During Frieze Art Week 2024 in Los Angeles, Hypeart and the esteemed public sale home, Bonhams, are collaborating for a momentous public sale collection titled Instructions for a Memory Device. Set inside Bonhams’ just lately revamped venue, this fastidiously curated assortment by Hypeart gives a window into intimate artist paths from various cultural backgrounds. Attendees are inspired to immerse themselves within the wealthy histories embedded within the works on view whereas reflecting on their very own private experiences surrounding the subject material introduced.
Instructions for a Memory Device basically peels away layers of nostalgia, navigating a flurry of recollections and feelings. Each piece on this collection serves as a novel set of unfastened directions, guiding us by way of the labyrinth of artist recollections. From the vivid strokes of artists’ brushes to the intricacies of sculpted varieties, these items encapsulate moments that linger within the corridors of our minds. One highlighted work is a minimalist sculpture entitled Cleaning Piece (1966/1988) by Yoko Ono that references the artist’s “action poems” which she revealed in a e book referred to as Acorn again in 2013 — a sequel to Ono’s Grapefruit e book of conceptual artwork. The poems act as prompts for readers to interact in deep reflections based mostly on explicit actions that happen in nature, the house in addition to sights and sensations.
Another work within the assortment is a pair of distinctive works on paper by LA-based artist Glenn Akira Kaino referred to as Study for 19.83 #2 (2013) and Study for 19.83 #3 (2013) that challenges the act of recollecting recollections. In 1968, Tommie Smith’s symbolic protest throughout the Mexico City Olympics turned an iconic picture, symbolizing varied causes. “19.83” explores the transformation of historic occasions into highly effective photos and the duality of reminiscence—remembering and forgetting. Smith’s motion is a part of a discourse on collective motion and accountability to previous achievements which is memorialized in Kaino’s work.
Other notable works embrace Andy Warhol’s Shoe Drawing (1981), Robert Longo’s Study for Jupiter (2005), Banksy’s Lenin on Rollerblades (Who Put the Revolution on Ice?) 2003, in addition to Nancy Spero’s Lovers (grey summary) circa 1962 oil portray. Explore, reminisce, and purchase these evocative fragments that resonate with the sweetness and complexity of the human expertise inside Hypeart’s Instructions for a Memory Device.
An exhibition preview for Instructions for a Memory Device opens on February 24 with a particular opening reception that includes customized cocktails by Maestro Dobel Tequila to launch on February 27. The bodily, reside public sale will begin on March 1. Those inquisitive about attending the particular opening reception might want to RSVP here. In the meantime, take a better take a look at the tons we’ve curated for Bonhams under.