There is no indication or press release as to what the show will be, but the New York-based artist often works across mediums in sculpture, drawing, video, performance and is also a sound artist, where her music can be found here.
Her work often pits itself between extremes and emotions; polarized between agony and ecstasy, violence and care, ambiguous and coherent to unpick power structure, domination and oppression and its effect on the body.
You can view documentation from a recent solo exhibition IS PATH WARM?at North Little Rock’s Good Weather, which opened in June.
Both artists will present new lecture based-performances; Kenny’s will focus on “Black/American culture before and after telecommunication technologies in connection with legacies of the African diaspora” and Hirata’s will look at the “spectacle of the war machine through their manifestations in nutritional and culinary bureaucracies and material histories”
The Center for Experimental Lectures was set up in 2011 by Gordon Hall to provide a platform dedicated solely to the medium of the lecture.
Each section comes with its own text —one a Dear Diary story and the other two more conventional press releases, suggesting that there is a looser structure within the tighter plan and that each curator/s will respond to the specificity of their allotted part and its architecture.
New York-based artist Jeong’s show consists a sculptural installation in the form of a ‘suspended maze’ made from moulds of captured tears and sugar called Lash Blast x 2% Flourish. Its press announcement comes accompanied by an abstract, poetic text skirting a theme of affect in objects: “knockoff ysl cries, detained by customs, begging for clearance.”
London-based Chavasse is showing a single-channel projection called The doldroms, a video constructed from phone footage and situated in a region of the Atlantic Ocean called ‘the Doldrums’ known for its unpredictable weather, as well as a word that refers to a state of malaise and stagnation.
Drawing on installation, video and sculptural practices, Frech will interrogate the conflation of wireless technology, surveillance, communication and censorship. The artist has installed an electromagnetic pulse device (EMP) inside the gallery with the potential to be switched on at any time in order to create a space of complete radio silence.
Information on Lond0n-based Danish artist Myrup, on the other hand, comes in the form of a photo of a vulture overlaid with a clay tablet featuring the Nippur map, the oldest one ever found, as well as an image of an illuminated manuscript amended with the press release (see below). The piece that mimics The Book of Hours ends with the line, “I am Scavenger of Carcasses, Eater of the Past, living off of broken lives that may live once more.”
Lemmey—aka Spitzenprodukte—has penned a work of fan fiction that follows Andy “Chubz” Wilson, just another NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) through his summer of chilling, dick sucking, and general fucking off. Eventually he meets a leftie journalist and “cute crypto-twink” Owen on Grindr: “Whilst Owen battles poppers-mad Prime Minister Nigel “Nige” Farage, our cock-hungry comrade wages his own “ass” war, and is left wondering: just what exactly is it he’s fighting for? Socialism? Barbarism? Or just cheap kicks?”
Frieze New York is on in the week starting May 11, along with NADA NYC and the usual range of fringe events taking advantage of the visitors. Other things going on in the city at the same time include a show by Anna-Sophie Berger and Dena Yagocalled In A Future, Night at the Museum at MoMA PS1 including a presentation by Simon Denny and VR by Andrew Thomas Huang, there’s a group exhibition at American Medium and another one called SOAPY IV, including Max Brand and Laura Langer, among others.
Elsewhere, goodbye arm&sexyis closing with a party in Berlin,Cristine Bracheand Agatha Wara are among the artists taking part in the Guccivuitton exhibition in Miami, there’ll be an Adam Linder performance at MoMAW in Warsaw and Neïl Beloufa has a show opening in Düsseldorf.