Set to launch in May 2019 at Brooklyn cultural space 99 Scott, OBJECT & THING, the brainchild of frieze Alumni Abby Bangser is a new model for an art and design fair that sets to harness the experience and discovery of a curated exhibition, by bringing together objects by both artists and designers.
OBJECT & THING will present approximately 200 pieces of art and design in a single installation that will engender contrasts and conversations between works that span the conceptual, decorative, and functional. Contributing galleries include Blue Mountain School (London), Blum & Poe (Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo), Bridget Donahue (New York), Herald St (London), Jason Jacques (New York), Judd Foundation (Marfa/New York), Mendes Wood DM (Brussels/New York/ São Paulo), Patrick Parrish Gallery (New York), and Salon 94 Design (New York). The installation design for the central exhibition will be overseen by Rafael de Cárdenas, with objects available for purchase on object-thing.com.
A special section, titled The Shop, will present products originating from a small group of design boutiques from the world, including Momosan Shop (London), The Good Liver (Los Angeles), and The Primary Essentials (New York). Saipua (New York), also a participant in the Shop, will additionally collaborate on floral installations throughout the space including within the exhibition.
OBJECT & THING was founded by Abby Bangser, former Artistic Director of Frieze Art Fairs for the Americas and Asia with significant experience in non-profit arts institutions. The new platform aims to bridge the hierarchy of art and design, creating an accessible environment to appreciate and collect artistically created objects.