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Frieze highlights for the 20th anniversary of the fair and the 11th edition of Frieze Masters.
The fairs will run concurrently from 11th – 15th October 2023 in London’s Regent’s Park, bringing together leading galleries spanning 46 countries. Extensive on-site and citywide programming will run alongside the fairs to celebrate London’s wider cultural community. Frieze London and Frieze Masters are a cornerstone of the international art world calendar, serving as a global meeting point for art, ideas and people.
“This year, we look forward to welcoming artists, galleries, institutions, collectors and art enthusiasts from around the globe to celebrate our 20th anniversary. We’re delighted to mark the occasion with the fair’s most international edition, with exhibitors spanning six continents. As the international art world descends on London, we look forward to seeing the spirit of collaboration ripple across the city and for everyone to see our cultural capital shine.” – Eva Langret, Director of Frieze London,
FRIEZE LONDON 20th ANNIVERSARY: LEADING INTERNATIONAL GALLERIES
The 2023 edition of Frieze London will feature a line-up of over 160 preeminent galleries — with 28 participants celebrating their 20th consecutive year at Frieze — who will present a diverse range of ambitious solo, group and thematic shows.
Blindspot Gallery’s presentation will include Turner Prize nominee Sin Wai Kin. Angela Su and Trevor Yeung, Hong Kong representatives at the 59th and 60th Venice Biennales, respectively. Xiyadie, the subject of a recent solo exhibition at the Drawing Center in New York.
Clearing will present a solo installation by Marguerite Humeau in continuity with her ambitious land art project in Colorado, Orisons (2023)
Sadie Coles HQ will present a group presentation in celebration of the fair’s 20th anniversary, mirroring the Gallery’s participation in the very first edition in 2003 with works by gallery artists who took part in that first year, including John Currin and Sarah Lucas Pilar Corrias will present a solo exhibition by Margate-based artist Sophie Von Hellerman, whose installation draws from the iconic funfair Dreamland, to challenge and reclaim pejorative clichés associated with femininity.
Edel Assanti will present new works by artists, including Julianknxx, whose immersive video will coincide with his Barbican Curve commission and inclusion in the Tate Modern exhibition, ‘A World in Common.’ The experimenter will present a group exhibition featuring works by intergenerational women artists, including Bani Abidi, Bhasha Chakrabarti, Biraaj Dodiya, Reba Hore, Radhika Khimji, Afrah Shafiq and Ayesha Sultana, grounded in deep personal reference.
Stephen Friedman Gallery will bring a solo presentation by artist Leilah Babirye, including wooden and ceramic sculptures that explore community-building among queer Ugandans.
Hauser & Wirth will showcase the work of boundary-breaking artist Barbara Chase-Riboud in a solo presentation featuring bronze sculptures from the Standing Black Woman of Venice series and recent works on paper in her signature automatic writing style.
Taka Ishii Gallery’s dual presentation will unite Tomoo Gokita, whose paintings absorb influences from Symbolism to Simulationism, and Goro Kakei, whose sculptures uniquely shape disobedient materials into lively, animate subjects.
Casey Kaplan’s solo booth will present wall-based and freestanding sculptures by American artist Kevin Beasley.
Lisson Gallery will introduce a new series of paintings by US-born artist Van Hanos, inspired by the artist’s recent months spent as a voyeur in a new city, Vienna.
Timothy Taylor has invited Claire Gilman (Chief Curator, The Drawing Center, New York) to curate a solo booth by Eddie Martinez building on the artist’s 2017 exhibition at the Drawing Centre, where he employed a ‘wallpaper’ backdrop composed of thousands of drawings.
Focus showcases presentations by galleries in operation for 12 years or less. This year sees the debut of Stone Island as the official partner, providing bursaries to aid young galleries’ participation further.
The 2023 edition, with 34 galleries spanning 18 countries, is advised by Angelina Volk (Emalin, London).
Piotr Drewko (Wschód, Warsaw) and Cédric Fauq (Chief Curator at CAPC Musée d’art contemporain Bordeaux).
Copperfield’s booth of paintings by Larry Achiampong will interrogate whitewashing and racial bias in computer game programming and imagery. Harlesden High Street will present The Junior Christian Teaching Bible Lesson Program, a dual project featuring a puppet performance with Hamed Maiye and Mattia MacCarthy.
