Watch: DJ Jihaari Terry Takes the Tempo of “Focus” at Frieze Los Angeles

The DJ and Frieze 91 committee member finds the section, supported by Stone Island, brimming with energy, Afrofuturism and “guardian angels”

in Collaborations , Frieze Los Angeles , Videos | 08 MAR 24
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“There’s just so much Black art here,” says Frieze 91 Committee Member Jihaari Terry—aka DJ Jihaari—in this video. Taking a tour of the Focus section of Frieze Los Angeles 2024, supported by Stone Island, Terry meets artists, gallerists and Focus curator Essence Harden.

Connecting to his father’s Sierra Leone heritage, artist Muzae Sesay explains the “Afrofuturist histories” in his work at Oakland’s pt.2 Gallery; Lilian Martinez discusses the lush “sci-fi universe” of her paintings at Ochi; and Dominique Clayton of Dominique Gallery presents monumental ceramic heads by Mustafa Ali Clayton, one of which was purchased at the fair by the California African American Museum.

Focus curator Essence Harden tells Terry that the section’s participants are “so excited … so the energy has been vibrating on a really nice level.” 

Watch the rest of the series here

About Stone Island

As the Official Partner of Focus, Stone Island offers each participating gallery a bursary alongside Frieze’s subsidy. This support helps emerging galleries younger than 12 years take part in Focus and present today’s most forward-thinking artists, underscoring a shared commitment to experimentation, innovation and creative community.

Founded in Italy in 1982, Stone Island has consistently pushed fabric technology and experimentation, particularly focusing on functionality and utilitarianism.

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