Frieze LA 2022 Essentials

28 January 2022

Mark your calendars for dynamic programming and exhibition openings at our Arts District gallery during the week of Frieze Los Angeles, 17 – 20 February 2022

Explore new sculptures and paintings by Gary Simmons and Phyllida Barlow, celebrate in the open-air courtyard with a vinyl set paying to tribute to Lee 'Scratch' Perry, and join us in the garden for public talks with Helen Molesworth, Cauleen Smith, Miranda July, and more.

Camille Henrot, Dos and Don'ts - In the Smoking Room, 2021 © Camille Henrot

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Camille Henrot  17 – 20 February 2022 

For its stand at Frieze Los Angeles 2022, Hauser & Wirth will feature a solo presentation by French artist Camille Henrot showcasing new works drawn from the series System of Attachment, Wet Job, and Dos and Don’ts. This marks the artist’s first project with Hauser & Wirth since joining the gallery last fall. Henrot’s practice moves seamlessly between film, painting, drawing, bronze, sculpture, and installation. She draws upon references from literature, psychoanalysis, social media, cultural anthropology, self-help, and the banality of everyday life in order to question what it means to be both a private individual and a global subject.  

Limited tickets to the fair are now on sale here.

Gary Simmons, Rogue Wave, 2021 © Gary Simmons. Photo: Jeff McLane

Phyllida Barlow, Undercover 2 (detail), 2020. Installation view: Another Energy: Power to Continue Challenging - 16 Women Artists from around the World, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2021 © Phyllida Barlow. Courtesy Mori Art Museum, Tokyo. Photo: Furukawa Yuya

Gallery Exhibitions

‘Gary Simmons. Remembering Tomorrow’ 17 February – 22 May 2022 Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles 

Spanning both North Galleries and the outdoor courtyard, Gary Simmons’ first exhibition with Hauser & Wirth will debut new paintings, wall drawings, and sculpture, as well as the installation ‘Recapturing Memories of the Black Ark,’ presented for the first time in Los Angeles. For over 30 years, Simmons’ multidisciplinary practice has probed American history to examine the pervasive nature of racist ideology and its manifestations in visual culture. Drawn from both personal and collective memory, his works address themes of race, identity, politics, and social inequality, and the ways in which these issues are both evident and concealed in the cultural landscape. 

The exhibition is free. Reservations are not necessary. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required upon entry to the gallery and masks are required inside of exhibition and retail spaces  ‘Phyllida Barlow. glimpse’ 17 February – 8 May 2022 Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles 

‘glimpse,’ Phyllida Barlow’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles in her celebrated five-decade career, will be an ambitious presentation of new large-scale works assembled on site and in response to the gallery’s physical adaptation of the historic Globe Mills, a collection of late 19th and early 20th century buildings.  Barlow will respond to, manipulate, and punctuate the distinctive architectural features of the gallery’s complex with her sculptures, yielding an intimate and confrontational encounter between form, environment, and viewer. Visitors will be encouraged to walk around and under, and look up and over the sculpture—a critical element of Barlow’s work, typical of her longtime exploration of the ways in which sculpture can open the mind to different realms of experience by summoning the body forward. 

The exhibition is free. Reservations are not necessary. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required upon entry to the gallery and masks are required inside of exhibition and retail spaces.

(left) Phyllida Barlow in her studio 2018 © Phyllida Barlow. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Cat Garcia (right) Photo of Sharon Johnston. Courtesy of Johnston Marklee & Associates

Outdoor Events

In Conversation: Phyllida Barlow and Sharon Johnston The Garden at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles 

British artist Phyllida Barlow and renowned architect and partner of Johnston Marklee & Associates, Sharon Johnston will discuss the ways in which the works on view in Barlow’s exhibition ‘glimpse’ dialogue with the existing gallery space, and how sculpture and architecture create new and different realms of experience. The conversation will be moderated by founder of Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles and KCRW commentator, Lindsay Preston Zappas. 

