For example, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise will include work by Jonathan Horowitz, who in September hosted a debate viewing at the gallery. One of his pieces on display is ‘American Gothic,’ which was made over a decade ago but remains relevant. It is a take on the Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving scene with the title scrawled over it in red, blood-like lettering.
What’s more, the gallery’s booth will also feature work by Rirkrit Tiranvanija made after the election; a very rare occurrence to have art on display that was created within the same month as the show. Tiranvaija’s piece consists of newspaper pages laid out on canvas, with the words, “The tyranny of common sense has reached its final stage” emblazoned over the pages in bright red, giant block letters. The statement was originally said by architect Aldo Van Eyck to the Congrès International d’Architecture Moderne in 1947.
The Metro Pictures booth will also include politically charged works, with Robert Longo’s black-and-white work of the five St. Louis Rams players who walked out onto the field with their hands up to protest the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson. A portrait of Hillary Clinton by Karl Haendel will also be on display at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects’ booth.