Jeffrey Vallance will present a panel discussion in the fair auditorium. He will employ five psychic mediums to channel the spirits of famous artists, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Jackson Pollock, Frida Kahlo, Marcel Duchamp and Vincent van Gogh. These artists will be asked a number of questions. A moderator, a personality known in the art world, will pose questions querying the role of art in the after-world, and the dead artists’ opinions on the art market in the living world. The panel will open to audience questions at the end of the discussion.
Jeffrey Vallance (b.1955) is an American artist based in Los Angeles. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Relics and Reliquaries’, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York (2010); Lars Pirak of Lapland (intervention), Ájtte Sámi Museum, Jokkmokk, (2009); ‘Relics and Reliquaries’, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana and Reliquary Chapel, De Vleeshal, Middelburg, Holland (both 2007). Recent group exhibitions include ‘Nine Lives: Visionary Artists from LA’, The Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles; and ‘Animalkind’, University Art Gallery, San Diego State University, San Diego, (both 2009); ‘Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art’, Barbican Art Gallery, London; and ‘Amateurs’, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco (both 2008).
Frieze Projects is a programme of artists’ commissions realised annually at Frieze Art Fair. In 2010 it is curated by Sarah McCrory and includes includes nine specially commissioned projects as well as the Cartier Award and collaborations with our 2010 EU partner institution Vector Association (Romania).
Those commissioned to create site-specific work for Frieze Art Fair 2010 are: Ei Arakawa and Karl Holmqvist, Spartacus Chetwynd, Matthew Darbyshire, Shannon Ebner and Dexter Sinister, Gabriel Kuri, Shahryar Nashat, Nick Relph, Annika Ström and Jeffrey Vallance.
Download a copy of the 2010 Frieze Projects’ flyer here: Projects 2010