December 7, 2018. By LAURA VAN STRAATEN
In the Positions section of the fair, which is for solo presentations of artists (often up and comers, often from younger galleries), the New York-based Thierry Goldberg Gallery devotes its booth to work by Tschabalala Self (also represented in the main section of the fair by London-based gallerist Pilar Corrias alongside art stars like Alice Neel and Rirkrit Tiravanija). Self, born in Harlem, New York, and based in New Haven, Connecticut, recently completed the inaugural three-month Red Bull’s art residency in Detroit. Given her stomping grounds, it’s not surprising that one of her main preoccupations is wholly urban: the bodega, and its role in the day-to-day life of the urban poor.