Frieze Projects is an anchor program of Frieze Los Angeles that takes place at Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood, bringing together more than 70 of the world’s most significant and forward-thinking galleries. Naama Tsabar will present Untitled (Double Face), a performance with related photographs that coopts and upends the guitar solo through a conjoining and doubling. Using two guitars grafted together, Tsabar and a partner turn the seemingly masturbatory performative gesture into an act based on intimacy and cooperation. February 14 – 16, 2020.
The group exhibition ‘Botanicals’, including works of Hans-Peter Feldmann, is on show at Bombas Gens Centred’Art in Valencia, Spain. Plants or vegetal forms representation have been a constant through history of photography. Whether from the objective photography or the idea of archive, several artists have decided focusing on plants. Understanding this exhibition as a garden, ‘Botanicals’ creates a visual narration from artworks within Per Amor a l’Art collection. February 13 – November 01, 2020.
Invited by the BPS22 for her first big exhibition in Belgium called “The sun and the set’, Latifa Echakhch presents a new installation and a selection of older works in relation to the architecture of place and her local roots. February 1 – May 3, 2020.
Lawrence Weiner takes part in the group exhibition ‘Not in so many words’ at Kröller Müller Museum in Otterlo, Netherlands. The exhibition brings together a wide variety of works from the collection of the Kröller-Müller Museum, in which words, letters, sentences and text fragments play a prominent role. From word puzzles and poems to philosophical contemplations and political commentary. February 1- May 10, 2020.
Miroslaw Balka takes part in the group exhibition ‘(Not) a Good Time for Love. Love Stories of the Holocaust Survivors’ at the Jewish Museum & Tolerance Center in Moscow. The project is based on the recently published diaries, memoirs and biographies of the concentration camps prisoners, Jewish guerrillas and members of the political underground as well as their children, grandchildren and invited biographers. The exhibitionchooses love and care in the times of the Holocaust in search of new perspectives on the traumatizing experience and new language to represent individual memories. ‘(Not) a Good Time for Love’ is an attempt to explore the role of the contemporary art museum in the development of the memory culture. How do we transform a collective memory into spontaneous and sacred event? How does contemporary art state the value of the individual experience of the Holocaust victims? How do we transform the memorial ritual of visiting the Holocaust exhibitions into collective empathy experience? January 28 – May 15, 2020.
The group exhibition Indian Ocean Current: Six Artistic Narratives features videos, collages, paintings, sculptures, interactive installations, and photographs by renowned artists Shiraz Bayjoo, Nicholas Hlobo, Shilpa Gupta, Wangechi Mutu, Penny Siopis, and Hajra Waheed—whose deep ties to the lands surrounding the Indian Ocean inform their work. The exhibition explores the contemporary legacy of the long movement of people, things, and ideas across the Indian Ocean. Indian Ocean Current probes complex and vexing questions, including: How do artists working in a variety of media make sense of the great mixing of peoples in the region’s past and present? How do they conceive of the water that linked distant shores? How do they address the borders that divide spaces that for so long were undivided? What do the rising ocean waters resulting from global warming portend for the future of the Indian Ocean and, most importantly, for its inhabitants? In the exhibition, artistic narratives are in conversation with the findings of scientists as animations, maps, films, and interviews illuminate the unusual geology of the Indian Ocean and the myriad, catastrophic effects of climate change in that region and across the globe. January 27 – May 31, 2020.