Frieze Week And Alternative Satellite Art Fair Guide 2014

Artlyst is excited to announce the release of their essential, online, Frieze week alternative satellite art fair guide, for London 2014. The main fair and collateral offspring launch the week of 12 October, with the main fair opening to the public on the 15th October. Each year our capital is over-run with the international art crowd, who flock to this once a year cultural phenomenon. Frieze and Frieze Masters promises to showcase an up to date overview of the current art market allowing art lovers to pay homage to the best (and some of the worst) in visual art.  Like Art Basel and Art Basel Miami these fairs make no bones about being massive art trade shows. The galleries involved are there to sell and this year the main Frieze fair showcases 160 of the worlds leading contemporary art galleries. What ever you do don’t miss the smaller art fairs and events that are springing up like dandelions all around the capital next week.

New for 2014 is a restructuring of the sections at Frieze for participating galleries. Also the organisers are introducing ‘Live’, a showcase for performance-based installations dispersed throughout the fair. Frieze can be a fantastic place to discover new and challenging artists, whether you are a serious collector 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. (Top Photo: Frank Piazza © Artlyst 2014)

We will be updating this page all week, so pop back again for more listings!

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The Main Fair

Frieze 15th PV 16-18 Oct Public opening

Frieze fair showcases 160 of the worlds leading contemporary art galleries. See Participating Galleries list here:



For Frieze London, Thomas Dane Gallery (Stand E6) are focusing on British sculpture with works by Phillip King, Alexandre da Cunha and Michael Landy.


To celebrate Mark Wallinger joining Hauser & Wirth, he has been invited to curate the gallery’s first ever artist curated stand (Stand D6). Inspired by Sigmund Freud’s study in Hampstead less than a mile away from the fair, Wallinger has developed a highly original installation, playing on ideas of domestic space and the rational and subconscious polarities of creativity. Wallinger will divide the stand into two equal parts, splitting works by Hauser & Wirth artists thematically to represent Freud’s conscious / unconscious.


For Frieze London 2014, Sprüth Magers (Stand C5) will present works by John Baldessari, John Bock and Thomas Demand. The gallery has participated in Frieze London every year since the Fair’s inception in 2003.

Lehmann Maupin (Stand A18) will present a curated selection of multimedia works by artists who are connected by their shared interest in the perception of constructed environments – both physical and psychological. Highlights will include a sculpture by Lee Bul, who will be the subject of a concurrent exhibition at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; photographs by Alex Prager, who will have a solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria in November 2014 and a significant presentation of works by Tracey Emin. Additional artists featured will include Mary Corse, Shirazeh Houshiary, Klara Kristalova, Mickalene Thomas, Adriana Varejão and Sonia Gomes.


The Victoria Miro stand at Frieze London (Stand B3) will feature works from the gallery’s roster of established artists, including Chantal Joffe, Idris Khan, Chris Ofili, Grayson Perry, Adriana Varejão and Tal R, as well as specially installed room of paintings by Celia Paul. The gallery will also show work by Yayoi Kusama, to coincide with her presentation of bronze pumpkins at the Wharf Road gallery, continuing until 19 December.


Galeria Luisa Strina (Stand D8) will present a selection of works from several of the gallery’s artists, including Pedro Reyes, Leonor Antunes, Fernanda Gomes, Renata Lucas, and Lygia Pape. The highlights will also include 1970s photographs from the series Fotopoemação by Anna Maria Maiolino, a seminal figure in Brazilian modernism.


Michael Werner Gallery (Stand A7) will participate in Frieze London featuring works by Georg Baselitz, Huma Bhabha, James Lee Byars and Michael Williams. The gallery will also present new sculptures by Enrico David in London for the first time. New work by Kai Althoff will be on display at the London gallery while Michael Werner Gallery New York will exhibit Jörg Immendorff’s ‘Café Deutschland Paintings’.


Latitude: Platform for Brazilian Art Galleries Abroad will see six Brazilian galleries displaying leading and emerging contemporary art at Frieze London and Frieze Masters. See Highlights of Latitude Here

Frieze London continues to have a strong global reach with attendance from galleries and artists from all across the world. Participating exhibitors represent territories including: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, S. Korea, Mexico, Norway, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey, UAE, UK and USA.

Frieze Masters 15th PV 16-18 Oct Public opening

Frieze Masters is a unique art fair which presents a contemporary perspective on historical art. The fair features leading galleries showcasing art made before the year 2000, ranging from the ancient era and old masters to the late 20th century.

