Tom Eccles, the executive director of Bard’s Center for Curatorial Studies, has been chosen to select the sculpture park at the inaugural Frieze New York on Randall’s Island this May.
The sculpture park will be located on the waterfront at Randall’s Island, overlooking the East River, and will certainly add some aesthetic pleasure to the place, which also houses John McEnroe’s Tennis Center and several athletic fields.
The 2011 Frieze sculpture park in London was curated by David Thorp and included work by such artists as Tom Friedman, Will Ryman and Kiki Smith.
Mr. Eccles has curated numerous exhibitions across the world. He served as the curatorial adviser to the Park Avenue Armory, is a board member of the Keith Haring Foundation and, from 1996 to 2005, was the director of the Public Art Fund.