in Frieze New York | 13 APR 21

Tribute to Vision & Justice Project and Founder Sarah Elizabeth Lewis

Frieze New York galleries and institutions respond to: ‘How are the arts responsible for disrupting, complicating, or shifting narratives of visual representation in the public realm?’ 

in Frieze New York | 13 APR 21

A central strand of Frieze New York 2021 programming is the Tribute to the Vision & Justice Project and its founder, Sarah Elizabeth Lewis (Associate Professor at Harvard University). The Tribute will honour the exemplary work of the Vision & Justice Project, through an unprecedented engagement with the community of galleries participating at Frieze New York at The Shed and Frieze Viewing RoomDiscover the full program below.

The Vision & Justice Project is rooted in education and is dedicated to examining art’s central role in understanding the relationship between race and citizenship in the United States. The intention of the Tribute is to explore this examination and expand the reach of the Vision & Justice Project, in order to give potential new audiences access to a visual literacy that could change the way they see the world. 

Over 50 galleries, participating in Frieze New York and Frieze Viewing Room, and institutions have pledged their support and will respond to the tribute. The response will take the format of digital events, artworks, institutional contributions and special screenings. As a starting point, participants were asked the question: ‘How are the arts responsible for disrupting, complicating, or shifting narratives of visual representation in the public realm?’

In addition, critically acclaimed artists Carrie Mae Weems and Hank Willis Thomas, have been commissioned to create their own considered homages to the Vision & Justice Project for Frieze New York. Weems will newly present monumental images of unique book covers for the artists who were originally a part of the Vision & Justice Project. Thomas, following his campaign ‘2020 Awakening,’ launched by his initiative, For Freedoms, will recreate his billboard, Who Taught You To Love? (2020). Alongside this, Mel Chin will exhibit a new billboard marking solidarity with the Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, also realized in collaboration with For Freedoms.

Additionally, Frieze hosted an online screening of Aggie (2020), a feature-length documentary that explores the nexus of art, race and justice through the story of art collector and philanthropist Agnes ‘Aggie’ Gund’s life. Aggie is directed by Catherine Gund, founder and director of Aubin Pictures, the nonprofit documentary film production company behind the film.

Another highlight of the program is an online screening of HBO documentary Black Art: In the Absence of Light, inspired by the extraordinary impact of David Driskell’s landmark 1976 exhibition, Two Centuries of Black American Art, is an introduction to the work of some of the foremost African American visual artists working today. Black Art: In the Absence of Light is directed by Sam Pollard. 

The award-winning ‘Vision & Justice’ issue of Aperture magazine (2016), curated by Professor Lewis, will also be available for sale at the fair and will be distributed to every gallery booth.

As part of the Tribute, Aperture will launch The Vision & Justice Book Series, co-edited by Sarah Lewis, Leigh Raiford, and Deborah Willis, with the lead support of the Ford Foundation, that extends the work of the award-winning 2016 ‘Vision & Justice’ issue of Aperture magazine in reexamining and redressing historical narratives of photography, race, and justice. What distinguishes this series is that it is deliberately corrective, addressing past omissions, contributing to the ongoing work of telling a richer, more racially inclusive story of photographic histories. Each volume will present essential voices who were not always recognised in their time, or during the early stages of their careers, but whose work across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries has had immense impact on the history of the medium and on modern and contemporary culture at large.

Supporting the launch and announcement of the new book series and as part of the Tribute, Professor Lewis has conceived and will moderate a panel discussion between Wynton Marsalis, Ava DuVernay, Franklin Leonard, Carrie Mae Weems, and Theaster Gates, supported by PRADA. This panel will offer a rare chance for leaders across disciplines to reflect on the opportunities and challenges for Black cultural production. 

Below details of the full program of events and contributions presented by galleries and institutions. 


