Cultureworks’ milestone, in-person Frieze New York programming

12th May 2021, 5:23 pm


Wide Awakes, Antwaun Sargent, the Philip Glass Ensemble, Tom of Finland and More Anchored a Week of in-Person Events

S.R. Sharp, Rodolphe Lachat, F. Valentine Hooven III, Durk Dehner, Nayland Blake at Fotografiska. Courtesy of BFA

Frieze New York did more than put people in front of art, together, after we all spent 14 months at home. The acclaimed fair and its ancillary events allowed people to find inspiration, contribute to conversations and recreate a sense of community for those eager to gather safely. At the forefront, CultureWorks, the union of the collaborative creative space NeueHouse and future-forward photo museum Fotografiska, championed the return to in-person events with powerful talks, riveting performances and private dinners that proved New York’s broader curatorial scene no longer remains dormant.

As Fotografiska welcomed guests to the opening of its Miles Aldridge exhibition, it also hosted a standout talk by author and Gagosian director Antwaun Sargent, as well as a dinner to celebrate Tom of Finland Foundation and its The Darkroom presentation. Fotografiska also activated its hidden cocktail-haven, Chapel Bar, and glowing fine-dining restaurant, Verōnika.

“We set up CultureWorks with the vision of building a platform for culture brands to connect art-curious audiences,” Jon Goss says. “Frieze was our perfect opportunity to demonstrate what NeueHouse and Fotografiska individually and collectively can bring to shaping the future of how we gather, work, connect and experience the arts. This week was a microcosm of how NeueHouse and Fotografiska can be culture hubs for New Yorkers to get back to what they love doing together as a connected community. And it was just the beginning.”

In fact, it was a refreshing reopening for a city of individuals deeply connected with the arts.






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Published: 12th May 2021

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