A shared booth from Heidi and Hot Wheels featuring a new film by Jordan Strafer combining excerpts from William Kennedy Smith’s rape trial transcript with dark, fantastical love scenes, exposing themes of abuse of power, greed and corruption HOA will showcase works by Mariana Rocha, whose practice interrogates the feminine body, alongside Laís Amaral, whose course examines environmental collapse.
Llano will present a solo by Débora Delmar that delves into themes of colonialism, the reproduction of images and the construction of national ideals through symbols and monuments.
Nicoletti will exhibit new works by Josèfa Ntjam, including photomontages that conflate factual and fictional narratives of the Middle Passage, coinciding with a performance by the artist at Forma Arts Media during Frieze Week.
PM8 / Franciso Salas will present delicate sculptures by Marija Olšauskait? made of coloured glass, hung from the ceiling to emphasise the tension of their fragility.
Public Gallery will show a solo booth by London-based artist Adam Farah-Saad, whose multimedia works serve as an ode to London and experiences related to cruising.
ARTIST TO ARTIST
An integral part of Frieze London’s 20th-anniversary celebrations, Artist-to-Artist will see eight internationally acclaimed artists propose a solo exhibition of work by an emerging name.
Artist-to-Artist will feature Paintings by Margate-based Vanessa Raw that explore her evocative meditation on the feminine body as a landscape, curated by Tracey Emin (Carl Freedman Gallery). Video work by Ayoung Kim examining the gig economy and exploring virtual memory and
reality, nominated by Haegue Yang (Gallery Hyundai)
These collaborations will sit alongside Frieze London’s special section, Artist-to-Artist, which invites eight world-renowned artists to propose a counterpart for a solo exhibition at the fair, as well as the return of the critically acclaimed Frieze Artist Award and free public programme Frieze Sculpture.
Highlights include a unique project with Outset and a new off-site film programme at the ICA. Key initiatives returning to the fairs include the Contemporary Art Society’s Collections Fund, the Camden Art Centre Emerging Artist Prize at Frieze and the Frieze Tate Fund supported by Endeavor. This year also sees the addition of the Arts Council Collection Acquisitions Fund and the second year of the Spirit Now Acquisition Fund in collaboration with Hepworth Wakefield.
A presentation by Fabian Knecht, proposed by Olafur Eliasson, featuring Laughing is suspicious, an installation consisting of clothing fragments used initially as camouflage to protect Russian targets in Ukraine (Alexander levy). Large-scale collage prints by Simonette Quamina that examine migration patterns, displacement and labour, proposed by Alvaro Barrington (Praxis) Carlos Villa’s 1980s body-print series, which lays a radical claim to a cross-cultural identity and challenges colonial perspectives, proposed by Anthea Hamilton (Silverlens). New paintings by Deborah Anzinger, made using pigments ground from a local cookshop charcoal, exposing the different economies attached to this fuel, nominated by Simone Leigh (Nicola Vassell Gallery) Proposed by Rirkrit Tiravanija, a show by Wantanee Siripattananuntakul featuring a video and
installation-centred collaboration with an African grey parrot named Beuys (Gallery Ver) New sculptures and silver gelatin prints by Mark Barker, nominated by Wolfgang Tillmans that investigate how corporeal processes manifest in architecture (Shahin Zarinbal)
FRIEZE MASTERS: CURATED SELECTIONS SPANNING ART HISTORY
Frieze Masters presents an opportunity to discover and explore historic artworks, with over 130 galleries presenting works from the Palaeolithic era to the 20th century. Highlights include:
Salomon Lilian will bring Portrait of a 50-Year-Old Man, signed and dated 1635, by Frans Hals. The painting has not been displayed publicly in 112 years and will be on view at the same time as the Dutch artist’s survey at London’s National Gallery.
Bowman Sculpture Gallery in Mayfair are presenting important works from the 18th century to the present day, including works by Auguste Rodin, Pietro Calvi, Camile Claudel, Henry Moore and Emily Young.
ArtAncient will present a selection of European Stone Age axes from the Lower and Middle Palaeolithic eras, the earliest periods of human history.
