Pia Camil, Entrecortinas: Abre, Jala, Corre, 2014. Performance. Courtesy of Galería OMR and the artist.
The Frieze Projects program at Frieze New York 2015 will feature six new artworks, both in the fair and around Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan. Curated by Cecilia Alemani, Frieze Projects 2015 will include sculptural environments and performative spaces involving intricate mazes, intimate hideouts and room-size installations. Frieze New York takes place from May 14 to 17, and is sponsored by Deutsche Bank.
The artists participating in Frieze Projects 2015 are: Korakrit Arunanondchai, Pia Camil, Samara Golden, Aki Sasamoto and Allyson Vieira. The program will also feature a special tribute to the Flux-Labyrinth, an installation realized in Berlin in 1976 by George Maciunas in collaboration with many Fluxus artists. Frieze Projects is the non-profit program of artist commissions realized at Frieze New York.
Combining domestic settings and imaginary spaces, this year’s Frieze Projects program will invite viewers to get lost, relax and play in a series of immersive environments. Punctuating different locations within the fair, the six artworks aim to interrupt the fabric of activities that take place at Frieze New York. The projects will be scattered inside, outside and even underneath the fair—realized among booths, in common areas, or hidden within the fair’s layout.
As in the previous editions of Frieze New York, Frieze Projects features a tribute to an alternative space or an artist-run project that has radically transformed the way we experience contemporary art. After homages to the underground space Fashion Moda (2012), the artists’ restaurant FOOD (2013), and the artist project Al’s Grand Hotel (2014), this year the Frieze tribute will be devoted to the Flux-Labyrinth. For this tribute at Frieze New York 2015, a group of contemporary artists have been invited to create new environments, sculptures and situations that will be installed in a maze of narrow corridors and rooms where obstructions and hurdles turn the experience of traversing the space into a joyful and surreal exercise.
Find out more about all of this year’s Frieze Projects here.
Preview: Wednesday, May 13
Frieze New York
Randall’s Island Park