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Looking Past The Trends – Frieze New York 2014 [Slide Show]

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Danh Vo at Marian Goodman Gallery, NY/Paris

Rirkrit Tiravanija, Untitled 2014 (freedom cannot be simulated) at Gavin Brown's Enterprise, NY

detail from Rirkrit Tiravanija, Untitled 2014 (freedom cannot be simulated) at Gavin Brown's Enterprise, NY

Liu Wei, Library II-II, 2013 at Lehmann Maupin, NY/HK

Shana Lutker at Barbara Seiler, Zürich

Aki Sasamoto at Take Ninagawa,Tokyo

Neha Choksi, Missing Monument I–IV, 2014 at Project 88, Mumbai

Ariel Reichman at PSM, Berlin

Frieze Projects: Naama Tsabar, Without, 2014

Charles Avery, Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam

Charles Avery, Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam

Goshka Macuga, Of What is, That Is Of; Of What Is Not, That It Is Not 2, 2012 at Andrew Kreps Gallery, NY

Marcelo Cidade at Vermelho, São Paulo

Elaine Cameron-Weir at Ramiken Crucible, NY

Helen Marten, Traditional Teachers of English Grammar, 2012 at Sadie Coles HQ, London

Jonathan Monk, All The Possible Combinations of Eight Legs Kicking (One At A Time), 2013 at Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

Brian Jungen, Fans, 2013 at Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver

Sonia Kacem, Untitled, orange safety, 2014 at T293, Rome/Napoli. Courtesy T293 Rome/Napoli

Andreas Lolis, Untitled, 2012 at The Breeder, Athens

Navid Nuur, Galeria Plan B, Cluj/Berlin

Farhad Moshiri, Blue With Wooden Knives, 2013 at Galerie Perrotin, NY/Paris

Cory Arcangel, Express Yourself Clearly, 2014 at Lisson Gallery, London/Milan/NY

Naama Tsabar at Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv

Tabor Robak, Free-to-Play lite, 2014 at team (gallery, inc.), NY

Tabor Robak, Free-to-Play lite, 2014 (detail) at team (gallery, inc.), NY

Kyungah Ham at Kukuje Gallery, Seoul

Julia Dault, Braveheart, 2014 at Marianne Boesky Gallery, NY

Daniel Buren at Galleria Continua, San Gimignano/Seine-et-Marne/Beijing

Alex Olson, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London

Yoko Ono, My Mommy Is Beautiful, 2004/2014 at Galerie Lelong, NY/Paris

Yoko Ono, My Mommy Is Beautiful, 2004/2014 at Galerie Lelong, NY/Paris

Christina Mackie, Tableset I, 2014 at Herald St., London

Guo Hongwei at Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai

Ana Mendieta, Untitled (Glass on Body Imprints), 1972 at Galerie Lelong, NY/Paris

Simon Fujiwara, Rebekkah, 2013 at Taro Nasu, Tokyo

Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw

Hans Schabus at Galerie Jocelyn Wolfe, Paris

Shimabuku, Photograph Wearing Rain Boots, 2014 at Wien Lukatsch, Berlin

Mungo Thomson, Inclusion (THE UNIVERSE), 2014 at Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris

Allyson Vieira at Laurel Gitlen, NY

Philippe Decrauzat, Slow, Motion, Blue, 2014 at Elizabeth Dee, NY

Société, Berlin

Zin Taylor at Jessica Bradley Gallery, Toronto

Mark Wallinger at Carlier Gebauer, Berlin

Doug Aitken, I Think Very Deeply, 2013 at 303 Gallery, NY/London

Katherine Bernhardt, Toilet Paper and Cigarettes and Tye-Dye, 2014 at Canada, NY

Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels/Paris

Anton Kern Gallery, NY

Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne

Frieze Projects: Al's Grand Hotel

French/English bilingual art mag esse arts + opinions celebrates 30th anniversary this year

Image Courtesy Frieze New York

Image Courtesy Frieze New York

Image Courtesy Frieze New York

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All photos by M-KOS except where mentioned.

