【New York】Frieze Art Week|Editor’s Choice New York Museum Art Exhibition

Adrian Piper, "Everything #2.8. (detail)", 2003, photocopying pictures on graph paper, sandpaper polishing, inkjet overprinting, 21.6 x 27.9 cm. Private collection.? Adrian Piper Research Archive Foundation, Berlin

From "Grant Wood Hot" to the MoMA retrospective where Andrian Piper returns to his hometown.

During the Frieze New York Art Fair, major art institutions in New York presented world-class diverse and wonderful art exhibitions. The editors of frieze are here to bring you their favorite exhibition recommendations.

Grant Wood, "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere" 1931, oil on composite panel, 76 × 102 cm. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Arthur Hoppock Hearn Fund, 1950.? Figge Art Museum, successors to the Estate of Nan Wood Graham/ Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Image:? The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Credit: Art Resource, NY
Andrew Durbin recommended exhibitions: 

“Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Fables”

?? New York Whitney Museum

The future generation may be confused if they look back at the "Grant Wood fever" that made the entire New York crazy. Why is an eccentric painter (the protagonist of the Whitney Museum retrospective) so fascinating? To explore the reasons, they only need to look up what happened in the United States on November 8, 2016, and then they can understand-why we are in this weird era, calling such a weird artist. Grant Wood's most famous work is "American Gothic" (American Gothic). In Wood's works, he did not explore the truth, but turned to the strange characters with the suppressed emotions and weird behaviors of the American Midwest to show them. Here, the themes of these pictures allow the viewer to find “a tolerable moment of tranquility” (borrowing George Washington’s words) when the gravity of life and the fait-it’s history claim their existence again  

-Andrew Durbin is frieze's senior editor and lives in New York

Adrian Piper, "Everything #2.8. (detail)", 2003, photocopying pictures on graph paper, sandpaper polishing, inkjet overprinting, 21.6 x 27.9 cm. Private collection.? Adrian Piper Research Archive Foundation, Berlin
Pablo Larios recommended exhibitions:
“Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions, 1065–2016”
New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
MoMA gave an entire floor space to conceptual artist Adrian Piper's retrospective exhibition-"Andrian Piper: Intuitive Synthesis, 1065–2016". This is the first time that MoMA has an entire floor. The space is used as an exhibition of works by a living artist. This retrospective seems to be a welcoming ceremony for Piper's return to her hometown of New York. Since 2005, Piper has been living in Berlin. The timing of the exhibition was perfect. Starting from the role-switching art project "Mythic Being" (fictional existence, 1973–5), Piper began to boldly record the "cultural reversion phenomenon" in society, and she tried to remove our cultural "default value" "As well as stereotypes and stereotyped thinking about race, class, and gender. Her works are always intense and full of political meaning, but without losing interest and sense of the times: disco, electronic music and Kant, idealism are juxtaposed, there is also the artist's biography on the scene, and a wonderful memoir about the artist's life is presented simultaneously with the exhibition . The entire exhibition is full of "food for the soul" (referred to by the name of another work of art from the early 1970s), which is undoubtedly a large-scale warm welcome for the return of "fictional existence" (always existing).
-Pablo Larios is frieze's senior editor and currently lives in Berlin
Sylvia Palacios Whitman, Passing Through, 1977, Sonnabend Gallery Performance Art Record. Image: Babette Mangolte, 28 × 36 cm. Credit: Babette Mangolte? 1977 Babette Mangolte

Amy Sherlock recommended exhibitions:
“Radical Women: Latin AMerican Art, 1960-1985”
Brooklyn Museum
In order to present the exhibition "Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985" from the Hanmore Museum of Art in Los Angeles to the Brooklyn Museum, the curators Cecilia Fajardo-Hill and Andrea Giunta spent 7 years studying. The reason is that most of the artists (over 120) from 14 Latin American countries and the United States in the exhibition have no trace of their names in art history. In a special period of global political and aesthetic turmoil, multiple marginal positioning brought these artists together, just like another groundbreaking exhibition recently held by the Brooklyn Museum "We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women 1965–85". In the context of today's era, this important exhibition constantly reminds us how long and how long the road to achieving equality is.

-Amy Sherlock is the associate editor of frieze and currently lives in London

The 2018 Frieze New York Art Fair will be held from May 3rd to 6th.
(Article source: Frieze)