DIGITAL EVENTS

Tina Kim Gallery 
Speakers: Kyung B. Yoon, Juju Chang, and Alexandra Munroe
Microscope Gallery 
Speakers: Ina Archer and Terri Francis
Lehmann Maupin
Speakers: McArthur Binon and Diana Nawi
Galerie Kornfeld 
Speakers: Larry Ossei-Mensah and Federico Solmi 
Charlie James Gallery 
Speakers: Essence Harden, Noel W Anderson, Sadie Barnette, Lucia Hierro, Patrick Martinez and Anique Jordan
Gagosian 
Speakers: Dan Colen, Aimee Meredith Cox, Hank Willis Thomas, and Ora Wise
Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
Speakers: Keyna Eleison, Victor Gorgulho, and Elisa Larkin Nascimento
Goodman Gallery 
Speakers: Hank Willis Thomas and Professor Sarah Elizabeth Lewis
Tiwani Contemporary 
Speakers: Dawit L. Petros and Dr. Teresa Fiore 
Donald Ellis Gallery 
Speakers: Dana Claxton and Donald Ellis
Salon 94 
Speakers: Lyle Ashton Harris and Kia LaBeija
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery 
Speakers: Sherrill Roland and Connie Choi
Sean Kelly Gallery 
Speakers: Dawoud Bey and Leigh Raiford
White Cube 
Screening of Theaster Gates, Dance of Malaga
Mrs. 
Speakers: April Freely, Ivy N. Jones, Robin Lynch, and Damien Davis
MKG127 
Speakers: Deanna Bowen and Crystal Mowry
Addis Fine Art 
Speakers: Helina Metaferia and Dr. Ayanna Dozier
Kavi Gupta 
Speakers: Manuel Mathieu and Pamela Joyner
David Kordansky Gallery 
Lisson Gallery 
Ben Brown Fine Arts 
Speakers: Awol Erizku and Daniel S. Palmer
Instituto de Visión
Speakers: Guadalupe Rosales, Danielle Shang, Xiaoyu Weng and Modou Dieng


ARTWORKS & EXHIBITIONS

Alexander Gray Associates
Artist: Melvin Edwards
Arario Gallery
Artist: Youngsook Park
False Flag
Artist: Devin Kenny
Fredericks & Freiser 
Artist: Mark Thomas Gibson
Gordon Robichaux
Artist: Otis Houston Jr.
Hauser & Wirth 
A special presentation devoted to 
Project EATS 
Henrique Faria
Artist: Marcelo Brodsky
Locks Gallery
Artist: Jane Irish
Massimo De Carlo
Artist: Sanford Biggers
October Gallery
Artist: Alexis Peskine
Pace Gallery
Screening of Professor Sarah Elizabeth Lewis’ convenings 
Pierogi
Artist: Hugo Crosthwaite
The Breeder
Artist: Ekene Stanley Emecheta
David Zwirner
Artist: Stan Douglas

INSTITUTIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
The Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art and The Gordon Parks Foundation
The Drawing Center
International Center for Photography
The Museum of Modern Art
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
New Museum
Public Art Fund
Studio Museum in Harlem and The Bass Museum of Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
Yale Center for British Art


Addis Fine Art
Helina Metaferia in conversation with Dr. Ayanna Dozier

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Necessary and timely, this live conversation will explore Helina's practice and 'By Way of Revolution' series on view at Frieze NYC Online Viewing Rooms. The series seeks to celebrate the overlooked histories of BIPOC women's labor within activism, and the generational impact of past civil rights eras on social justice movements through collage, assemblage, video, performance art, and social engagement.
 


Public Art Fund in partnership with The Cooper Union and Ben Brown Fine Arts

Public Art Fund Talks: Awol Erizku

Public Art Fund, in partnership with The Cooper Union, will present a free virtual conversation between Awol Erizku and Curator Daniel S. Palmer on May 10 to accompany the artist’s current Public Art Fund exhibition New Visions for Iris. On view at 350 JCDecaux bus shelters across New York City and Chicago, the show creates a new visual vernacular reflecting the artist’s deeply personal interpretation of how art can act as a site to process challenging times and spark conversation. Erizku’s Untitled (Forces of Nature #1) (2014) graced the cover of the award-winning ‘Vision & Justice’ issue of Aperture magazine. He is represented by Ben Brown Fine Arts, London and Hong Kong. 
 


Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
Artist Talk: Sherrill Roland

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery will host virtual artist talk with Sherrill Roland and Connie Choi (Associate Curator at the Studio Museum). They will discuss Roland's career and his new work, which will be shown at the gallery's booth at Frieze New York.


