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**

 

Benelux Energy rejects the allure of the jumpstyle spectacle & reveals the cold machinery of capitalism in ‘Het Geheim’

Friday

Tendryl channels the virtual mirage of information excess & the fragility of power into the gasping sound collage of ‘Toss Off’

aqnb, 12 October 2018

Lensk’s Flatline EP applies critical theory & musicology to a brittle take on a tactile tangle of hi-tech noise & ambient

aqnb, 5 October 2018

Take yourself to the centre of Otherness: Looking at identity, belonging & representation from the margins at BFMAF

Divya Osbon, 5 October 2018

Dominican artist Boundary’s updated IDM & outsider house project gets an agitated remix from AMAZONDOTCOM 

aqnb, 28 September 2018

Carl Gent on the retelling, re-making & re-enacting of faded histories to extrapolate on the present via ‘Bexhillian’ materiality

27 September 2018

Shanghai’s Osheyack contravenes an unscripted order in the sadistic voyeurism of the Sadomodernism album & ‘Bordertown’ video

27 September 2018

The unexpected paradoxes of self-care & healing in the liminal personal psyche of M.D. James’ ‘Carceral Season’

aqnb, 25 September 2018

On noetry: Lilly Kane screams secrets & speaks her truth for the ‘Administer Truth’ music video from her Incognito EP

20 September 2018

Georgia Lucas-Going on funny art, grief & her recent ‘DAD’ performance in the Vitrine courtyard during Docile Bodies

17 September 2018

Nico Niquo shares the hyperreal landscapes of his askew New Age & ambient journeying into an antipodean jazz fusion on Timeless

14 September 2018

A bus load of artists and curators drive off into the sunset: a look back at Novo Mesto’s Fotopub Festival

Kay Carroll, 12 September 2018

Critical distance: On moving past the ‘provincialism problem’ & into new currents for Australian underground electronic music

11 September 2018

“It’s only suffering.” AQNB’s final Montez Press Radio shows & events find a thematic connection in subjectivity & sacrifice

aqnb, 10 September 2018

Casey MQ premieres a music video for their Nudes ​EP, an updated lounge music for the internet era

7 September 2018