’Twas the week before Frieze, and Artsy asked
around to find out which events have been starred, circled, and underlined in
red pen from a handful of our friends. Find what’s not to be missed this week
according to our favorite gallerists, curators, and Frieze insiders—apparently,
many of whom think alike!
Your top three things to do/see during Frieze
Week London this year:
1. See the Albrecht Dürer
show [“The Young Durer: Drawing the Figure”] at the Courtauld
1. The exhibitions of Saloua Raouda Choucair and (2.) Mira Schendel
Have a long bath with a cold glass of wine and
the latest issue of frieze
I hate having to pick favourites, as indeed
almost the most exciting thing is having one’s mind changed, but if I had to
predict three good things to see at Frieze, I would say:
2. Nilbar Güres at Rampa Gallery and Martin Janda
3. The people I will meet
Without a doubt: 1. the energy and originality of
Sarah Lucas, “Situation: Absolute Beach Man Rubble” at the Whitechapel
Gallery; 2. the new Serpentine
Sackler Gallery in Hyde Park; and 3. For temporarily
forgotten treasures, the ICA Off-Site exhibition at the Old Selfridges Hotel, “A
Journey Through London Subculture, 1980s to Now”.
2. Richard Sides at Carlos Ishikawa
Apart from other great fairs like Frieze Masters
and Sunday Art Fair, 1. Wolfgang Tillmans
’ solo show at Maureen Paley, 2. Fatima al Qadiri’s collaborative show at
Project Native Informant, and 3. Oliver Laric
at Seventeen Gallery.
I’m hoping, as I work for a not-for-profit gallery, I can get away
with some shameless self-promotion:
1. Judith Hopf and Benjamin Senior at Studio Voltaire
2. Sunday Art Fair
3. Allied Editions at Frieze Art Fair
[“The Young Durer: Drawing the Figure”] at the
1. There are so many great shows to see but Hurvin Anderson at Thomas Dane
is timeless and of course our [The Zabludowicz Collection] show with Andy Holden is unmissable
3. And finally, I always make sure I have a table booked well in advance for a relaxed lunch on Saturday at HIX
at the fair. I take my whole family and make a proper day out of it; it’s such a good way to refuel after a hectic week. Bring on the HIX FIX!
What are yours? Make a Post on Artsy about what
you’re looking forward to this week—we’ll feature the best contributions.