Charlie James Gallery 
what is before us anew
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The panel explores seeing and being seen in the works of Noel W Anderson, Sadie Barnette, Lucia Hierro, Patrick Martinez and Anique Jordan. This talk takes its title from Sarah Lewis’ introduction to ‘Vision & Justice’, where Lewis suggests there is a critical second sight within the work of artists; reframing the known world into a vision of newness. Contributor: Essence Harden (Independent Curator).
 


Donald Ellis Gallery
Panel Discussion and Virtual Walk-Through

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Join critically acclaimed artist and filmmaker Dana Claxton and Donald Ellis for a virtual walk-through and discussion of the exhibition Fast Ponies and War Bonnets: A Lakota Look at Ledger Drawings. Curated by Ms. Claxton, the exhibition explores how a contemporary Lakota artist reads 19th century Lakota Ledger Art and how these drawings can inform contemporary indigeneity.
 


Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery 
A Live Conversation around Teatro Experimental do Negro (Black Experimental Theater) by Abdias do Nascimento 
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Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery will host a live conversation around artist Abdias do Nascimento, focusing on the photographic archive of Teatro Experimental do Negro (Black Experimental Theater), which he founded in 1944. Curators Keyna Eleison and Victor Gorgulho will be joined by Elisa Larkin Nascimento, widow and long-time partner of Nascimento. 
 

Abdias Nascimento performs in a play by Teatro Experimental do Negro Ph: Cortesia [Courtesy] Ipeafro.
Abdias Nascimento performs in a play by Teatro Experimental do Negro. Courtesy Ipeafro and Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel


Galerie Kornfeld
American Fables 

Curator Larry Ossei-Mensah and artist Federico Solmi discuss through the critical works of the artist, the subjectivity of history, its vulnerability to partisan ideals and nationalism, rendering historical accounts more akin to folktales than facts. Exploring how corruption, capitalism and systematic oppression have shaped the psyche, identity, and reality of race and citizenship in the United States and western culture.
 


Gagosian
In Conversation: Dan Colen, Aimee Meredith Cox, Hank Willis Thomas. Moderated by Ora Wise
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Gagosian will host an online conversation between Dan Colen, artist and founder of Sky High Farm, Aimee Meredith Cox, associate professor of Anthropology and African American Studies at Yale University and author of the award-winning monograph Shapeshifters: Black Girls and the Choreography of Citizenship, and Hank Willis Thomas, Conceptual artist and cofounder of For Freedoms. Moderated by Ora Wise, executive director of Sky High Farm, the group will explore the transformative power of art making, the politics of collaboration, and the role of creative expression within social justice movements.
 


Goodman Gallery
Hank Willis Thomas and Prof. Sarah Elizabeth Lewis in Conversation

Artist Hank Willis Thomas and Professor Sarah Elizabeth Lewis discuss the Vision & Justice Project and its examination of art’s central role in understanding the relationship between race and citizenship in the United States. Rooted in the prescient thinking of Frederick Douglass, and his post-Civil War speech ‘Pictures & Progress’, the project wrestles with the urgent question of how, in a democracy, the foundational right of representation and the right to be recognized justly, has historically—and is still—tied to the work of visual representation in the public realm.
 


Instituto de Visión
The soul within us: a conversation about race
 

Inspired by the Fredrick Douglass quote: ‘The soul that is within me no man can degrade’, Instituto de Visión is pleased to host a conversation between Guadalupe Rosales, Danielle Shang, Xiaoyu Weng and Modou Dieng about the subjects of race and representation; and the role of art as a powerful tool to influence and heal society. 
 


Kavi Gupta
Manuel Mathieu & Pamela Joyner in Conversation

Kavi Gupta is pleased to present Haitian-born, Montreal-based artist Manuel Mathieu and philanthropist and art collector Pamela Joyner in conversation. Mathieu and Joyner will discuss the artist's upcoming exhibition at Kavi Gupta in Chicago. Mathieu's latest works feel both intimate and universal, connecting personal sensibilities with a sense of history, awareness of the current global conversation surrounding identity, sexuality, and spirit.


