss the perils of cycling, the Situationist International, and the challenges of making work in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death in police custody.