Frieze Week: for the Global Art World, the Art Fair Itself is Only the Beginning.
On Friday, we prayed to the liver gods and took the red pill up once more — this time, for the storied Art Review party, hosted this year in the Standard’s 10th floor bar. “It’s like we’re in an entirely different space every time, don’t you think?” said VP of Branding Chomwan Weeraworawit, as polished techno reverberated the floor-to-ceiling windows and a new crop of guests — including designer Tremaine Emory, Dazed founder Jefferson Hack, and singer Kelsey Lu — flooded in. As everyone jostled at the bar for a taste of the night’s cocktails — a Belsazar Rosé & Tonic, bright with half-moons of grapefruit, or a Belsazar Negroni Maguey, spiced with tequila and vivid Campari — Arunanondchai made a dramatic entrance in red-tinted glasses and tie-dye mesh, carrying Dimayuga down the stairs like a newlywed. Especially for the occasion, Liam Gillick launched a limited-edition artwork in the form of napkins and coasters sporting strange directives. “50g of obloquy, 50g of infamy, 2 pinches of humiliation,” went Gillick’s recipe for a stiff drink. After a week like this, we’ll have it on the rocks.