FRIEZE LONDON 2019: 5 TIPS

As the art world moves to the British capital, here are some things you shouldn’t miss during Frieze Art Fair 2019 in London.

1. Frieze Exhibitions: Frieze London and Frieze Masters

Held in the Regent’s park exhibition areas, Frieze London features contemporary art, while Frieze Masters is dedicated to art and antiquities spanning several thousand years of history. Start off by exploring the exhibition areas and all they have to offer in terms of art, music and events. Make sure not to miss Frieze Sculpture in the English Gardens of Regent’s Park featuring works by more than 20 international artists including Stephen White, Tom Sachs, Robert Indiana and Tracey Emin.

‘Tudor Ball’, 2019, photo by Stephen White
‘Tudor Ball’, 2019, photo by Stephen White

Location

Frieze London is located in the south of The Regent’s Park, with the entrance off Park Square West. Frieze Sculpture is located in the English Gardens in the south of The Regent’s Park, with entrances off Park Square East and Chester Road. The postcode is NW1 4LL (Google Maps).

3 – 6 October 2019

2. Frieze Talks & Frieze Masters Talks

A highlight of the programme are each year the Frieze Talks, a series of discussion panels. This year’s topic: Questioning art’s relationship to the wider social world, 100 years after the founding of the Bauhaus.

For the second consecutive year, the Talks are co-programmed by Lydia Yee (Chief Curator, Whitechapel Gallery) and Matthew McLean (Senior Editor, Frieze Studios).

Tipp: Plan your visit around this event:

CAS Curatorial Summit: ‘“It Belongs to me!” Curation, Culture, Censorship and the Resurgent Far Right’ with Eoin Dara (Head of Exhibitions, Dundee Contemporary Arts, UK); Júlia Rebouças (independent curator, São Paulo, Brazil); Nicolaus Schafhausen and Elif Shafak (author and activist, London, UK). Chair: Liam Gillick (artist, New York, USA)

Thursday 3 October 4:30 pm at Frieze Masters. More info here.

A further highlight are the Frieze Masters Talks. Curated by Tim Marlow, these talks taking place at the Frieze Masters Auditorium aim to explore the connections between historical art in contemporary practices.

Tipp: Plan your visit around this events:

Ai Weiwei in conversation with Tim Marlow (12pm, Friday 4 October)

Michael Craig-Martin in conversation with Emilie Gordenker (Director, Mauritshuis, The Hague) (12pm, Saturday 5 October)

For those interested in Architecture and Design:

Frieze Academy Art & Architecture Summit, London 2019
New Ways of Seeing: Art & Architecture in a Changing World
October 4, 2019, 9:15am
RIBA
66 Portland Place
London

3. Gallery shows

Nate Lowman at David Zwirner

October 3 – November 9, 2019

Nate Lowman, Picture 19, 2019
Nate Lowman, Picture 19, 2019

Location

24 Grafton Street London, W1S 4EZ

Private view 2 October 2019 6-8pm

Kara Walker at Tate Modern

October 2 – April 5, 2020

Kara Walker, Fons Americanus (2019). Photo- Tristan Fewings:Getty
Kara Walker, Fons Americanus (2019). Photo: Tristan Fewings, Getty.

Location

Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG

Mark Bradford: Cerberus at Hauser & Wirth

October 2 – December 21

Mark Bradford, The path to the river belongs to animals (2019). ©Mark Bradford, courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo by Joshua White.
Mark Bradford, The path to the river belongs to animals (2019). ©Mark Bradford, courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo by Joshua White.

The debut exhibition of the Los Angeles artist with Hauser & Wirth’s London galleries is definitely worth checking out.

Location

23 Saville Row, London, W1S 2ET

I’ve Grown Roses in This Garden of Mine at Goodman Gallery

October 3 – November 2

 

Location

26 Cork Street, London, W1S 3ND

Albert Oehlen at Serpentine Gallery

October 2 – February 2, 2020

EventTip: “Albert Oehlen Invites Steamboat Switzerland and Lorenzo Senni” at the Serpentine Pavilion, 2 Oct 2019 – 7:00 PM
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Albert Oehlen, Sohn von Hundescheisse, 1999, oil on canvas, 278 x 359cm, Private Collection, Photo: Archive Berlin | Paris | London © Albert Oehlen

Location

Kensington Gardens London, W2 3XA

3. Gallery booths at Frieze

Austin Lee RELAXGUY, 2019 at Peres Projects, Booth D01 

Lucy Stein at Galerie Gregor Staiger, Booth H28 

Utopian Tubes, 2013, mixed media on linen, 1.6 × 1.7 m. Courtesy- Gimpel Fils, London, and Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich; from the collection of the Migros Museum, Zurich
Utopian Tubes, 2013, mixed media on linen, 1.6 × 1.7 m. Courtesy: Gimpel Fils, London, and Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich; from the collection of the Migros Museum, Zurich

5. A break from art?

Take a break from art and take a walk in Queen Mary’s Gardens, just down from Frieze. The rose garden is named after the wife of King George V and features London’s largest collection of roses with approximately 12,000 roses. Nearby is also the London Zoo, as well as Primrose Hill with its picturesque streets and breathtaking views over the city.

5. Any dining and drinking options?

Experience gastronomy by booking a table at: A Wong, Gloria, Kin + Deum, Kettner’s Townhouse, Pizarro. In nearby Primrose Hill, a good choice is: Odette’s Restaurant, Oka and Lemonia.

Grab a cocktail at: Cahoots, Waeska at The Mandrake, No29 Power Station West, Bar Américain at Brasserie Zédel or Sketch, one of my favourites.

For tea, coffee or cake: Romo Coffee Marylebone, The Espresso Room Covent Garden, Greenberry Café and The Little One Coffee Shop in Primrose Hill.

Gloria Shoreditch
Gloria Shoreditch
Waeska at The Mandrake
Waeska at The Mandrake

Happy Frieze Art Fair Week!

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