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Art Voyager: Myriam Vanneschi (Art Advisor, Curator, Writer and Collector)

Helen Wu

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"Art is for progress, and so art is for change."


Text: Helen Homan Wu

Artists often make us see and experience our complex world in a different light. Devout art lovers dedicate their lives in search of this experience, even if it means traveling out of their comfort zones to unknown territories and destinations. 

Myriam Vanneschi is precisely this character. I remember there was one evening, many summers ago, when she arrived in New York City and came straight from the airport rolling in with luggage in hand to a performance event that I had organized post-Armory Art Show opening night. She does not miss an art beat. She has this inspiring energy for discovering interesting talent, and places with stories.  Our friendship and conversations usually surrounds around our love of media art, her work as an advisor, and comparing our latest discoveries. Over the years, I have learned how dedicated and committed she is to supporting the arts in a spectrum of angles. Myriam is a curator, writer, art advisor, patron, collector, and a frequent flyer. In the world of contemporary art, where it is largely about consumption, you can choose to be a progressive or a passive participant. Myriam is definitely on the progressive side and has a very active role in the art world and the projects she participates in. Her curiosity for undiscovered territories in this world is evident through her travels to places such as Haiti, Ghana, Palestine, Panama, Iran, among others. Her active engagement in the regions where she has travelled to fueled by a hunger for knowledge is a great example of how one can travel through art and the journey of an explorer that's both intellectually and emotionally stimulating. It can be a lifelong journey!

At a recent dinner, we spoke at length about art tourism, Curagenda expeditions, and how much we both learn about a place through artists, creatives and the eco-system surrounding it that protects this cultural capital. Just back from Basel, she was recently interviewed by Sean Kelly for his Collect Wisely podcast (to be published in July). 

Through email Myriam answered the ten questions for our Art Voyager series. 

 

HHW: Where are you from? 

MV: Geneva, Switzerland

 

Inhotim Institute

Inhotim Institute

What's the best exhibition or artwork that was worth a trek across the globe to see? 

Inhotim Institute in Brumadinho, Belo Horizonte in Brazil. I went in 2011 and back then it was quite hard to get to but my friend Alexandre Roesler from the amazing Galeria Nara Roesler helped me make it.

 

How do you navigate an art fair? a biennial? 

At big art fairs like Basel or Frieze I tend to go straight to the booths that are of most interest to me. I do those first and if there are purchases I work through those. Then I can stroll and go to the booths that are often based around the edges, the smaller, but often very interesting booths.

Biennials I tend to navigate very differently because I want to see everything. If it is a crowded one, like Venice, I start at the end and backtrack.

 

Photo: Daniel Pérez. Courtesy Artists Space.

Photo: Daniel Pérez. Courtesy Artists Space.

What's your advice for someone traveling to New York for an art trip? 

If you are in New York for an art fair, make an effort and find the art spaces that are a little less well known. There is a ridiculous amount of art to be seen in NYC, but aside from the big museums, which I often find quite daunting to navigate, my actual favorite places are the non-profit and independent art spaces, organizations and residencies. Some of my faves are: Artists Space, Printed Matter, Apex Art, The Drawing Center, WhiteBox, ICI, Eyebeam, Rhizome. 

Go to the Brooklyn Museum and def walk the Highline before you visit the Whitney. And for music, in the summer, go to MoMA PS1 on a Saturday for Warm Up. 

 

What are your travel essentials? 

Passport. Phones, tablets, chargers and power banks. Credit cards. Glasses. Supplements. Basic toiletries. Lots of clean underwear. And perfume. 

 

Unique Hotel

Unique Hotel

Favorite hotels that you have stayed in? 

They are either high-end or low-end, never in between, and never chains. I have many favorites but the ones that immediately spring to mind are:

- Unique Hotel in Sao Paulo, Brazil

- The Royal Senchi in Akosombo, Ghana

- Juliana in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

- Oloffson in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

- Jungle Bay in Morne Acouma, Dominica 

- Niyaesh Boutique Hotel in Shiraz, Iran

- Casa Colombo in Colombo, Sri Lanka

- Explora Rapa Nui in Hanga Roa, Easter Island

- Hotel Quinta de Las Flores in Antigua, Guatemala

- Jicaro Island Lodge on Granada Isleta in Nicaragua

 

What is art for? 

Art is for progress, and so art is for change. I think that what artists do is they try to make sense of the world around them through creating art and by doing so they raise questions and come up with possibilities or alternatives. 

