News & links from Metropolis M & co.
Visiting Frieze New York on Randall’s Island is like being sucked into a black hole. You get on a ferry (or a bus, or a bike, or a taxi), enter a giant, spacious tent, and then time stops. Or it disappears. Or it slips away. Next thing you know, you stumble out dehydrated and drunk off your speakeasy cocktail (more on that tomorrow) and notice the sun starting to sink in the sky. DR - 11.05.13
The British arts community has hit back at government demands to focus on economics and profitability by producing a report showing it offers the country blockbuster profits on the back of arthouse funding. DR - 09.05.13
The museum dedicated to Princess Diana will close next year and her sons Prince William and Prince Harry will be taking possession of her belongings. DR - 08.05.13
Frieze Art Fair is coming to town. Art Fag City is fully prepared: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Fairs DR - 08.05.13
Maria Lassnig and Marisa Merz 06.05.13
Maria Lassnig and Marisa Merz will be the recipients of the Golden Lions for Lifetime Achievement of the 55th International Art Exhibition – Il Palazzo Enciclopedico (The Encyclopedic Palace) (Venice, Giardini and Arsenale, June 1– November 24, 2013).
From photo booth candids to celebrity party shots, Tracey Emin reflects on how photographs – hers and others' – have filled a childhood void + album. DR - 06.05.13
Josef Strau on Mike Kelley (Artforum). DR - 01.05.13
This is a love letter to Brussels. DR - 01.05.13
Opening soon Frieze Art Fair New York. This year Frieze Projects is continuing last year's tradition of remembering a legendary New York spot by having artists cook as a tribute to FOOD, the restaurant Gordon Matta-Clark, Tina Girouard, Carol Gooden and others ran in Soho beginning in 1971 at 127 Prince Street. (It’s a Lucky Jeans store now.) DR - 27.04.13
US court rules in favour of Richard Prince in copyright appeal. A three-judge panel finds that most of the works in the artist’s “Canal Zone” series, which include appropriated images of Jamaican Rastafarians by the photographer Patrick Cariou, are “transformative”. DR - 26.04.13