London’s Frieze Art Fair, running October 14 to 17, brings a new programming addition this year with the Reading Room, allowing visitors to browse and buy a curated selection of some of the best international art publications in a new space designed specifically for the programme by the Frieze architects.
A number of the publications participating at the Reading Room have put together a schedule of events for the fair featuring a group of artists, editors and contributors. They include a conversation with Rachel Rose (winner of the second Frieze Artist Award) and Laura McLean-Ferris, a panel discussion launching Kaleidoscope’s new ART&SEX issue, a temporary tattoo shop by George Henry Longly, Gabriele De Santis and Michael Manning and a conversation with LEAP editor-in-chief and curator of Art Post-Internet, Robin Peckham and artist Zhang Ding.
There’s the book launch of Patrick Staff‘s eponymous project The Foundation, Morgan Quaintance is among the speakers at ‘The End(s) of Post-Internet Art’, and artists Nicholas Hatfull and Holly White are presenting PRET DISCO.
As a response to increasing interest in live work, Frieze London had also launched its own Frieze Live section in 2014, creating a space in the fair for the exhibition and sale of active and performance-based works, and among the six galleries presenting live works this year is Amalia Ulman of Arcadia Missa.
That’s just scratching the surface though, and here are some of our top Frieze 2015 recommendations for this week:
The Smart Home by ÅYR
The Social Life of the Book by castillo/corrales
Energy as Clickbait: Douglas Coupland in conversation with Emily Segal, Oct 14
Anicka Yi in conversation with Darian Leader, Oct 15
Bad. Planetary-scale. Delicious: Metahaven in conversation with Justin McGuirk, Oct 16
Off-Centre: Can Artists Still Afford to Live in London?, Oct 16
The fair also brings more exhibitors than is wise to recount (without separate links to the exhibitors on their exhibitor page) but some of the ones we are watching out for include: Allied Editions, as well as Antenna Space, Carlos/Ishikawa, C L E A R I N G, Croy Nielsen, The Breeder, Project Native Informant and The Sunday Painter.
See a more booth picks below:
303 Gallery, New York
The Approach, London
Laura Bartlett Gallery, London
The Breeder, Athens
Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
Canada, New York
Hollybush Gardens, London
MOT International, London
Peres Projects, Berlin
Galeria Plan B, Berlin
Salon 94, New York
Sprüth Magers, Berlin
Standard (Oslo), Oslo
The Third Line, Dubai
Vilma Gold, London
47 Canal, New York
Antenna Space, Shanghai
Bureau, New York
Clearing, New York
Croy Nielsen, Berlin
Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles
Grey Noise, Dubai
High Art, Paris
Koppe Astner, Glasgow
Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna
Project Native Informant, London
The Sunday Painter, London **
Header image: Rachel Rose, ‘A Minute Ago’ (2014). Video still. Courtesy the artist and Pilar Corrias, London.
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