Thursday at Frieze

A selection of highlights from Frieze London and Frieze Masters on Thursday 3 October

Thursday 3 October is the second Preview Day at Frieze London and Frieze Masters. Both fairs are open late until 8pm, take advantage of the extended opening hours and immerse yourself in art. 

Alongside some of the world’s leading galleries, don’t miss out on the fair’s extensive programme of performances, talks and specially-curated sections. Take a break and dine at the pop-ups some of London’s best restaurants, cafés and bars, from Locanda Locatelli to Petersham Nurseries, Pizza Pilgrims, Xu and more. Read more about restaurants at the fairs here.

Frieze London

At Frieze London make sure to head to Focus, the fair's section for galleries aged 15 years or younger. Don't miss Lucy Stein at Galerie Gregor Staiger, Nicholas Pope at The Sunday Painter and Megan Rooney at Drei, amongst many others. At 4pm, the Focus Stand Prize will be awarded for the best presentation in this section.

Megan Rooney, Untitled, from the series 'Old baggy root', 2018 Acrylic, ink, pencil, charcoal, pastel on paper 56 × 38 cm. Courtesy of Drei, Cologne

Megan Rooney, Untitled, from the series 'Old baggy root', 2018 Acrylic, ink, pencil, charcoal, pastel on paper 56 × 38 cm. Courtesy of Drei, Cologne 

Next to Focus, Woven showcases a striking selection of eight artists working with textiles to discuss colonial histories and tradition. Amogst the presentations, Silverlens shows works by the late Filipina-American artist Pacita Abad, while Gallery Wendi Norris brings an immersive display of Chitra Ganesh

LIVE performances will take place throughout the day at Frieze London. Don’t miss Shezad Dawood’s University of NonDualism at L2. His performance, occurring hourly between 1.30–5.30pm, shows his interest in the idea of advaita, or non-binary thinking.

Louise Nevelson, Untitled, 1964, wood painted black, 2.2 × × 2.4 × 0.5 m. Courtesy: Gió Marconi 

Louise Nevelson, Untitled, 1964, wood painted black, 2.2 × × 2.4 × 0.5 m. Courtesy: Gió Marconi 

 

Frieze Masters

At Frieze Masters, the talks programme curated by Tim Marlow (Royal Academy of Arts, London) hosts Mark Bradford in conversation with Hans Ulrich-Obrist at 12pm followed by Elizabeth Peyton in conversation with Dr Nicholas Cullinan at 3pm. At 4.30pm join us for a roundtable discussion on curation, culture, censorship and the resurgent far-right.

Galleries across the main section at Frieze Masters are showcasing women artists who have changed the course of art history. Be sure to catch Turner Prize-winning artist Rachel Whiteread’s solo presentation with Luhring Augustine as well as Gió Marconi’s presentation of Louise Nevelson, an emblematic figure of twentieth-century art who distinguished herself in the international art scene through her search for a universal language.

 

Main image: Lucy Stein, Her Comfort Zones 2, 2019. Courtesy: the artist and Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich

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