Menu

  • Art
  • Lifestyle
  • Fashion
  • Design
  • Sustainability
  • Homepage
  • Whitewall Presents
  • Whitewaller
  • Insiders

Subscribe to the Newsletter

Subscribe to the Magazine

Presents

Basel

Art Basel 2021

Newsletter

Go inside the worlds of art, fashion, design, and lifestyle.

Ok
Andy Goldsworthy, "Red Flags" at Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center; courtesy of Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Tishman Speyer.
Beatriz Cortez, "Glacial Erratic" at Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center; courtesy of Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Tishman Speyer.
Camille Henrot, "Inside Job" at Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center; courtesy of Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Tishman Speyer.
Ghada Amer's garden installation, "Women's Qualities" at Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center; courtesy of Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Tishman Speyer.
Lena Henke, "R.M.M. (Power Broker Purple") and "R.M.M. (Organ, Organ, Organ Red)" at Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center; courtesy of Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Tishman Speyer.
Thaddeus Mosley, "Illusory Progression,"  "True to Myth," and "Rhizogenic Rhythms" at Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center; courtesy of Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Tishman Speyer.
Ghada Amer's garden installation, "Women's Qualities" at Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center; courtesy of Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Tishman Speyer.
Art

Frieze Sculpture Makes a Comeback at Rockefeller Center

By whitewall

September 3, 2020

Following the cancellation of Frieze New York this past spring, the fair’s Frieze Sculpture show has been readapted in order to return to Rockefeller Center for its second year. With the support of Tishman Speyer, the special installation has taken over Rockefeller Center’s public and outdoor spaces with works by major artists, debuting in compliance with health guidelines surrounding COVID-19.

“So much has changed since our planned opening of this year’s Frieze Sculpture on the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, April 22nd,” said Loring Randolph, Director of Frieze New York. “But what has not waivered is Frieze and Rockefeller Center’s commitment to putting the art of our time in the public realm.”

Open Gallery

Andy Goldsworthy, "Red Flags" at Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center; courtesy of Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Tishman Speyer.

Free and publicly accessible, on view are sculptures by Ghada Amer presented by Goodman Gallery and Marianne Boesky, Andy Goldsworthy with Galerie Lelong & Co., Lena Henke represented by Bortolami, Beatriz Cortez debuted by Commonwealth and Council, Thaddeus Mosley with Karma, and Camille Henrot presented by Metro Pictures. Each artist has created a major site-specific piece for the project in response to this year’s inspiration—the 50th Earth Day and the city’s natural materials like rock, earth, and plants.

“The projects for this year’s Frieze Sculpture deal with a range of issues including women’s suffrage, migration, urban planning, and ecology,” said curator Brett Littman. “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.”

Open Gallery

Beatriz Cortez, "Glacial Erratic" at Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center; courtesy of Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Tishman Speyer.

Amer’s garden installation, Women’s Qualities, offers a picture of the impossible standards for the ideal woman, written in flowers. Nearby, Henrot’s Inside Job (reminiscent of a shark and a bird’s beak) juxtaposes themes of threat and tenderness, alongside a series of small-scale works named for book titles.

Other works on view include Cortez’s Glacial Erratic, two giant sculptures by Henke alluding to equestrian symbols found around Rockefeller Cente, Goldsworthy’s Red Flags colored with natural material found in fifty states, and three works by Mosley—Illusory Progression, True to Myth, and Rhizogenic Rhythms.

Open Gallery

Camille Henrot, "Inside Job" at Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center; courtesy of Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Tishman Speyer.

On view through October 2, this year’s edition of Frieze Sculpture launched yesterday with a series of virtual conversations between the curator and artists Goldsworthy, Amer, and Mosley.

Frieze Sculpturepublic artRockefeller Center

Recommended

Art |September 23, 2021

Download the Fall 2021 Inspiration Issue

Our ValuesContactAdvertiseTerms
© Whitewall 2020

Go inside the worlds of art, fashion, design, and lifestyle.

Subscribe to the Newsletter