Charles Beddington Gallery and Artur Ramon Art will join forces with a booth showcasing works by Pablo Picasso, Canaletto, Eppo Doeve and more. A shared presentation from Galerie Eric Coatalem, which will showcase French Masters of the 17th and 18th centuries, and Galerie G. Sarti, which will present works by Italian artists, including Simone dei Crocifissi, Biagio d’Antonio and Giulio Cesare Procaccini Galleria Continua will show results by Ai Weiwei, created between the years 1983 to 1999, and including some of his most iconic works, including Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn and June 1994 D’Lan Contemporary will present several critically acclaimed paintings by Emily Kam Kngwarray, marking the first solo show by an Australian First Nations artist at Frieze Masters.
Gomide&Co will show a solo exhibition of oil paintings by Brazilian artist Amadeo Luciano Lorenzato, who developed simple motifs over a life spanning nearly the entire 20th century.
Philip Mould & Company will showcase 500 British artworks featuring Rosalba Carriera, Boris Vasilyevich Anrep, Simon Verelst, Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell.
Jack Shainman will present a solo booth by El Anatsui, coinciding with the artist’s Tate Turbine Hall Commission and featuring works created over the past thirty years. Rafaels Valls’ curated selection of Old Master paintings will include A View of the Thames at Westminster on Lord Mayor’s Day by Thomas Wyck.
New for 2023, Studio is a themed section that draws on the creative spirit tied to places of making. Curated by Sheena Wagstaff (Chair of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York to 2022), Studio highlights include:
Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel and Sadie Coles HQ will present a selection of works by Brazilian artist Lucia Laguna inspired by the suburban carioca views from her studio in São Francisco Xavier.
In affiliation with Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert, Frankie Rossi Art Projects will exhibit Maggi Hambling’s new series of paintings, Maelstrom. These works mark Hambling’s return to the studio following a near-fatal heart attack last year.
Pace Gallery’s solo show by Arlene Shechet will be the artist’s first major presentation in the UK, bringing together her Together and Once Removed series. In collaboration with Sam Fogg, the booth will display the medieval illuminated manuscript, Book of Hours, conceptually
and visually inspired by the artist’s practice.
Sprüth Magers will present a solo retrospective by Hyun-Sook Song, with a selection of works spanning the artist’s career.
White Cube will unite historical and recent work by Mona Hatoum, ranging from rarely exhibited reference material to sculptures that manifest elements, including the web and the body.
This year also marks the introduction of Modern Women, a section dedicated to solo presentations by women artists, steered by Camille Morineau (Co-founder, AWARE) and AWARE (Archive of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions).
Works from the 1960s and 70s by Faith Ringgold demonstrate the artist’s profound commitment to social justice and equity through various media (ACA Galleries). A selection of works on paper by pioneering Brazilian modernist Tarsila do Amaral, dating from 1924 to 1956, representing the poetic maturation of her art practice (Almeida & Dale)
A solo presentation by Korean artist Kangja Jung, who placed women’s bodies at the centre of her work to satirise traditional gender ideologies during the 1960s and 1970s (Arario Gallery).
A dual show with Anna-Eva Bergman and Germaine Richier presented with the support of the Hartung-Bergman Foundation, on view concurrently with their retrospective exhibitions at Paris’s Musée d’Art Moderne and Centre Pompidou, respectively (Perrotin)
Computer-generated graphic drawings created through algorithmic chance by Vera Molnár, who was invited to participate at the 59th Venice Biennale in 2022 (Vintage Galeria)
Frieze Masters’ celebrated Spotlight section, curated for the first time by Valerie Cassel Oliver (Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts), returns with solo presentations of influential 20th-century artists. This year, Spotlight will centre overlooked works dating from the 1950s to the 1970s. Highlights include Cecilia Brunson Projects, which will exhibit works by Judith Lauand. Renowned as the ‘First Lady of Concretism’, Laund was the sole female member of Grupo Ruptura, the avant-garde pioneers of
abstraction in Brazil.
Berry Campbell will showcase six paintings by Abstract Expressionist Ethel Schwabacher from 1945–59, created during the movement’s peak and the artist’s underappreciated career.
Susan Inglett Gallery will recreate elements of Maren Hassinger’s 1981 LACMA installation, On Dangerous Ground, which marked the historic moment the museum presented its first solo presentation of a Black artist. Kisterem will present a solo exhibition of abstract reliefs by Anna Mark, focusing on a critical decade in Mark’s career, the 1970s
Sicardi Ayers Bacino will present a solo booth of works by Venezuelan artist Elsa Gramcko, the artist’s first presentation in the UK, featuring her early experiments from the 1960s.
