5 things you can’t miss at frieze new york

Before Frieze New York opens to the public tomorrow, check out our top tips to make the most out of your voyage to Randall's Island. From Casey Jane Ellison’s panel on bangin’ babes to Korakrit Arunanondchai's tie dye massage chairs, here’s what not to...

by Emily Manning and i-D Staff
13 May 2015, 8:00pm

Image courtesy Marco Scozzaro/Frieze

Casey Jane Ellison breaks down bangin babes with Grace Dunham and Karley Sciortino:
After presenting Touching the Art, an "all women, no explanation" art talk show included in the New Museum's 2015 Triennial exhibition, Casey Jane Ellison will keep the focus on women in the art world in her Frieze talk, the 'Aesthetics' of 'Female' 'Attractiveness.' The artist and comedian will be joined by writer and activist Grace Dunham (whose mom, artist Laurie Simmons, will also be reppin' at Frieze in Salon 94's booth), Slutever writer Karley Sciortino, activist and artist Reina Gossett, and filmmaker Leilah Weinraub for an irreverent (and likely hilarious) hybrid talk show and speakers panel exploring representations of women. 'We' 'cant' 'wait.'

Korakrit Arunanondchai, Frieze Projects, Frieze New York 2015. Photograph by Marco Scozzaro. Courtesy of Marco Scozzaro/Frieze

Kick back in one of Korakrit Arunanondchai's tie dye massage chairs:
Bangkok-raised artist Korakrit Arunanondchai first elevated the #cozyboy game with his flaming denim sweatsuit, one of the most coveted items in DIS Magazine's DISown pop up shop. After wrapping his first solo museum exhibition at MoMA last fall, he's back and loungin' at Frieze as a part of the fair's Projects platform. Using his signature bleached denim, Arunanondchai has created a series of high-tech massage chairs that visitors can chill in throughout the fair. The chairs come complete with a hypnotic soundtrack, encouraging Frieze visitors to lose themselves in a multi-sensory experience while taking a load off.

From Roberta's Pizza to Milk Bar's Crack Pie, snag all your favorite eats in one swoop:
Anyone who's ever felt the warm embrace of a slice of Roberta's pizza knows why everyone's okay with waiting hours to score some counter space at the bunker-esque Bushwick outpost. Add that to the time you've spend fiending for a crumb of Christina Tosci's Crack Pie in line at Momofuku Milk Bar, and it's looking pretty bleak. Fortunately, Frieze is a one stop shop for all your favorite New York eats. The fair will feature delicacies from Roberta's and Milk Bar, as well as Dimes, Frankies Spuntino, Marlow & Sons, and more.

Michael St. John curates the ultimate group show featuring Dash Snow, Harmony Korine, and Ryan Trecartin:
Stop by Andrea Rosen's booth (C30) for a peek at My Way, the Michael St. John group show featuring a seriously solid roster. Inspired by Sid Vicious' rendition of the famous song (rather than the Frank Sinatra classic), My Way will feature strong and subversive statements of identity by the late Dash Snow, trap lord Harmony Korine and the Leo Gabin collective, Lizzie Fitch/Ryan Trecartin, Marc Hundley, William Eggleston, and many more.

Pia Camil, Frieze Projects, Frieze New York 2015. Photograph by Marco Scozzaro. Courtesy of Marco Scozzaro/Frieze

Pia Camil hands out wearable works of art:
Pia Camil will be making the trek up north from her native Mexico City for her Frieze Project, a series of technicolor "portable environments" she'll be giving away for free. Inspired by Hélio Oiticica's Parangolé - a collection of capes and flags designed to be worn as "habitable paintings" - as well as Brazilian art of the 60s and 70s which explored relationships between architecture and the body, Camil's project will consist of a series of wearable fabrics distributed freely to the fair's visitors. Designed for versatility, Pia's pieces can be rocked as a robe or poncho, or used as a picnic blanket, table cloth, sheet, or personal fort if you want to take a nap break. 


Text Emily Manning

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