Louise Bourgeois Ernesto Neto and Turner Prize winner Susan Philipsz top the bill
Frieze Art Fair New York has announced the artists participating in this years inaugural sculpture park. The installation has always been a highly regarded institution, we’ll received critics and the public alike. Tom Eccles will select the Sculpture Park at the fair this year. The Sculpture Park will be located along the waterfront of Randall’s Island overlooking the East River, which is a two minute walk from the main pavilion. This will be an opportunity to see work on a public scale. The installations will contain work by some of the most acclaimed sculptors working today.
The inaugural Sculpture Park at Frieze New York presents work by some of the most acclaimed international sculptors. These include new works by James Angus, Rathin Barman, Christoph Büchel, Ernesto Neto, Tomás Saraceno, Katja Strunz and Cerith Wyn Evans as well as pieces by Louise Bourgeois, Joshua Callaghan, Subodh Gupta, Ryan Gander, Jeppe Hein, Gabriel Kuri, Susan Philipsz and Jaume Plensa. Cerith Wyn Evans, will show And If I Don’t… (2012) a firework piece that will be debuted on the preview evening of the fair.
The Frieze Sculpture Park will provide audiences with an overview of the current position of sculpture made for an outdoor environment and is free to the public. The works commissioned for the Sculpture Park at this first edition of Frieze New York is a truly international collection. It offers a opportunity to see a significant group of work in a beautiful riverside setting. The Sculpture Park will be located along the waterfront of Randall’s Island overlooking the East River. Frieze New York’s sculpture park is selected by curator Tom Eccles. During his tenure at The Public Art Fund, Eccles presented more than eighty major exhibitions throughout the city, featuring works by such artists as Rachel Whiteread, Ilya Kabakov, Francis Alys, Mariko Mori, Julian Opie, Vik Muniz, Janet Cardiff, Martin Creed, Richard Long, and Barbara Kruger. He established an annual program of large-scale installations at Rockefeller Center, which has included major works by Jonathan Borofsky, Takashi Murakami, Nam June Paik, Louise Bourgeois, and Jeff Koons (Puppy).
He curated and produced an urban park program, commissioning new works for Madison Square Park by Wim Delvoye, Dan Graham, Mark Dion, Tony Oursler and others and created a collaborative network for extending museum retrospectives and exhibitions in the public sphere, working with Robert Storr at the Museum of Modern Art on Tony Smith in the City, as well as for last three Whitney Biennials. Eccles curated a number of survey exhibitions of monumental sculpture including Roy Lichtenstein at City Hall; Willem de Kooning in the Park; Rodin at Rockefeller Center; and Keith Haring on Park. The Public Art Fund’s “Tuesday Night Talks” brought dozens of preeminent artists to speak at the Great Hall at Cooper Union; the series has continued at the Tishman Auditorium of the New School. He writes and speaks frequently on art, and has lectured and taught at the University of Texas, Austin; the Art Institute of Chicago; Brown University; CUNY; Cooper Union; Cornell; NYU; Parsons; and Princeton. He holds an M.A. in philosophy and Italian from the University of Glasgow, and studied a
Eccles commented: ‘Drawn from participants in the Frieze Art Fair itself, the sculpture park offers visitors a unique way to experience contemporary art within the unexpected context of the Randall’s Island waterfront. Both bucolic and urban, the site offers the perfect backdrop for a series of diverse works by some of today’s leading international artists.’ Frieze Art Fair’s sculpture park offers visitors a unique way to experience contemporary art within the unexpected context of the Randall’s Island waterfront. Both bucolic and urban, the site offers the perfect backdrop for a series of diverse works by some of today’s leading international artists.’ Frieze New York will take place 4 – 7 May 2012 and will present 180 of the world’s leading galleries.
The Frieze Art Fair is gearing up to be the high point of the New York spring art season 2012. One of the most interesting elements in London is always the Frieze sculpture park with its numerous installations by established and emerging artists.