FRIEZE NEW YORK 2020. ONLINE VIEWING ROOM. MAY 8 – 15, 2020
For Frieze 2020, as we reflect on the world and our relation to it, we are grateful for the gift of artists who are able to imagine and spontaneously respond with their own creative measures in the studio and beyond to the fragility of a moment. Here, we present three artists who were inspired to produce new works or return to earlier pieces whose import deepens in this historic time: William Kentridge, Annette Messager, and Giuseppe Penone.
In his work, William Kentridge conjures a realm from the everyday, revealing that the artist’s fertile mind develops in solitude as well as in collaboration with his innovative new series, ‘The Natural History of the Studio.’ Annette Messager‘s ‘dessins, mars, avril, 2020’ is a hopeful, affirmative and yet prescient danse macabre of new drawings made in Paris which she began last fall. Giuseppe Penone reminds us that the essence of life – breath, wind and light – can be an experience of sculpture and drawing in ‘Avvolgere il vento,’ 2015, ‘Foglie,’ 2014, and ‘Spazio di luce,’ 2008.