This week London plays host to Frieze Week – This is a once a year art feeding frenzy – a time when the international cultural core descends on the capital, to pay homage to the Gods of visual art. Frieze and Frieze Masters (launched last year) will give you a solid overview of the current art market. Like Art Basel and Art Basel Miami these fairs are primarily glorified art trade shows. Lets not lose sight of their real purpose. The galleries involved are there to sell, so this year the fair has culled their numbers from 175 To 152 . Public admissions has also been limited by 20%. The organisers have also slashed the VIP ticket allocation, in order to make the fair a more exclusive and luxurious experience.
Frieze can be a fantastic place to discover new and challenging artists, whether you are a serious collector with deep pockets or searching to enrich your knowledge about the established and the emerging. This is a one stop destination. As well as the endless parties, satellite fairs, exhibitions and solo shows, there is actually a huge amount of quality content to wash down with your Prosecco.
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Frieze / Frieze Masters
Frieze Art Fair takes place in Regent’s Park, London, 17-20 October
Sunday Art Fair
October 17–20, 2013 – Ambika P3 35 Marylebone Road London NW1 5LS
Sunday Art Fair now in its fourth year is the satellite fair to see during the Frieze Art Fair week. A number of emerging international galleries along with some of London’s finest will be there to surprise you with installations, performances and video art. Featuring 22 galleries from eight different countries. SUNDAY welcomes six new galleries to the fair including two charitable organisations: Studio Voltaire from London and White Columns from New York. The fair will be open to the public from 1 until 8 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 12 and 5pm on Sunday. Admission is free.
Christian Andersen (Copenhagen) , Arcade (London) , BolteLang (Zurich) , Clearing (Brussels/New York) , Croy Nielsen (Berlin) , Freedman Fitzpatrick (Los Angeles)
Frutta (Rome) , Laurel Gitlen (New York) , The Green Gallery (Milwaukee) , Dan Gunn (Berlin) , Kendall Koppe (Glasgow), Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler (Berlin)
Tanya Leighton (Berlin) , Lüttgenmeijer (Berlin) , Norma Mangione Gallery (Turin) , Neue Alte Brücke (Frankfurt) , Sommer & Kohl (Berlin) , Gregor Staiger (Zurich)
Studio Voltaire (London) , Simone Subal (New York) , Rob Tufnell (London) , White Columns (New York)
Moniker Art Fair 2013
17-20 October 2013 The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
Out in the East, a short journey from the West End gallery world but a quantum leap from the clinical atmosphere of art fair halls, Moniker Art Fair captures the essence of outsider art and sets the agenda for zeitgeist hunters. From Shoreditch to Bangkok via a vibrant urban art scene in continental Europe, rising art stars and tomorrow’s trends all fall within the talented collective of artists, curators and galleries assembled for Moniker Art Fair.
Amsterdam’s Kallenbach and Andenken Gallery will be exhibiting Vinz whose articulate but illegal paste-ups caused controversy in the London street art world earlier this year. Look For Art, also based in the Netherlands, will be showing an exciting collaboration between The London Police and Zeus; an engaging juxtaposition between the former’s futurist architectural drawings and the latter’s intricate architectural trompe l‘oeils.
Among the carefully chosen roster of artists to be shown by TAG Fine Arts are Stephen Walter whose alternative word maps already feature in several notable collections and Stanley Donwood who comes with impeccable credentials as Radiohead’s album artist of choice.
Moniker is pleased to announce the participation of Future Tense whose curating skills are indisputable as typified by their MTV RE:DEFINE benefit exhibition. The thought provoking post graffiti abstract fractured fonts of Greg Lamarche from New York are hugely influential within the urban art scene and his debut at Moniker Art Fair with Scream Editions is eagerly anticipated.