7 Art Trends at Frieze New York 2014 [Slide Show]

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Mirror: Xavier Veilhan, Lautner, 2013 at Galerie Perrotin, NY/Paris/HK

Mirror: David Altmejd, Untitled (Guides) at Andrea Rosen Gallery, NY

Mirror: Jeon Joonho, Composition of Poetry, 2014 at Gallery Hyundai, Seoul

Mirror: Zhan Wang, Flying Stone No.2 2007 at Long March Space, Beijing

Mirror: Iván Navarro, Open Ended, 2014 at Paul Kasmin Gallery, NY

Mirror: FriezeNY2014_Artie Vierkant, Detachable storage rack for a metallic structure (Exploit) at Untitled, NY

Mirror: Artie Vierkant at Untitled, NY

Mirror: Jim Lambie, Alcazar, 2012 at Sadie Coles HQ, London

Mirror: Sarah Oppenheimer at P.P.O.W., NY

Mirror: Rirkrit Tiravanija at Kurimanzutto Mexico City

Mirror: Alicja Kwade, 14.10.2013.18.49, 2013 at Johann König, Berlin

Self-standing DIY structures: Virginia Overton, Untitled (Sandbag), 2012 at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NY

Self-standing DIY structures: Virginia Overton, Untitled (O.M.brick), 2014 at White Cube, London/HK/São Paulo

Self-standing DIY structures: B. Wurtz at Kate MacGarry, London

Self-standing DIY structure: Abraham Cruzvillegas, Affective & Happy, 2012-13 at Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris

Self-standing DIY structure: Adam Putnam, Untitled (Contraption), 2014 at P.P.O.W., NY

Self-standing DIY structure: Haroon Mirza, Low Tech Reproposed, 2014 at Lisson Gallery, London/Milan/NY

Self-standing DIY structure: Sam Goodman, TV, 1962 at The Box, LA

Self-standing DIY structure: Sam Goodman, The Bomb, 1960–61 at The Box, LA

Self-standing DIY structure: Nari Ward, Bottle Field, 2013 at Lehmann Maupin, NY

Self-standing DIY structure: Djordje Ozbolt, Whatever Pings Your Pong, 2014 at Herald St., London

Self-standing DIY structure: Ryan Gander, A Lamp Made By The Artist For His Wife (Twenty Fifth Attempt), 2013 at Taro Nasu, Tokyo

Self-standing DIY structure: Harry Dodge, Frottage In Dreamtime, 2013 at Wallspace, NY

Self-standing DIY structure: Lizzie Fitch/Ryan Trecartin, Summer Law, 2013 at Andrea Rosen Gallery, NY

Self-standing DIY structure: François Ghebaly Gallery, LA

Metal wire: Dave McKenzie, The Past Into Future Infinity, 2012 at Wien Lukatsch, Berlin

Metal wire: Leonor Antunes, Anni, 2014 at Marc Foxx Gallery, LA

Metal wire: Miroslaw Balka, 92x31x18, 2014 at WhiteCube, London/HK/São Paulo

Metal wire: Lena Henke at Real Fine Arts, NY

Metal wire: Josephine Meckeper, Mobile 5000, 2010 at Elizabeth Dee, NY

Metal wire: Nate Boyce, Suspension Screen (Cryo), 2014 at Altman Siegel, San Francisco

Metal wire: Nate Boyce, Suspension Screen (Casper Copper), 2014 at Altman Siegel, San Francisco

Metal wire: Nairy Baghramian, Waste Basket 2012 at Galerie Buchholz, Cologne

Collage: Michele Abeles, Where Is The Closest Italian Restaurant, 2013 at Sadie Coles HQ, London

Collage: KUWIEKULIK, Activities With Dobromierz, 1972-74 at Raster, Warsaw

Collage: Carter-Mull, Gleaning, with The Chanel, 2014 at Marc Foxx Gallery, LA

Collage: Jens Fänge, The New Order, 2014 at Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm

Collage: Boris Lurie, Oh Mamma Liberte, 1960 at The Box, LA

Collage: Julia Wachtel, FLAT, 2014 at Elizabeth Dee, NY

Collage: Richard Sides at Calros/Ishikawa, London

Collage: Erin Shireff (left), Kara Walker (Right) at Sikkema Jenkins & Co., NY

Video: Jeon Joonho, Welcom, 2009 at Gallery Hyundai, Seoul

Video: Florian Meisenberg at Simone Subal Gallery, NY

Video: Zhang Pelli, Portraits of 2012, 2012 at Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing

Video: Nate Boyce, Scroll Sequence, 2014 at Altman Siegel, San Francisco

Neuveau folk art: Pascale Marthine Tayou at Galleria Continua, San Gimignano/Seine-et-Marne/Beijing

Neuveau folk art: Pascale Marthine Tayou at Galleria Continua, San Gimignano/Seine-et-Marne/Beijing

Neuveau folk art: Klara Kristalova, Where I Come From, Where I Will Be (I–V), 2014 at Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm

Neuveau folk art: Klara Kristalova, Where I Come From, Where I Will Be (I–V), 2014 at Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm

Nouveau folk art: Karl Wirsum at Derek Eller Gallery, NY

Nouveau folk art: Djordje Ozbolt, I Will Show You The World, 2014 at Taro Nasu, Tokyo

Nouveau folk art: Damien Deroubaix, Meschac Gaba at In Situ – Fabienne Leclerc, Paris

Nouveau folk art: Yinka Shonibare MBE, New York Toy Painting, 2012 at James Cohan Gallery, NY

One colour objects: Lutz Bacher, The Devil Made Me Do It, 1994 at Greene Naftali, NY

One colour objects: RoxyPaine, Speech Impediment, 2014 at Marianne Boesky Gallery, NY

One colour objects: Sylvie Fleury, Skin Crime 3 (Givenchy 318), 1997 at Salon 94, NY

One colour objects: Thea Djordjadze, She Didn't Have Friends, Children, Sex, Religion, Marriage, Success, A Salary Or A Fear of Death. She Worked, 2012 at Sprüth Magers Berlin London

One colour objects: Gabriel Kuri at Kurimanzutto, Mexico City

One colour objects: Ugo Rondinone, siebteraprizweitausendundvierzehn, 2014 at Sadie Coles HQ, London

One colour objects: Abraham Cruzvillegas at Kurimanzutto, Mexico City

One colour objects: (detail) Abraham Cruzvillegas at Kurimanzutto, Mexico City

One colour objects: Aaron Young, Untitled, 2013 at Kukje Gallery, Seoul/Tina Kim Gallery, NY

One colour objects: Berta Fischer at Galerie Karin Guenther, Hamburg_D9

One colour objects: Jason Martin, Gemini, 2014 at Galerie Theodore Ropac,Paris/Salzburg

One colour objects: Mary Heilmann, Clubchair 80, 2013 at 303Gallery, NY

Read the article “7 Art Trends at Frieze New York 2014

All photos by M-KOS except where mentioned.

7 Art Trends at Frieze New York 2014

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Zhan Wang, Flying Stone No.2, 2007 at Long March Space, Beijing. Photo: M-KOS

Frieze New York 2014 returned from May 9 to 12 for a third consecutive year, taking residence once more on Randall’s Island, flanked between Northern Manhattan and Queens on East river. Tortuously accessible from either a ferry ride leaving just south of the United Nations building (East Mid Town); a school bus journey starting opposite Guggenheim Museum; or via an elaborate drive thought some of New York’s most convoluted overpasses – the journey to Frieze already imposes itself as a pilgrimage for art enthusiasts. Aptly enough, Randall’s Island is also noted for housing several sport fields and a psychiatric asylum, an anecdote thus foretelling of the experience waiting within the winding all-white tent, designed by Brooklyn-based architect duo SOL-IL and the scores of art bounty to behold, simultaneously testing one’s physical stamina and intellectual capacities. Read more »