 

What’s the vision behind your collection? 

My personal collection has a few common threads. One is thematic, another is visual and yet another is related to material. Thematically I look for art that has a clear message, for example Sophia Wallace or Khaled Jarrar who talk about feminism and Palestine, respectively. Both these artists also make visually stunning work, very clear. There is also a common thread in material, I look at new media and purely digital art a lot. I also try to find work by artists who have bigger hurdles to overcome in order to make money from their work because of bias that is oddly very prevalent in the art world, so I look at artists who are underrepresented because of who they are or where they come from.

 

What’s your advice for new collectors? 

Go out to look at a lot of art. Go to every exhibition that you think you may be interested in and travel to biennials. The more you see, the more questions will arise and as you mentally work through those questions you will inevitably end up following a number of artists more closely. When you start buying, always buy work that really speaks to you, and do not follow hypes. Do not buy with the intention that it is an investment, that is not a good starting point.

 

What are you working on at the moment?

A book! But that has been long in the making so I doubt I will actually ever finish it. Otherwise I’m working on a show in NYC with new media works that is going to be curated by Iranian artists Mohsen Hazrati and Milad Forouzandeh. And of course busy with the upcoming art fairs.

 

 

More about Myriam

Myriam Vanneschi is an in-company and independent art advisor, curator and writer. She is Swiss, was raised in the Netherlands, and went to three different art colleges there. Did applied linguistics in Ireland and then traveled for ten years teaching languages, always keeping an eye out for the local art scene. She devotes full time to the arts and is now dividing her time and her work between New York and Europe. Her interests include Social Practice art, New Media art, feminism and art in a global context. She curated NO EXIT by Khaled Jarrar at Whitebox Art Center and co-curated, with Morehshin Allahyari, AP<P>ART, in Tehran, Shiraz and NYC. She is an occasional contributor to Hyperallergic. 

Art Basel Miami Beach 2017 Selects

Helen Wu

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courtesy Art Basel

Art Basel Miami Beach will take place 7–10 December with a Preview Day on Wednesday 6 December. This year’s fair brings together over 200 of the world’s leading international Modern and Contemporary art galleries, showcasing today’s significant artworks by over 4,000 artists.

Aside from the art fairs, there are many cultural institutions that are worth visiting including The Bass, Institute of Contemporary Art Miami (ICA), Lowe Art Museum, Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), NSU Art Museum and the Wolfsonian. 

Located in front of the Biscayne Bay, the entirely new museum PAMM building, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron, opened in 2013 during the Miami art week, which gives the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) a new life—significant improvements to its earlier incarnation as the Miami Art Museum. By fully utilizing this fabulous park-like museum building and its full-services facilities, PAMM is committed to improving the quality of life for individuals as well as social life in the communities.

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Here is a taste of the events around Miami during the art week: 

Rubell Family Collection: Still Human and Allison Zuckerman: Stranger in Paradise
Thursday, December 7, 2017 9-12
Rubell Family Collection


Collector Talk: Beyond Collecting: What is Patronage?
Given by Pamela Joyner, Fusun Eczacibasi, and Mark Rappolt
Thursday, December 7, 2017 2pm-3pm
Miami Beach Botanical Garden


Art Fashion Opening Party: Thursday, December 7, 2017 7-9pm
White Dot Gallery 2245 N.W. 2nd Ave, Wynwood


Art Basel Miami Beach VIP Party: Celebration Miami Art Week 
Wolfsonian-FIU with Seite Zwei’s new installation, on-site portrait photography
Wolfsonian-FIU 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach


A Taste of Cultural Arts & Cuisine VIP tour
Tours available Friday-Sunday
Bayside Marketplace 401 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami


Breakfast in the Park: Sunday, Dec 10, from 9:30
Official Art Basel Miami Beach Event presented by the Patricia& Phillip Frost Art Museum   S.W. 17th Street


Bubbles &Brunch: featuring artist Michle Oka Doner
Lowe Art Museum


Annual Basel, Lox and Cream Cheese Brunch: hosted by Jewish Museum Florida-FIU
Featuring a conversation with 3D artist Eric Goldemberg
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
301 Washington Ave. Miami Beach

 

By Curagenda Staff

 

Frieze London and Frieze Masters VIP Package

Helen Wu

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London, one of our favorite cities for its ever-evolving dynamism in art, architecture, music, fashion, food and people, will come alive in October when the international art crowd flocks here during Frieze. Curagenda has designed distinct art agendas offering guests privileged access to Frieze London and Frieze Masters, VIP events, private views and artist receptions. The highlight of our agenda is without doubt breakfast with the Curators at the Tate, introduction to the 2017 Serpentine Pavillion by Francis Kéré hosted by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Haroon Mirza's new commission at the Zabludowicz Collection including a site-specific performance, DRAF (David Roberts Art Foundation) 10th Anniversary Party, among others. 

