Wondering what to do during Frieze week which starts officially on Monday 8th October. Frieze week is always the best time of year to see the most exciting new contemporary art mounted in the UK. Because of the influx of at least 50,000 international art enthusiasts into the capital, many galleries mount their biggest and most exciting exhibitions, to parallel the fair.
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This year Frieze expands to include Frieze Masters an unique perspective on the relationship between old and new art. The fair will present over 90 of the world’s leading galleries, with 79 in the main section and 22 in Spotlight. Visitors can also experience the fair’s programme of special events. Frieze Art Fair London 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. For a cost of around £30 for a one day pass you can visit the fair the events and the buzz.
For those on a budget there is still plenty to do. Many of the satellite events are free and all of the commercial gallery exhibitions are open to the public at no charge. Visual art is still very much free and inclusive to mall that seek the knowledge and pleasure it can bring!
Mon, 1 Oct 2012 to Mon, 29 Oct 2012 ART BELOW REGENTS PARK OCTOBER 2012
This October we are transforming Regent’s Park underground station into a public gallery space. This show has been planned to coincide with Frieze art fair, Londons biggest and most prestigious art event. All the works on display feature in Art Below’s Gallery show at Gallery Different (Off Tott Ct. Rd) 12th – 18th October.
Art Below – The Peace Project at Gallery Different, 14 Percy Street, London, W1T 1DR. 12th – 18th October 2012
Showing a selection of 20 young international galleries, SUNDAY is recognised as an integral part of the London, UK and international cultural landscape. Housed in Ambika P3, a 14,000 square foot, triple height subterranean space, SUNDAY is free and open to all and last year welcomed over 6000 visitors.
Metamorphosis :The Transformation of Being
Combines Old & Modern Masters, spanning from Albrecht Dürer to Francis Picabia, juxtaposed with the paintings, drawings and sculptures of an extraordinary collection of international contemporary artists.
PARALLAX ART FAIR
The fifth edition of Parallax Art Fair in London will take place at Chelsea Town Hall. Through being a direct art-to-consumer experience with an open admission policy, P(AF) makes a uniquely refreshing conceptual statement about subjectivity and the commoditization of taste.
The Museum of everything #3
The Gallery of Everything is just such an idea: a one-off installation featuring two 20th century masters whose work has been overlooked by most contemporary art institutions, collectors and curators. Our venue is Frieze Masters, a new off-shoot of the Frieze Art Fair inRegent’s Park, London, and we anticipate over 50,000 visitors. The Gallery of Everything will also present The Museum of Everything’s books and products, with any profit going to support the museum’s curatorial and educational programmes. This will be the first time either of these artists has been presented in depth in Britain. Discover them for yourself at the fair – or visit www.gallevery.com.
Multiplied will be returning to Christie’s South Kensington this October for its third consecutive year. Forty one international contemporary galleries will be participating, in what continues to be the UK’s only contemporary print fair. Once again the salerooms in South Kensington will be transformed, as a satellite fair,during Frieze week.
Moniker International Art Fair
Now in its third year Moniker Art Fair has become a highlight of London art week and attracts some of the most renowned and talked about artists, galleries and curators from this genre, which has its roots firmly embedded in urban culture.
PAD PAVILION OF ART AND DESIGN
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
176 Zabludowicz Collection – Matthew Darbyshire: T Rooms
“T Rooms is homely and sterile. It is mass-produced and individualist. Ultra-modern and traditional. This here is what people want. It’s what we all want.” Extract from T Rooms, 2012. HD digital video, approx 25 mins, Matthew Darbyshire with Owen Hatherley. Following on from his ambitious solo exhibition at Tramway in Glasgow (27 January–11 March 2012), the London iteration of T Rooms will extend the artist’s inquiry into sculpture, social critique, urban architecture and design.
Merge Festival is an annual festival to encourage and promote a set of exhibitions, performances, events and happenings which draw on the rich heritage and contemporary culture of Bankside.
Art 6 Robots named Paul by Patrick Tresset
Date: Wednesday to Sunday 10th October to 21st October 2012
6 robots in a site-specific artists studio will sketch visitors portraits and then exhibit them.
The Crucible – Where Scientists Meet Artists
Date: 11th October 2012 TBC
A unique opportunity for people from both the art and science world to share ideas and network.