Lehmann Maupin Gallery has announced its participation in the first edition of Frieze New York, 4-7 May 2012, Booth C10, where the gallery will exhibit work by Tracey Emin, Teresita Fernández, Angel Otero, Robin Rhode, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., and Nari Ward.
The gallery will present new work by Tim Rollins and K.O.S., who have been selected to participate in Frieze Projects New York. Curated by Cecilia Alemani, the commissioned projects are situated outdoors and located throughout Randall's Island. Working on a 40-foot table under a canopy of large oak trees on Randall's Island, the collaborative team of Tim Rollins and K.O.S. will conduct their first open workshop for children and youth. The participants will create a choral painting inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, which will be painted on a musical score of Felix Mendelssohn's 1828-1842 composition of the same name. Using watercolors and inks on Thai Mulberry paper, the young participants will channel the transgressive character of Puck to compose a vast painting-collage, overlaid with floral decoration and cacophonic fields of color. The instrumental music Mendelssohn wrote under the spell of the play will be played on loudspeakers to accompany the work of the children.
Lehmann Maupin Gallery will also be exhibiting Robin Rhode's work for the first time at Frieze New York. Robin Rhode's work comments on urban youth culture and explores themes surrounding colonialism and socio-economic issues through the use of ephemeral devices. Additional highlights will include new work by Nari Ward, one of this year's recipients of the prestigious Rome Prize, and a selection of work by Tracey Emin spanning various media and including embroidery, neon, and works on paper.
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Pictured: Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Detail of A Midsummer Night's Dream (after Shakespeare and Mendelssohn), 2011.