David Kordansky Gallery
Donation page dedicated to Lauren Halsey’s Summaeverythang

Gallery’s website

For the duration of Frieze New York, the gallery will feature a resource / donation page on our website dedicated to Lauren Halsey’s Summaeverythang Community Center. Since March 2020, Halsey and volunteers have provided organic produce from Southern California farms free to neighbors in Watts and South Central LA. The gallery will match up to $25,000 in contributions to Summaeverythang.
Live on the gallery’s website.

 


Lehmann Maupin
McArthur Binion and Diana Nawi in Conversation

Lehmann Maupin will screen for the first time a conversation between curator Diana Nawi and artist McArthur Binion. Speaking on the occasion of the release of Binion’s major new monograph, McArthur Binion: DNA (edited by Nawi with contributions from Grace Deveney, Michael Stone Richards, and Franklin Sirmans), the conversation traces the evolution of Binion’s DNA series and autobiographical abstraction. Offering context for his trajectory within the interdisciplinary cultural scenes of New York and Chicago, the conversation also lays the groundwork for the artist’s creation a foundation Modern Ancient Brown based in Detroit, with a forthcoming residency, launching Summer 2021, and the community he hopes to foster through it.


Lisson Gallery
Series of Online Artists Talks

Lisson Gallery presents a series of complementary online artist talks during its current London shows: An Infinity of Traces and John Akomfrah: The Unintended Beauty of Disaster.

Talk: Black Women as Voice and Presence in Visual Art
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Microscope Gallery
Ina Archer in Conversation with Terri Francis

Microscope presents a live online conversation between artist Ina Archer and author and scholar Terri Francis. The discussion will revolve around Archer’s work The Lincoln Film Conspiracy (2005-2021) – inspired by the first all-black movie production house Lincoln Motion Picture Company (1916-1923) – featuring archival footage from the company’s only surviving film, alongside the artist's ‘trailers’ for imaginary lost movies.

Ina Archer, Spitfire, 2021, inkjet archival print, 12 x 16 inches — Courtesy of Ina Archer and Microscope Gallery
Ina Archer, Spitfire, 2021. Courtesy of Ina Archer and Microscope Gallery

 


MKG127
Deanna Bowen and Crystal Mowry in Conversation
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Artist Deanna Bowen and Crystal Mowry (Senior Curator, Kitchener – Waterloo Art Gallery) will record a live hour-long virtual discussion about the ways that Dubois's concept of 'double consciousness' informs Bowen's current exhibition Black Drones in the Hive at Kitchener – Waterloo Art Gallery. The conversation will address historical and contemporary Afro-Indigenous migration, White nationalist terrorism, and Black presence and its erasure in Canada (British Empire) and the US.


Mrs. 
ENDEAVOUR: Theorizing Black Women’s Agency Across Creative Industries
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Mrs. will host a virtual panel discussion which will examine the victories, challenges and precarities Black women face when entering the ‘unknown’, while also scrutinising this concept. This conversation will complement the Vision & Justice Project's commitment to art and its ability to lead a central role in understanding the relationship between race and representation in the public realm.
Speakers: April Freely (Director, the Fire Island Artist Residency, Fire Island, NY); Ivy N. Jones (Founder and Orator of Welancora Gallery, New York); Robin Lynch (Associate Professor and Graphic Design Department Chair, Purchase College, SUNY); and Artist Damien Davis.

Salon 94
Lyle Ashton Harris and Kia LaBeija in Conversation

Salon 94 hosts Lyle Ashton Harris and Kia LaBeija in a conversation honoring The Vision & Justice Project and the pivotal impact of BIPOC and LGBTQ+ artists in envisioning and realizing a more equitable future. Using portraiture (of self and others) and performativity, Harris and LaBeija have each demonstrated the exemplary role of contemporary art to explore the relationship between identity, race and power by complicating narratives of representation.


Sean Kelly Gallery
Dawoud Bey and Leigh Raiford In Conversation
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Dawoud Bey’s retrospective An American Project is currently on view at The Whitney Museum of Art. Leigh Raiford is an Associate Professor of African American Studies at UC Berkeley. This conversation will expand upon Bey and Raiford’s ongoing dialogue on the representation of blackness as an aesthetic and political act and the role that photography plays in visualizing history.
 

