Top 10 Frieze Week Art Events

This is the ArtLyst top 10 list of events and exhibitions in and around London during Frieze Week. The corridor is jam packed with exciting things to experience and see before the phenomenon finishes on the 17 October. Frieze costs around £30 but many of the other events are actually Free !


Frieze Art Fair 14 – 17 October features over 150 of the most exciting contemporary art galleries in the world. The fair also includes specially commissioned artists’ projects, a prestigious talks programme and an artist-led education schedule. Around £30 for a one day pass. Fair Information


The Museum of everything #3  Oct. 13, Pop art pioneer Peter Blake curates a show of “outsider” art and artefacts, including pieces by Morton Bartlett, James Castle, Henry Darger and Martin Ramirez. During Frieze Week,corner of Regents Park Road and Sharpleshal, London, NW1 Free


Ai Weiwei, Tate Modern Unilever series turbine hall installation. Tate Modern London Bankside Free


      Vanitas  – The Transience of Earthly Pleasures

The exhibition will take place in the sumptuous setting of the former Sierra Leone Embassy on 33 Great Portland Street during this year’s Frieze Art Fair.The Age of the Marvellous exhibition, which attracted over 4,000 visitors during Frieze Art Fair last October was in ArtLyst’s top ten exhibitions of 2009. Now All Visual Arts (AVA) has announced its upcoming fall show Vanitas: The Transience of Earthly Pleasures. Conceived and curated by Joe La Placa and Mark Sanders of AVA, the exhibition is a contemporary update on the four hundred year old theme of the Vanitas first developed in Holland and Northern Europe in the mid to late 17th century. from October the 11th until the 17th. Free


MULTIPLIED 15-18th October, providing a platform to promote emerging talent in two and three-dimensional contemporary editions. Christie’s has invited over thirty of the most exciting galleries to showcase a selection of the most challenging, cutting-edge work being produced today.Christies South Kensington ,85 Old Brompton Rd. Free


Moniker International Art Fair    Oct. 14-17, at the Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, London. Moniker boasts a strong list of artists contributing to a series of “Project Space” Moniker offers a cutting edge compliment to Frieze, while attracting buyers seeking a modern forward thinking approach within this ever changing, highly dynamic, expansive 21st century international contemporary art scene.Free


P3 Ambika   Oct. 14-16 on at Marylebone Road 20 youngish exhibitors. The fair is an initiative of a team composed of London’s Limoncello, Berlin’s Croy Neilsen and Tulips and Roses from Brussels, who first teamed up during “Berlin Gallery Week” earlier this year, and apparently got enough positive feedback that they are doing it again in London. Other galleries involved include New Yorkers On Stellar Rays and Laurel Gitlen. Ryan Gander. At specifically scheduled times, various artist-volunteers — Fiona Banner, David Batchelor, Liam Gillick, Christian Jankowski and Bob and Roberta Smith — are to be on hand serving their own arty cocktails for the crowd. 35 Marylebone Road
London NW1 5LS Free


PAVILION OF ART AND DESIGN Oct. 13-17, in Berkeley Square (the event was formerly known as Design Art London, and renamed last year). Focusing on “Art and Design from 1860 to Today,” the fair promises a host of great exhibitors £20


House of the Noble Man, Oct. 12-20, at 2 Cornwall Terrace, an 18th-century building off Regent’s Park, near Frieze. Modern Masters in opulent setting. price see website



Damien Hirst – Gagosian 11- 20 October. When you look at pills, they look so perfect, so pure. It’s hard to believe that each one comes with a list of side effects as long as your arm. New paintings by Damien Hirst from two series, Poisons and Remedies. 17-19 Davies Street, London, W1K 3DE Free






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