See Participating Galleries exhibitor list here:

Frieze Focus:

‘Focus’ has evolved into a more significant section and is dedicated to fostering a community of the most exciting emerging galleries. Those showing in this part of the fair will present either solo or group shows that are conceived especially for Frieze. The selection for ‘Focus’ is advised by curators Raphael Gygax and Jacob Proctor, who is a new addition to the team this year.

Notable presentations in ‘Focus’ include: Brian O’Doherty (Simone Subal Gallery & P!, both New York); Michael Smith (Dan Gunn, Berlin); a major installation with Atelier Bow Wow (Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai) and a solo presentation by Slavs and Tatars (Raster, Warsaw). Focus galleries new to the fair include Callicoon Fine Arts (New York), Frutta (Rome), Antoine Levi (Paris); Gregor Staiger (Zurich); Galleria Stereo (Warsaw) and Leo Xu Projects (Shanghai).

Frieze Focus Exhibitor List Here

Frieze Live 15th Oct PV 16-18 Oct Public opening

‘Live’ is dedicated to ambitious performance-based installations and will include works specially conceived for Frieze as well as the re-staging of a number of important historical pieces.

Read More Here:

Frieze Talks 16-18 Oct Public opening see schedule Here

Frieze Masters includes a programme of talks in which major artists, critics and curators discuss the relationships between contemporary and historical art. Frieze Masters Talks is programmed by Jasper Sharp, (Adjunct Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna). Frieze Masters Talks are supported by Gucci, new Associate Sponsor of the fair and sponsor of the Talks this year.

Frieze Sculpture Park See Details: Here 

Frieze Week Satellite Art Fair Guide 2014 

Sunday Art Fair

SUNDAY is anything but a Sunday art fair! It is a gallery led art fair created as a platform for an intimate group of like minded emerging commercial galleries to present work by a diverse range of artists  within a relaxed environment. The fair will return to London for its third edition from 16-20 October 2014, at Ambika P3, Marylebone Rd, Baker St Station.  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.  Visit Here

‘WE COULD NOT AGREE’ Cavendish Square Car Park

Held in the  20,000 Sq ft multi storey Q-Park car park beneath Cavendish Square. Featuring over 100 artists in a circular venue, this annual event likes to challenge, entice and entertain all art lovers and visitors. This satellite fair held during Frieze Week is open to the public for 6 consecutive days, it features diverse work in the medium of sculpture, film, photography, painting and site specific interventions, including performative talks and live presentations, with a deliberate feeling for unpredictability and curiosity. Both emerging and established artists are present throughout the event. This year, the show also includes a marble sculpture by Andy Elton in the gardens of Cavendish Square.

Visit Here 

The Other Art Fair

The Other Art Fair takes place at The Old Truman Brewery on 16-19 October 2014. This artist led fair is situated in the heart of London’s cultural East End, The Old Truman Brewery is a landmark arts venue and hosts a hive of creative businesses, galleries and events and provides the perfect new home for the fair during what is London’s most important and internationally renowned art week. Visit Here


The Moniker Art Fair returns to Shoreditch from  16-19 October. Moniker 2014 features designated artist project spaces combined with a commercial element. Each space is individually curated presenting a twist to the traditional art fair format. As the contemporary and urban art worlds increasingly overlap Moniker has continued to evolve, resulting in the most diverse array of artists to be showcased at Moniker to date. Visit Here


MULTIPLIED is the UK’s only art fair dedicated to contemporary prints and editions. The fair is in its The fifth instalment; returning to Christie’s, South Kensington this autumn. The event will be open to the public from 17-20 October, and will take place during Frieze Week, one of the most important periods in the contemporary art calendar. Visit Here


Now in its sixth year, Kinetica Art Fair has moved to an Autumn date and a new venue: the Truman Brewery in East London, 16-19 October ideally placed for collectors, curators, architects, industry leaders and the public to view and purchase artworks in the thriving field of kinetic, electronic and new media art. The Fair has in a short number of years become a landmark event on the Art Fair calendar.  Visit Here


Set in the vibrant heart of Mayfair, PAD is London’s leading fair for 20th Century art, design and decorative arts. From 15-19 October PAD inspires a unique spirit of collecting, PAD epitomises how modern art, photography, design, decorative and tribal arts interact to reveal astonishing combinations and create the most individual and staggering interiors. Prominent international galleries from major cities across Europe, North America and Asia come together to offer an exceptional panorama of the most coveted and iconic works available on the market today. Visit Here

African Art Fair

Ever committed to exploring new perspectives and voices, the selected exhibitors for 1:54’s second edition 16 – 19 October will hail from global territories including Kenya, South Africa, France, Italy, Germany, UK and USA to showcase over 100 emerging and established international artists. Coinciding with Frieze Week, the new fair builds on the burgeoning popularity of contemporary African art and presents an exclusive opportunity to explore a rapidly emerging contemporary art market.  Visit Here


Saatchi Art’s New Sensations and THE FUTURE CAN WAIT present London’s biggest independent curated exhibition.

