Frieze London - Stand B6
Frieze Masters - Stand C9
London, United Kingdom 14–18 October 2015
Pace is pleased to announce its participation in the 2015 editions of Frieze and Frieze Masters at Regent’s Park London. At Frieze (14–17 October 2015), Pace will debut a new installation by Adam Pendleton alongside works by a group of artists including Robert Rauschenberg, Sol LeWitt, Lee Ufan and Wang Guangle. At Frieze Masters (14–18 October 2015), the gallery will exhibit a career-spanning selection of Alexander Calder’s works on paper in anticipation of the Tate Modern’s survey of the artist’s kinetic works, opening 11 November.
For his new installation, Pendleton will expand upon the work he currently has on view in the Belgian pavilion of the Venice Biennale. The artist has created a large wallpaper print from an archival image of an interior scene, upon which he hangs his silkscreen paintings and enacts a conversation between past and present and the ideological circuits at play in both images. Building on legacies of Conceptual art, concrete poetry and Dada, Pendleton’s work questions the expressive potential of language and the historical salience of these aforementioned movements. The installation will be shown with Structure with Three Towers (1986) by Sol LeWitt, whose art and writing is an important touchstone for Pendleton.
A selection of Robert Rauschenberg’s rarely seen Salvage works will offer an historical precedent for Pendleton’s silkscreen work. The presentation of this group follows Pace’s presentation of Salvage paintings earlier this year at Art Basel and precedes the forthcoming exhibition of late works by Rauschenberg, opening 23 October at Pace in New York.
The stand will also feature paintings by Lee Ufan—whose work from the 1970s and 1980s is the subject of a concurrent exhibition at Pace London—and Li Songsong, whose solo exhibition at the Staaliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden opens on 31 October. Lee Ufan’s work, in theory and practice, demonstrates mastery at crossing boundaries and initiating poetic dialogues between cultures, nature, material and space. A founding member of Mono-ha (“Object School”) Lee Ufan’s work meditates on gesture and nature, giving rise to new perceptions.
The presentation of Calder’s work on paper at Frieze Masters will highlight five decades of the artist’s practice, emerging from a career-long mastery of motion and space in a variety of unprecedented media. The group of works will begin with Calder’s brush drawings of animals from zoos in the mid-1920s that preceded and informed the creation of his celebrated Cirque Calder. It will continue with line drawings and gouaches from the 1940s and subsequent decades that delve into ideas of space, transparency, and abstraction. These works complement the upcoming exhibition Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture at Tate Modern, demonstrating the significant relationship between Calder’s sculpture and his drawings as well as the radical ways in which he engaged perceptual conditions in two and three-dimensions.