Full Gallery Line Up: Andenken Gallery, artAZ, Coates & Scarry, Future Tense, Hang-Up Gallery, Imitate Modern, Jealous Gallery, Kallenbach Gallery, London West Bank, Look For Art, Moniker Projects, Scream Editions, Souled Out Studios, St. Art Gallery, StolenSpace Tag Fine Arts
The Other Art Fair
17-20 October 2013 The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
The Other Art Fair is the place to discover and buy from emerging and unrepresented artistic talent. Now in it’s 5th edition and boasting over 100 featured artists, 80% exhibiting for the first time, the fair is firmly established as London’s leading artist-led event. With an ever growing list of success stories where The Other Art Fair has helped unearth and promote the development of some fantastic artists, many of whom have gone on to find eminence and major gallery support. Artists like Jebila Wolfe Okongwu… Jebila exhibited at the fair in May 2012 and was quickly picked up by Galleria Lorcan O’Neill Roma, who represents some of the world’s most recognised contemporary artists, including Tracey Emin and Sam Tayllor Wood.
18-21 October Fair Location Christie’s South Kensington 85 Old Brompton Road London SW7 3LD
This year Multiplied returns for the fourth time at the peak of the contemporary art season in London. The fair is unique in offering contemporary art in editions, from prints and photographs to sculpture and artists’ books, showcasing both established and emerging artists from a range of international galleries and collectives. With free entry and works of art priced to suit every budget, Multiplied provides a unique opportunity for collectors, curators and enthusiasts to see and buy contemporary art in editions.
Parallax 18th – 19th Chelsea Town Hall
On Friday 18th and Saturday 19th October 2013, Chelsea Town Hall will host the eighth Parallax Art Fair, in its third successful year. Hoping to attract over 3000 visitors over the two day event, Parallax promises to be a major event on the art world calendar – and a great opportunity for casual browsers and Christmas shoppers too.
Parallax is the biggest art fair of its kind, attracting around 200 exhibitors from all over the world. International artists will showcase work across all sorts of forms, including jewellery, bags, clothing, textiles, crafts, art, sculpture and many more.
It aims to attract both established and completely new artists to exhibit, and pricing will therefore appeal to every budget. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for Christmas shoppers to obtain very special, unique gifts, and for collectors to indulge in some exceptional and unusual art, often very affordably,” says Barlow.
Parallax is not your average art fair. Conceived by art historian and theorist Barlow in 2010, it grew out of the extraordinary exhibition he curated in that year. Unlike many other art fairs it operates entirely commission-free, the idea being that both new and established artists will be able to exhibit without financial risk, allowing them to trial new forms and concepts on an equal footing.
“Parallax is a unique experience,” says Barlow. “It is the first event of its kind based on deconstruction theory. The objects on display are considered as possibly not “containing” meaning as such; it is the viewer that imparts meaning to the objects.”
He hopes the art fair will prove to be thought-provoking for those who attend, as well as a memorable, enjoyable experience. He says, “It will hopefully cause visitors to self-examine, and consider the meaning and purpose of things, including ourselves.”
This year Barlow hopes Parallax will reach a broader audience, and is mounting an intensive marketing campaign to publicise it. He wants to “demystify” art and make it both intellectually and literally accessible to many more people. By removing the hierarchy of cost and renown for the exhibitors, he hopes to create both a stimulating and fascinating art event, and a superb opportunity for those outside the art world to enter it without pressure or prejudice.
“Art is for everyone. There is a myth that it must be “understood” – but who is to say what’s right?” he commented. “It can be an investment of course, but it can also simply be a Christmas present, or even just an enjoyable experience. It also doesn’t have to cost a fortune. There are so many misconceptions about art – I genuinely hope that Parallax will help to start addressing some of them, and encouraging people to think about what art actually is.”
Parallax has a completely open admission policy, and will run from 1-8pm on Friday 18th October and 11am-5pm on Saturday 19th October.
Sluice is an artist/curator run art fair for artist/curator run galleries and projects. It seeks to place the artist at the centre of its activities.
