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Behind the Frieze Art Fair’s Secret Plan to Create an Art Utopia in the Bronx

ArtNet News | Danielle Jackson

Frieze, the media company and art-fair organizer, has developed a proposal to create an arts district in the South Bronx, according to a document reviewed by artnet News.

The ambitious proposed district would cover roughly 280 acres, almost four times the size of SoHo and one of the largest real estate development sites in New York in recent history. It would include housing, art galleries, restaurants, artists’ studios, and collaborative workspace. Sources indicate the proposal may have been explored for at least one year between 2016 and 2017.

According to the 58-page document, titled “Frieze South Bronx,” the mega-development in the heavily industrial Port Morris section of the Bronx would solve a problem that has long plagued artists and galleries: the fact that they are often pushed out of “the communities that they helped cultivate.” … Read More 

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2018-10-29T09:51:54+00:00