Frieze New York

Highlights from and musings on the London fair's NYC takeover

“I think of our fair as a discovery fair,” explains Frieze co-founder Amanda Sharp. For the first US edition of Frieze Art Fair, Sharp and partner Matthew Slotover have taken over Randall’s Island, a sprawling piece of land at the confluence of NYC’s East and Harlem rivers. What began as a London-based magazine in 1991 soon evolved into a must-see contemporary art event at Regents …

Frieze Glass Works

Six standout pieces from London's Frieze Art Fair 2011

Now in its ninth year, the Frieze Art Fair has grown to encompass nearly 1,000 artists and 173 galleries from more than 33 countries under one hangar-like tent. Though organizers have been accused of creating an over-commercialized art supermarket, there is no doubt that Frieze still shows fascinating work. This year we’ve picked six new glass pieces from a variety of galleries worldwide based on …

Lights, Geometry and Kinetics at Frieze 2010

Fractal sculptures take center stage at London's biggest art fair

With the resurgence of handmade and traditional craftsmanship consuming the design industry, it came as no surprise that this year’s Frieze Art Fair was filled with beautifully-executed DIY style—from artworks as text to compositions crafted from beads. Juxtaposed against the handmade charm however, an exciting theme of lights and kinetic geometry married art and science for an innovative approach to sculpture. Olafur Eliasson‘s “Untitled Sphere” …