Gesture in Collecting : In conversation with Donald Browne, art dealer at Papier 14

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Donald Browne Gallery booth at Papier 14. Courtesy Galerie Donald Browne, Montreal

Papier 2014 set up its art fair tent this year on a vacant lot in downtown Montreal, one block away from the city’s centre point at corner of Ste-Catherine and Clark streets. Organised by AGAC (Association des Galleries d’Art Contemporain – The Association of Contemporary Art Galleries), the fair comprises a total of 44 commercial galleries from across Canada, exclusively selling works on paper. Donald Browne has been an exhibitor at Papier with his own gallery since its first edition in 2007, and acted as AGAC’s treasurer and member of the executive council for the past four years. He exchanges a few words with M-KOS about Papier 2014.

MKOS: Have you been participating in Papier since it started?

Donald Browne [DB]: Well, I’ve been a part of organizing the fair since the last four years, but yes I’ve been doing Papier with my gallery since seven years ago, when we were just 18 galleries at Westmount Square. We just had a table and a billboard behind us. It was very simple. But then when we started to get a little more confident, with a little grant from the Quebec government, and now it’s much more feasible to put on an event like this. In 2007 it was a very initial attempt at an art fair in Montreal, and with a snowball effect we finally arrived in a tent like this with 44 galleries. It’s really grown over the last seven years, I really encouraged that we have this kind of event here, it’s important for people, for the social interaction, as well as for people understanding that these things are for sale, and it’s an exciting event to prepare for.
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Art Marathon: Volta NY

Mohau Modisakeng at BRUNDYN+, Cape Town. Photo: ©David Willems. Courtesy of David Willems and Volta NY
Mohau Modisakeng presented by BRUNDYN+, Cape Town. Photo: ©David Willems. Courtesy of David Willems and Volta NY

Volta 2014 counted a no-mean-feat 20,000 visitor attendance to its four day long SoHo-based art fair, uniquely consisting of solo artist-presentation gallery booths. Sojourning for a second year in its current Mercer Street location, the seven-year-old fair certainly was quick to make a impression on the busy Armory week calendar, from establishing its trademark white-on-black branding to boasting a veritable star-studded string of patrons from Israel, The Emirates as well as numerous local Big Apple-ers.
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ArtMarathon: Independent art fair [Slide show]

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Kirsten Pieroth, The New York Times, Sept. 2010 at Galleria Franco Noero, Turin

Galleria Franco Noero, Turin

Aftermath of John Bock's performance at Sprüth Magers, Berlin/London

Amy O’Neill at Karma, NY

Roman Signer, Piano, 2011 at Art : Concept, Paris

Roman Signe at Art : Concept, Paris

Kaufmann Repetto ,Milan/NY (left) and Andrew Kreps Gallery (right)

Paul Lee at joint space by Maccarone, NY and Modern Art, London

Stefan Müller at Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin

Julia Wachtel at Elizabeth Dee, NY

Fredrik Værslev at Gió Marconi, Milan

The Approach, London

House of Gaga, Mexico DF

White Columns, NY

Amy Sillman's postcard racks at Campoli Presti, London/Paris

Michael Dean at Herald St., London

Richard Nonas installation at McCaffrey Fine Art, NY (Front space); Jessica Warboys at Gaudel de Stampa, Paris (back).

Andra Ursuta at Ramiken Crucible, NY

Klara Liden at Galerie Neu, Berlin

Oliver Osborne at Vilma Gold, London

Fair view.

Artists Space Annual Edition Portfolio 2014 in Laurence Weiner designed box at Artists Space, NY

Josh Kolbo at Société, Berlin

Sofia Hulten (Standing piece) and Ivan Seal (Paintings) at RaebervonStanglin, Zürich

Fair view.