Luke Syson (Director and Marlay Curator of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge) returns for the third consecutive year to curate Stand Out, a section devoted to challenging traditional media hierarchies, largely obsolete in contemporary art. This year, Stand Out explores the potency and manifold uses of colour, with highlights including:
An exhibition of artworks spanning 1600 to 1800 contextualised alongside Joseph Kosuth’s conceptual work Réalisation (1967) to highlight their contemporary relevance (Prahlad Bubbar). Objects illustrating various aspects of colour in ancient China, ranging from neolithic ceramics to archaic bronzes and a Sui Dynasty polychrome stone sculpture (Gisèle Croës). The Baird Casket belongs to a rare group of ivory caskets with secular themes created in the 14th century during the height of French Gothic miniature carving (Sam Fogg)
A solo display featuring the works of Elizabeth Fritsch CBE, widely celebrated for her innovative approach to ceramics, which pushed the boundaries of colour juxtaposition (Adrian Sassoon)
French textile artist Simone Prouvé’s intricate hangings in conversation with British master weaver Peter Collingwood’s Macrogauze and Anglefell series celebrates technical and innovative approaches to hand weaving (Rose Uniacke)
Candice Lin to Present a New Commission in Collaboration with Getty’s PST ART.
Frieze Music featuring Loyle Carner, with invitations via Instagram giveaway. Another highlight of this year’s programme is Frieze Music, presented in collaboration with BMW. The live performance by Mercury Prize-nominated British rapper Loyle Carner will take place at KOKO on Thursday, 12 October, with invitations distributed via a giveaway on the Frieze Instagram on 5 October. Frieze Music provides a leading platform for exploring the intersection of music and the arts,
with iterations across all four of Frieze’s host cities — London, New York, Los Angeles and Seoul.
Now Open to everyone: Frieze Sculpture 2023 Curated by Fatoş Üstek for the first time, Frieze Sculpture returns to The Regent’s Park from 20 September–29 October, featuring new work by Ayşe Erkmen, Ghada Amer and Hank Willis Thomas, among many others.
CAS Collections Fund
The Contemporary Art Society’s Collections Fund is designed to support the acquisition of significant contemporary works for Contemporary Art Society Museum Members across the UK. This year, CAS has selected The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, as the recipient of the Collections Fund at Frieze 2023. The work selected will explore power hierarchies from a postcolonial perspective, aiming to decolonialize the institution’s collection, which includes art and historical global artefacts.
Arts Council Collection Acquisitions Fund
This year sees the addition of the inaugural Arts Council Collection Acquisitions Fund at Frieze London. The fund will select a work from one or several UK-based early-career or overlooked artists at Frieze London to become part of the Arts Council Collection, the most widely circulated national loan collection of modern and contemporary British art. The selection committee, chaired by Sir Nicholas Serota (Chair, Arts Council England), includes Harriet Cooper (Programme Director, Jerwood Visual Arts), Peter Heslip (Director of Visual Arts, Arts Council England), Marie-Anne McQuay (Director of Projects, Art & Heritage), Vanessa Peterson (Associate Editor, writer, and photographer, Frieze), Ralph Rugoff (Director, Hayward Gallery), Deborah Smith (Director, Arts Council Collection) and John Walter (artist).
Frieze Tate Fund Supported by Endeavor
For the eighth year, the Frieze Tate Fund, Supported by Endeavor, will provide £150,000 for the acquisition of works by emerging and leading international artists at Frieze for Tate’s collection. This year’s selection panel includes Polly Staple (Director of Collection, British Art, Tate) and Gregor Muir (Director of Collection, International Art, Tate), alongside external curators Salma Tuqan and Sofia Hernandez Chong Cuy. To date, more than 160 works by over 95 artists have been acquired, contributing to many displays that have taken place across Tate’s four galleries.
Frieze Masters Talks in collaboration with Dunhill
Dr. Nicholas Cullinan (Director of the National Portrait Gallery) returns to curate Frieze Masters Talks, exploring the connections between historical art and contemporary practice. In collaboration with Dunhill, the talks will take place in a dedicated auditorium at the fair, with speakers including artists Maggi Hambling, Thomas J. Price, Arlene Shechet, Rachel Whiteread and more. The conversations will be recorded as a podcast and made available on frieze.com and dunhill.com, as well as platforms including Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
FRIEZE London & Masters, 11th – 15th October 2023, Regents Park, frieze.com/fairs
Collateral Events And Exhibitions
PAD London – Berkeley Square
As the international collecting community descends on London in October, PAD London prepares to celebrate 15 vibrant years of exceptional Design in its landmark location of Berkeley Square in Mayfair.
