Frieze is back and opens its door to local and visiting art addicts this week. As last year, it is accompanied by the impressive Frieze Masters, but also by a number of satellite fairs, gallery openings, museum shows and contemporary art auctions. With so much to chose from, it’s handy to have a little overview and some further info assembled on what’s up in the coming days. Here’s our selection:

A R T F A I R S

Frieze London and Frieze Masters
friezelondon.com | friezemasters.com
Opening hours for both: Thu 17 – Sat 19 Oct 12–7pm | Sun 20 Oct 12–6pm
Location: both in Regent’s Park and walking distance from each other, with Frieze on the south side (Park Square West entrance) and Frieze Masters at north-east.
On display: the best of contemporary art (Frieze) + ancient to modern art (Masters)

What has changed from last year? There will be less galleries and more space at Frieze: 152 instead of 180. Frieze Masters, on the contrary, has grown from 90 to 120 exhibitors. The outdoor sculpture park will be shared by both fairs, mixing contemporary and older pieces. (more info on FT)

What not to miss? The Frame section of Frieze, with young artists’ solos; five large-scale works by Jeff Koons @ Gagosian; Sterling Ruby @ Hauser & Wirth; single-artist booths @ Frieze Masters, eg. Willem de Kooning (Mnuchin Gallery) Richard Long (Lisson Gallery); Henri Matisse (Thomas Gibson); Robert Motherwell (Bernard Jacobson) etc., and Lucian Freud’s drawing of Francis Bacon @ Thomas Dane. (more info on Bloomberg)

Talks, talks, talks! Both fairs have brilliant series of talks; no need to book in advance, just show up at the entrance of the auditorium in time! Speakers will include John Currin, Catherine Opie and Richard Wright @ Frieze Masters + Meredith Monk, Stephen Shore and Jérôme Bel @ Frieze. (more info here and here and on artsy)

Sunday Art Fair
sunday-fair.com
Opening hours: Thu 17 – Sat 19 Oct 1–8pm | Sun 20 Oct 12–5pm
Location: Ambika P3, Marylebone Rd (Subway Baker Street)
On display: 22 young galleries from Berlin, London and New York

Moving Image
moving-image.info
Opening hours: Thu 17 Oct 2–8pm | Fri 18 – Sun 20 Oct 11am–7pm
Location: Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street (Subway Blackfriars)
On display: video art, experimental film, time-based installations and sculptures

PAD London (Pavilion of Art & Design)
pad-fairs.com/london
Opening hours: Wed 16 Oct – Sat 19 Oct 11am–8pm | Sun 20 Oct 11am–6pm
Location: Berkeley Square (Subway Green Park)
On display: high quality historic design, modern, decorative and tribal art

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair
1-54.com
Opening hours: Wed 16 Oct – Sun 20 Oct 10am–6pm
Location: Somerset House, West Wing Strand (Subway Temple) 
On display: 15 galleries showing contemporary African art

Moniker International Art Fair and The Other Art Fair
monikerartfair.com | theotherartfair.com
Opening hours for both: Fri 18 – Sat 19 Oct 11am–7pm | Sun 20 Oct 11am–6pm
Location: both in The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane (Subway Old Street) 
On display: 16 street art galleries (Moniker) + 100 unrepresented artists (The Other)

Multiplied Art Fair
multipliedartfair.com
Opening hours: Fri 18 Oct 9am–7pm | Sat, Sun 11am–6pm | Mon 21 Oct 9am–5pm
Location: Christie’s South Kensington, 85 Old Brompton Rd (Subway S. Kensington
On display: contemporary art editions – sculpture, photography, printing, and artists’ books from established and emerging artists

              

G A L L E R I E S

West End NightThu 17 Oct 6-8pm
White Cube Mason’s Yard: Haim Steinbach
Spruth Magers: Cyprien Gaillard
Pace Gallery Soho: Mingei: Are you Here? (read our review)
David Zwirner: Philip-Lorca diCorcia
The Photographers’ Gallery: Home Truths
Frith Street Gallery: Tacita Dean
Anthony Reynolds: Leon Golub
Artangel, The Odeon Site: Daniel Silver, Dig
Lisson: Liu Xiaodong, Tatsuo Miyajima
Victoria Miro West End: Yayoi Kusama
The Showroom: Ciara Phillips
Timothy Taylor: Volker Huller

East End Night: Sat 19 Oct 6-8pm
Rivington Place: Anna Boghiguian & Goshka Macuga
Kate MacGarry: Florian Meisenberg
Campoli Presti: Liz Deschenes
Vilma Gold: Hannah Sawtell, Adriana Lara, Josef Strau
The Approach: Rezi Van Lankveld
Herald St: Amalia Pica

               

M U S E U M S

Tate Modern
Mira Schendel
Paul Klee: Making Visible

Tate Britain
Art under Attack: Histories of British Iconoclasm (read our review)

Whitechapel Gallery
Sarah Lucas: SITUATION Absolute Beach Man Rubble

Hayward Gallery
Ana Mendieta: Traces
Dayanita Singh: Go away Closer

               

A U C T I O N S

Phillips
Contemporary Art Evening Auction
Wed Oct 16 | 7pm

Sotheby’s
Contemporary Art Evening Auction
Thu Oct 17 | 7:30pm

Christie’s International
Post-war and Contemporary Art Evening Auction
Fri Oct 18 | 7pm

                  

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