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

, 3 October 2017
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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**

 

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