Launched in 2007 as the first international fair dedicated to Design in the UK, PAD London has been unwavering in its commitment to fostering and promoting the prolific evolution of Design in all its forms.
The 15th anniversary edition introduces an exceptional showcase of works staged by 62 leading international galleries across 20th Century Design, Contemporary Design and Collectible Jewellery, with 13 new exhibitors joining the fair for the first time this year.
PAD LONDON 10 – 15 October 2023 Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London W1
1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair – Somerset House
Thu 12 October – VIP Preview
Fri 13 – Sun 15 October – Public Opening More details
1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, the leading art fair dedicated to promoting contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora, returns to London for its 11th edition, 12-15 October 2023 (Press & VIP Preview on 12 October).
This year’s edition hosts 62 international exhibitors from over 31 countries, the fair’s most extensive edition. Of the 62 international exhibitors, 14 galleries will participate in the fair’s London edition for the first time. Newcomers include Affinity Gallery (Lagos, Nigeria), Efie Gallery (Dubai, United Arab Emirates), Asfalto (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Krystel Ann Art (Lisbon, Portugal), Hannah Traore Gallery (New York, USA), and The African Art Hub (London, UK), among others.
180 The Strand, London
UVA — Synchronicity
Pioneering immersive art collective United Visual Artists will unveil their largest-ever exhibition, presented by 180 Studios. Marking the artist’s 20th anniversary, UVA: Synchronicity will take over the underground spaces of 180 Studios, featuring eight new, large-scale immersive works and sensory-heightening premieres that challenge our perception of reality.
The exhibition’s heart will be a new audiovisual installation that explores the relationship between humans and animals, featuring a mesmerising soundscape created by legendary bioacoustician Bernie Krause. The previous collaboration between UVA and Krause yielded The Great Animal Orchestra. This mesmerising, iconic work documents the effects of climate change and has consistently drawn huge audiences worldwide.
UVA’s experimental practice uses light, space, sound and custom-made “kinetic instruments” to create dynamic, immersive experiences and atmospheric performances that envelop the viewer and transfigure vast architectural areas through the interplay of light and shadow.
UVA: Synchronicity will combine advanced digital technologies with traditional media such as sculpture, performance and large-scale installation.
Dates: 12 October 2023 — 17 December 2023
WOMEN IN ART FAIR
11-14 October 2023 Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1
Women in Art Fair is a new initiative dedicated to redressing the gender imbalance in the art industry.
WIAF ’s mission is to create a positive global platform from which female
artists, curators and gallerists are given an opportunity to show their
work, and contribute to the developing exchange of ideas around gender, sexuality and culture.
The Holy Art Fair
The revolutionary art fair that is ushering in a new era of creativity. We are proud of our innovative approach, which is allowing us to bring together some of the best and most creative minds from around the world. This unique event brings together artists, galleries, and curators alike, creating an unparalleled level of excitement.
The Holy Art Fair 19th – 22nd October
The Other Art Fair
Saatchi Art’s The Other Art Fair returns to The Truman Brewery this October, with yet another
dynamic, art-filled line-up. This year the Fair welcomes exclusive guest artists Gods Own
Junkyard, who will bring a Soho-style neon extravaganza to Shoreditch.
Oct 12-15 The Truman Brewery London
Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair (Autumn), London, UK, 3-8 October
The Fair’s founder, antiques dealer Patricia Harvey, saw a need in the market for a friendly and relaxed event where interior design buyers could find everything they needed for their clients – a broad range of antiques with design in mind, presented in an inspiring room-set type format, and in a setting less formal than traditional antiques fairs. The Decorative Fair was the first to incorporate post-war design specialists and now has a dateline of 1979. The Fair’s home since 1997 has been Battersea Park; it was the first event to set up the now well-known marquee venue.
Georg Baselitz: Sculptures 2011-2015
“Sculpture is a thing like a miracle. It is built up, decked out, made arbitrarily not as the sign of thoughts but as a thing within the limits of the shape.” – Georg Baselitz.
