Looking Forward: Jens Hoffman

Leading curators select some stand-out presentations at Frieze New York 2017

With a Stand Prize winning presentation in 2016, Bogotá’s Instituto de Visión promises another dynamic group show this year, with works by Felipe Arturo, Otto Berchem, Pia Camil and Nicolás Consuegra. A compelling, inter-generational roster of artists, mostly but not exclusively based in Colombia, this gallery has carved a significant niche for itself among the South American scene. Their energy reflects the artistic boom in Bogotá over the last decade, counting spaces such as Casas Riegner and Flora as well; I won’t miss this chance to encounter their program in New York.

Hailing from the same continent this year is Walden, based in Buenos Aires. The gallery’s solo presentation of work by the late, Mexican-born and Amsterdam-based conceptual pioneer Ulises Carrión (1941–1989) will include works on paper, as well as rarely seen video pieces. Mostly known for his work with text and books – he was the founder of Other Books and So, a legendary bookstore, exhibition space, archive and performance venue – this offers a chance to deepen our understanding of Carrion’s whole achievement.

Tickets for Frieze New York 2017 are available here.

Jens Hoffmann is a writer, curator, and Director of Special Exhibitions and Public Programs, Jewish Museum, New York, USA

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