We offer several packages that will make it convenient for our guests to incorporate into their itineraries, showing you the best of the city, the art fair and local talents.  As always, we are at hand to curate your art trip, including gallery tours, exclusive accommodations, studio visits and excursions for you and your guests. We offer exclusive amenities at our hotel partners such as Flemings Mayfair, the Connaught Hotel, and handpicked private apartments. Below are a few offers from our hand-selected hotel partners with Curagenda's VIP amenities. 

 

Connaught VIP Package 

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Frieze London & Frieze Masters VIP Package
One Bed Suite
Daily Breakfast
75 GBP spa or hotel credit
Art & travel concierge for duration of art week

• based on availability

Langham VIP Package 

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Frieze London & Frieze Masters VIP Package
Priority booking for Superior King, Deluxe King, Executive King, Junior Suite King or One Bedroom Suite
Daily Breakfast
VIP Treatment
Art & travel concierge for duration of art week

• based on availability

Flemings VIP Package

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Frieze London & Frieze Masters VIP Package
Priority booking for all room categories
Daily Breakfast
VIP Treatment
Art & travel concierge for duration of art week

• based on availability

 

View Frieze London Tailormade Package HERE

Book early to ensure your entrance to the fairs and the best available rates!
info@curagenda.com or call +1 917 727 1972

Photo Recap: Lower East Side Galleries Specialist-Led Tour + Artist Brunch

Helen Wu

Curagenda presents its signature Lower East Side galleries tour and during the Armory Arts Week we had a special brunch event with artists. This Specialist guided tour features today’s prominent players shaping the LES contemporary art scene with first-hand insight of exhibitions on view from gallerists. The tour introduces 7 influential galleries and exhibitions hand selected by us. 

http://www.curagenda.com/les-gallery-tour

CURAGENDA'S ART BASEL HONG KONG & BEIJING VIP INSIDER ART EXPEDITION

Helen Wu

image courtesy Art Basel

image courtesy Art Basel

Curagenda is delighted to announce its inaugural four-city art expedition to coincide with the fifth edition of Art Basel Hong Kong. The Art Basel Hong Kong and Beijing Art Expedition will offer a 2-part 9-day journey, with 5 days in Hong Kong, 4 days in Beijing, and a 1-day Pearl River Delta excursion. The experience will include an insider VIP program of Hong Kong, expert guided trip to Beijing, and a special tour to Shenzhen and Guangzhou. This exceptional art travel program put together by Curagenda Specialists will feature citywide highlights of Art Basel’s VIP program, as well as insider events from tastemakers in Hong Kong, and the best of contemporary art and cultural heritage in Beijing. 

“Curagenda wants to show the diversity and contrasts happening today in the most exciting cities in China. With roots in Guangzhou and family in Hong Kong, I’m very excited to be able to share my personal insight into the culture of the region.” – Helen Homan Wu, founder Curagenda 

Exclusive Access to Duddell's Private Art Club by Curagenda&nbsp;

Exclusive Access to Duddell's Private Art Club by Curagenda 

Art Basel has contributed to making Hong Kong one of the most important hubs for contemporary art in Asia. The city has seen a significant increase in the number of art spaces, artists and collectors, influencing the quality and diversity of the regional art scene. Curagenda’s carefully crafted itinerary will allow guests to experience this dynamism, through engaging special events and activities. For example, the tour will take guests to Para Site, the most important art space in South Asia, to see the current exhibition and to meet the curators, as well as a visit to see an exhibition curated by Klaus Beisenbach and Peter Eleey from MoMA PS1 at K11 Art Foundation. In addition, Curagenda’s private tour will include the Liang Yi Museum where the exhibition “Reunions: A Collector’s Journey” will be on view and a visit to M+ Pavillion. During the week’s festivities, there will be opportunities to mingle at breakfasts, brunches, and art parties. As a member of Curagenda, guests will also have privileged access to Duddell’s, the acclaimed private art club, which is also a Michelin-starred restaurant founded by collector Alan Lo.  