Once again Saatchi Art’s New Sensations and THE FUTURE CAN WAIT join forces to present over 60 artists in Bloomsbury Square’s stunning museum scale venue Victoria House. The exhibition is London’s longest running event alongside Frieze Art Fair and has become a key destination for discovering the best emerging to mid-career artists and recent graduates in the UK. Selected by contemporary art world taste makers, the event continues to provide the opportunity for first time buyers and world class collectors to acquire the most exciting new wave art. |


Oxford Street – Week of Performances: Tuesday 14 – Saturday 18 October

The ICA will present a series of performances at The Old Selfridges Hotel to coincide with Frieze Week. The week-long programme will encompass performance, music, art, dance and discussion. Participants include Brooklyn-based dance artist Isabel Lewis with Frieze Projects, and artist Korakrit Arunanondchai. Talks, in collaboration with Rhizome, will examine the impact digital technology is having on contemporary art practice. Further partners include Siobhan Davies Dance and NTS Radio.


Works from the collection of London-based collector Theo Danjuma will be presented for the first time during Frieze. The inaugural exhibition will focus on conceptual artists of the collector’s own generation including Simon Denny, Matias Faldbakken and Danh Vo, exploring a common approach to the use of found materials and appropriated objects. The exhibition will also reflect the Collection’s interest in contemporary African art, featuring work by Ernest Mancoba, Julie Mehretu, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and Robin Rhode. A Private Museum to house the Collection will open in Lagos, Nigeria in 2016.



Zabludowicz Collection presents the first UK solo exhibition by Lizzie Fitch/Ryan Trecartin, an ambitious reconfiguration of their installation Priority Innfield, first seen in The Encyclopedic Palace at the 2013 Venice Biennale. Pushing their exploration of the impact of technology on communication, language and the construction of identity to new extremes, the artists will turn the Collection into a unified space through the application of an internal skin of paint and carpet.



Thomas Dane Gallery are pleased to announce an exhibition of new works by Steve McQueen. The exhibition will occupy both gallery spaces and will celebrate the tenth anniversary of McQueen’s inaugural show with the gallery in 2004, Into This World. At the heart of the exhibition will sit the new film, Ashes, 2014, which delivers the viewer into a highly sensory space with the potential for epiphany or self-revelation.



For Andro Wekua’s first solo exhibition at Sprüth Magers, the gallery will present all new work by the young Georgian artist. Known for his poignant explorations of architecture and memory, Andro Wekua will transform the gallery by installing a wall constructed of rough breeze blocks, partially obscuring the storefront window. In the main gallery, the artist will suspend a life-size sculpture of a girl, exhibited alongside a series of collages, paintings and small-scale sculptures.



Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will present a new installation by Turner Prize nominee and renowned artist Angela Bulloch in their showroom on Berkeley Square in London to coincide with Frieze Week 2014. Bulloch, who is a member of the ‘Freeze’ generation of Young British Artists, will present a new commission, taking the form of a ‘Pixel Box’ installation that will mimic the properties of a Rolls-Royce car.



Dairy Art Centre presents Yoshitomo Nara’s largest UK exhibition to date. Comprising recent and previously unreleased works, the exhibition will feature paintings, bronze sculptures, and a retrospective of Nara’s drawings spanning 30 years. One of the most renowned Japanese contemporary, Nara is best known for his paintings of children and animals sporting fiendish expressions and provocative stances. The show will then travel to Arken in Denmark in October 2015.

Young Masters

125 Kensington Church St W87LB  14-30 October

The Young Masters Art Prize celebrates contemporary artists from all over the globe who pay homage to the skill and traditions of the past.

Dirty Laundry (Part 1)

A selection of Londons best emerging artists

THE LIBRARY CLUB PV Thurs 16 October visit club website for details

Paradigm Store HS Projects

5 Howick Place, London, SW1 1BH

HS Projects is transforming an empty office building into a massive exhibition space, spread across five floors and over 80,000 sq ft of Howick Place in Victoria, to explore the interface between art and design through the work of 17 emerging and established artists. Paradigm Stores features immersive site-specific installations, large-scale sculptures, paintings, video work and performance – all examining issues of the decorative and functional with reference to the architecture of the space.

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