Luminaries of 20th-Century Art: Spotlight at Frieze Masters

New for 2019, Laura Hoptman curates more than 30 solo presentations by artists including Howardena Pindell, Ming Smith and Maruja Mallo

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Laura Hoptman, Executive Director of the Drawing Center in New York joins Frieze Masters to oversee the fair’s Spotlight section, featuring solo presentations by ground-breaking artists of the 20th century.

Spanning painting, photography, sculpture, drawing and conceptual installations, highlights for 2019 include:

Ming Smith, America Seen Through Stars and Stripes, New York City, NY, 1976, archival pigment print, 61 ×  × 76 cm, Courtesy of Jenkins Johnson Gallery

Ming Smith, America Seen Through Stars and Stripes, New York City, NY, 1976, archival pigment print, 61 ×  × 76 cm, Courtesy of Jenkins Johnson Gallery

Pioneering New York figures such as Ming Smith, the first African American female photographer to have her work acquired by the Museum of Modern Art; Gordon Parks, presented in collaboration with The Gordon Parks Foundation, focusing on portraiture and Parks’ depiction of Black American experience from 1940-70; and Howardena Pindell, founding member of the feminist space A.I.R. with key works from the 1970s.

OHO (Tomaž Šalamun), The Aim of the Cloak, 1968, Book, 22.5 ×  × 22.5 × 3 cm, Courtesy of Gregor Podnar

OHO (Tomaž Šalamun), The Aim of the Cloak, 1968, Book, 22.5 ×  × 22.5 × 3 cm, Courtesy of Gregor Podnar

Radical collectives such as General Idea, a collaboration between AA Bronson, Felix Partz and Jorge Zontal from 1969-94 that stood in opposition to the idea of the artist as the individual genius; and Slovenian artist group OHO, who during the 1960s and ‘70s proposed a new world where there would be no hierarchical difference between people and things.

Bruno Munari, Composizione a luce polarizzata , 1953 - 1960, Cibrachrome Prints, Dimensions Variable¶, Courtesy of Andrew Kreps Gallery

Bruno Munari, Composizione a luce polarizzata, 1953 - 1960, Cibrachrome Prints, Dimensions Variable, Courtesy of Andrew Kreps Gallery

Plus diverse and pioneering figures from around the world, such as German artist KP Brehmer, who found new ways to visualise global capitalism through political Pop Art; Maruja Mallo, a central figure in the Spanish group Generation of ’27 (alongside Salvador Dalí, Federico García Lorca and Luis Buñuel) with works touching upon Surrealism, mathematics, politics and gender; Bruno Munari, with an exhibition focusing on the artist’s experiments with light since the 1940s; and the first UK solo presentation by Jacqueline de Jong, following the avant-garde artist's major retrospective at the Stedelijk Museum (2019).

The participating artists and galleries for Spotlight at Frieze Masters 2019 are:

Jean Conner (Anglim Gilbert Gallery)
Hervé Télémaque (Paul Coulon)
KP Brehmer (Diehl Gallery)
Lotty Rosenfeld + CADA (espaivisor)
Margarita Pakza (Henrique Faria)
Edward Krasinski (Foksal Gallery Foundation)
Howardena Pindell (Garth Greenan Gallery)
Richard Hunt (Kavi Gupta)
Sidsel Paaske (Holtermann Fine Art)
Gordon Parks (Alison Jacques Gallery)
Ming Smith (Jenkins Johnson Gallery)
Bruno Munari (Andrew Kreps Gallery)
Mildred Thompson (Galerie Lelong & Co.)
Michel Parmentier (Loevenbruck)
General Idea (Mai 36 Galerie)
Edgardo Antonio Vigo (MCMC)
Georges Vantongerloo (Massimo Minini)
Equipo 57 (Rafael Ortiz)
Maruja Mallo (Ortuzar Projects)
OHO Group (Gregor Podnar)
Helen Escobedo (Proyectos Monclova)
Bruno Munari (Repetto Gallery)
Jagoda Buić (Richard Saltoun Gallery)
Ernst Wilhelm Nay (Aurel Scheibler)
Jacqueline de Jong (Pippy Houldsworth Gallery)

Explore Spotlight galleries here

Frieze London and Frieze Masters return to Regent's Park from 3 to 6 October 2019. Tickets are limited and available to purchase online, book yours today so you do not miss out.

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