Bringing Georg Baselitz’s sculptural works to the fore, this solo exhibition offers an intimate glimpse into the creative process of a ground-breaking artist.
With a career spanning over six decades, Georg Baselitz (b. 1938, Saxony, Germany) first came to prominence in post-war Germany as a painter. From 1969 onwards, he has been known for inverting – or turning upside down – human forms and other motifs within expressionistic paintings which attempt to move away from content and narrative. Baselitz instead focussed on shape, colour and texture, bringing new perspectives to the tradition of German Expressionism. He turned to sculpture in 1979, continuing to explore tensions between the figurative and the abstract through crude approximations of figures and body parts carved from wood.
Georg Baselitz: Sculptures 2011 – 2015 5 October 2023 – 7 January 2024 Serpentine South
Hyundai Commission Present El Anatsui at Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall
El Anatsui, the multimedia artist known for his bottle-cap tapestries, will be the next artist to do the Hyundai Commission at Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall.
The Turbine Hall Commission has been staged since 2002 and in collaboration with Hyundai since 2015. Artists such as Kara Walker, Olafur Eliasson, Tania Bruguera, and Abraham Cruzvillegas have created those site-specific installations.
Art After Dark
Art of London’s late-night arts programme Art After Dark has today announced it will return on 12th – 13th October 2023, featuring a giant public art takeover alongside 30+ iconic galleries staying open late in London’s West End.
Excitingly, an exclusive screening inspired by iconic performance artist Marina Abramović will be exhibited on the Piccadilly Lights and celebrate the Royal Academy of Arts’ major autumn show. Additionally, outdoor public artworks including a giant, inflatable sculpture titled ‘The Cornucopia’ by Claire Luxton, and an illuminated neon installation titled ‘The People You Love’ by Robert Montgomery, will pop-up in Leicester Square Gardens.
On Thursday 12th October, culture seekers can hop between independent galleries including Stern Pissarro, Cristea Roberts, and Saatchi Yates as part of an entertaining night out in London’s cultural district. On Friday 13th October, London’s most iconic galleries including the National Gallery, the Royal Academy of Arts and the National Portrait Gallery will stay open until 9pm.
West End & Beyond Gallery HOP
Interesting Gallery Exhibitions During Frieze Week
Galleries and non-profits in the West End will be open to Frieze audiences, with many spaces hosting special events and private views.
Maggi Hambling – maelstrom FRANKIE ROSSI ART PROJECTS & HAZLITT HOLLAND-HIBBERT 5 October – 24 November 2023 38 Bury Street St James’s London SW1Y 6BB
‘Numinous’ solo exhibition of new paintings by Marguerite Horner.
PV: 5 October 2023 6-8 pm (until 20 October) The Crypt, St Marylebone Church, 17 Marylebone Rd, London NW1 5LT.
Ram Shergill: Bioregenerative Bodies Posthuman Body Building
8 – 28 October 2023 MOCA London 113 Bellenden Road
London SE15, 4QY
Like Paradise is a new exhibition curated by Ekow Eshun
Claridge’s ArtSpace brings together artists from the African and South Asian diaspora to explore natural landscapes. Like Paradise focuses on figures of colour within scenes of nature as a bold retort to clichéd representations of Black and Asian people within urban environments.
From 5 October – Claridge’s ArtSpace Brook’s Mews London, W1K 4HR
STEPHEN FRIEDMAN GALLERY (25 – 28 Old Burlington Street) presents Free The Wind, The Spirit, and The Sun – a new exhibition by British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare CBE RA – and the first to take place at its new London home on Cork Street, Mayfair. Shonibare joined in 1996 as one of the Gallery’s longest-represented artists.
The exhibition includes a group presentation of African artists and artists from the African diaspora, curated by Shonibare. Some artists participated in Shonibare’s residency program at the Guest Artist Space Foundation in Lagos, Nigeria. Paintings, sculptures, mixed media pieces and works on paper are exhibited.
The exhibition will run from 6 October – 11 November 2023
WADDINGTON CUSTOT (11-12 Cork Street) presents a new exhibition by British painter Ian Davenport (b. 1966, Sidcup, Kent), including the artist’s largest ever wall to floor installation, alongside new and recent work. An immense painting installed in the heart of the Gallery, Lake features lines of poured paint which flow down the length of one wall and into a pool of colour that extends over eight metres across the gallery floor. Visitors can step directly into the work for the first time as they move through the space and become immersed within it.