19 & 20 OCTOBER 12 – 9PM 47/49 TANNER ST BERMONDSEY
• Neue Froth Kunsthalle• Parallel Art Space• Paper• The Penthouse• The Royal Standard• Schema Projects• Square Projects• studio1.1• Terrace Gallery• Theodore:Art
• Transition Gallery• unit11studios• Vane• Vinyl• Wayfarers• A Welsh Pavilion• WW Gallery• xvi collective• 3 137 • Trove • Uncle Vern’s Dog
Aid & Abet• Blackwater Polytechnic• BRG• CAFF• C&C Gallery• Class 1 Gallery• Dalla Rosa Gallery• Division of Labour• et al projects• Filmarmalade• Five Years• Fordham Gallery• Fort• Frank Bobbins Institute• Islington Mill• Jim Ricks Projects• Lion & Lamb Gallery• The Modern Language Experiment
Paul Kindersley, We Make Cinema // Transition Gallery, Chris Sav Ceviche // unit11studios, EC Davies Donthinklove // Vane, Jeremy Evans Dalla Rosa, F.B.I. The Last Waltz // Frank Bobbins Institute, Rosanne Robertson, Debbie Sharp & associates Penthouse
Nicola Smith Balloon Girl Versus // Paper Gallery, Caro Halford Prescription only // XVI Collective 44 artists videos, The Paraphernalia Boutique // Filmarmalade
Simon Woolham & Alice Bradshaw Paper Gallery, Good Cop Bad Cop, Goat Major Projects [Welsh Pavilion], Sylva Dean and Me, Forgiveness is Earned // xvi collective
Fiona Winterflood & SPASKI Neues froth kunsthalle
Karolina Magnusson Murray Magic Shop 2 // XVI Collective, BRG Workshop based on collaborative practice by // BRG, Violet Fingers Let its mother stroke its fur because its so mysterious // C&C Gallery, Travis Townson reel to reel [drop-in] // Goat Major Projects
PAD London 16-20 October Berkeley Square London
The 7th edition of PAD London will run from 16-20 October on Berkeley Square and will include 21 new participants across all disciplines, making a total of 60 exhibitors from 12 countries.
The top-tier contemporary design galleries to join the fair include SMOGallery, Garrido Gallery, Galleria O., Galerie Kreo, BSL–Béatrice Saint-Laurent, Galerie Gosserez and Galerie Italienne. 20th Century design also expands with the participation of Galerie Matthieu Richard, Galerie Pascal Cuisinier and Galerie Dutko, while turn-of-the-century furniture will be represented by Didier Luttenbacher and Oscar Graf.
TIAF London 2013
TIAF London 2013 The Independent Artist Fair October 16-20th Mile End Art Pavilion Clinton Road Mile End Park E3 4QY
TIAF London provides a platform that puts artists rather than the market at the forefront, showing at the same time as Frieze Art Fair and The Other Art Fair, it represents a different approach, artist-led and premised on quality and concept. Showcasing the works of fifty contemporary artists from across the world, including Europe, America, Asia and the Middle East. Selected from over three hundred submissions in five weeks, the works include innovative sculpture, painting, photography, video, installation and performance.
Alda Terracciano, Alex Ratcliffe, Carl Harris, Catriona Faulkner, Charlie Bonallack, Chloe Roach, Cristóbal Traslaviña, Dominic Negus, Doug Haywood, Ebru Herbil-Bradley, Edouard Burgeat, Evelyn O’Connor, Ewalina Kolaczek, Fausto Sanmartino, Gillian Swan, Glynn Griffiths, Heejoon Lee, Ian Kirkpatrick, Jack Sawbridge, Jaimini Patel, Jane Skinner, Jeannette Abi Khalil, Jérémie Baldocchi, Joella Wheatley, Jude Browning, Julio Campos, Kelly Jenkins, Kimberly Todd, Leonard Sexton, Lisa Snook, Michel Pincaut, Natasha Sabatini, Neil Shirreff, Nick Cobb, Olivia Strange, Paul Wood, Petrusco Mengler, Robert Jackson, Roberta Orlando, Romen Gouveia, Sana
Khan, Sharon Drew, Shona Davies/Dave Monaghan/Jon Klein, Teresa Leung, The Finsbury Park Deltics, Yunji Jang, Yunna Kim, Yvette Rawson, Zac T Lee Invited artist Lorraine Clark.
