My Frieze picks today!

Stasya Chyzhykova
May 9, 2013 7:53PM
Staging Silence (2), 2013
Marianne Boesky Gallery

The second edition of Frieze NY opened today! The long-awaited fair, exhibiting some of the most celebrated contemporary art from around the world will be on until the end of this week on Randall's Island, Manhattan. 

I selected a few monochrome, B&W pieces from the fair to fit today's gloomy weather in the city.

The first work, is a still from a short by a Brussels-based visual artist Hans Op De Beek Staging Silence. This is an ambiguous, non-narrative B&W film, made of eclectic, dream-like snap shots. 

Tsuruko Yamazaki's Work  traveled to Frieze straight from Japan. Tsuruko was one of the founding members of Gutai.  Most of her works are process-oriented and explore possibilities of unconventional materials like tin, aniline dye and vinyl. 

Dan Finsel, shapes clay sculptures with his or someone else's body, often inviting people to lay on the raw clay and shape it with their weight. The artist put a drapery over this clay piece to suggest a human presence underneath. 

Stasya Chyzhykova