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Andrew Bonacina and Laura McLean-Ferris Make Frieze Debut

Curators’ first edition of Focus section brings together 33 young galleries from Hong Kong, Mumbai and Vienna

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Bringing together 33 galleries representing emerging art scenes from Cape Town to Los Angeles, Focus features galleries aged 12 years or younger. Advised for the first time by Andrew Bonacina (The Hepworth Wakefield) in collaboration with Laura McLean-Ferris (Swiss Institute, New York), highlights include, among many others:

  • Edouard Malingue (Hong Kong) will present an immersive installation by celebrated emerging Hong Kong artist Wong Ping, whose animations and video works were a highlight of the New Museum Triennial in January;
  • Arcadia Missa (London) will present an immersive exhibition of new paintings and sculpture by Penny Goring, known for her vibrant yet melancholic visual world;
  • Jhaveri Contemporary (Mumbai) will show ink drawings, knitted jumpers, sculptures and video by Hardeep Pandhal, who uses humour to interrogate perceptions of British Asian identity;
  • Galerie Emmanuel Layr will present a two-artist show by Anna-Sophie Berger and Cécile B. Evans, exploring how we create meaning through the stuff we use, the things we wear and the places we live;
  • 47 Canal will showcase Bronx-born photographer Elle Pérez, with works exploring sexuality, queerness and the cultural identity of minorities in contemporary America; and
  • blank (Cape Town) will present the work of three artists from South Africa: Bronwyn Katz, Donna Kukama, and Cinga Samson exploring the politics of place, history and memory. 

View the full list of particpating galleries here.

Main image: Sultana’s stand in the Focus section of Frieze London 2017.

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