Oct 14: Frieze Art Fair
This year’s Frieze art fair in London (October 14 to 17) will be the biggest iteration of the art fair yet—173 galleries from 29 countries will be represented. The action in the main arena will be all about blue-chip galleries, but some of the most interesting surprises will come from the fringe events. Last year Frieze directors Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover introduced Frame, a venue for galleries less than six years old. Look for Berlin’s Gentili Apri, where youthful duo AIDS-3D (Daniel Keller and Nik Kosmas) show otherworldly wares influenced by cyber and outer space. Frieze Film commissioned works from four British artists, including former postpunk fixture Linder and the emergent Jess Flood-Paddock, whose three-minute film was shot largely on her camera phone. At the Serpentine gallery in Kensington Gardens, anarchic-minded New York artist Klara Lidén—best remembered for the destructive 2006 film Bodies of Society, where she takes a long metal rod to a bicycle—opens her first major UK show. Also making her UK debut is Paris-based sculptor and installation artist Tatiana Trouvé, at South London Gallery. Meanwhile, at Whitechapel, Lebanese artist Walid Raad investigates art within an Arab context, and the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall provides an artistic haven for China’s politically persecuted troublemaker Ai Weiwei. East London galleries stay lit late on October 16 for East End Night—in case you missed out on crowd-pleasing installation artists Damián Ortega (Barbican Art Gallery), Adel Abdessemed (Parasol unit), and David Adamo (IBID Projects) during the day.