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Milena Muzquiz, Travesia Cuatro (Madrid), Focus section, Frieze New York 2015

Milena Muzquiz, Travesia Cuatro (Madrid), Focus section, Frieze New York 2015

The Focus section returns with a careful selection of 32 galleries founded in or after 2004, advised by curators Jacob Proctor and Fabian Schöneich. Bringing together specially curated projects, Focus makes possible ambitious presentations by some of the most innovative galleries working today. Highlights include Clearing (Brooklyn) showing new sculptures by Marina Pinsky alongside seminal work by Eduardo Paolozzi; Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde (Dubai) with an installation by Dubai-based collective Ramin and Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian; Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler (Berlin) showing Andrea Crespo and Daniel Keller; Martos (New York) surveying the pioneering work of Michel Auder; and Supportico Lopez (Berlin) presenting Athena Papadopoulos and Giulio Delvè.

Participating galleries and artists:

Clearing, New York: Eduardo Paolozzi and Marina Pinsky
Chi-Wen Gallery, Taipei: Chien-Chi Chang
David Lewis, New York: Israel Lund
Galerie Mor Charpentier, Paris: Alexander Apostol, Rossella Biscotti, Carlos Motta and Oscar Munoz
Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai: Rokni & Ramin Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian
hunt kastner, Prague: Basim Magdy
Instituto De Visión, Bogotá: Alberto Baraya, Otto Berchem, Pia Camil and Wilson Diaz 
Ivan Gallery, Bucharest: Andreea Ciobica and Paul Neagu
James Fuentes, New York: Ben Senior
Josh Lilley, London: Nicholas Hatfull and Kathleen Ryan
Kate Werble Gallery, New York: Anna Betbeze and Melanie Schiff
Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin: Andrea Crespo and Daniel Keller
Lisa Cooley, New York: Trudy Benson, Matthew Darbyshire and Lucy Kim
lokal_30, Warsaw: Ewa Juszkiewicz, Natalia LL and Józef Robakowski
Maisterravalbuena, Madrid: A Kassen and Maria Loboda
Martos Gallery, New York: Michel Auder
Meessen De Clercq, Brussels: Jorge Méndez Blake, Claudio Parmiggiani and Thu Van Tran
Misako & Rosen, Tokyo: Josh Brand
Murias Centeno, Lisbon: Carla Filipe, Mauro Cerqueira and Max Ruf
Night Gallery, Los Angeles: Mira Dancy, Rose Marcus and Sean Townley
Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York: Leonhard Hurzlmeier and Pam Lins
Ratio 3, San Francisco: Katarina Burin and Ben Peterson
Seventeen, London: Jon Rafman and Megan Rooney
Simone Subal Gallery, New York: Julien Bismuth, Sam Ekwurtzel and Florian Meisenberg
Société, Berlin:  Sean Raspet Soylent
Sultana, Paris: Pia Camil, Jacin Giordano and Olivier Millagou
Supportico Lopez, Berlin: Giulio Delvè and Athena Papadopoulos
Take Ninagawa, Tokyo: Ryoko Aoki
Tif Sigfrids, Los Angeles: Joshua Abelow, Matthew Chambers and Albert Mertz
Travesia Cuatro, Madrid: Gabriel Rosas Alemán
Triple V, Paris: Servane Mary, Laurent Montaron and Pierre Vadi

Fabian Schöneich is currently Curator of Portikus in Frankfurt am Main, an institution for contemporary art, which is connected to Städelschule, Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, one of Europe’s most influential art schools. Prior to moving to Frankfurt, Fabian worked as Assistant Curator at Kunsthalle Basel and as Curator of LISTE’s performance project.

Jacob Proctor is Curator of the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago where he is responsible for programming a new contemporary gallery. Formerly at the Aspen Art Museum he organised notable solo exhibitions by Morgan Fischer, Thea Djordjadze, Simon Denny, Frances Stark and Rosemarie Trockel between 2011 and 2014. Prior to that he was curator at the University of Michigan (2009-2011).

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