Reading Room Frieze London 2017

Join writers, editors and special guests for an exciting programme of daily events

The Reading Room brings together the world's best arts and culture publications offering single issues, special editions and subscriptions to visitors and an exciting programme of events hosted by publications including Artforum, frieze, LEAPWhite Review, Wired and more.

Full daily schedules:

Some highlights from the programme include:

Mousse: The Artist as Curator with Elena Filipovic and Hans Ulrich Obrist (Thursday 5 October, 2pm)

Join editor Elena Filipovic and Hans Ulrich Obrist for a book launch of The Artist as Curator: An Anthology by Mousse Publishing. This anthology of essays first appeared in The Artist as Curator, a series that occupied 
eleven issues of Mousse. It set out to examine what was then a profoundly influential but still under-studied phenomenon, 
a history that had yet to be written: the fundamental role artists have played as curators. 

Cranford Collection: Sophie van Hellermann (Thursday 5 October, 3.30pm)

Please join a conversation between artist Sophie von Hellermann, Cranford Collection's curator Anne Pontégnie and collector Muriel Salem.

Sophie, Anne and Muriel will discuss Cranford Collection and Sophie's newly commissioned artist book which feature a series of watercolours made in response to the latest installation of works from the collection at Cranford's Glouster Gate residence.

The conversation will be followed by a book signing.


Sophie von Hellermann, Sketches, 2017

Sophie von Hellermann, Sketches, 2017

The White Review: On Arts Criticism (Friday 6 October, 2pm)

In October 2017, literary and arts quarterly The White Review breaks into art criticism for the first time, running three reviews of new exhibitions on its website each month. Editors Rosanna Mclaughlin and Izabella Scott join founding editor Ben Eastham and contributing editor Orit Gat to discuss the form and function of the art review, and what role criticism has to play in the contemporary art world.

frieze: Appropriation/Representation (Saturday 7 October, 2pm)

In response to both the Art, Culture and Appropriation section, included in the October issue of frieze, and Luke Willis Thompson's recent solo exhibition at Chisenhale, 'autoportrait', which comprised a filmic portrait of Diamond Reynolds, join Harry Thorne and Luke Willis Thompson for a conversation around representations of suffering.

How images of trauma are appropriated in a violent manner (particularly online); the ways in which we, as 21st-century viewers, are implicated in the perpetuation of that act; and the mechanisms that might engender a reconsideration of the very aesthetic of suffering.

Wired at Frieze: Art meets Technology (Saturday 7 October, 3.30pm) 

Wired Magazine and Frieze collaborate to bring you a programme featuring experts and innovators in the arts. Live from the fair, Creative Director of Wired Andrew Diprose will interview a lineup of people working in tech and digital across the art world, including Kati Price (Head of Digital, V&A), Sandra Nedvetskai (Partner, Khora Contemporary) and Thanos Kokkiniotis, (Founder, Smartify). 

LEAP: Fall/Winter Issue Launch (Sunday 8 October, 2pm)

Editor-in-chief Robin Peckham and contributing editor Stephanie Bailey discuss relaunching China's leading art magazine. New issue highlights Basquiat, Zhang Enli, Murakami, Yu Ji, and Laura Owens. 

Proyectos Ultravioleta: Book Launch of Regina José Galindo's Stop Shooting (Sunday 8 October, 3.30pm)

Join gallery Proyectos Ultravioleta and curator Pablo José Ramírez for a book launch of artist Regina José Galindo’s first ever bilingual book of poetry, Stop Shooting.

See the full daily schedules here:


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