The Judd Foundation and Frieze New York – 2018

 

Frieze 2018 is around the corner, and this year it’s going to be particularly exciting because two of my top art picks are rubbing shoulders in the art world… The Judd Foundation will be taking part the 2018 New York Frieze!

The Judd Foundation

As a proud supporter of the foundation, I have taken an active interest in what’s been going on with 101 Spring Street, the late artist Donald Judd’s former home and studio which is open to the public for art tours. The building, which is a stunningly imposing five-story cast-iron structure, was renovated over a period of three years in a project aimed at restoring it to its former glory – as it was when the artist was alive and creating exceptional works. The Judd Foundation also actively conserves the artist’s other former space in Marfa, Texas. It is going to be interesting to see what the association between Frieze and the Judd Foundation will result in at the fair.

Dana Sheves donald-judd-foundation-1_0

The Art Fair of the Year

In addition to the delight about the Judd Foundation taking part in Frieze, so many of the artists showing their work this year are absolutely sensational! I’m really looking forward to seeing Kapwani Kiwanga’s Commission revealed and can’t wait to explore the works presented in Trailblazing Female Artists. In an industry where gender inequality still plays a significant role, it’s fantastic to see credit given to female artists who are paving the future for other aspiring creative women. Matthew Brannon will be showing five new works that consist of silkscreens exploring the poignant topic of the Vietnam War. It’s always fascinating to see visual constructions chronicling cultural and political narratives of highly complex historical situations – especially when it’s intricately produced using a variety of techniques to create a multi-faceted resulting work.

Geared Towards Conversation

There is so much more to Frieze besides the obvious objective of experiencing and enjoying art. The fair is a unique platform offering a range of dynamic opportunities to collectors and galleries alike, and many of its initiatives are geared towards starting valuable conversations in the art world. Several closed-session discussions between artists, curators and galleries are hosted where important questions are answered.

Alex Kitnick
Monday, April 30
6:30pm
101 Spring Street, New York, NY

Jarrett Earnest, Anna Betbeze, and Simone Kearney
Monday, May 14
6:30pm
101 Spring Street, New York, NY

Jarrett Earnest, Anna Betbeze, and Simone Kearney
Monday, May 14
6:30pm
101 Spring Street, New York, NY

Yasmil Raymond, Larry Bell, and Randy Kennedy
Tuesday, May 29
6:30pm
101 Spring Street, New York, NY

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