By Jessica El Hefyan
In NY for Frieze? We recommended you so much beauty to see and now we want to take care of your appetite too! So, after all that walking, here’s where to stop to eat something special
THE LOBSTER CLUB
WHERE: The Seagram Building, 98east 53rd street, New york 10022.
CUISINE: Japanese, Sushi, Teppanyaki.
WHY: The Lobster Club is the third and final Japanese Brasserie by Major Food Group in the Seagram building. The Club serves a broad cross-section of cuisine inspired by Japan — from tempura to gyoza to robata grills… It’s not traditional Japanese, the dumpling section has a shrimp har gow, a little more Cantonese-style dumpling, and a Tomahawk ribeye is rubbed with cumin and a Sichuan spice blend. The roll section includes a California roll, the one that was invented in Canada.
FUN FACT: It is the only restaurant in America designed by renowned architect Peter Marino.
The Lobster club – New York 5 best restaurants
WHERE: 241 West Broadway,New York.
WHY: The menu is a mix of traditional and modern French. The steak and duck frites are excellent. The traditional bistro menu takes some challenging directions, with foie gras toast, pigs’ foot croquettes, watercress soup, Peconic snails with scrambled eggs and the escargot come in a pool of scrambled eggs A rotisserie burnishes chicken for two, lobsters, côte de boeuf and whole turbot.
FUN FACT: “Frenchette” is the title of a song David Johansen recorded in 1978.
Frenchette – New York 5 best restaurants
WHERE: 86 Allen Street between Grand and Broome Streets, New York.
CUISINE: Vegetarian, Vegan.
WHY: Dirt Candy isn’t exactly a healthy vegetarian restaurant, it’s good for a vegan who wants to satisfy his eyes and the tastebuds too. The menu changes based on the seasons and the chef’s mood. Recommended for those who want very tasty meal!
FUN FACT: It became the first vegetarian restaurant in 17 years to receive two stars from the New York Times. Was recognized by the Michelin Guide five years in a row, and won awards from Gourmet Magazine, the Village Voice, and many others.
Dirt Candy – New York 5 best restaurants
WHERE: 544 Manhattan Ave, New York.
CUISINE: American food
WHY: Opened by the people behind Greenpoint Beer and Ale Co. and North Brooklyn Farms, is a place where there’s something for everyone. A collaborative menu for vegetarians and carnivores, a place where you can eat grains and butcher’s steak! All seasonfood and as green as possible. To try: SPRING VEGETABLE & HOMINY, lemon herb broth, snap peas, asparagus & macadamia ricotta add homemade pork sausage.
FUN FUCT: Annicka will serve exclusively New York made beer, cider, wine and spirits, showcasing innovative local producers.
Annicka – New York 5 best restaurants
LA RINA PASTIFICIO E VINO
WHERE: 387 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
CUISINE: Italian food.
WHY: LaRina features a menu made for sharing, with a vast drink selection. Food is made both in-house and imported from Italy. Silvia Barban is the italian chef and her menu is something divine! Her fresh pasta includes buckwheat shells, black bucatini and ruffled lemon-scented gigli that begs for a sauce of crab meat and cherry tomatoes. And much more…
FUN FACT: There is an in house Pasta Shop where you can purchase any of their homemade pastas to take home!
By Jessica El Hefyan
La Rina Pastificio e Vino – New York 5 best restaurants
Although Frieze is capturing all the attention in these days, there’s a lot more to see while you’re in the big apple! Here’s a to see list of the top 5 exhibitions selected by me
DAVID BOWIE IS: Know before you go.
WHERE: BROOKLYN MUSEUM, 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn, NY 11238
WHEN: Open Daily 11am-6pm through July 15, 2018.
The Duke! When it comes to him there’s not much to say, only: Don’t miss it! I’m talking literally of a masterpiece, a trip into David Bowie’s personal archive! This exhibit has been on an international tour for the past five years, and its final show is right in NY. You can catch tickets online, but don’t loose time – they’re selling out fast!
Photograph from the album cover shoot for Aladdin Sane , 1973. Photograph by Brian Duffy
BEYOND SUFFRAGE. A Century of New York Women in Politics.
WHERE: MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, 1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St., Manhattan, NY 10029
WHEN: Open Daily 10am–6pm through August 5, 2018.
A brave century of New York women in politics! It shows women’s political activism. From the struggle to win the vote, through the 20th century ‘till our own times. It all started with the long battle for women’s voting rights
that culminated in 1917 statewide and 1920 nationally. The exhibition features rare artifacts, documents, garments, photographs, and audio-visual materials that show how women have been politicized. Always usefull a look at the past…
Suffrage parade on Fifth Avenue, November 1, 1915, Courtesy Rose Schneiderman Collection, Tamiment Li brary & Robert F. Wagner Archives, New York University
ELLSWORTH KELLY: Black & White Works.
WHERE: THE FLAG ART FOUNDATION, 545 West 25th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10001
WHEN: Open Wednesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm through May 19, 2018.