Contemporary African Art Fair
Contemporary African Art Fair: Venue: Somerset House Dates: 16-20 October
Contemporary African Art is in the ascendancy and making waves with two major exhibitions at Tate Modern recently. Fans of bold and politically charged art will find plenty to like here. 1:54, the first contemporary African Art Fair, which will be held in London between the 16-20 October 2013. 1:54 is a platform for galleries, artists, curators, art centres and museums involved in African and Africa related projects and aims to promote art by established and emerging talents amongst an international audience. 1:54 is initiated by market developer Touria El Glaoui under the auspice of Art Africa Ltd. Designed by David Adjaye, 1:54 will be held at Somerset House, a historic building and major cultural arts centre in the heart of London. 1:54 will be accompanied by an educational and artistic programme curated by Koyo Kouoh and will include lectures, film screenings and panel debates featuring leading international curators, artists and art experts. 1:54 is a high quality event which will showcase a limited number of 15-20 carefully selected galleries.
Galerie Mikael Andersen room g10, aria (artist residency in algiers) room g7, ARTCO Gallery room g4, ARTLabAfrica room g2
Jack Bell Gallery room g9, Carpe Diem room g7, Galleria Continua lounge, Museum of Modern Art, Equatorial Guinea room g3
Galerie Cécile Fakhoury room g8, Galerie Imane Farés room g5, First Floor Gallery Harare room g6, In Situ / Fabienne Leclerc lounge
M.I.A Gallery room g1, Magnin-A room g18, lounge, October Gallery room g1a, Omenka Gallery room g1, A Palazzo Gallery room g11
Moving Image London 2013
Moving Image London Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf Dates: 17-20 October : Free
Moving Image London 2013, the biannual contemporary art fair comprised entirely of moving image-based art. Browse artists, works, and exhibitors, explore editorial coverage and top picks from art world insiders, and collect works by Moving Image artists.
• Josh Azzarella• Janet Biggs• Sylvie Blocher• Heather Cassils• Shen Chaofang• Jasmina Cibic• Constant Dullaart• luiz duVa• Cliff Evans• Jessica Faiss• Sheila Gallagher• Noora Geagea• Nermine Hammam• Karim Al Husseini• Lauren Kelley• Alaa Edris• Heta Kuchka• Annika Larsson• Rollin Leonard• Zilla Leutenegger• Sara Ludy• Simone Lueck• Jonathan Monaghan• Ewa Partum• Adam Putnam• Anahita Razmi• Miia Rinne• Aza Shade• Eve Sussman and Rufus Corporation• Eve Sussman & Simon Lee• Leslie Thornton• Milica Tomic• Timotheus Tomicek• Gil Yefman• Maya Zack
STRARTA Saatchi Gallery Kings Rd London Dates: 10-13 October Price: £15
Visitors to this art fair will experience selected works of contemporary and modern art exhibited by invited galleries from the UK and around the world. Housed in one of the world’s top art venues in the heart of Chelsea, STRARTA will showcase original works by new, young and emerging artists, as well as established names.
AVA Viewing Room
15th – 20th October 11 – 7pm THE CRYPT MARYLEBONE CHURCH NO 1 MARYLEBONE PLACE LONDON NW1 4AQE
All Visual Arts (AVA) has announced its much anticipated upcoming autumn show mounted during Frieze week. Entitled ‘Viewing Room’
it follows the successes of Vanitas: the Transience of Earthly Pleasures and Metamorphosis: the Transformation of Being, presented in 2010 and 2012 respectively.
