Frieze Viewing Room Los Angeles Devotes New Section to Digital Art
'Digital and virtual existence is more than what appears on a screen,' said Venus Lau, the curator of the new section.
Lau said the digital was 'no longer opposed to the real' but an 'anamorphosis' of it, a distorted image that appears normal when viewed from a particular perspective or through a certain lens.
Altogether, 47 galleries will present works in the online exhibition from 28 July to 1 August, dates chosen to coincide with the inaugural Gallery Weekend Los Angeles.
Over 70 galleries have signed up for the in-person gallery weekend. More information about it will be published on the website galleryplatform.la in the leadup to the event.
Frieze's inclusion of a digital art section selling works as NFTs is yet another example of how digital assets and cryptocurrencies have disrupted the art establishment.