Lounge Café and bookshops include Moose Publishing on the top floor

All photos by M-KOS.

Art Marathon: Independent art fair

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Richard Nonas installation at McCaffrey Fine Art, NY (Front space); Jessica Warboys at Gaudel de Stampa, Paris (back). Photo: M-KOS

The fifth installment of Independent art fair has once more invested the original spaces of DIA Center for the Arts, on 22nd street in Chelsea, New York City. This cozy location in comparison with other, more expansive fairs, did manage to host a total of 56 galleries from 14 different countries, mixing up big and small-scale commercial galleries as well as non-profit spaces across an interior design conceived by architects Andrew Feuerstein and Bret Quagliara. The most exciting features of this layout included triangular shaped booth to agreeably confuse audiences as to where one gallery presentation ended and another one started. Particularly conducive to opening parties, pop conceptualism and junk fluxus, Independent is the brainchild of Elizabeth Dee and Darren Flook, kept in high spirits by creative adviser Matthew Higgs, who also moonlights as director and chief curator of White Columns in New York. All in all, Independent could rightly claim the title of hip alternative art fair within Armory Week.
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Art Marathon: The Armory Show 2014 [Slide Show]

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Serge Alain Nitegeka at Marianne Boesky Gallery, NY

Nathan Mabry and Thomas Fougeirol at PRAZ-DELAVALLADE, Paris

David Diao, Barnet Newman: Paintings in Scale (Updated), 2010 at Postmasters Gallery, NY

William Powhida at Postmasters Gallery, NY

Alicja Kwade, In-Fluence, 2013 at i8 Gallery, Reykjavík

John Giorno, It Doesn't Get Better, 2012 at Max Wigram Gallery, London

Adam Helm's work at GRIMM, Amsterdam

Urs Fischer at Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich

Spencer Finch, 102 Colors from My Dreams, 2002 at Lisson Gallery, London

Mel Boucher, Chuckle, 2014 at Two Palms, NY

David Adamo, Untitled (Erasers), 2014 at Galerie Rudolphe Janssen, Brussels

Fernanda Gomez ar Alison Jacques Gallery, London

Joseph Beuys at Sean Kelly Gallery, NY

Miriam Bölm at Ratio 3, San Francisco

Alyson Shotz, Topographic Iteration III, 2013 (top); Recumbent Fold, 2013 at Carolina Nitsch Gallery, NY

Alfredo Jaar, Gesamtkunstwerk, 1988 at Galleria Lia Rumma, Milan/Napoli

Kris Martin, 1 Thing is certain - Friedrich Nietzsche is dead, 2013 at Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf

Ed Templeton at Tim van Laere Gallery, Antwerp

Pommery Champagne Bar

Michelangelo Pistoletto at Galleria Continua

Oscar Murillo at David Zwirner, NY/London

Charlie White, Naked Girl Reclining, Looking Towards Camera, 2014 at Looke Gallery, Berlin

Andréhn-Schiptjenko (Stockholm)'s booth

Karin Sander at Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna

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Chris Martin, Cherry Tree, 2013 at Galerie Rudolphe Jenssen, Brussels

Peter Halley at Galerie Forsblom,

Yayoi Kusama at Victoria Miro Gallery, Lodnon

Andrew Ohanesian, Oceans, 2013 at Pierogi, NY

Andrew Ohanesian, Dollar Bill Accepter, 2014 at Pierogi, NY

Davide Balua, Untitled (Guggenheim Painting), 2013 at François Ghebaly Gallery, LA. Courtesy François Ghebaly Gallery via Artsy

Kraus Merkel at Galerie Max Mayer

Elena Del Rivielo at Galerie Elvíla Gonzalez, Madrid

October Gallery, London

Aiko Hachisuka at Eleven Rivington, NY

Atsushi Kaga at mother's tankstation, Dublin

Kerlin Gallery

Bill Viola at Blain | Southern, London

Cory Arcangel at Lisson Gallery, London

Tony Ousler at Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki

Carl Johan Högberg at Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam

Joep van Lufland at Galerie Gelb +Lehman

Arian Kang at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, NY

Iván Navarro, Clamoras en Vano, 2013 at Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris

Parkett edition

Armory Focus: China, Nadim Abbas, Zone (1), 2014 at Gallery Exit, Hong Kong

Artists collective Double Fly Art Center strolling together inside the venue.

