Frieze week marks the biggest three days of the art-world calendar and brings together hundreds of artists within the boundaries of Regent’s Park and without. Here are five of the must-see shows at 2019’s London event
In need of inspiration? Look no further, because Frieze London is upon us with a more uplifting and culturally diverse programme than ever. With Deutsche Bank as Global Lead Partner, 160 galleries from 35 countries are exhibiting in Regent’s Park. Whether you’re looking to invest in art or brighten your Instagram feed, we have the inside track.
Gucci is sponsoring Frieze Talks with luminaries from Ai Weiwei to Edmund de Waal – as curated by Tim Marlow of The Royal Academy Of Arts. If you feel motivated to jumpstart your collection then the curated Focus section is full of emerging artists from the leading young galleries in London, such as The Sunday Painter and Emalin.
If you’re more classical than contemporary, get over to Frieze Masters and seek out ceramics by Pablo Picasso such as “Plat tête d’homme” (1947) at Galerie Chenel. Whether a virtuous lunch at Petersham Nurseries or something naughtier at Pizza Pilgrims, we recommend you walk it off at Frieze Sculpture to glimpse a unique Tracey Emin.
Don’t miss the satellite exhibitions running alongside Frieze London from the coveted Prada Mode installation over at 180 Strand to the delights of Carolina Mazzolari at Tristan Hoare and unparalleled energy of Alex Gardner at Carl Kostyál.
The Delhi- and London-based winner of the Frieze Artist Award performed at COS x Serpentine Galleries as part of Jakob Kudsk Steensen: The Deep Listener this summer. Himali presents a new film commission at Frieze London in The Standard, London Library and Auditorium.
The New York-based artist is known for bold brushstrokes and playful squiggles across his abstract paintings and is represented by Timothy Taylor at Frieze. And stop by the gallery’s new space at 15 Bolton Street, Mayfair, to see their inaugural exhibition featuring Simon Hantaï, Pierre Soulages and Antoni Tàpies.
For unparalleled kudos, visit Carolina Mazzolari: Emotional Fields, a satellite exhibition at Tristan Hoare set within Grade I listed Robert Adam architecture. Complementing the Woven section of Frieze London, her exquisite, thought-provoking textiles are made in collaboration with Fine Cell Work.
An iconic piece from the ingenious Japanese artist’s My Eternal Soul series is sure to capture the imagination of novices and connoisseurs alike at Victoria Miro. She declares, “The paintings are filled with an overflowing abundance of ideas that just keep bubbling up inside my mind.”
Unable to stray too far from the office? Trailblazer Alex Gardner is exhibiting at Carl Kostyál in collaboration with The Hole, New York. Known for his sculptural, figurative work set in geometric, pastel environments, his African and Japanese heritage and travels continue to influence his visual narratives.
© Alex Gardner. Artwork photographed by Wild Don Lewis Photography,[email protected]
Frieze London runs from 3-6 October 2019.