CalArts Archive, from top: Conny Cavazos, Lei Lei, 2019; Onyou Kim and Vivian Naranjo, Martha Friedman, 2017; Florencio Zavala and Victor Hu, Miranda July & Phil Elverum, 2007; Jae-Hyouk Sung, Matmos, 2003; Cassandra Cisneros, Juyoung Kim, and SoYun Cho, Redcat: Cauleen Smith: “Black Utopia LP,” 2013; Jens Gehlhaar, Anthony Hernandez: Landscape for the Homeless, 1997; Bijan Berahimi and Sarah Faith Gottesdiener, No Age & Brian Roettinger, 2013; Angela Bac and Jessie Zo, 2014 CalArts Halloween, 2014; Scott Barry, Rachel Harrison (3/3), 2010; Louise Sandhaus, Ed Fella Farewell Lecture: Educated, Philosofated, Detroitated, Esplicated, 2013; Allison Hsiao, Redcat: Adentro, 2018. Images courtesy and © the artists and CalArts.
Sales are good, tickets are selling out, events are full, and the sun is shining—although a brief shower is forecast for midday Sunday—so the inaugural edition of Frieze Los Angeles should be followed by many more.
We hope Felix returns, too. Co-founded by Morán Morán brothers Al and Mills and collector Dean Valentine, it’s an intimate fair headquartered in Hollywood.
Through Sunday, February 17.
7000 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles.
When you’re out on the Paramount studio backlot in the Frieze Projects section, stop by the Sqirl/Acid-Free space for Sqirl Away to-go items from the Los Feliz restaurant as well as a selection of art books and periodicals, including Liz Craft’s …my life in the sunshine—published by DoPe Press—and the new print issue of PARIS LA.
FRIEZE LOS ANGELES
Through Sunday, February 17.
Paramount Pictures Studios
5515 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles.
From top: Ken Price, Return to LA, 1990, courtesy the artist and Matthew Marks (Frieze Los Angeles); Florian Morlat, collage, courtesy of the artist and The Pit (Frieze Los Angeles); Jessi Reaves installation at Felix, courtesy the artist and Bridget Donahue, New York; Kristen Morgin, Jennifer Aniston’s Used Book Sale (detail), ceramic, courtesy the artist and Marc Selwyn Fine Art (Felix); David Hockney, Peter Showering, 1976, C print, courtesy the artist and Matthew Marks (Frieze Los Angeles); Nan Goldin, Blue, 2016, courtesy the artist and Marian Goodman (Frieze Los Angeles).
Inspired by instructional artworks by Miranda July, Sol LeWitt, Rob Pruitt, and Yoko Ono, photographer Ryan McGinley delivered cameras, rolls of film, mirrors, and sets of instruction to his subjects—who range in age from 19 to 87—and waited for the undeveloped film to be sent back to him.
McGinley’s edition of these selfies constitute the new show MIRROR, MIRROR, now on view.
Rizzoli’s exhibition catalogue includes an essay by longtime PARIS LA contributor Ariana Reines:
“It is a peculiar gift to be trapped in something so recursive as the present, on a planet reflecting the circuits of the stars, in a society that would kill itself to become a star… If we could see and believe how lovely we are, I want to say, as the people in this book seem to do, we might not slide so endlessly down the back of the real the way it keeps happening, down the glass fronted skyscrapers, down the touchscreens our slaves made for us, scrolling down the long length of the think piece, and down the waxed anus of somebody else’s body…”*
RYAN MCGINLEY—MIRROR, MIRROR, through September 29.
TEAM GALLERY, 83 Grand Street, New York City.
Exhibition catalogue: rizzoliusa.com/book
From top: Jade, Eric, and Shane, all 2018. From the exhibition Ryan McGinley—Mirror, Mirror.
Images courtesy of the artists and Team Gallery.
This week we visited the Night Gallery exhibition TRAINS curated by Sterling Ruby and the bizarre home of The Bunny Museum. We announced Jana Euler‘s exhibition of paintings at Kunsthalle Zurich, Jonathan Binet at Gaudel de Stampa and Clement Rodzielski at Chantal Crousel, and K8 Hardy at Kunstlerhaus, Graz. We took a tour of architecture at the Bradbury Building in Downtown Los Angeles and announced the upcoming 2014 New York Art Book Fair. Make sure to also check out Miranda July‘s new app “Somebody” sponsored by Miu Miu.
Miu Miu presents the 8th installment of Women’s Tales with a new smart phone app by polymath Miranda July. Somebody App is a new kind of texting app with the sweetest of intentions – to connect two strangers by delivering, in person, a friend’s text. The app works like this: “When you send your friend a message through Somebody, it goes — not to your friend — but to the Somebody user nearest your friend. This person (likely a stranger) delivers the message verbally, acting as your stand-in. The most high-tech part of Somebody is not in the phone, it’s in the users who dare to deliver a message to a stranger.”
I love the idea of this app, of two strangers meeting IRL through a sort of forced performance piece.