Can’t Find a Ticket to Frieze? Try a Satellite Fair

Zürcher Gallery on Bleecker Street shows what fairs are good at: bringing new artists to your attention.

…”The Paris-born sculptor Anne de Villeméjane, who lives in New York, has created a small colony of slender cement sculptures on metal spikes, depicting women. These recall Alberto Giacometti’s tall, thin bronze figures.”…

If you can’t buy tickets for Frieze at the Shed, you can still attend a satellite fair like “The 11 Women of Spirit” at Zürcher Gallery, which is essentially a group show of female artists, now in its third iteration. (“Women of Spirit, Part 4” will appear at the Armory Show in New York in September.)

The inspiration for the title was an 18th-century French term “Femmes d’esprit,” referring to independent-minded female artists and intellectuals often overlooked by the mainstream artistic culture. (Zürcher also has a gallery in Paris.) The artists here qualify in one way or another, and this is what art fairs are good at: bringing artists to our attention. Continue reading on the New York Times