Tribute to Daniel Newburg Gallery (1984-1994)
A special project by Maurizio Cattelan celebrating the pioneering gallery
As in the previous editions of Frieze New York, Frieze Projects features a tribute to a gallery, an alternative space or an artist-run project that has radically transformed the way we experience contemporary art. Following homages to the underground space Fashion Moda (2012), the artists’ restaurant FOOD (2013), the artist project Al’s Grand Hotel (2014) and the Flux-Labyrinth (2015), this year, Frieze Projects paid tribute to the Daniel Newburg Gallery.
A pioneering space that operated in New York between 1984 and 1994 in Tribeca first, then Soho, the gallery offered debut or early-career shows, to legendary artists including John Armleder, Wolfgang Staehle, Rudolf Stingel, Mark Wallinger and Jack Whitten.
For this tribute, Cattelan, whose U.S. debut exhibition was also the gallery’s last show, restaged his installation Enter at Your Own Risk—Do Not Touch, Do Not Feed, No Smoking, No Photographs, No Dogs, Thank you (1994), a bare room inhabited by a live donkey, illuminated by a shiny baroque chandelier.