Part 1 of this five-part Frieze report can be found here. Start there for introductory background and explanatory notes.
Alfonso Artiaco (here): Darren Almond, $38000. A densely layered, fluttering mass of Tibetan prayer flags.
Mitchel-Innes & Nash (here): Catherine Opie, $50000. This work seems to point to more narrative in Opie’s newest portraits. The sisters from Rodarte are her models, with sewn blood and a whisper coming out of the deep darkness.
Marc Foxx (here): Anne Collier, $28000. This front and back diptych of a postcard of a Turkana girl with a camera (“Say cheese before I click”) is one of the strongest works I have seen in Collier’s ongoing examination of found photographic ephemera. It’s kitchy and head-shakingly dated, which is why it is so successful when seen through her rigorously conceptual eyes.
Yvon Lambert (here): Douglas Gordon, individually $2500 to $12000. A salon hanging jumble of textural still life images.
Dvir Gallery (here): Ariel Schlesingler, €10000. The external protective glass on this work is broken to echo the broken glass in the underlying photograph.
Laura Bartlett Gallery (here): Simon Dybbroe Møller, €11000. Five layers of still life electronics, wired together into one witty three dimensional pile.
Taro Nasu (here): Jonathan Monk, €2400. Araki’s bondage nudes with the body parts removed, leaving drooping kimonos and empty ropes.
Galleria Raffaella Cortese (here): Barbara Bloom, $15000. Not only is this down-the-hallway photograph optically compelling, check out the wild, three color telescoped mat used to reinforce the color progression.
Jack Hanley Gallery (here): Torbjorn Rødland, $4000. Quirky microphone antics in the scrubby forest.
Goodman Gallery (here): Candice Breitz, $5500 each. In these stills, the artist has inserted herself into a South African soap opera, an oddly out of place white presence among black actors. There is a sense of deliberate randomness here, of being unrelated to the story going on around her, that makes the contrived situations all the more unsettled.
Read more about: Anne Collier, Ariel Schlesinger, Barbara Bloom, Candice Breitz, Catherine Opie, Darren Almond, Douglas Gordon, Jonathan Monk, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Torbjørn Rødland, Dvir Gallery, Galleria Alfonso Artiaco, Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Goodman Gallery, Jack Hanley Gallery, Laura Bartlett Gallery, Marc Foxx, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Taro Nasu Gallery, Yvon Lambert Gallery, Frieze New York