Frieze Viewing Room Los Angeles Devotes New Section to Digital Art
Curated by Venus Lau, the section is dominated by Chinese new media artists.
Lu Yang, DOKU - Hello World - Facial Capture Documentary (2021). Single channel video, 3 min 2 sec. Courtesy Jane Lombard Gallery.
'Digital and virtual existence is more than what appears on a screen,' said Venus Lau, the curator of the new section.
Lau said the digital was 'no longer opposed to the real' but an 'anamorphosis' of it, a distorted image that appears normal when viewed from a particular perspective or through a certain lens.
Altogether, 47 galleries will present works in the online exhibition from 28 July to 1 August, dates chosen to coincide with the inaugural Gallery Weekend Los Angeles.
Over 70 galleries have signed up for the in-person gallery weekend. More information about it will be published on the website galleryplatform.la in the leadup to the event.
Frieze's inclusion of a digital art section selling works as NFTs is yet another example of how digital assets and cryptocurrencies have disrupted the art establishment.
'It is inevitable that cryptocurrencies will be a standard in many businesses. Our message to the world is that we, at Lehmann Maupin, are ready for it," said Rachel Lehmann, co-founder of Lehmann Maupin.
All of the galleries participating in the Frieze Viewing Room Los Angeles 2021 are listed below. —[O]
Frieze Viewing Room Los Angeles 2021 Galleries
Miguel Abreu Gallery
Blum & Poe
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
Fredericks & Freiser
Hauser & Wirth
Galerie Max Hetzler
Charlie James Gallery
David Kordansky Gallery
Andrew Kreps Gallery
Nino Mier Gallery
Galleria Lorcan O'Neill
Overduin & Co.
Park View / Paul Soto
Galeria Nara Roesler
Various Small Fires (VSF)
Venus Over Manhattan