Art Central, Hong Kong

Art Central, Hong Kong

M+ Pavillion

M+ Pavillion

During the second part of our trip, March 26 to 29, we visit Beijing, providing guests with Curagenda’s insight into the imperial capital. We unveil layers of this complex city from the spectacular Great Wall to the quiet and peaceful villages. Guests will experience an abandoned village transformed into a unique retreat, staying in the village homes with private Chinese gardens and spectacular views of the most well-preserved parts of the Wall. There will be intimate moments shared with local artists and guided studio visits. We will visit 798 art district, a must for any art lover visiting Beijing, to see the works of major artists both local and international, private collections and museums. A local expert with personal stories to tell, will provide a guided tour to the Forbidden City and and hutong (ancient alleyways). The highlight of the trip will be our gourmet indulgence that includes a royal kitchen, the best Peking duck and a secret gem private kitchen.

Cold Ink Group Private Studio Visit in Beijing

Cold Ink Group Private Studio Visit in Beijing

Art Expedition Webpage:
http://www.curagenda.com/abhk-beijing-vip-stay

Zona MACO & Material Art Fair Mexico City

Helen Wu

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(From the Zona MACO Press Room)

Established in 2002 by Zélika Garcia, Z Ⓢ ONAMACO is currently a platform of leading art fairs with four events that take place twice a year during February and September at Centro Citibanamex, Mexico City. Each year ZONAMACO México Arte Contemporáneo brings together the largest selection of leading and emerging international galleries. In addition, Zélika García established ZONAMACO Diseño in 2011, Z Ⓢ ONAMACO SALÓN DEL ANTICUARIO in 2014 and ZONAMACO FOTO in 2015, with the goal of covering and strengthening the design, antique and photography sectors in Mexico. 

Z ONAMACO México Arte Contemporáneo announces its edition number fourteen with the most representative selection of the international art world and reaffirming itself as the epicenter of collecting in Latin America , through more than 120 international galleries, with works from more than 1,500 artists.

The main section of the fair presents international leading galleries with pieces of the highest quality in painting, graphics, sculpture, installation, photography, video and new media, of the most representative contemporary artists from the global scene.

Confirmed galleries (In alphabetical order):
LUIS ADELANTADO | Mexico City; ARREDONDO\AROZARENA | Mexico City; ARRÓNIZ ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO | Mexico City; BLAIN|SOUTHERN | London/Berlin; BORTOLAMI | New York; GALERÍA LA CAJA NEGRA | Madrid; CANADA | New York; CARDI | Milan/London; CARRERASMUGICA | Bilbao; GALERÍA CAYÓN | Madrid; PATRICIA CONDE GALERÍA | Mexico City; GALLERIA CONTINUA | San Gimignano/Beijing/Les Moulins/Havana; CURRO | Guadalajara;  DITTRICH & SCHLECHTRIEM | Berlin; DIVISION GALLERY | Montreal/Toronto; EDS | Mexico City; GALERÍA HEINRICH  EHRHARDT | Madrid; ELASTIC GALLERY | Stockholm; ESPACIO MÍNIMO | Madrid; NF | Madrid;  FIFI projects | Mexico City/Monterrey; MICHAEL FUCHS GALERIE | Berlin; GAGOSIAN | New York/Los Angeles/Paris/London/Hong Kong; GALERÍA HILARIO GALGUERA | Mexico City; GALERÍA DE ARTE MEXICANO GAM | Mexico City; GE | Monterrey; GLADSTONE GALLERY | New York; LAURENT GODIN | Paris; GALERÍA ELVIRA GONZÁLEZ | Madrid; GALERÍA ENRIQUE GUERRERO | Mexico City; HOUSE OF GAGA | Mexico City; KARMA | New York; PAUL KASMIN GALLERY | New York; SEAN KELLY | New York; TINA KIM GALLERY | New York; kurimanzutto | Mexico City; LE LABORATOIRE | Mexico City; GALERIE LELONG | New York/Paris; ALEXANDER LEVY | Berlin; LÉVY GORVY | New York/London/Geneva; LISSON GALLERY | London/Milan/New York; JAVIER LÓPEZ & FER FRANCÉS | Madrid; LUHRING AUGUSTINE | New York; MAI 36 GALERIE | Zurich; MARLBOROUGH CHELSEA | New York; MARSO | Mexico City; GALERIE NORDENHAKE | Stockholm/Berlin; OMR | Mexico City; GALLERIA LORCAN O'NEILL | Rome; ON STELLAR RAYS | New York; OVERDUIN & CO. | Los Angeles; PÁRAMO | Guadalajara; PARQUE GALERÍA | Ciudad de México; GALERÍA PELAIRES | Palma de Mallorca; GALERIE PERROTIN | Nueva York/París/Hong Kong/ Seoul; PROYECTO PARALELO | Ciudad de México; PROYECTOSMONCLOVA | Mexico City; ALMINE RECH | Paris/Brussels/London/New York; REGEN PROJECTS | Los Angeles; GALERÍA RGR+ART | Caracas; ROBERTS & TILTON | Los Angeles; LIA RUMMA | Milan/Naples; SALON 94 | New York; GALERIA FILOMENA SOARES | Lisbon; NILS STÆRK | Copenhagen; MARC STRAUS | New York; GALERIE MICHAEL STURM | Stuttgart; TIMOTHY TAYLOR | London; TIRO AL BLANCO | Guadalajara; TRAVESIA CUATRO | Madrid/Guadalajara; VENUS | New York/Los Angeles; VERMELHO | Sao Paulo; ANDRÉ VIANA | New York; von BARTHA | Basel/S-chanf; WALDEN | Buenos Aires; JEROME ZODO GALLERY | Londres; DAVID ZWIRNER | New York. 

