Happenings: Big Fair Previews, Miquel Barceló, and Banksy in New York

This week, Artsy prepares for fair season, previewing Frieze London, Frieze Masters, and Moving Image art fairs. Stay tuned for coverage of the fairs and featured galleries throughout the month.

Elsewhere on the walls, Spanish artist Miquel Barceló embraces light and dark with white textural paintings and dark portraits in his show at Acquavella opening October 9th, and October 11th marks the opening of both Mariko Mori’s “Rebirth”—the last decade of her work at the Japan Society—and Wangechi Mutu’s “A Fantastic Journey”—her latest animal-human-hybrid collages at the Brooklyn Museum.

In the news last week, Carrie Mae Weems is “floored” after becoming a MacArthur Foundation winner (ARTnews), plus Banksy begins October street exhibition “Better Out Than In” throughout New York City (New York Times), and, inevitably, the first work in his New York stint is promptly removed, but not without controversy (deathandtaxes).

And, in case you missed it, Artbook | D.A.P. published a retrospective of Magritte’s surrealist years, PBS Arts brought us “The Art of Stop Motion” during the digital age, and Christie’s interviewed artist Sigalit Landau about her fearless turn-of-the-millenium video work Barbed Hula.

Finally, with so much going on this October, let us help you stay in the loop with the new Artsy iPhone App!