Archive for May, 2015

Portraits of the New Architecture 2

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Richard Schulman, SVACE Photographer instructor, has a new book! Portraits of the New Architecture 2 is out now, published by Assouline!  This is his second book, and with a foreward by Paul Goldberger, it features thirty-two architects and firms whose projects are “shaping the architectural landscape of tomorrow.”

Richard has been teaching at SVA for 20 years; look for his SVACE classes in Fall 2015!

Big Tent

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

So dominant that it inspired the catchall “Frieze week,” Frieze New York is the elite art fair of spring.  It is to other New York fairs what MFA shows are to BA shows.  It’s the prima donna to the groupies.  It returns to Randall’s Island Park this weekend.


Jonathan Horowitz at Gavin Brown

But actually, there’s no comparing Frieze to other New York fairs.  Frieze is a different beast.  It’s a destination in the growing experience economy.  Visitors escape from New York to a springtime leisure bubble.  Chic restaurants are there waiting for you.  So are 200 leading galleries from around the world.  If wealth is fractal, then Frieze floats on the finest facet of the finest facet.  That’s why it’s on an island.


More demand than supply: Roberta’s Pizza

To divert hierarchies, Frieze builds taxonomies.  This year’s fair will introduce the exhibitor category of Spotlight, a new section of solo presentations of 20th century art from around the world, limited to fewer than 20 galleries. Spotlight takes place alongside  established frameworks for “fostering a community of galleries throughout all stages of development.” These include Frame, a section dedicated to artists represented by emerging galleries under eight years old; and Focus, which features curated projects and artworks specially conceived for Frieze New York.

In addition to these sections of the fair, visitors will find Frieze Projects, a program of artists’ commissions, Frieze Talks, a series of panel discussions and lectures, Frieze Sounds, and even Frieze Education.

But aren’t you here to see the art? Here are highlights from Frieze New York.

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All Frieze Needs is a Hotel


Lotta NADA

Friday, May 15th, 2015

NADA New York 2015, the fourth edition of this fair, is up this weekend at Basketball City. Staged by nonprofit group New Art Dealers Alliance, NADA showcases new art from around the globe, with an emphasis on emerging artists.

This year’s fair will feature NADA Presents, a program of interdisciplinary performances and events. Composer Jay Israelson kicked things off with his Tachyon Path, followed by Contemporary Fashion, with Cheryl Donegan, Richard Haines, and NADA x PAOM. Curated by Sam Gordon, Contemporary Fashion was a collaborative fashion show presentation that included a selection of new and recent NADA x PAOM collaborations from Sarah Braman, Bjorn Copeland, Daniel Heidkamp, and Amy Yao. The pieces, each an edition of 50, will be available to purchase at the NADA Shop and online at


Artists modeling in “Contemporary Fashion”


In addition to these events, Aeromoto of Mexico City and Wendy’s Subway of Brooklyn will present A+WS, a collaboratively curated library and reading room​ designed by Tyler Polich and Hannah Wilentz​, Artist Melissa Brown will host Eyes in the Sky Hold ‘Em, a poker scheme that enables NADA visitors to assist cheatin’ poker players in a game off site.  For more of the NADA schedule, visit the NADA website.

Here are some highlights from NADA New York 2015:

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Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Find a sculpture by Barbara Segal, SVACE faculty member, at the SELECT Art Fair this weekend!

Babara Segal’s handbag sculpture at SELECT (Image: Michael Wolf Sculptor)

Her sculpture, a 3D-printed Chanel handbag, will be with Sculptors Guild, booth #411.  It’s part of the exhibition,  Zero to One: There is an infinity between nothing and everything,” curated by Joseph Anastasi from Tabla Rasa Gallery.