Spotlight

A section dedicated to rare solo presentations of 20th-century artists

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Rasheed Araeen, Aicon Gallery, Spotlight section, Frieze New York 2015

Rasheed Araeen, Aicon Gallery, Spotlight section, Frieze New York 2015

Following its celebrated debut in 2015, which anticipated major institutional shows and saw a number of museum acquisitions, the Spotlight section dedicated to solo artist presentations of work made in the 20th century curated by Clara M Kim.

Kim said, ‘I’m looking forward to the second New York edition of Spotlight, which continues to explore global positions beyond the Western tradition, rarely seen work from significant figures and surveys of under-recognized artists from across the world. I’m excited to see a particularly strong representation of American artists of the mid-twentieth century including New York-based artists Jo Baer (Galerie Barbara Thumm), Ralph Humphrey (Garth Greenan Gallery) and Alan Shields (Van Doren Waxter); and Californian figures such as Joe Goode (Franklin Parrasch Gallery) and David Ireland (Anglim Gilbert Gallery). At the same time, highlights include critical moments in avantgarde art with figures from Latin America (Felipe Ehrenberg, Baró Galeria and Abraham Palatnik, Galeria Nara Roesler), South Asia (Zahoor ul Akhlaq, Jhaveri Contemporary and SH Raza, Aicon Gallery) as well as Europe (Robert Filliou with Richard Saltoun and Francois Morellet represented by Galerie Hervé Bize).’

Participating galleries and artists:

Aicon Gallery, New York: S.H. Raza
Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco: David Ireland
Baro Galeria, São Paulo: Felipe Ehrenberg
espaivisor, Valencia: Lea Lublin
Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York: Joe Goode
Garth Greenan Gallery, New York: Ralph Humphrey
Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo: Abraham Palatnik
Galeria Raquel Arnaud, São Paulo: Sergio Camargo
Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin: Jo Baer
Galerie Hervé Bize, Nancy: François Morellet
Gallery Hyundai, Seoul: Kim Whanki
Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica: John Divola
Hales, London: Frank Bowling
Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai: Zahoor ul Akhlaq
P420, Bologna: Milan Grygar
Parafin, London: Nancy Holt
Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London: Mary Kelly
Richard Saltoun, London: Robert Filliou
Van Doren Waxter, New York: Alan Shields
Venus, New York: H.C. Westermann

Clara M Kim: Formerly an independent curator based in Los Angeles, Kim was recently announced as Daskalopoulos Senior Curator, International Art (Africa, Asia & Middle East) for Tate Modern, London. Previous positions include Senior Curator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and Director/Curator of the Gallery at REDCAT in Los Angeles. She is also Program Advisor for Kadist Foundation, San Francisco; Researcher for the Asia Cultural Complex – a major new cultural organization in Gwangju, Korea; and Advisory Board Member of the Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, and West of Rome, Pasadena. She has served on juries for Hugo Boss Asia Art Award, Sundance Film Festival, Creative Capital Foundation and United States Artists. Kim received a BA at the University of California, Berkeley and a MA at the University of Chicago.

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