The concept of Viewing Room is to present a salon style installation, including works that have been commissioned by AVA over the past five years. On the approach to the majestic Soane church, several sculptures are visible in the west gardens. Walking along the garden path to the entrance of the Crypt is Fiamma Colonna Montagu’s Had We the World Again and Time, a series of four massive spinning ceramic globes that depict the Earth at different stages in its evolutionary history. Just opposite is Uzbekistan sculptor Unus Safardiar’s life-sized horse’s head that appears to be made from mechanical parts.
One of the must-see art events of London’s Frieze Week, spotlighting emerging artists from a selection of recent art school graduates from across the UK.
Dates: 14th – 17th October 2013 Times: 11-6pm
Address: B1, Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, London WC1
The Moving Museum
The Moving Museum opens 13 October – 180 THE STRAND London
The Moving Museum is coming to London to present Open Heart Surgery, an exploration of contemporary art from London. The exhibition brings together some of London’s most urgent artistic voices, contextualizing their approaches and identifying a new direction of art in a climate of rapid change. Working from an epicenter of creative, financial, technological and migrational activity, the artists methodically draw from, dissect, re-imagine, and ultimately rise above historical movements, geographies and references, displaying an extraordinary ability to absorb and reinterpret a world that is fractious and in flux.
Open Heart Surgery will feature over 200 artworks through 30 solo presentations, presented along 35,000 square feet of sprawling exhibition space including artworks across painting, sculpture, multimedia, installation, video, and performance. Most of the exhibited artworks, large-scale installations, projects and performances have been specially commissioned by The Moving Museum. The Moving Museum is partnering with The Vinyl Factory to inhabit part of a 400,000 sq ft space on The Strand. One block away from Somerset House and overlooking the Southbank, the 3 acre iconic Brutalist building, which has been derelict for nearly a decade will host The Moving Museum’s exhibition, education programme and artists residencies.
Sam Austen, James Balmforth, Charlie Billingham, James Bridle, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Stefan Bruggemann, James Capper, Shezad Dawood, Tomas Downes, Cecile B Evans, Adham Faramawy, Jess Flood-Paddock, Joe Frazer, Alistair Frost, Gabriel Hartley, Nicholas Hatfull, Celia Hempton, Lucky PDF, Florence Peake, Marco Palmieri, Peles Empire, Hannah Perry, Mohammed Qasim Ashfaq, Mary Ramsden, Samara Scott, Tai Shani, Matthew Smith, Soheila Sokhanvari, Marianne Spurr, Clunie Reid, Jesse Wine
15 – 19 October 2013 Kweekweek Events, Unit 2, Waterside, 44-48 Wharf Road, N1 7UX
Ashley Bradley, Michal Cole, Nikolai Ishchuk, Ji Eun Kim, Joonki Kim, Heather Ross, Rodolfo Villaplana, David Lane Curated and produced by Michal Cole
Taking place during Frieze Art Fair, RAW is a group exhibition showcasing the work of seven recent graduates from Chelsea College of Arts’ MA Fine Art programme.
Using an array of disciplines and techniques – painting, photography, video, sculpture, tapestry, collage and assemblage – the artists taking part in this exhibition address issues from economics and capitalism to social and ideological shifts and moral dilemmas.
Exhibition curator and producer, Michal Cole’s (b.1974, Israel) installation is comprised of a hand- made tapestry, entitled Glorious (2013), intermixed with appropriated objects such as public-school times and wartime medals, showcased alongside a life-sized Babushka, titled For God’s Sake (2013). Using a multitude of colours, compositions and textures, Cole combines recognisable imageries drawn from art history with traditional methods of practice including painting, collage and assemblage. Cole’s work is both comical and sinister, inviting the viewer to contemplate the beauty, joy and humour of life set against social, economic, political and religious injustices.
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