As part of the Frieze Art and Fashion Summit in New York, Jacolby Satterwhite will join Studio Museum associate curator Legacy Russell for “Self and Subjectivity—Breaking the Confines of Identity,” a discussion about Satterwhite’s focus on “power, politics, and a dystopian future.”*
From top: Jacolby Satterwhite, photograph by Frank Sun, courtesy the artist, the photographer, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Jacolby Satterwhite, En Plein Air: Abduction I, 2014, courtesy of the artist and Morán Morán; Legacy Russell, photograph by Daniel Dorsa, courtesy of the writer and the photographer.
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.
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 DoPePress—and the new print issue of PARISLA.
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 LosAngeles); Florian Morlat, collage, courtesy of the artist and The Pit (Frieze Los Angeles); JessiReaves installation at Felix, courtesy the artist and Bridget Donahue, New York; KristenMorgin, 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 MatthewMarks (Frieze Los Angeles); Nan Goldin, Blue, 2016, courtesy the artist and Marian Goodman (Frieze Los Angeles).
“[I] value passive-aggressive art, which is sometimes a fag limbo strategy: pretending passivity, pretending not to fight for ones place at the table, this art may meanwhile house rebarbative aggressions.” — Wayne Koestenbaum, 2004 Whitney Biennial catalogue*
Things in the new Terence Koh exhibit SLEEPING IN A BEAM OF SUNLIGHT (Moran Moran) are different now than they were when the show opened, and may change again during its final week. Cushions have been scattered, plants have grown, books have been read, the resident cat made quick work of a stuffed canary, and the news on the radio dangling from the ceiling has gone from bad to worse. Terence himself may have lost or gained weight, depending on the food that visitors to the gallery have brought for him—his only sustenance. Terence has gone back to the land in the form of a lived-in gallery installation, and all the inhabitants—Terence, his cat, the bees in the hive in the garden on the roof—are, for the duration, doing their thing. It’s immersive, it’s compost, it’s regenerative, and it’s home. Check it out.
TERENCE KOH: SLEEPING IN A BEAM OF SUNLIGHT, through March 11, 2017.
Two weeks later, Terence returns to Moran Moran for a group show, an “exhibition associating artworks that are evocative of a desire to create parity and connectedness with the natural world….These artists do not endeavor to generate homages to ecology, or directly reference an environmentalist agenda; rather, the work contends with our origins—a human’s nature.”**
WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS (TERENCE KOH, DENNIS OPPENHEIM, VIRGINIA OVERTON, and NICK VAN WOERT), March 25 through May 13, 2017.
* Wayne Koestenbaum, “Fag Limbo,” in My 1980s & Other Essays (New York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 2013). According to Koestenbaum, this essay was “partly inspired” by the work of Terence Koh and other artists who participated in the 2004 Whitney Biennial, and was originally published in its exhibition catalogue.
Terence Koh, from the documentary The Futureof Art (2010), directed by Erik Niedling and Ingo Niermann. Photograph by Christian Görmer Wikimedia Commons