Fantasy, transformation + retaliation: a Fringe guide to Frieze London 2017

, 3 October 2017
focus

The 2017 edition of Frieze opens this weekend at London’s Regents Park running October 5 to 8. 

France-Lise McGurn, ‘At the end of the day, it’s night’ (2017) Detail view. Courtesy the artist + DRAF, London. Photo: Tim Bowditch

The focus part of the fair features a huge number of exhibitions, talks, performances, outdoor installations and other various projects, with our recommendations including Arcadia Missa showing Hannah Black, 47 Canal with a group show of drawings and small-scale sculptures, VI, VII with Than Hussein ClarkCarlos/Ishikawa showing Lloyd Corporation, Emalin featuring Russian artist Evgeny Antufiev’s first project in the UK, Kraupa-Tuskany Ziedler showing Anna UddenbergProyectos Ultravioleta showing video and photography by Regina José Galindo and Union Pacific presents a collaborative sculptural installation by Ben Burgis and Ksenia Pedan.

In addition to the main Frieze fair, we have put together a list of events happening on the outside of the Frieze nucleus: separated by Exhibitions, Fairs + Festivals and Events + Talks, here is our guide to the events and happenings taking place on the fringe:

 

Exhibitions

 (X) A Fantasy group exhibition with Keren CytterHannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings, Tala Madani and Dora Budor among others at DRAF – Sep 8 – Oct 7

Silver Sehnsucht 10-day immersive exhibition featuring Christine Sun Kim, James Bridle, Poklong Anading, Rosana Antoli and William Mackrell at the Silver Building – Sep 30 – Oct 8 

Interstices solo exhibition by Terre Thaemlitz at Auto Italia South East – Oct 2 – Dec 3

Dipping Off Distance solo exhibition by Hanni Kamaly at Almanac – Oct 2 – Nov 18

Nicole Bachmann, ‘Neon (Says She Said)’ (2016) Courtesy the artist + Tenderpixel, London.

Landlessness solo exhibition by Marianne Keating at StudioRCA – Oct 3 – Oct 17

A Gesture Towards Transformation group exhibition featuring Aimar Arriola, Nicole Bachmann, Omer Fast, Pedro G. Romero, Paul Maheke and Amalia Pica at Tenderpixel – Oct 3 – Nov 25

Poolside Conversations solo exhibition by Lungiswa Gqunta at Kelder Projects – 5 Oct – 17 Dec

Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death solo exhibition by Arthur Jafa co-presented by the Serpentine and The Vinyl Factory at Store Studios – Oct 5 – Dec 10

Works from Survivor solo exhibition by Suzanne Treister at IMT Gallery – Oct 6 – Nov 12 

La Caravane solo exhibition by Hassan Hajjaj at Somerset House – Oct 5 – Jan 7 

Fairs + Festivals

Dream Art Fair is a series of international exhibitions taking place online featuring exhibitors Tendpixel, Hannah barry Gallery, LambdaLambdaLambda and Exile among others – Oct 3 – 8 

61st BFI London Film Festival featuring over 200 films across venues in London including ICA – Oct 4 -15

Sunday Art Fair for young galleries with this year including Ltd. Los Angeles, Supplement and Rowing among others at Ambika P3 – Oct 5 -8

Contemporary African Art Fair featuring work by Atef Maatallah, Sadikou Oukpedjo, Niyi Olagunju and Michele Mathison among others at Somerset House – Oct 5 – 8

Events + Talks

Live youtube Chat Show with Zarina Muhammad and guests – broadcast online from Banner Repeater featuring Aaqib HussainChristopher Kirubi, Akash Chohan + Haseeb Qureshi – Oct 3 – 5

Double screening: Jo Spence and Bonnie Camplin at Studio Voltaire – Oct 4

Thirty Three Thirty Three presents Laurel Halo, Lee Gamble and Pan Daijing at St John Sessions – Oct 5

Play Co Summit  – a broad discussion around the topic of play organized by Ed Fornieles and Penny Rafferty, with speakers including Iain BallEloïse BonneviotAnne de BoerOmsk Social Club and Jon Rafman among others at The Studio – Oct 5 + 6

Bonaventure. Courtesy the artist + Chisenhale Gallery, London.

Hot Retaliations (and Other Acts of Revenge) #I evening of music and performance with acts TBA at clearview.ltd – Oct 6

Performance evening featuring Hannah Black, Bonaventure and Ebba Fransén Waldhör at Chisenhale Gallery – Oct 6

Guest, Ghost, Host: Machine! – Serpentine‘s annual all-day Marathon talks featuring Fatima Al Qadiri, Amnesia ScannerBlack Quantum Futurism, Himali Singh Soin, Hito Steyerl, Jenna Sutela and Zadie Xa among many others at London’s City Hall – Oct 7**

 

“I can’t take you everywhere.” London producer & artist Haich drops a deep RnB track wrought with the torment of distance

aqnb, 23 May 2018

Farewell misery: Naples-based producer Cecilia shares a mix & explains how her desolate music is haunted by erotic imagery

22 May 2018

Rejecting transcendent planes in a mysticism of the modern marketplace via Timur Si-Qin’s Campaign for a New Protocol Pt. III

Arshy Azizi, Monday

Arad proposes a vision for the deep space waste of humans as the bacterial colonies of our interstellar future

Friday

xin’s ‘Sucker’ searches beyond the status quo by unsettling convention in EP To Shock the Sky and Shake the Earth

aqnb, Thursday

The fundamentals of life and death in Sylbee Kim’s Garden of Regrets

Thursday

From glamour model to biohacking gender, trans-masculine artist Cade presents a ‘Xenomaskuline Manifesto’

Cade, Wednesday

Arrangements for the desert: The Magic Hour presents a collection of objects, ephemera + gestures in first exhibition No.1

15 May 2018

A conversation with Paul Maheke on erasure, ghosts + channeling the space between, as part of fluent’s body ecologies series

Human Poney, 14 May 2018

Channeling social media + self-promotion in the #videotutorials online exhibition curated by PANE project + hosted by AQNB

aqnb, 13 May 2018

Event horizon electronic music from the Romantic era in the video heralding bod [包家巷]’s next sound piece

11 May 2018

Korma‘s Waxworm EP oozes out of the distorted cracks between World Wars for the Seattle-based producer’s Majía release

aqnb, 10 May 2018

Imagining futures and resurfacing histories in Beacons at Caustic Coastal

8 May 2018

Sydney’s Conor O’Shea on his networked, organic, entangled approach to taking Minerva into those enduring in-between areas

4 May 2018

Club Theory: two recombinant texts on the impossible space between theory + experience by Sally Olds & DJ Sezzo

Sally Olds & DJ Sezzo, 3 May 2018