This week, Frieze London
launched its 15th edition and once more coincides with Frieze
Masters and Frieze Sculpture in Regent’s Park, together forming
the heart of Frieze Week (until 8 October).
Art lovers and collectors from across the world will descend
into London to see over 160 galleries showcasing artists from
more than 31 countries. We’ve picked out some of the
highlights, such as Alicja Kwade’s new installation with Kamel
Mennour in Paris coinciding with the Berlin-based artist’s
standout inclusion at the Venice Biennale main exhibition, as
well as her presence at Frieze Sculpture.
You can also expect a solo show of new work by sculptor Melvin
Edwards (with Stephen Friedman Gallery, London), currently
featuring in Soul of A Nation at Tate Modern London. There’s a
new video installation by Hannah Black at Arcadia Missa,
coinciding with the artist’s solo exhibition at London’s
Thomas Ruff’s solo presentation with Galerie Rudiger Schöttle
in Munich coincides with the pioneering photographer’s
retrospective at the Whitechapel Gallery.
Elsewhere, there is a new themed gallery section for the 2017
fair devoted to the legacy of radical feminist artists. Sex
Work: Feminist Art & Radical Politics is curated by
Alison M. Gingeras. It features nine solo presentations of
women artists working at the extreme edges of feminist practice
during the 1970s and ’80s, all sharing a focus on explicit
sexual iconography combined with a radical political agency.
Not to be missed. Head over to Regent’s Park this week. Details
can be found at frieze.com.
However, if you’re unable to get a ticket to Frieze London then
try to catch the sculptural wonders of the talented artists at
Frieze Sculpture – a free outdoor display in London’s Regent
Park until 8 October. You’ll be able to view sculptures by 25
international artists including masters such as Bernar Venet,
KAWS, and Takuro Kuwata.
Main image: Galerie Perrotin, Frieze London 2017. Photo by
Richard Saltoun, Sex Work section, Frieze London 2017. Photo by
DoHoSuh Main Entrance, 388 Benefit Street, 2016 | Courtesy of
the artist and Victoria Miro
Christian Holstad The Vampire Cat of Nebeshima, 2010 | Courtesy
of the artist and Victoria Miro
Alison Jacques Gallery, Frieze London 2017. Photo by Mark
Gimhongsok Untitled (short people) | Courtesy of Kukje Gallery
Takuro Kuwata, Untitled and Untitled (both 2016), Alison
Jacques Gallery, Salon 94. Photo by Stephen White
Reza Aramesh,Metamorphosis – a study in liberation (2017) Leila
Heller Galler. Photo by Stephen White
Bernar Venet, 17 Acute Unequal Angles (2016) Blain, Southern2.
Photo by Stephen White