Frieze Los Angeles returns in 2022 with a major new venue
hosting over100 participating galleries and a new public art section
• Featuring 100 leading galleries from 17 countries, including 38 from across Los Angeles
• Frieze Los Angeles 2022 introduces Frieze Sculpture Beverly Hills, the celebrated public art initiative, in Beverly Gardens Park
• Amanda Hunt (Director of Public Programs & Creative Practice, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art) to oversee Focus LA, the section of the fair dedicated to young galleries
Los Angeles, US – Frieze 2022 edition – Los Angeles, takes place from February 17-20 at a new location, 9900 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, adjacent to The Beverly Hilton hotel. Led for the first time by Christine Messineo (Director of Frieze Los Angeles and Frieze New York), the fair returns to the city following a hiatus last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Presented in a bespoke structure designed by Creative Director, Kulapat Yantrasast, and Landscape Director, Mark Thomann, of WHY, Frieze Los Angeles 2022 brings together over 100 of the world’s leading galleries, in a celebration of the creative spirit of the city. The 2022 edition of the fair will also see the debut of Frieze Sculpture Beverly Hills, a celebrated public art initiative that has previously been realized in both London and New York, featuring major works by artists that work on a monumental scale. Supported by the City of Beverly Hills, Frieze Sculpture Beverly Hills takes place in the iconic location of Beverly Gardens Park as part of a program of events and public activities for Frieze Week in Beverly Hills.
Frieze Los Angeles is supported by global lead partner Deutsche Bank, continuing a shared commitment to artistic excellence. For the 2022 fair, Deutsche Bank and Frieze presents this year’s Deutsche Bank Frieze Los Angeles Film Award, a development program supporting emerging Los Angeles-based filmmakers.
Christine Messineo, Director of Frieze Los Angeles and Frieze New York said:
‘Looking forward to both of our American fairs, I am excited that they are in a position to represent the ecosystems of our galleries and, most importantly, showcase the creative community of the cities where we sit. In Los Angeles, this takes many forms, both within the framework of the tent, with significant participation from Los Angeles galleries, as well as outside of the fair architecture. This intention extends to our inaugural Frieze Sculpture Beverly Hills presentation, which will remain on public view in Beverly Gardens Park for three months, and our continued collaborations with not-for-profits, local institutions and artists throughout Frieze Week.’
The 2022 fair features a focused selection of major galleries from across the globe, including a strong contingent of Los Angeles-based exhibitors representing the best of the city’s arts scene: Blum & Poe, The Box, Château Shatto, Commonwealth and Council, Jeffrey Deitch, Kayne Griffin, David Kordansky Gallery, Regen Projects and Various Small Fires (VSF). This year’s fair also welcomes first-time participants including Bortolami, Carlos/Ishikawa, Pilar Corrias, Emalin, Stephen Friedman Gallery, Alison Jacques, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, Sean Kelly and Galerie Lelong & Co., amongst others. Leading international names and returning exhibitors include: Sadie Coles HQ, Paula Cooper, Gagosian, Gladstone, Marian Goodman, Hauser & Wirth, Xavier Hufkens, Gallery Hyundai, Pace Gallery, Maureen Paley, Almine Rech, Nara Roesler, Thaddaeus Ropac, Sprüth Magers and David Zwirner.
Amanda Hunt (Director of Public Programs & Creative Practice, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art) will steer Focus LA, the section of the fair that puts a spotlight on Los Angeles-based spaces aged 15 years or less. Focus LA features 11 of the city’s defining young galleries who will present solo or dual artist exhibitions. Focus LA galleries participating in the fair for the first-time include Baert Gallery, Garden, Gattopardo, In Lieu, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Marta, Stanley’s and Stars. Returning participants include Bel Ami, Charlie James Gallery and Parker Gallery.
FRIEZE LOS ANGELES 2022 – HIGHLIGHTS
Featuring the world’s leading galleries, the fair showcases work from some of today’s most exciting emerging artists, as well the most celebrated names in contemporary art. Alongside the fair’s main galleries and Focus LA sections, the Frieze Projects program will show a number of large-scale multi-disciplinary works installed in and around the fair. Central to this year’s program is a collaboration with artist Tanya Aguiñiga, who has organized BIPOC Exchange, a special section highlighting ten of Los Angeles’ artist-led
social-impact initiatives. In addition, a dedicated installment of Frieze Viewing Room will open in advance of the fair on February 15, offering a first look at the fair’s galleries and programming, and bringing Frieze Los Angeles to online audiences across the globe.
World’s Leading Galleries The fair will feature leading local and international galleries showing a range of solo, dual, and thematic presentations by today’s most prominent emerging and established artists.
