LONDON: The 13th edition of Frieze London will welcome art lovers from all around the world for this week which will be packed with sales, exhibitions and parties. IRMA has a few ideas for you, if you don’t have much time to spend but want to get the most out of it.
DRIVE ME, PLEASE: To get from one point to the other (remember it’s not only the Frieze arsenal but galleries and museums all over town), get an account with Uber, the best chauffeur service your iPhone can get you.
HOW TO START: Make your schedule before you go and stick to it — and pack your suitcase according to your schedule. Flats and vibrant pieces are a must.
TAKE A BREAK: For a break my favorite is Frieze Masters — it is much calmer and quieter.
MUST-SEE EXHIBITION: The international pop art exhibition The World Goes Pop at Tate Modern.
WHAT IS BIG: Take a walk through the sculpture park for some fresh air which is curated this year by Clare Lilley. You will see more sculpture in the main space at Hauser & Wirth’s grid-based stand which is entirely devoted to sculpture and I am especially looking forward to seeing Neil Wenman’s selection and arrangement, Is sculpture a trend?
THE WINNER OF THE FRIEZE ARTIST AWARD is Rachel Rose, she is one of seven participants in the fair’s non-profit curated programme, Frieze Projects. The emerging New York-based artist also enjoys— her first solo London show at Hyde Park’s Serpentine Sackler Gallery, a site-specific show based on two recent videos.
OTHER ART FAIR TO VISIT DURING FRIEZE WEEK: There is another fair on in the same week which is worth visiting. PAD London (14-18 October) will be in Mayfair’s Berkeley Square for the modern art fair’s ninth edition — this year with a Twenties and Thirties Paris-themed restaurant and bar designed by Sultana.
GALLERY NIGHTS: Visit the galleries in town which have their biggest shows for the year during this week. Mark your calendar on the gallery nights (14 October for the East End and 15 October for the West End).
NEW SPACE: This month, Gagosian Gallery is launching its third London space in Mayfair with works by Cy Twombly.
PARTY: Frieze week is also about dinners and parties. Come by the ICA’s first official Frieze Bar in partnership with the K11 Art Foundation with its own music and DJ programme. And the Frieze Party this year is at Soho’s cool Brewer Street Car Park.