Tom Burr: Nine Renovations

We speak to the artist about his new, city-wide commission for Frieze New York

in Frieze New York , News , Videos | 24 APR 22
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The American artist Tom Burr shows us his new project space in Connecticut, the Torrington Project, and tells us about Nine Renovations (2022), his Frieze commission which can be seen across the city this spring.

About the Commission
In 1997, the American artist Tom Burr published ‘Eight Renovations: A constellation of sites across Manhattan’ in the periodical Opening, Periodico di Arte Contemporanea.

The essay mapped a series of places in transition— disappearing or emerging bars, parks, public restrooms, galleries and apartments — to trace and mark space, memory, gentrification and migration in New York City. Symbolic renovations were proposed at each site using swaths of the construction material green board, to both mark and alter each location, while connecting them all through chromatic signification.

In a new commission for Frieze New York, these Eight Renovations have been printed as eight posters and wild posted at a constellation of sites across Manhattan, in late April, 2022. A new text by Burr — the Ninth Renovation (2022) — will be installed at The Shed during the fair in May.

Tom Burr, the second renovation (1997/2022), for Frieze New York
Tom Burr, the second renovation (1997/2022)
Tom Burr, the third renovation (1997/2022), for Frieze New York
Tom Burr, the third renovation (1997/2022), for Frieze New York
Tom Burr, the third renovation (1997/2022), for Frieze New York
Tom Burr, the third renovation (1997/2022), for Frieze New York

About Frieze New York
The next edition of Frieze New York returns to The Shed from May 18 to 22, 2022. More programming and highlights will be announced soon.

Tickets
General admission tickets are now sold out, but you can still purchase a Frieze membership to visit the fair.

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