Thursday, February 22, 2018
Frieze Announces New Contemporary Fair in Los Angeles to Launch in February 2019
Bettina Korek Appointed Executive Director of Frieze LA; Ali Subotnick Appointed Curator
Frieze today announces the launch of a new annual contemporary art fair in Los Angeles, presented at Paramount Pictures Studios. Premiering February 14 –17, 2019, Frieze LA will join Frieze New York, Frieze London and Frieze Masters on the international art-world calendar, reflecting Los Angeles’ position as a global arts capital. Frieze has appointed Bettina Korek as the fair’s Executive Director, working with Victoria Siddall, Director of Frieze Fairs to launch the inaugural edition of Frieze LA. In addition, curator Ali Subotnick will oversee a site-specific program of artist projects and film at the fair. Frieze New York and Frieze LA will together present a unified voice for Frieze in the Americas.
“So many great artists and writers have lived and worked in Los Angeles, a city with an incredibly rich landscape of museums, galleries and art schools which play a pivotal role in the international art world. Frieze LA will add an exciting new dimension to this thriving cultural scene,” stated Victoria Siddall. “Frieze is in a unique position to create a successful fair in LA because of our experience in London and New York and our partnership with Endeavor, who have deep roots in LA and will work with us to bring a fantastic audience to the fair. As with all our fairs, Frieze LA will be at the heart of a dynamic week during which international collectors, curators and artists will come together to engage with and appreciate the city and everything that makes it great.”
Frieze LA will bring together around 60 of the most significant and forward-thinking galleries from across the city and around the world at Paramount Pictures Studios, a historic studio lot located in Hollywood. Presented in a bespoke structure designed by Kulapat Yantrasast of wHY, the program will celebrate the exceptionally dynamic and diverse culture of Los Angeles and its global contributions to the visual arts.
Frieze has appointed Bettina Korek as Executive Director for Frieze LA. Korek brings more than 15 years of art world experience as an arts advocate, writer, and founder of ForYourArt. A native of Los Angeles, she has organized the Participating Gallery program for the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time initiatives and is a member of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. In addition, Los Angeles-based curator Ali Subotnick will oversee a sitespecific program of artist projects and film at the fair. Formerly Curator at the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), where she is currently Adjunct Curator, Subotnick also co-curated the inaugural edition of the Hammer’s biennial exhibition Made in LA (2012).
Participating galleries, programs and further curators will be announced later this year.
Frieze LA will take place February 14-17, 2019. The next Frieze fair will be Frieze New York, taking place May 4–6 2018, with Preview Days on May 2 and May 3.
kurimanzutto today announced the opening of Signals: If You Like I Shall Grow, a major exhibition reimagining pioneering art gallery and convening space, Signals London (1964-1966). This is the first exhibition to reunite the works of each of Signals London’s three founding artists, David Medalla, Gustav Metzger, and Marcello Salvadori, tracing the global impact resulting from the confluence of interests at Signals London.
Signals London is celebrated internationally for its ground-breaking series of solo exhibitions, by artists including Lygia Clark, Jesus Rafael Soto, and Mira Schendel, and as a critical platform for creating aesthetic relationships between the diverse national and international avant-garde networks orbiting its founders. The exhibition was conceived by kurimanzutto co-founder José Kuri and curated by Dr. Isobel Whitelegg, in close collaboration with original supporters and founders of Signals London. The exhibition will be presented at Thomas Dane Gallery in London from June 8 – July 21, 2018.
For more information on the exhibition, please see the following link to the press release.
Signals: If You Like I Shall Grow
kurimanzutto at Thomas Dane Gallery, London
June 8 – July 21, 2018
Opening Reception on June 7, 7-9pm
Image: Sergio Camargo, Orée, 1960
Courtesy Galeria Raquel Arnaud, São Paulo
Photography: Riã Duprat
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Nick Korniloff, Founder, Art Wynwood organizes: fineartmagazineStreet artists Al Diaz, Danny Minnick and Edwin Baker created a special mural on the Art Wynwood tent today to address the recent school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Street artists Al Diaz, Danny Minnick and Edwin Baker created a special mural on the Art Wynwood tent today to address the recent school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Al Diaz is a New York based artist and along with Jean-Michel Basquiat was the creator of SAMO, and he flew to Miami to create the piece and pay his respects to the tragedy that occurred on Wednesday February 14th, 2018.
