Returning once again at the Rockefeller Center in New York, Frieze Sculpture is opening a public sculpture exhibition featuring works from a diverse range of international artists, after a successful first U.S. show last year.
Ghada Amer, Beatriz Cortez, Andy Goldsworthy, Lena Henke, Camille Henrot, and Thaddeus Mosley, are certainly among the notable participants, many of whom have created major new site-specific works. The director of the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, Brett Littman, is the curator for the 2020 iteration, who has taken inspiration from natural materials, including earth, rock, and plants, as well as the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, to assemble the show, which would have coincided with the global annual event.
“The projects for this year’s Frieze Sculpture deal with a range of issues including women’s suffrage, migration, urban planning, and ecology. They are also grounded in the celebration of the natural and botanical worlds, and in some cases, the artists use plants and flowers as part of their sculptures. Given our world’s current urgent concerns with ecological sustainability, climate change and racial inequality – and the impact these issues have had in spreading COVID-19 – the idea of creating an outdoor sculpture installation within this discourse, could not be more relevant,” Littman explained in a statement.