Curated by Jack Shear, President of the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation, this exhibit, in my opinion, is another one not to miss during your Frieze days. In fact is actually an extraordinary focus on Kelly’s mastery in black and white. It includes rarely-seen drawings, paintings, photographs, and sculptures made in the first and last decade of the artist’s career. An eye candy!
Installation view of Ellsworth Kelly: Black & White Works at The FLAG Art Foundation, 2018. Photogr aphy by Steven Probert
DUNSMORE: Illustrating the American Revolutionary War.
WHERE: FRAUNCES TAVERN MUSEUM, 54 Pearl St. Manhattan, NY 10004
WHEN: Open Daily 12-5pm through Jun 30, 2018
An impressive collection of paintings of John Ward Dunsmore is on exhibit after an eleven year long conservation effort. Most of the paintings represent scenes from the American Revolutionary War. Besides they are exposed with other artifacts that highlight the artist’s body of work. Pride of american’s patriotic spirit.
“Spirit of ’76” by John Ward Dunsmore (1907)
THROUGH A DIFFERENT LENS: Stanley Kubrick Photographs.
WHERE: MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 1220 Fifth Ave. Manhattan, NY 10029
WHEN: Open Daily 10am–6pm May 3 – Oct 28, 2018.
Kubrick! No need to explain who he is… The guy was only 17 when he started to work for Look in 1945. Appointed to snap the City’s nightclubs, street scenes and sporting events. This exhibit shows more than 120 photographs from his five years as a staff photographer. And includes more than 100 photography assignments and 12,000 negatives. That’s all folks! Enjoy your stay!
Jessica El Hefyan
A youg Stanley Kubrick in one of his shots
Work in progress in Randall’s Island Park for the 7th edition of Frieze New York. Previews on Wednesday, May 2nd and Thursday, May 3rd and Public Days May 4-6
Personally what I like the most of this exhibition is that it’s definitely not an ordinary one at all. In fact, thanks to the hard work of international curators, the young fair is trying to achive its goals by proposing a wide range of inspiration. Not just simple showcasing is the promise, but live performances, installations, emerging artists, talks, artist award commission and many non-profit programs capable to drive an art lover in an amazing trip where inspiration and marvel are keywords! What makes it actually interesting is the attention paid to each and every detail, but let’s proceed step by step.
This edition will have Victoria Siddal as director and Loring Randolph as artistic director, while the new programs are led by curators from major institutions: Adrienne Edwards is appointed for the platform “Live”, precisely performances and installations as interactive projects and in addition the Frieze Artist Award (supported by Luma Fondation), won this year by Kapwani Kiwanga. The themed section is curated by Matthew Higgs, an homage to Hudson’s Feature Inc. gallery in New York, which supported the careers of many pioneering artists between ‘80s and ‘90s.
Frame, the ambitious solo shows by 19 emerging galleries will be advised by Curators Andrew Bonacina (The Hepworth, Wakefield) and Ruba Katrib (MoMA PS1, New York) – who hands over to Laura McLean-Ferris (Swiss Institute, New York). Last but not least are Tom Eccles and Amy Zion (Bard College, New York) who are appointed to lead the Frieze Talk Program, sharing contemporary literature and challenging sound-bite and tweet-driven narratives. The whole thing under a new layout and design curated by Universal Design Studio promising an enhanced astonishment.
Pierre Huyghe, L’Expédition Scintillante, Acte 2, Untitled (Light Box), 2002. Courtesy: the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery
Even though the fair isn’t open yet and we don’t have as many informations as we’d like to (but keep refreshing the Look Lateral Journal page to be updated ASAP) a first statement arrive from the director Victoria Siddall: “This year’s exhibitor list combines the strongest galleries in the world with the most interesting young galleries from New York and beyond, so Frieze New York promises a diverse range of work from the blue-chip to new discoveries. Alongside this, the contributions of leading curators including Adrienne Edwards and Matthew Higgs make this an unmissable event. Loring Randolph, the new Artistic Director of the fair, and I have worked to make the seventh edition a fresh and exciting experience. Following record museum and collector attendance last year, we look forward to building on the fair’s reputation as a vital international and commercial hub.”
Kemang Wa Lehulere, Matric 2015, 2018
And Loring Randolph, Artistic Director added, “Frieze New York 2018 is full of innovation, from a new layout to new content and exhibitors, including an exceptional number of galleries from New York and the West Coast. One of the unique advantages that we have as a fair is the continued practice of constructing our own environment. This affords us the opportunity to try new architectures. In my experience, artists and gallerists regularly redesign their gallery spaces as part of the exhibition process. It is with this spirit in mind that we hope the new fair layout will be fresh and exciting, and in support of visitors, artists and galleries alike.
Kapwani Kiwanga, Flowers for Africa: Tunisia, 2015. Courtesy: the artist and Galerie Jérôme Poggi, Paris. Photo: © Aurélien Mole
Well, for the moment this is the much we can tell you, it’s up to you wether to spend a lovely weekend in New York next days or not… Anyway we’ll keep you updated with any breaking news!
Huma Bhabha, We Come in Peace