FairsArtists 22-11-2017

November 22 | Frieze New York launches “Live” program dedicated to performance

Following the example of its London counterpart, Frieze New York will also feature an extensive performance program. Elsewhere, Karma International is moving to a new space in Zurich, whilst The Smithsonian Museum and Christo are in trouble...

Frieze New York launches “Live” program dedicated to performance

The upcoming edition of Frieze New York, taking place between May 3 and 6 2018 at Randall’s Island Park, will feature a new program called “Live” dedicated to performances and interactive projects. “Live”, which has been organized in London since 2014, will be curated by Adrienne Edwards in New York. Edwards serves as curator for the Performa Biennial and for the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Galleries won’t be charged to take part in the “Live” program, and they are encouraged to “present new and historic works centered on performance and participation in the fair’s public areas.” Read more via Frieze's website.


Adrienne Edwards 




Karma International moves to a new space in Zurich

The gallery, which also has a space in Los Angeles, has announced that it is moving to a new space in Zurich. Currently operating in a space close to the Limmat River, the gallery will move to Zurich’s Kreis 3 neighborhood, home to several of the city’s artists. The new space will be inaugurated with a retrospective dedicated to Méret Oppenheim, opening on December 13.

The new space, roughly the same size as the gallery’s previous one, will benefit from 5-meter-high ceilings, and it will be designed by architecture firm Caruso St John Architects, which has previously worked with Tate Britain and Gagosian. More via Artnews.


Meret Oppenheim, Rosa Form, 1977, oil pastel on black paper. COURTESY KARMA INTERNATIONAL



Photographer Gianfranco Gorgoni is suing Christo and the Smithsonian

Gorgoni is claiming that his photographs documenting the realization of Christo’s 1970 land art project Running Fence, were used without his knowledge or permission during a 2007 exhibition at the Washington institution.

Gorgoni could win up to $150,000 in damages, but the photographer’s attorney has specified that his client was not seeking financial gain. Read more on The Art Newspaper.


Gianfranco Gorgoni's portrait of local resident Gene Corda and his son Christopher, taken during the realisation of Running Fence Gianfranco Gorgoni


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