Reading Room: Saturday

Join writers, editors and publishers for an exciting program of events

7 May 2016
11:30am - 6:30pm

The Captioning Séance
Join Wayne Koestenbaum for live aura readings to celebrate his new book Notes on Glaze

Wayne Koestenbaum, Notes on Glaze, cover

In 2010, poet and cultural critic Wayne Koestenbaum began a regular column in Cabinet  magazine. Entitled "Legend", the column's premise was that Koestenbaum would write one or more extended captions for a photograph that the editors had sent him. These images - drawn from vernacular, commercial, and scientific sources - were all familiar to the author. Notes on Glaze, released this month, features all eighteen columns alongside a new introductory essay. For this launch, Koestenbaum invites visitors to bring a photo and receive from him a spontaneous, individualized caption. The performance will be a form of drop-by clairvoyance, with each caption based on Koestenbaum's instant interpretation of the visitor's aura.


Editor Evan Moffitt in conversation with Carlos Motta

Carlos Motta, Untitled, 1998 Courtesy the artist

Carlos Motta, Untitled, 1998
Courtesy of PPOW Gallery, New York

In this talk hosted by frieze magazine, artist Carlos Motta and frieze assistant editor Evan Moffitt will discuss gender, sexuality, immigration, the production of colonial history in Latin America, and other themes central to Motta's practice. 

W Magazine

Art Heist
Join the editors for an exclusive art giveaway

Justin Teodoro

Take a quick break from the fair with W Magazine and artist and illustrator Justin Teodoro for a chance to walk away with exclusive, custom illustrations created by Justin just for this moment - the only time and place at Frieze New York where you are encouraged to take the art (without paying)!
Limited quantity, first come, first served.


Net Speak: Petra Cortright in conversation with Lindsay Howard about Art and the Internet

Petra Cortright

Petra Cortright

Curator Lindsay Howard will be in conversation with Petra Cortright about her artistic practice and the internet as a creative medium. Petra will discuss the process she’s developed for creating her digital paintings, which have become a mainstay in contemporary art collections, as well as her ongoing collaboration with fashion designer Stella McCartney. Observer's Art Critic Ryan Steadman will host.


Hollow Body: Negar Azimi in conversation with Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili

Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili, Mit Ihm Ist Ein Teil, 2016

Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili, Mit Ihm Ist Ein Teil, 2016

Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili will be present to discuss her new book Hollow Body, published by Koelnischer Kunstverein and Walther Konig. Hollow Body offers up a parade of images - at turns abstract and figurative - drawn from the last two years of the artist's work. The book's idiosyncratic format plays with transparency, layering, and collage. The timing of this conversation with Bidoun editors coincides with the artist's show at Andrea Rosen Gallery in New York. Alexi-Meskhishvili is an artist based in Berlin and a former Creative Director at Bidoun. Hollow Body is designed by Dan Solbach and was conceived by Moritz Wesseler.

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