• New works from Issy Wood and Evelyn Taocheng Wang that explore their shared interest in the relationship between clothing and identity (Carlos/Ishikawa)
• A two-artist presentation of McArthur Binion and Brian Rochefort (Massimo De Carlo)
• The first US showing of Chris Burden’s Dreamer’s Folly (2010), a large-format architectural sculpture (Gagosian)
• A solo presentation spotlighting Joan Semmel to coincide with the artist’s first retrospective at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia (Alexander Gray Associates)
• New sculptures by Elaine Cameron-Weir (Hannah Hoffman Gallery) together with a new series of enamel works by Nora Turato (LambdaLambdaLambda)
• Paintings from Latifa Echakhch’s Sun Set Down series, paired with ceramic sculptures by Simone Fattal (kaufmann repetto)
• New paintings by Michael Williams, featuring small-scale examples of the artist’s ‘Puzzle Paintings’ (David Kordansky Gallery)
• A solo presentation of new works by Brooklyn-based artist María Berrío (Victoria Miro)
• A new iteration of Betye Saar’s monumental 1983 Los Angeles public mural, L.A. Energy (Roberts Projects)
• A solo presentation of works by Samuel Levi Jones (Vielmetter)
Focus LA Section for Los Angeles’ Defining Young Galleries
Steered by Amanda Hunt (Director of Public Programs & Creative Practice, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art), Focus LA is featuring 11 of the city’s most inspiring young galleries. The section will celebrate artists who are emerging, whose narratives or practices may be lesser known, and whose use of material — either of the exhibition space, the body, or (non-) traditional form — is done in innovative ways.
Featured presentations include:
• Embroidered works by Iliodora Margellos shown together with paintings by Paolo Colombo (Baert Gallery)
• Ben Sakoguchi’s multi-panel 2014 painting Towers along with works from the artist’s 2003-2004 series, The Caprices, inspired by Francisco Goya’s 1799 etchings of the same name (Bel Ami)
• A new series of photographs by Rodrigo Valenzuela (Luis De Jesus Los Angeles)
• New works from Sarah Rosalena Brady that reroute digital visions of the cosmos into material craft practice (Garden)
• A joint exhibition of works by Dirk Knibbe and Gabriel Madan (Gattopardo)
• Terrazzo works by Ficus Interfaith, shown alongside sculptural works by Pauline Shaw (In Lieu)
• A two artist presentation of Patrick Martinez and Jay Lynn Gomez featuring several collaborative works combining Martinez’s abstract wall paintings and Lynn’s cardboard laborers (Charlie James Gallery)
• Furniture works and lighting sculptures by artist and designer Minjae Kim, alongside wall-mounted metal sculptures by A History of Frogs’ Chase Biado and Antonia Pinter (Marta)
• A joint presentation of Los Angeles-based artists Melvino Garretti and Troy Lamarr Chew II featuring ceramic sculptures and mixed media paintings by Garretti, alongside a series of new paintings by Chew (Parker Gallery)
• Timo Fahler’s stained-glass works show together with ceramic figures by Amia Yokoyama (Stanley’s)
• A series of hanging sculptures by Eric-Paul Riege made from muslin, mixed fabrics, polyester fill, faux fur, synthetic and real hair, that visitors will be encouraged to touch and interact with (Stars)
Frieze Projects is an anchor program of Frieze Los Angeles and brings together a compelling program of artists and initiatives within the fair and its surroundings.
A highlight for Frieze Los Angeles 2022 is a collaboration with artist Tanya Aguiñiga, founder of Art Made Between Opposite Sides (AMBOS), presenting BIPOC Exchange. This communal space, located within The Beverly Hilton, inside Wilshire Garden, presents ten Los Angeles-based, artist-led social impact projects. BIPOC Exchange looks to create space honoring each organization’s activities and efforts to make Los Angeles a more just community. Participating organizations include: People’s Pottery Project, Tierra Del Sol, AMBOS, Las Fotos Project, Classroom of Compassion, Tequio Youth/MICOP, Contra Tiempo, GYOPO, Los Angeles Poverty Department, and Urban Voices Project.
In addition, Frieze Projects features a number of large-scale multi-disciplinary works in and around the fair. This year’s selection explores issues including the nature and history of protest, the substructures that support the architecture of the city, as well as the relationship between materiality and history. Participating artists include: Alma Allen, Mel Bochner, Beatriz Cortez, Olivia Erlanger, Hannah Greely, Glenn Kaino, Woody De Othello, and Isabel Yellin.
