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What to Expect on Frieze Viewing Room Los Angeles Edition

This summer's edition of Frieze Viewing Room celebrates the artistic landscape of Los Angeles with a line-up of the city’s defining galleries and a new Digital Art section curated by Venus Lau

in Frieze | 15 JUL 21

Frieze Viewing Room, Los Angeles Edition, taking place July 27 – August 1, brings together 47 leading galleries from Los Angeles and around the world. The initiative will run concurrent to the first-ever Gallery Weekend Los Angeles and offer a city-wide program of events and activations for Frieze members and audiences.

Venus Lau curates a new section dedicated to digital art featuring commissions by artists Liu Chuang, Nik Kosmas, Peng Ke, aaajiao and Lu Yang. All works in the curated section will also be available to purchase as non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

This edition’s scale, refined features, and, most importantly, outstanding list of participating galleries, makes this Frieze Viewing Room a must-see. For those of us in Los Angeles this July, there is much to see around town, and we look forward to welcoming many more faces next February. – Rebecca Ann Siegel, Director of Americas and Content

Anthony Olubunmi Akinbola   CAMOUFLAGE #073 (John Deere), 2021   durags and acrylic on wood panel   Image Courtesy of the artist and Night Gallery
Anthony Olubunmi Akinbola, CAMOUFLAGE #073 (John Deere), 2021, durags and acrylic on wood panel. Courtesy of the artist and Night Gallery 

Digital Art

This new section curated by Venus Lau on Frieze Viewing Room is intended to showcase artists who have made digital media central to their practice in recent years. The section includes five commissions by artists Liu Chuang, Nik Kosmas, Peng Ke, aaajiao and Lu Yang

All the works will also be available to purchase as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and will be delivered on RNDR, a blockchain GPU computing and 3D marketplace developed by pioneering Los Angeles-based company OTOY. RNDR leverages Layer 2 technology to reduce carbon emissions.

Nik Kosmas, Rapture
Nik Kosmas, Rapture, 2021. Courtesy of the artist and BANK/Mabsociety

The platform will reflect recent developments in this sphere, and is intended to explore how NFTs could be a useful tool for artists, directly connecting the work they make with the market in digital space.

Digital and virtual existence is more than what appears on a screen, it is no longer opposed to the real, instead it is a part of, or an anamorphosis, of reality. Artists aaajiao, Nik Kosmas, Liu Chuang, Lu Yang and Peng Ke rethink the mechanisms of digital existence in the artworks presented in the digital section of Frieze Viewing Room, Los Angeles 2021 Edition. – Venus Lau, independent curator and writer

aaajjao, icon 009 and icon 010 installation view  Courtesy of the artist and AIKE
aaajjao, icon 009 and icon 010 installation view. Courtesy of the artist and AIKE

Galleries on Frieze Viewing Room

The fourth edition of Frieze Viewing Room will feature 47 leading galleries and reflect the vibrant cultural landscape of Los Angeles with a line-up of the city’s defining spaces: Blum & Poe, Château Shatto, Jeffrey Deitch, Kayne Griffin, David Kordansky Gallery, L.A. Louver, Regen Projects and Various Small Fires (VSF), alongside major international exhibitors: Gagosian, Hauser & Wirth, Karma, Lehmann Maupin, Nara Roesler, Thaddaeus Ropac, Venus Over Manhattan and White Cube. The Viewing Room platform will benefit from enhanced search, filter, navigation and content curation features, elevating visitor experience and promoting discovery.

303 Gallery
Miguel Abreu Gallery
Gallery Baton
Blum & Poe
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
The Breeder
Cardi Gallery
Château Shatto
James Cohan
Jeffrey Deitch
Anat Ebgi
Fredericks & Freiser
Gagosian
Gladstone Gallery
Grimm
Haines Gallery
Hauser & Wirth
Galerie Max Hetzler
Ingleby
Charlie James Gallery
Karma
Kasmin
Kayne Griffin
König Galerie
David Kordansky Gallery
Andrew Kreps Gallery
Kukje Gallery
L.A. Louver
Lehmann Maupin
Nino Mier Gallery
Nature Morte
Night Gallery
Galleria Lorcan O’Neill
Overduin & Co.
P.P.O.W
Park View / Paul Soto
Parker Gallery
Peres Projects
The Pit
Almine Rech
Regen Projects
Nara Roesler
Thaddaeus Ropac
Various Small Fires (VSF)
Venus Over Manhattan
Vermelho
White Cube

Watch the Digital Preview
Watch an exclusive, virtual preview of Frieze Viewing Room Los Angeles Edition featuring Venus Lau, independent curator and writer, and digital artist Nik Kosmas, with an introduction by Rebecca Ann Siegel, Director of Americas and Content at Frieze.

Registrations to the Viewing Room are now open

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Viewing Room Opening Times
Tuesday Preview, July 27, 8am PST – Invitation only
Wednesday Preview, July 28, 8am PST – Invitation & Frieze members only
Thursday, July 29, 8am PST - Sunday, August 1, midnight PST – Free access to all

Main image: Judith Linhares, Fold, 2012. Couresy of the artist and Various Small Fires (VSF)

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