This event is free, however, reservations and proof of vaccination are required. Register here.

‘Marcel Duchamp’ artwork by Marcel Duchamp © Association Marcel Duchamp / ProLitteris, Zurich, 2021, courtesy Hauser & Wirth Publishers

In Conversation: Helen Molesworth, Harry Dodge, Cauleen Smith & Miranda July on ‘Marcel Duchamp’ The Garden at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles 

The life and work of Marcel Duchamp and Hauser & Wirth Publishers’ recent release of ‘Marcel Duchamp’ will take center stage in an exciting talk with writer and curator Helen Molesworth, and Los Angeles based artists Harry Dodge and Cauleen Smith. The event will commence with live reading of Duchamp's ‘The Creative Act’ by filmmaker, artist and writer Miranda July.  

This event is free, however, due to limited capacity seating will be first come, first served. Reservations and proof of vaccination upon arrival are required. Register here.

Gary Simmons, Recapturing Memories of The Black Ark, 2014/Ongoing. Installation view, ‘Prospect.3: Notes for Now’, New Orleans, LA, 25 October 2014 – 25 January 2015. Photo: Scott McCrossen / Five65 Design

Opening Celebration and DJ Jihaari on ‘Black Ark’ Courtyard and Garden at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles 

Celebrate the openings of new exhibitions by Gary Simmons and Phyllida Barlow with a vinyl set paying homage to legendary Jamaican record producer Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry by DJ Jihaari. In the open-air courtyard, enjoy a cash bar by the gallery's onsite restaurant, Manuela. DJ Jihaari’s vinyl set—‘For Lovers Only’—will mark the first of a series of public performances and activations on Gary Simmons’ sculptural installation ‘Recapturing Memories of the Black Ark’ (2014 – ongoing) on view in the gallery’s outdoor courtyard. 

The event is free. Reservations are not necessary. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required upon entry to the gallery and masks are required inside of exhibition and retail spaces.

Installation view of Pipilotti Rist: Big Heartedness, Be My Neighbor, 12 September 2021 – 6 June 2022, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. Courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art. Photo: Zak Kelley

Charles Gaines, Falling Rock, 2000 © Charles Gaines

Museum Exhibitions

Pipilotti Rist: Big Heartedness, Be My Neighbor Until 5 Jun 2022 The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA 

‘Pipilotti Rist: Big Heartedness, Be My Neighbor’ is the first West Coast survey of the internationally renowned Swiss media artist. Rist’s installations explore relationships of video and the body; exterior environments and interior psychological landscapes; and reason and instinct. They exuberantly probe the video medium’s capaciousness—for vivid color; sweeping views and extreme close-ups; introspection and cultural critique; and, importantly, the creation of shared experiences within the public space of the museum. The exhibition surveys more than thirty years of the Zürich-based artist’s work, encompassing early single-channel videos; large-scale installations brimming with color and hypnotic musical scores; and sculptures that merge everyday objects, video, and decorative forms. ‘Pipilotti Rist: Big Heartedness, Be My Neighbor’ also debuts a new audio-video installation made specifically for The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.  This is a special ticketed exhibition. Special exhibitions at MOCA are $18 for adults; $10 for students with I.D. and seniors (+65); and free for children under 12 and jurors with I.D. Special exhibitions are free to MOCA members. Click here to book tickets

Lifes Hammer Museum 16 February – 8 May 2022 

‘Lifes’ is a curatorial assemblage, an exercise in synthesis, a composite being, a living software, a durational sequence, a cacophony of intentions, a misunderstanding, a text that dances, an extended conversation, a voice in ruin, a mapping of relations, a lean into the future. Initiated by four commissioned texts and including contributions from more than 40 individuals—including renowned LA-based artist Charles Gaines—from various creative fields, ‘Lifes’ considers the legacy of the so-called total work of art and the possibilities and pitfalls of interdisciplinary artmaking. 

Admission to the Hammer is free, and advance reservations are not necessary.