Eva Lewitt presented by VI, VII Oslo
June Art Fair’s Special Online Edition is presented in partnership with Hauser & Wirth and ArtReview Magazine, works from established and emerging artists from a select group of 17 galleries are shown on a virtual platform.
Special Online Edition
The Special Online Edition of June Art Fair takes place on the Hauser & Wirth gallery website and features an intergenerational lineup of 17 galleries from 12 countries and territories across Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East. A separate program consisting of live-streamed talks, editorial content and other digital events including studio tours will accompany this edition on ArtReview.com. The digital viewing rooms for this edition can be accessed on Hauserwirth.com from August 20 to August 31, 2020.
Margaret Lee presented by Misako & Rosen Tokyo
Further Details and Highlights
This year’s edition of June Art Fair consists entirely of solo projects. Themes such as body politics and identity are addressed in several presentations including the work of Sky Hopinka, Maryam Hoseini, Ulrike Müller, Paul Mpagi Sepuya and Jannis Varelas. Milwaukee’s Green Gallery presents new photographs by Sky Hopinka a Ho-Chunk Nation national and descendent of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians whose practice as a filmmaker, teacher, curator and artist explores the place of myth in a contemporary Indigenous world.
Maryam Hoseini’s utilizes painting and site-specific installation to investigate the political, social, and personal conditions of identity and gender while examining the concept of ruins, displacement, and fracture. At June Art Fair she presents a series of paintings that ricochet between psychological states of belonging, displacement, and immigration, locating the spaces between image and object, body and place, captivity and attachment. Document gallery presents a series of recent collages on paper by Los Angeles based artist Paul Mpagi Sepuya, whose photographic works propose a future for the homoerotic photograph, complicated by current conversations around queerness and blackness. Embajada presents new drawings from an on-going series by Puerto Rican-born Jorge González, which draw inspiration from local Boricua traditions, modern architecture, and ongoing collaborative learning programs with Boricua crafters.
The Breeder presents a selection of paintings by Jannis Varelas with each work epitomizing a different period of the artist’s oeuvre. Varelas explores the identity and alterity, impulse and repulsion, melancholy and ecstasy, the binary and the multiple gender. His practice can be described as a psychosexual, cultural anthropology of the contemporary. A series of drawings by Till Megerle attest to his sustained interest in the specificity of codes and their manifold resonance in bodies and gestures. In keeping with the tradition of showing the work of artists who are also gallerists, as June did in its first edition, Misako and Rosen debuts the first paintings to every be publicly exhibited by Margaret Lee, an artist who also co-owns and runs the gallery 47
Empty Gallery presents their first collaboration with Los Angeles- based conceptual artist John Ziqiang Wu who shows a series of observational watercolours. Christian Andersen and Misako & Rosen galleries will physically install works from their online booths in their own galleries in parallel to their participation in the online viewing
List of confirmed galleries and artists HERE
Sky Hopinka represented by The Green Art Gallery Dubai
Online Viewing Room June Art Fair presented with Hauser & Wirth and ArtReview August 20–31, 2020 at Hauserwirth.com
About the Fair
Debuted during Basel Art Week in 2019, the first edition of June Art Fair was set inside a concrete bunker transformed into an exhibition space by Pritzker Prize-winning architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron. Providing an alternative to a conventional art fair viewing experience, this new addition to the Basel Art Week calendar was distinguished by a highly- selective, intergenerational group of participants presenting projects in an open format more akin to a meticulously curated, collaborative, public exhibition. Other notable attributes of the June Art Fair included its modest scale and convenient site located in close proximity to Messeplatz and Art Basel. Founded as an independent project by galleries VI, VII (Oslo) and Christian Andersen (Copenhagen), June Art Fair is an initiative led by pioneering galleries working at the forefront of contemporary art. The event was conceived as as a platform to promote the work of emerging artists and to encourage rediscovery of more established but under-recognized figures. This year its second annual edition will take place online from August 20-31, in collaboration with ArtReview and international gallery Hauser & Wirth, which will host the fair on its website. Additional information will be available on artreview.com.