*Art Today’s Top Choice*:-
- Frieze Festival – Following the Frieze Sculpture Festival in Regent’s Park, London now hosts the iconic Frieze Festival for its 14th edition (sponsored by Deutsche .Bank). From Thursday 5th October, Frieze Week will see Frieze London and Frieze Masters present talks, live performances, film screenings and top-quality art. 160 of the world’s leading galleries plus over 1,000 of today’s leading artists. Unable to make it? Check out the ‘Alt-Feminists’ recording featured on the website where a panel of 4 pioneering feminist artists are chaired by Alison M. Gingeras, curator of ‘Sex Work’… See our article here for details: https://arttodaymagazine.com/education/1618/frieze-london-frieze-masters-17
Festivals & Fairs:-
- Moniker Art Fair – The Old Truman Brewery, E1. 5th – 8th October. 8th year running and triple the size of last year’s fair. Spotlighting emerging and established talent to showcase contemporary art. ‘… Moniker Art Fair attracts some of the most talked about artists, galleries and collectors from the finer side of the street art movement and its related subcultures…’.
- 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair – Somerset House, WC2R. 5th outing for the leading international art fair, presenting over 130 African and African diasporan artists, plus educational & artistic talks programme. Continues to Marrakech in Feb 2018.
- Wool Fusion – Baker Street, W1. 7th to 15th October. Wool Week’s major offering – a pop-up installation ‘featuring fabulous fashion and functional clothing to furnishings, fabrics and flooring surrounded by stunning photography and film content’…
Lectures, Talks & Workshops:-
- Frieze Festival Talks – Regent’s Park, NW1. 5th – 8th October. Director of the Hayward Gallery – Ralph Rugoff – curates a series of talks on how contemporary artists find inspiration in an age of ‘alternative facts’.
- ‘Calligram’ by Bernard Piffaretti – Kate Macgarry gallery, E2. Until 21st October. First solo exhibition in London, featuring his ‘duplication method’, or abstract paintings that appear to be two identical halves split through the vertical axis.
- ’18 & Over’ by James Rigler & Nao Matsunaga – Marsden Woo Gallery, SW1. Until 28th October. Sculptural ceramic exhibition. ‘Rigler plays with perceptions of industrial surfaces and structures and Matsunaga explores an ongoing fascination with gravity and the primal.’.
- ‘Theatres de Memoir’ by Jean Dubuffet – Pace Gallery, W1. Until 21st October. The first exhibition from this series in 30 years, and the first ever in London. 15 monumental paintings on loan from Fondation Dubuffet, Tate, Fondation Beyeler and private collections. ‘Each work is a vast picture made up of smaller paintings, which Dubuffet cut out and glued to the canvas.’.
- ‘Power & Beauty: The Art of Sir Oswald Birley MC’ – Philip Mould, Pall Mall, SW1. Until 10th October. First exhibition of the artist’s work for over 60 years, featuring 50 pieces sought from country houses, palaces, public institutions et al. 20th Century British figurative art from ‘the ‘go-to’ artist for international statesmen, royalty, scientists, artists, society beauties – whose oeuvre is ripe for re-appraisal.’.
- ‘A Flair For Fashion: British Portraiture 1888 – 1945’ – Richard Green Gallery, W1. Celebrating the art of dress in British portraiture from the Victoria era to the more liberated 1940s. This event ‘illuminates changing ideals of beauty, from elaborate coiffure and vast hats to the dramatic, sleek bob and the ubiquity of cosmetics. Featuring commissioned society portraits, professional models and romantic muses, each work demonstrates that clothing is crucial to the construction of identity.’.
- Victoria Horkan Solo Exhibition – 67 York St, W1H. Until 7th October. Contemporary artist showing a unique take on nature, falling between impressionism, abstraction & expressionism.
- Kern Pictures by Heikedine Gunther – The Other Art Fair, The Old Truman Brewery, E1. Until 8th October. Dedication to paint the perfect nucleus. ‘Presenting the ‘meaningful core’ with all its potential is an ever returning snapshot of the moment. How and when the core will unfold is an open ended question.’.
- ‘Alchemical Imagination’ – (Group Show Private View & Cocktail Reception during Frieze Week), LIBRARY Private Members’ Club, 112 St Martin’s Lane, WC2N. 6th October, 6:30 – 11:00pm. Includes painting, drawing & photography in a luxurious members’ club, with ‘eclectic and innovative design, inspirational and thought-provoking programming, food, drinks, overnight rooms and wellness right in the heart of London’s theatreland’.
- North London Vintage Market – St Mary’s Parish Hall, Crouch End, N10. 7th – 8th October. Vintage crockery, homewares, ceramics, fashion, jewellery, fabrics, interior design, art.
- Peckham Salvage Yard – Copeland Park & Bussey Building, SE15. 7th – 8th October. UK’s largest indoor/outdoor weekend vintage market, with vintage treasures, oddities, home décor, salvage, antiques & French furniture.
[Credits: Feature Photo – ‘Flower Stall’ by Henderson Cisz (therosegallery.com); monikerartfair.com; frieze.com; 1-54.com; campaignforwool.org; katemacgarry.com; marsdenwoo.com; lequotidiendelart.com; pacegallery.com; philipmould.com; victoriahorkan.com; heikedineguenther.com; lib-rary.com; hackneyfleamarket.com; @NLVintageMarket]