The exhibition will run from 3 October – 11 November 2023
Bowman Sculpture Presents ‘Massimiliano Pelletti: Eredità’
Bowman Sculpture Gallery in Mayfair are presenting the first UK solo exhibition of contemporary Italian sculptor Massimiliano Pelletti. ‘Massimiliano Pelletti: Eredità (Heritage)’ will run from 11th October to 10th November 2023 at Bowman Sculpture Gallery, 6 Duke’s Street, St James’s.
The VIP opening of ‘Eredità’ will take place on Tuesday 10th October in the presence of the artist, and on 25th October, violinist Alda Dizdari will give an invitation only performance at the gallery surrounded by Massimiliano’s sculpture.
Massimiliano Pelletti: ‘Eredità’ Exhibition dates: 11th October to 10th November 2023.
Bowman Sculpture, 6 Duke Street, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6BN
Galleries and Nonprofits participating include:
- 9. Cork Street
- Grosvenor Gallery
- Frith Street Gallery
- Sprüth Magers
- Mimosa House
- Edel Assanti
- Herald St | Museum St
- Ab-Anbar Gallery
- Hollybush Gardens
- Annely Juda Fine Art
- Cardi Gallery
- Phillida Reid
- Sadie Coles HQ
- Richard Saltoun Gallery
- Cristea Roberts Gallery
- Timothy Taylor
- Modern Art
- Galerie Max Hetzler
- The Gallery of Everything
FRIEZE NO.9 CORK STREET (9 Cork Street) is pleased to present its Frieze programme, welcoming a series of participating galleries from across the globe, including Sullivan+Strumpf (Sydney, Melbourne), Night Gallery (Los Angeles), and Charles Moffett (New York).
Gallery 1: Sullivan+Strumpf is pleased to present ‘Story, Place, ‘ a group exhibition conceived by renowned Australian artist Tony Albert and curator Jenn Ellis. Bringing together a group of preeminent contemporary artists from around the globe, ‘Story, Place’ is a collective consideration of creation, resilience, and regenerative spirit. This exhibition presents a powerful dialogue of Indigenous and diasporic voices, each exploring land, ancestry, and belief within the contemporary context of Frieze London. Participating artists include Tony Albert, Shiraz Bayjoo, Edgar Calel, Gunybi Ganambarr, Lindy Lee, Naminapu Maymuru-White, Angela Tiatia, and Jemima Wyman.
Gallery 2: Night Gallery (Los Angeles) is pleased to present ‘Eclipse‘, an exhibition of new paintings by Wanda Koop. This will be the artist’s first solo show in London and highlight motifs that have recurred throughout her storied, more than four-decade-long career. Koop makes uncanny paintings that reinvigorate landscape traditions with bold, surreal interventions. Often inspired by her dreams, the compositions rely on mood and the unconscious to explore real, contemporary ecological concerns. The artist has shown in over 50 exhibitions internationally and Night Gallery is excited to bring her work to a new audience.
Gallery 3: Charles Moffett (New York) is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new work by New York-based artist Kenny Rivero at No.9 Cork Street, entitled ‘This, That, and The Third Eye’. This marks the first presentation of the artist’s work in the UK and his fourth solo exhibition with the Gallery. Rivero’s work, which spans paintings, collages, drawings, and sculpture, explores the complexity of identity through narrative images, language, and symbolism. Born in Washington Heights to Dominican parents and now based in the Bronx, Rivero aims to deconstruct the histories and identities he has been raised to understand as absolute and re-engineer them into new wholes with new functions and stories. His creative process allows him to explore what he perceives as the broken narrative of Dominican American identity, socio-geographic solidarity, familial expectations, race, and gender roles.
Frieze London is one of the world’s leading contemporary art fairs, and the 20th-anniversary edition marks a significant milestone in the fair’s history. Frieze London, along with its sister fair, Frieze Masters, has been instrumental in transforming London’s art scene into a global phenomenon. The 20th-anniversary edition is a celebration of this trend setting platform.
Top Photo: P C Robinson © Artlyst 2023
The three exhibitions will run concurrently from 6 October – 21 October 2023
More To Come