The mural reads: SAMO 4 THE ANGRY CHILD FEELING ALL ALONE SECRETLY FORGING A HEART “COLD AS STONE” COMTEMPLATES VENGEANCE, STARES AT HIS PHONE LEAVES US 2 CLEAN UP, THE FLESH, BLOOD & BONE.
In addition, in response to the tragedy, Art Miami LLC will donate half of all box office proceeds generated during Art Wynwood to victims and their families of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy.
Nick Korniloff, Founder, Art Wynwood, comments, “Due to the unimaginable tragedy that unfolded on Wednesday February 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, half of the box office proceeds made during this weekend’s Art Wynwood fair will be donated to support the victims and their families. Myself and the fair’s ownership team are approaching and encouraging all of our 70 galleries and vendors to make additional donations. Resorts World Miami LLC, the property owner of One Herald Plaza where this year’s fair is taking place, has already committed to a generous donation, as has Eventstar Structures, Spuntino Catering, Platform International LLC, and Accurate Event Group, and we feel confident that many more of our colleagues and friends in the compassionate international art world will join us. We encourage everyone to donate to the official GoFundMe site for the Marjory Stoneman High School https://www.gofundme.com/stonemandouglasvictimsfund. Art Wynwood will make its donation following the fairs closing on Monday February 19th, 2018.”
“The Poetry Of Music And Design – An Homage To Zaha Hadid”, a special performance by the Miami Symphony Orchestra on February 25, 2018 at 6 pm.
THE POETRY OF MUSIC AND DESIGN
An Homage to Zaha Hadid
Nūr, A Site-specific Installation By Artist Sandra Muss Created For
Miami Symphony Orchestra Performance on
-Craig Robins to moderate Pre-Concert Conversation with
HRH Princess Firyal of Jordan and Iran Issa Khan-
Sandra Muss, Nūr, 2018. Stainless steel, acrylic and LED Lights.
MIAMI, FL— Artist Sandra Muss has created, Nūr, a new site-specific installation for “The Poetry Of Music And Design – An Homage To Zaha Hadid”, a special performance by the Miami Symphony Orchestra on The concert will take place in the Miami Design District’s historic Moore Building beneathHadid’s Elastika, a sculpture designed for the atrium in 2004, and will feature the world premiere of “@Zaha's Place”, inspired by Elastika and composed by Maestro Eduardo Marturet. This event is presented in association with the Zaha Hadid Foundation.
For the performance, Muss has created a work that is a vital part of a conversation between music, art and audience. Named for the Arabic word for light, Nūr is a collection of three asymmetrical columns, that are eight, nine, and ten feet tall, fashioned out of mirrored steel, with undulating cutouts lit by interior lights. Inspired by the natural world, these slivers of light appear organic, emerging from within the cool, sharp geometry of the columns. These apertures are inviting, and somewhat ethereal. Muss explains that, when creating this installation, she was inspired by Hadid’s brilliant mind, and the ingenuity and the dynamism that defined her work.
Nūr is a wholly immersive experience of art and music together. The work will be located behind the orchestra on the ground floor viewers can pass through as they enter the space, and also have the opportunity to walk around during the concert. The reflective surfaces of the columns allow the audience to catch fragmented glimpses of themselves and the orchestra, making them part of the space and also of the performance.
In addition to “@Zaha’s Place,” the concert program will include: Bach – Toccata & Fugue in D minor, LeFrak – Nothing Left, Marcello – Concerto for Oboe in D minor, Rachmaninov – Vocalise, Cage - 4'33", and Holst – Mars & Jupiter.
Maestro Eduardo Marturet comments that “I am excited and proud to have an artist of the stature and sensitivity of Sandra Muss creating a special work for the occasion”.
About The Miami Symphony Orchestra
The Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO), led by Music Director & Conductor Eduardo Marturet, is a valuable contributor to Miami’s cultural fabric. Now in its 28th season, MISO has a mission to present symphonic music of consistently high performance standards in a variety of settings and formats to engage a culturally diverse audience. With 80 professional musicians, selected from around the world, MISO represents the exceptional talent and diversity of South Florida’s multi-cultural richness. Now in his 11th season with MISO, Maestro Marturet is an internationally acclaimed Venezuelan composer and conductor who works across three continents, remaining deeply involved in the musical life of his native country, and also traveling to Europe as a guest conductor.