Courtesy Casa Maauad

Courtesy Casa Maauad

 

(From Material Art Fair Press Release)

Material Art Fair will return for its fourth edition during Mexico City’s most important week
for contemporary art. From Thursday, February 9th to Sunday, February 12th of 2017, Material
will take over two floors of Expo Reforma, hosting an international group of 50 exhibitors,
representing 15 countries and 28 cities.


Daniela Elbahara, Director of Material Art Fair, says: “We’re overjoyed to arrive at this fourth
edition, which is proof that our idea for an intimate, boutique fair experience has been a
tremendous success among collectors and curators as well as the general public. Material
has helped to establish a more exciting and diverse panorama for contemporary art in Mexico.”
In the interest of promoting the national scene, Material’s 2017 edition will feature a strong
selection of Mexican galleries, among them joségarcía ,mx, Lodos, Lulu, Yautepec and, for
the very first time, LABOR, one of Mexico’s most important and internationally recognized
galleries, which will be joining the fair’s principal section.

Mexico City-based architectural studio APRDELESP and the graphic designer, Carla Valdivia,
will transform Expo Reforma’s two floors, each featuring a layout in which the gallery spaces
are situated around a central courtyard that will serve as both social space and center for
activities, including IMMATERIAL, the fair’s first dedicated public program for performance.
Curated by Michelangelo Miccolis, IMMATERIAL will present a daring selection of works in
contemporary live practice by artists working with choreography and performance, blurring
the lines between performer and observer and questioning the conventions of an art fair itself.
Rodrigo Feliz, previously Director of Art Fairs and Sales at LABOR, joins Material as its new
Director of Exhibitor Relations, strengthening the fair’s reputation as one of Mexico’s most
refreshing and exciting art events with his ample international experience. “The quality of
exhibitors in 2017 is going to make this edition of Material the best one yet and will position
the fair as the Latin American referent among like-minded initiatives like Liste, Paris
Internationale, NADA and Independent,” Feliz comments.

 

View our Zona MACO Mexico City VIP Stay Package here

 

Your Exclusive Visit to Paris Art Week 2016

Helen Wu

FIAC, the international art fair in its 43rd edition will be staged once again at the spectacular Grand Palais in Paris, presenting 185 galleries from 26 countries. This year’s festivities expands with two new sectors along with an exciting program of citywide events that makes this contemporary art show a must visit for collectors and art aficionados. The new On Site sector will showcase new sculptures and installations at Petit Palais along with the provocative Parades for FIAC, a performance festival held in various emblematic Parisian locations. Our performance picks include artists DD Dorvillier at Musée de l’Orangerie, Tim Etchells at Palais de la Découverte, and Maria Hassabi at Musée du Louvre

Curagenda will arrange your exclusive visit to the city of lights during FIAC art week, including VIP events, private collection visits, private dinners, artists breakfasts, behind the scenes with artists, guided tour of the art fairs and Parisian galleries. As part of your curated agenda, we feature the satellite fairs, Paris Internationale and Asia Now Paris, the only boutique art fair in Europe to focus solely on contemporary Asian art, promoting the artistic diversity in those regions. 

We offer tailor-made packages that will make it convenient for individual or group visits, or simply for your romantic art trip to Paris. Your exclusive FIAC art week experience can be self-guided or accompanied by Curagenda specialists. As always, we are at hand to curate your art trip, showing you the best of the city, including gallery tours, culinary delights, private shopping, and chateau excursions for you and your guests.

