Frieze Art Fair: Artists to Watch

We’re very excited for the return of Frieze Art Fair. Last year’s debut on Randall’s Island was a widespread success, from the terrific pavilion to the contemporary art. Even the food was good, this edition look forward to Fat Radish and Roberta’s, who will be serving the art faithful.  This year, Bergdorf Goodman is proud to be one of the sponsors supporting Frieze New York.

There are smart galleries from near and far, and talented artists at all stages of their careers. Here are a few we’re looking forward to:

Liz GlynnGlynn, a practitioner of large-scale sculpture, has been invited by Frieze to build a 1920s-era speakeasy hidden somewhere within the fair. This secret bar promises to be popular, and don’t bother getting into an argument about what it actually says about the state of contemporary art—just enjoy it.

Mateo TannattTannatt’s seven sculptures created for Frieze are intended to be used by viewers. These situations will involve scripted performances, so viewers can rest, but will also be involved in a temporary public theater.

Maria LobodaAlso promising to be popular is Loboda’s color-coded garden, which will transform part of the Randall’s Island park. Based on an illustration of a 19th century European design, it provides historical context to pleasure that is very much up to date.

Trisha BagaSound artists will also get in on the action. Baga will present her piece, Hercules Radio, which remixes sounds from a variety of sources, included voiceovers, film scores and weather reports. Your senses will thank you.

Paul McCarthyWhen you hear that somebody made a balloon dog especially for Frieze, you ask “how high?” McCarthy’s dog is 80’ tall, so that’s a feat on its own. The Sculpture Park at Frieze features pieces from Fiona Connor (“Style Guide Spa”) and Martha Friedman (“Amygdalas”) as well.

Marie Lorenz (Jack Hanley Gallery, New York). Lorenz is fearless, she has built a boat that she uses to take people across the East River, among other places. She’s an artist that can’t be contained in the gallery. We’re curious what she’ll do next.

Michael Borremans (Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp).  Borremans is a talented Belgian painter—his work can be seen in New York at David Zwirner. He has been moving into film, long slow moving tableaux of people. He is preparing for a mid-career museum retrospective, so he should be in fine form.

Learn more and see the complete list of exhibitors here and pick up your festival tickets!

Frieze New York 2013
May 10th – 13th,
Randall’s Island Park

Stay tuned for our upcoming Frieze Instagram Contest and our Frieze #BGWindows…

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