The 2022 fair will also see Mary Baxter, Maria Gaspar and Dread Scott, recipients of the inaugural Frieze Impact Prize, debut iterations of their winning artworks. Realized in partnership with Art for Justice and Endeavor Impact, the award recognizes justice-involved artists and those contributing to the movement toend mass incarceration in the US. Baxter, Gaspar and Scott were selected by a jury comprising Agnes Gund (Chair, Art for Justice), Ariel Emanuel (CEO, Endeavor), Bettina Korek (Chief Executive, Serpentine Galleries) and Pilar Tompkins Rivas (Chief Curator, Deputy Director of Curatorial and Collections, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art) with each winning artist receiving $25,000 for a work of art relating to the movement to end
Deutsche Bank Frieze Los Angeles Film Award
The Deutsche Bank Frieze Los Angeles Film Award, presented in partnership with Endeavor Content and Ghetto Film School, returns for its third installment, culminating with the announcement of the winner at Frieze Los Angeles 2022. This year’s fellows are Kristy Choi, Genie Deez, Adham Elnashai, Candace Ho, Desmond Levi Jackson, Halima Lucas, Wesley Rodriguez, Diante Singley, Kyle Sykes and Milky Tran. Having undertaken an intensive four-month virtual program led by Ghetto Film School and Endeavor Content, the fellows produced individual short narrative films responding to a brief centered on the theme of ‘facing change’. The winner will be selected by a jury of art and entertainment industry figures including Christine Y. Kim (Britton Family Curator-at-Large, North America, Tate Modern), Julius Onah (Filmmaker) and Kehinde Wiley (artist), alongside Sharese Bullock-Bailey (Chief Strategy & Partnership Officer, Ghetto Film School), and Claudio de Sanctis (Head of International Private Bank, CEO EMEA, Deutsche Bank). In addition, the Audience Award will allow the public to vote for their favorite entry online at frieze.com, voting runs through February 14, 2022.
Art:LIVE, presented in collaboration with Deutsche Bank
Developed with Deutsche Bank, Art:LIVE is a series of original video content offering expert insight into recent developments in contemporary art and culture. This latest edition of the series features in-depth encounters with significant artworks, alongside candid commentary from artists, gallerists and experts. A major highlight of the programme will be an interview with Kehinde Wiley in which he will discuss his career and involvement in this year’s Deutsche Bank Frieze Los Angeles Film Award.
Bisquit & Dubouché Presents New Commission by Jillian Mayer
Drawing inspiration from Bisquit & Dubouché’s unconventional approach to cognac-making, Jillian Mayer will premiere Glass Room, an immersive installation exploring glass as an amorphous and transformative material. Commissioned by the historic cognac house, the collaboration showcases how Mayer is constantly pushing boundaries through new mediums – in this case, glass, and the shared values of intuition, instinct, and craftsmanship. Inspired in part from the hypnotic ritual of swirling Bisquit & Dubouché in a snifter, visitors to Glass Room will experience an arena of striking forms, glowing glasses and shifting hues of amber, burgundy and sepia.
Suzanne Husky to Debut R.U.in.ART Commission
For the 2022 R.U.in.ART Commission, artist and eco-activist Suzanne Husky presents a participatory installation titled Dam Beaverly Hills!, spotlighting the integral role of the North American beaver in maintaining California’s ecosystem. The commission, as Husky describes, ‘will draw attention to the generosity and world building characteristics of beavers, and will look to the animal as a radical ally of regenerative agriculture and as a spiritual teacher.’ The work takes the form of an installation that will be activated through live events in which visitors to the lounge will be invited to take away a keepsake in the form of a beaver ’chew’, the gnawed wooden sticks used to construct dams, in exchange for a verbal commitment to embrace the environmentally sustainable ways of the beaver.
In addition, an expanded Frieze Week program of exhibitions and events across the city begins on Monday, February 14 and run throughout the fair. Frieze Week will encompass a broad spectrum of programming at galleries, museums, civic organizations, and other artist-driven spaces, celebrating and showcasing the many communities which make up LA’s dynamic art landscape. Major institutional exhibitions taking place throughout the week include: ‘Since Unveiling: Selected Acquisitions of a Decade’ at The Broad; ‘LaTroya Ruby Frazier: The Last Cruze’ at California African American Museum;‘Lifes’ and ‘Ulysses Jenkins: Without Your Interpretation’ at Hammer Museum; ‘Black American Portraits’ at LACMA; and ‘Pipilotti Rist: Big Heartedness, Be My Neighbor’ at MOCA.
17 – 20 February
LOS ANGELES, CA. US
Opening dates and times:
Thursday Preview, February 17, 2022 (invitation only): 10am – 7pm
Friday Preview, February 18, 2022: 11am – 8pm
Saturday, February 19, 2022: 11am – 7pm
Sunday, February 20, 2022: 11am – 6pm