Armory Focus: China – Space Station, Shanghai

Armory Focus: China – Wang Yuang at Pekin Fine Arts, Beijing

Armory Focus: China – Liang Shuo at Gallery Yang, Beijing

Armory Focus: China – Liang Shuo, Fit No. 8, 2014 at Gallery Yang, Beijing

Armory Focus: China – Qiu Zhijie at Tianrenheyi Art Centre, Zhejiang

Armory Focus: China – Jin Feng, series "Socialist Leaders" at Tianrenheyi Art Centre, Zhejiang

Armory Modern: Whitestone Gallery, Tokyo

All photos by M-KOS except where mentioned.

Art Marathon: The Armory Show 2014

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Armory Week this year coincided with the opening of the highly anticipated 2014 Whitney Biennial, to add an extra layer of fervor to the usual art spectacle that is New York City at this time of the year. Opened to the public from the 6th to the 9th of March, The Armory Show welcomed the 16th edition of its current incarnation, which changed its name from Gramercy International Art Fair in 1999, as homage to the original 1913 gathering. As always situated on Piers 92 & 94 of Manhattan’s western shore, stretching out onto the Hudson River, the fair hosted 205 galleries (146 for Contemporary, 59 for Modern) across 26 countries. Once again Armory opted to hold their VIP preview and benefit opening at MoMA, perhaps rubbing shoulders with the blue chip institution in a bid to upscale its brand and better compete with Frieze, the London based art fair franchise which started-up two years ago on Randall Island, flanked between Manhattan and Brooklyn.
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Slide Show: Frieze Projects, Sculpture Park, Frieze Masters 2013

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Andreas Angelidakis' design for Frieze Projects entrance

Emdash Award winner, Pilvi Takala, The Committee, 2013. @FriezeProjects

Rivane Neuenschwander, Battleship, 2013. @FriezeProjects

Angelo Plessas, Templeof Play, 2013. @Frieze Projects Site specific commission for the Family Room.

Ken Okiishi @Frieze Projects.

Lili Reynaud-Dewar @FriezeProjects

Marilá Dardot, The Landscape is Moving, 2013. @SculpturePark

Rachel Whiteread, Detached, 2012. @SculpturePark

Helen Chadwick, Piss Flowers, 1991–1992. @SculpturePark

Matt Calderwood, Strapped, 2013. @SculpturePark

Oscar Murillo, Aocial Anomalies from a Factory, 2013. @SculpturePark

Gimhongsok, Love 2012. @SculpturePark

But I'm on the Guest List, Too!, 2012. @SculpturePark

David Hockney at Richard Gray Gallery, NY/Chicago @Frieze Masters

Joseph Kosuth, Ruler at Sean Kelly, NY @Frieze Masters

Joseph Kosith, Self-defined Five Colors, 1965 at Sean Kelly , NY @Frieze Masters

Mark Rothko and Wlter de Maria at Gagosian Gallery @Frieze Masters

Julio Le Parc Continuel-lumière boîte nº 3, at Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo @Frieze Masters

Julio Le Parc, Continuel lumière cylindre at Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo @Frieze Masters

Lilliana Porter at Luciana Brito Galeria, São Paulo @Frieze Masters

Judy Chicago at Riflemaker, London @Frieze Masters

Kishio Suga at Blum & Poe, LA @Frieze Masters

Anna Oppermann at Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin @Frieze Masters

All photos by Marie Roux except where mentioned.

[Links]
You can see some works at Frieze Projects on vimeo:
Ken Okiishi
Lili Reynaud-Dewar
Rivane Neuenschwander