Selected Artists | Booth B4
Regent’s Park, 4 –7 October 2018
At Frieze (B4), Pace’s booth will reflect on its contemporary programme and honour international artists through new or recent works by artists Arlene Shechet, William Monk, Brent Wadden, Adrian Ghenie, Song Dong, Yin Xiuzhen, and Yoshitomo Nara among others. Pace’s presentation will celebrate London as a creative platform where artists and thinkers from all around the world gather to make art history.
Highlights will include new works by multidisciplinary sculptor Arlene Shechet. The artist has mastered an approach to clay and glaze that links the interior spaces innate to physical objects with those of
the body and the psyche. Full Steam Ahead, the artist’s first major public art project, will be on view this autumn at Madison Square Park in NY. It will consist of a series of porcelain, wood, and cast iron sculptures installed around and within the emptied circular reflecting pool in the north of the park.
Influenced by First Nation, folk and Bauhaus textiles as well as painting movements such as Abstract
Expressionism, Brent Wadden’s edgy works juxtapose hierarchies of media and disciplines. They balance positive and negative space, textures and the materiality of the canvas. On 18th October at Tate Modern, Wadden will be leading a talk titled Weaving : Contemporary Makers on the Loom.
Representational standards combust with near-abstract and gestural treatments of atmospheric scenes and crude imagery in Nigel Cooke’s new painting. His philosophical proposition articulates influences from the history of both abstract and figurative classical painting. Song Dong’s Usefulness of Uselessness - Varied Window No. 8, a conceptual exploration of everyday discarded window frames will also be displayed on the stand. While Keith Coventry’s new glazed ceramic works focus on Chinese societal rules, Yin Xiuzhen’s slick Wall Instrument series alludes to the lives of individuals who are often neglected in the drive toward excessive urbanization and rapid modern development.
Yto Barrada’s recent textile work [Untitled (After Stella, Tetuan IV)] references Frank Stella’s series of fluorescent paintings, inspired in part by Moroccan cities.
System Subject, Curated by Adam Pendleton | Booth C9
“System is equated with subject, with “the subject”, with subjectivity, with self” —Rosalind Krauss, ‘The LeWitt Matrix’
Curated by Adam Pendleton, Pace’s booth at Frieze Masters 2018 (C9) will bring together a selection of works that are process or conceptually oriented. The presentation, inspired by Rosalind Krauss’ critical writing on Sol LeWitt, will explore grids, systems, and subjectivity in works by Charles Gaines, LeWitt, Howardena Pindell, Richard Poussette-Dart, Robert Ryman, and others. What is the relationship between the system and the self? What can process-based works reveal about subjectivity?