Dawoud Bey   Braxton McKinney and Lavon Thomas, Birmingham, AL, 2012   signed by artist on label, verso   archival pigment print, diptych   print: 40 x 32 inches (101.6 x 81.3 cm) each  framed: 40 13/16 x 32 13/16 x 1 5/8 inches (103.7 x 83.3 x 4.1 cm) each  overall: 40 13/16 x 65 5/8 x 1 5/8 inches (103.7 x 166.7 x 4.1 cm)   edition of 6 with 2 APs    © Dawoud Bey   Courtesy: the artist and Sean Kelly, New York
Dawoud Bey, Braxton McKinney and Lavon Thomas, Birmingham, AL, 2012 © Dawoud Bey 
Courtesy of the artist and Sean Kelly, New York 


Tina Kim Gallery 
Anti-Asian American Hate Crime Awareness: A panel discussion
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Working in partnership with the Korean American Community Foundation, Tina Kim Gallery invites you to join KACF president Kyung B. Yoon, ABC Night-line co-anchor Juju Chang, and Guggenheim Senior Curator of Asian Art Alexandra Munroe, for a discussion regarding the importance of raising awareness about anti-Asian discrimination and solidarity in the face of the current crisis, from a personal, professional and institutional perspective. The dichotomy will include the role of art and cultural institutions in building empathy through education, and how we can engage in actionable steps towards a brighter future.
 

Tiwani Contemporary
Dawit L. Petros in Conversation with Dr. Teresa Fiore
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A dialogue with Dr. Teresa Fiore and artist Dawit L. Petros. The conversation will address Dawit's work Spazio Disponibile, directed to re-reading Italian emigration to the United States via Italy’s colonial project in the Horn of Africa and Libya. The discussion will examine how these histories of mobility connected to contemporary movement to nations propose complex questions of exclusion, inclusion and historical memory.
 

White Cube
Screening: Theaster Gates, Dance of Malaga (2019)

Join a special online screening of Theaster Gates’ Dance of Malaga (2019) on White Cube Online. Gates' film addresses complex and intertwining issues of race, territory and inequality in the United States since the end of the Civil War. The film premiered in 2019 at Palais de Tokyo, Paris and toured to Tate Liverpool, UK.
 

Theaster Gates, Dance of Malaga, 2019. Courtesy Theaster Gates and White Cube
Theaster Gates, Dance of Malaga, 2019. Courtesy Theaster Gates and White Cube

ARTWORKS & EXHIBITIONS


Arario Gallery
Byun Soonchoel: On Interracial Project (Jjak Pae)
On Arario Gallery's online viewing room

To Byun Soonchoel, who is deeply engaged with portrait photography, the people in front of his camera who are connected to the societal issues. One of the most famous series by the artist, Interracial Project (Jjak Pae), delves into notions of race and identity in current society. 

Youngsook Park: Mad Woman Project

The video will showcase and highlight Youngsook Park's life long project, Mad Woman. Made in conjunction with the Korean Artist Digital Archive Project by the Korea Arts Management Service, it will illustrate Park's enduring passion for bettering human rights as an artist and activist. Youngsook Park and Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS). 


False Flag
Devin Kenny: More than a seat at the table
A performance Essay at the gallery and online

Frederick Douglass was the most photographed man of the 19th century. A video created using artificial intelligence recently circulated depicting him turning his face in different directions. Representation politics have a long history of co-option that is very much alive today. Devin Kenny proposes a response to these contemporary and historical prompts in the form of a short performance essay. 


Fredericks & Freiser 
Mark Thomas Gibson
Presented on Frieze Viewing Room

Fredericks & Freiser will present two paintings by Mark Thomas Gibson, including Faith and Foxholes, inspired by the insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. 

