Announcing Frieze New York 2020

1 May 2020

The online viewing room will highlight works made by our artists in quarantine, accompanied by personal photos and videos.

We will be part of the fair’s online edition this year, showcasing new work made during this unprecedented period of global isolation as well as select recent works that resonate in this current moment. Offering moments of both refuge and reflection, the works on view are from artists spanning our global Hauser & Wirth community. Artists represented include Larry Bell, Anj Smith, Paul McCarthy, Mary Heilmann, Mika Rottenberg, Rita Ackermann, and Nicolas Party.

The viewing room will feature major new works by Henry Taylor and Simone Leigh – the gallery’s first presentation of two artists who have recently joined the gallery. Taylor presents a moving portrait of his daughter, Jade, and Leigh, whose work centers around black female forms within the cultural sphere, will showcase a new stoneware face jug.

In addition, the viewing room will present Takesada Matsutani’s ‘Coral 2020.3’ (2020), a performance piece that incorporates his signature material, vinyl adhesive. ‘Still Life in Nature IV’ (2020) by Matthew Day Jackson is a floral still life introspection, while Stefan Bruggmann’s gold leaf works feature of-the-moment language created with vinyl text, such as in ‘Online Disconnected (Hyper-Poem Lockdown)’ (2020).


Takesada Matsutani 'Coral 2020.3', 2020

Other works include a portrait by Rashid Johnson from his ongoing Broken Men series, in which deceptively crude archetypal faces express the fundamental tensions and traumas that course through contemporary life, and a recent painting by George Condo, ‘The Edge of Madness’ (2019) from a body of work that addresses ideas of marginalization and is reflective of this current moment.

The viewing room will also feature new collages by Lorna Simpson. In works such as ‘Moon River’ and ‘Maps’ (2020), Simpson builds upon themes that are essential to her practice: the nature of representation, identity, gender, race, and history, which are all central to contemporary culture and American life today. Further highlights include works by Luchita Hurtado and three works by Phyllida Barlow, all created this year.

Our Frieze New York viewing room will invite the viewer into the homes and studios of the participating artists through a series of personal photographs and videos sharing their process and perspectives on the current moment. With the use of augmented reality (AR) technology, the Frieze Viewing Room will also offer users the ability to virtually view artworks to-scale and upon their own walls.

- Frieze New York previews will run 6 – 7 May, with the fair open 8 – 15 May 2020.