Fridge Art Fair has a reputation for going its own way. This year, the artist-run happening returns to the Lower East Side. In 2014, Fridge founder Eric Ginsburg was forced to scramble for a new location following the sudden closure of the Angel Orensanz Center. In the past few days, Ginsburg announced that the 2015 fair would be held at the Holiday Inn at 150 Delancey St., among other locations.
“Episode One: We’ve Only Just Begun (Featuring a Sunflower and a Panda)” will take place May 14-17. An opening gala on Thursday, May 14 will benefit BARC animal rescue in Williamsburg. The fair got its start in 2013 at Kazuko Miyamoto’s tiny storefront, Gallery OneTwentyEight, and then branched out in Miami.
Fridge is one of many satellite fairs to Frieze New York.