‘This painting commemorates the moment when things got very real and hopefully unforgettable. This painting represents the history that will likely be forgotten: the terror wrought upon those who sided with the insurrectionists and white supremacists in public, who brought this upon themselves and our country.’ Excerpt from text by Mark Thomas Gibson


Alexander Gray Associates
Socially Distanced Walk-Through of Melvin Edwards: Brighter Days at City Hall Park

Public Art Fund together with Alexander Gray Associates invites you to join artist Melvin Edwards and Curator Daniel S. Palmer for a socially distanced walk-through of ‘Melvin Edwards: Brighter Days’ at City Hall Park. Opening on May 4, Brighter Days is a focused look at Edwards’ career through five sculptures from 1970 to 1996 and a sixth, large-scale work commissioned in 2020, that engage with themes of race, labor, and the African Diaspora. 

Gordon Robichaux 
Otis Houston Jr.: RAT AMERICA
Gallery's booth at Frieze New York at The Shed

‘Millions of Americans are in prison. Millions of Americans know someone who is in prison, who's been to prison, or is on their way to prison. This performance is about Otis, ‘about me—Otis Houston Jr.—about me doing my time.’

Hauser & Wirth
Special Presentation devoted to Project EATS

On view at the gallery's Chelsea location, 542 W 22nd Street

As part of the Vision & Justice Tribute, Hauser & Wirth will introduce a special presentation devoted to the acclaimed New York food justice and social action non-profit Project EATS at the gallery’s Chelsea location on the fifth floor. The gallery will present a working farm stand with produce cultivated in the organization’s urban farm locations in New York City and available for visitors to enjoy. Conceived by Linda Goode Bryant, Project EATS explores a role and purpose for art that has direct consequence on daily life. Using food as its key medium, Project EATS is creating a network of small-plot, high-yield farms that organically grow and distribute food in communities that need fresh, nutritious food. These farms also provide a platform for people living in low wealth communities to shape and create the fair and just world they envision.


Henrique Faria
Marcelo Brodsky: March for Change
On view at the gallery in New York

Marcelo Brodsky’s work addresses the ideas of collective memory, oblivion and human rights abuses around the world including the #MeToo and Back Lives Matter movements.


Locks Gallery
Jane Irish: Antipodes, Age of Exploration
Presented on Frieze Viewing Room

Jane Irish's painting, Antipodes, Age of Exploration (2017) based on a decaying old portrait of a European imperialist, re-imagines its cross-cultural subjects through inclusion of portraits of slaves from the Amistad ship and a view of a rubber factory in Vietnam. The piece was originally shown in an installation at Lemon Hill Mansion in Philadelphia in 2018, curated by Nato Thompson.

Jane Irish- Antipodes, Age of Exploration- 2017
Jane Irish, Antipodes, Age of Exploration, 2017. Courtesy of Locks Gallery

 


Massimo De Carlo
Sanford Biggers: Cipher
Gallery's booth at Frieze New York at The Shed

This works is part of Sanford Biggers’s ongoing series entitled ‘Chimeras’. These works are figurative sculptures created by combining various African and European masks, busts and figures that explore historical depictions of the body and their subsequent myths, narratives, perceptions and power. 


October Gallery 
Alexis Peskine: Sequita
Presented on Frieze Viewing Room

This work is our contribution in response to the mission of The Vision & Justice Project, as the artist through the work puts the arts to the forefront of responsibility in the right to be recognised justly. 


Pace Gallery

Screening of Professor Sarah Elizabeth Lewis’s convenings at the gallery at 508 west 25th.


Pierogi
Hugo Crosthwaite
: No Justice, No Peace and Tzompantli
Presented on Frieze Viewing Room

We propose two stop-motion drawing animations about life in and around the Southern US border, and police brutality, by Mexico-based artist Hugo Crosthwaite. Tzompantli (2020) depicts the disenfranchisement of unaccompanied migrant minors heading to the U.S border. No Justice, No Peace (2020) depicts the police brutality that BLM protesters suffered during their 2020 marches. 

Hugo Crosthwaite No Justice No Peace
Hugo Crosthwaite, No Justice No Peace, 2020. Courtesy of Pierogi

 


The Breeder 
Ekene Stanley Emecheta, Ice Cream Man, Liquor Man
Presented on Frieze Viewing Room

As part of their tribute to Vision & Justice Project, The Breeder presents a powerful new diptych by Nigerian artist Ekene Stanley Emecheta that draws inspiration from Fred Hampton and Fred Hampton Junior’s incrimination. 


