Focus 2017

Frieze London's section for younger galleries, advised by Ruba Katrib (SculptureCenter, New York) and Fabian Schoeneich (Portikus, Frankfurt)

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Courtesy of Antenna Space

Courtesy of Antenna Space

Bringing together 34 galleries from Cairo to Berlin, Focus features galleries aged 12 years or younger. Advised for the first time by Ruba Katrib (SculptureCenter, New York) in collaboration with returning curator Fabian Schoeneich (Portikus, Frankfurt), highlights include:

  • An installation-performance by Lloyd Corporation at Carlos/Ishikawa in which wholesale-style ‘lots’ of material are auctioned off to fair visitors;
  • A new installation including a video essay by Hannah Black at Arcadia Missa, coinciding with the artist’s solo show at London’s Chisenhale Gallery;
  • Various Small Fires recreating a site-specific variation of The Harrisons’ ‘Survival’ series, inspired by research into adapting to climate change - in this case, a proposal for the indoor cultivation of fruit trees
  • Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler (Berlin) with Anna Uddenberg whose uncanny figurative sculptures  were a highlight of the Berlin Biennial 9 (2016)

Galleries join for the first time from Egypt (Gypsum, Cairo), Peru (Revolver Galería, Lima) and South Africa (blank projects, Cape Town), offering a truly global overview of emerging talents. Other galleries making their Frieze London debut in Focus include, among others, Cooper Cole (Toronto), Emalin (London), Institutio de Visión (Bogotá), Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler (Berlin) and Union Pacific (London).

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