Channing Hansen is selected for Frieze Projects at Frieze Los Angeles 2020

Frieze Los Angeles, which debuted in February, has announced plans for ‘Frieze Projects' 2020. Alongside 70 galleries within its main tent, the fair will present 16 site-specific performances, sculptures and installations, scattered throughout the Paramount backlot. Los Angeles County Museum of Art curator Rita Gonzalez and Vincent Price Art Museum Director Pilar Tompkins Rivas are organizing this portion of the fair with an eye toward more national and global artists, Gonzalez said. The projects, she added, will address issues of representation, identity and myth.

Three artists - Gabriella Sanchez, Channing Hansen and Vincent Ramos - mined Paramount's archives to create their new works. Sanchez created a billboard and other signage throughout the backlot that incorporates film imagery portraying barrio culture, riffing on Chicanx graphic identity. Hansen will stage a "durational performance" that involves textile weavings inspired by "Star Trek" episodes filmed at Paramount. Ramos' work, an installation shown with drawings and zines, explores Mexican and Mexican-American/Chicano representation in Paramount films and elsewhere in Hollywood dating back to the silent film era.

13-16 February 2020