David Zwirner 
Stan Douglas: 7 August 1934
Gallery's booth at Frieze New York at The Shed

Stan Douglas has created photographs that investigate the parameters of their medium. This work belongs to Douglas's project, Penn Station's Half Century, his most expansive investigation to-date of the way in which history manifests in specific places and moments. This photograph illustrates the liberation of Angelo Herndon, a Black labor organizer who was arrested in Atlanta for possessing Communist literature.

Stan Douglas, 7 August 1934, 2021   © Stan Douglas   Courtesy the artist, Victoria Miro and David Zwirner
Stan Douglas, 7 August 1934, 2021 
© Stan Douglas 
Courtesy the artist, Victoria Miro and David Zwirner 

INSTITUTIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts 
The Carpenter Center shares three conversations from its recent programming: a dialogue between Ja’Tovia Gary and Frank B. Wilderson III around Gary’s film The Giverny Document; a panel discussion on the experiences of Black women in the curatorial field; and a conversation with the editors of Saturation: Race, Art, and the Circulation of Value (MIT Press, 2020), featuring artist Candice Lin.

Digital Talk: Ja’Tovia Gary and Frank B. Wilderson III
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Digital Talk: Candice Lin, C. Riley Snorton, and Hentyle Yapp 
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Digital Talk: Kemi Adeyemi with Jessica Bell Brown, Lauren Haynes, and Jamillah James
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The Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art
The Hutchins Center of African & African American Research and The Gordon Parks Foundation present the Gordon Parks: Selections from the Dean Collection. The exhibtion opened in tandem with the Vision & Justice Convening at Harvard University in 2019 and brings together works from the collection of Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean and Alicia Keys, who own the largest private holdings of works by Gordon Parks.
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The Drawing Center 
Digital Catalogue: David Hammons: Body Prints, 1968–1979
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Introduction Laura Hopman, contributions by Linda Goode Bryant, Senga Nengudi, Bruce W. Talamon 

David Hammons: Body Prints, 1968–1979 is the first publication to focus exclusively on pivotal early works on paper in which the artist used the body as both a drawing tool and printing plate to explore performative, unconventional forms of image making. Together, the thirty-two body prints highlighted in this volume introduce the major themes of a fifty-year career that has become central to the history of postwar American art. This edition of the Drawing Papers series features a conversation between curator and activist Linda Goode Bryant and artist Senga Nengudi, as well as a photo essay by photographer Bruce W. Talamon, who documented David Hammons at work in his Los Angeles studio in 1974.

International Center of Photography
Curator’s Tour: Tyler Mitchell: I Can Make You Feel Good

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Join the International Center of Photography's (ICP) curator-at-large Isolde Brielmaier for a special virtual tour of Tyler Mitchell: I Can Make You Feel Good. Brielmaier takes the audience through a presentation highlighting the photographs, installation, and videos featured in Tyler Mitchell’s first US exhibition.

Listen here to the audio introduction of Tyler Mitchell's exhibition.

 

Tyler Mitchell, Untitled (Group Hula Hoop), 2019 © Tyler Mitchell, Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
Tyler Mitchell, Untitled (Group Hula Hoop), 2019 © Tyler Mitchell, Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

The Museum of Modern Art
A Conversation with David Hartt 
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Artist David Hartt will be in conversation with Mabel O. Wilson and Sean Anderson about his commissioned work for the exhibition Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America. Hartt's film "On Exactitude in Science (Watts)" examines the mythic spaces of the Watts neighborhood in Los Angeles while amplifying narration by the filmmaker Charles Burnett and a score by Tomeka Reid.
 

MoMA's Forum on Contemporary Photography: A Tribute to Carrie Mae Weems 
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Introduced by Roxana Marcoci, Senior Curator, Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art 

This event is a double celebration—of MoMA’s presentation of Carrie Mae Weems’s From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried, curated by Roxana Marcoci, Senior Curator, and recently on view on the second-floor contemporary galleries; and of the forthcoming Carrie Mae Weems anthology, part of the October Files series, edited by Sarah E. Lewis, Associate Professor, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University, with Christine Garnier, 2020–2022 Wyeth Predoctoral Fellow, CASVA, National Gallery of Art. 