More information on Curagenda Art Week VIP Program here:  
curagenda.com/fiac-art-stay-package

Contact us:
info (at) curagenda.com

 

Frieze, London Calling

Helen Wu

via Frieze

via Frieze

View Curagenda FRIEZE London Package Here

The 14th edition of Frieze London will take place a week earlier this year, opening 6–9 October with a Preview Day on Wednesday 5 October. This year’s fair brings together more than 160 of the world’s leading galleries, showcasing today’s most significant artists, alongside the fair’s celebrated programme of ambitious new artist commissions and talks. In 2016 the fair will debut a new gallery section, The Nineties, recreating seminal exhibitions from the decade, alongside the return of sections Focus and Live, the definitive platforms for emerging galleries and performance art. Frieze London coincides with Frieze Masters and the Frieze Sculpture Park, offering collectors, scholars and art enthusiasts an unparalleled cultural experience.

The Frieze Sculpture Park will return to the English Gardens in The Regent’s Park, creating a major free cultural attraction at the heart of London. Curated by Clare Lilley and featuring large-scale artworks presented by galleries from both Frieze London and Frieze Masters. 

Victoria Siddall, Director, Frieze Fairs said, ‘Frieze has become known for its strong curated sections and this year I am particularly excited to see Nicolas Trembley’s selection of artists who changed the conversation in the 1990s. This adds to the great range and diversity of work shown throughout the fair by the world’s most interesting galleries … In the fair’s non-profit programme, Raphael Gygax will give a new perspective on Frieze Projects, contributing to the many elements which will make this an unmissable week.’ 

A New Section: The Nineties
Selected by Geneva-based curator Nicolas Trembley, galleries will revisit seminal exhibitions from the 1990s, highlighting key collaborations between dealers and artists that have had a lasting impact on contemporary art. Following significant institutional attention to this decade – from the New Museum’s 2013 exhibition ‘NYC 1993’ to the group show ‘Récit d’un temps court’ currently on view at Mamco (Geneva) – this ambitious section will recreate critical moments that first took place in galleries across London, Paris, Cologne and New York. The Nineties features galleries that are both new to the fair and presented within the main section, as well as era-defining spaces that no longer exist. 

courtesy Frieze

courtesy Frieze

Samson Young via SCMP

Samson Young via SCMP

Focus: emerging talents
Focus is the definitive  destination to discover emerging talents from Berlin to Shanghai, featuring 36 galleries all under 12 years of age. A wave of new-generation London galleries join Focus for the first time this year, including Chewday’s, Arcadia Missa, Seventeen and Southard Reid. Taiwan and Guatemala will be represented at Frieze London for the first time, with newcomers Chi-Wen Gallery and Proyectos Ultravioleta. The section will also build on strong representations from the emerging scenes in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Shanghai and Berlin.

The 2016 edition will also see Raphael Gygax’s debut as curator of Frieze Projects. The program of artist commissions will feature Sibylle Berg & Claus Richter, Coco Fusco, Martin Soto Climent, Julie Verhoeven, Samson Young, and the winner of the Frieze Artist Award, Yuri Pattison.


Frieze is the world’s leading platform for modern and contemporary art for scholars, connoisseurs, collectors and the general public alike. Frieze comprises four magazines—frieze, frieze d/e, Frieze Masters Magazine and Frieze Week—and three international art fairs—Frieze London, Frieze Masters and Frieze New York.

Frieze was founded in 1991 by Matthew Slotover and Amanda Sharp, with the launch of frieze magazine, the leading international magazine of contemporary art and culture. Frieze London art fair launched in 2003, which takes place each October in The Regent’s Park, London. In 2012, they launched Frieze New York, which occurs each May. Frieze Masters, which coincides with Frieze London in October, is dedicated to art from ancient to modern. Frieze fairs are sponsored by Deutsche Bank. 

(Source: Frieze press release)



Frieze NY - Contemporary Asia Art Tour Photo Recap

Helen Wu

For the 2016 Frieze New York edition, Curagenda partnered with the fair to offer several tours and hospitality packages including this Contemporary Asia Art Tour led by our Asia specialist - the art critic Iona Whittaker (of Randian Magazine). Here is a photo recap of the public day tour. Photos by Patrick Goth. 
Tour details here:
http://www.curagenda.com/frieze-ny-2016-art-tour

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