This Forum is co-organized by Sarah E. Lewis, Associate Professor, Harvard University; and Roxana Marcoci, Senior Curator, MoMA. The Forums on Contemporary Photography at MoMA are made possible through the generous support of the Joseph M. Cohen Family Collection. 

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University 
Artist Ebony G. Patterson in Conversation with Scholar Richard J. Powell 
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The Nasher Museum presents a conversation between artist Ebony G. Patterson and author, art historian and Duke Professor Richard J. Powell. They talk about how the artist's work investigates forms of embellishment as they relate to youth culture within disenfranchised communities and break down themes of violence, masculinity, visibility and invisibility within black youth culture globally. 

New Museum
Curatorial Video Tour of Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America
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For those unable to visit the New Museum in person, enjoy a nine-minute video walkthrough of the Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America exhibition, created in partnership between the New Musuem and the audio and visual storytellers at Gesso. Featuring insights from the curatorial advisors and views of works from thirty-seven artists, this is a unique opportunity to virtually experience this exhibition at the New Museum.

The Studio Museum in Harlem and The Bass Museum of Art 
Recovering Black History from Miami to Harlem | Leslie Odom, Jr., Questlove, and Dr. Jessica B. Harris in Conversation 

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How does Black art and music inspire activism? Despite its power, why has so much of Black cultural history been hidden or forgotten?  How is that history being recovered?  

Recovering Black History, features a conversation with multifaceted Tony and Grammy Award-winning and Academy and Emmy Award-nominated performer Leslie Odom, Jr., Grammy Award-winning musician, New York Times Best Selling Author, and Sundance Film Festival Multiple Award-winning Director, Questlove, and James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award-winning author and editor Dr. Jessica B. Harris. Moderated by The Bass Museum of Art’s Curator of Public Engagement, Tom Healy, the group explores how their recent works champion and preserve invaluable and deeply meaningful Black narratives. The program is introduced by Silvia Karman Cubiñá, Executive Director & Chief Curator of The Bass, and Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem.

The Yale Center for British Art
New light on the group portrait of Elihu Yale, his family, and an enslaved child
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The Yale Center for British Art is presenting online a research project exploring an eighteenth-century group portrait that depicts Yale University’s benefactor Elihu Yale. The Center aims to make transparent the painting’s complex history. Titus Kaphar’s painting, Enough About You (2016), made in response to the earlier work, is currently on loan and installed where the historic image previously hung. 
 

FULL LIST OF PARTICIPATING GALLERIES & PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS

Galleries

303 Gallery 
Addis Fine Art
Alexander Gray Associates
Arario Gallery
The Breeder 
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
Ben Brown Fine Arts
Cardi Gallery

Clima
Company Gallery
James Cohan 
Massimo De Carlo 
Donald Ellis Gallery

False Flag
Henrique Faria
Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel 
Fredericks & Freiser
Gagosian 
Goodman Gallery
Grimm

Kavi Gupta
Hauser & Wirth 
Gallery Hyundai
Instituto de Visión 
Charlie James Gallery
Casey Kaplan 
Sean Kelly Gallery
Tina Kim Gallery
David Kordansky Gallery
Galerie Kornfeld
Andrew Kreps Gallery
Jenkins Johnson Gallery
Lehmann Maupin
Lisson Gallery
Locks Gallery
Mendes Wood DM
Microscope Gallery
MKG127
Mrs. 
Night Gallery
October Gallery
Pace Gallery
Pierogi
P.P.O.W
Gordon Robichaux 
Salon 94
Esther Schipper
Tiwani Contemporary
White Cube
David Zwirner

Museums and Institutions

Brooklyn Museum
Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
The Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art
The Drawing Center
Gordon Parks Foundation
International Center for Photography
The Museum of Modern Art
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
New Museum
Public Art Fund
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Studio Museum in Harlem
Whitney Museum of American Art
Yale Center for British Art

Main image: Hank Willis Thomas x For Freedoms,‘ Who Taught You To Love?’ , Des Moines, IA. Partner: Unfinished. Photo by Jeff Scroggins. From For Freedom 2020 Awakening, 2020.

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