Here is the highly anticipated Frieze London report from the London fair which closed on Sunday 6 October. The fair brought together more than 160 galleries from 35 countries, representing the fair’s most international edition to date and driving excellent sales across the fair. Frieze London 2019 saw record numbers of museum groups and curators from Europe, the US and beyond. Presented 3-6 October 2019 in The Regent’s Park, Frieze London continued to expand on its position as a vital platform for international contemporary art. Frieze London coincides with Frieze Masters and is supported for the 16th consecutive year by global lead partner Deutsche Bank.
Victoria Miro participates in Frieze London (Stand C8) with works by Doug Aitken, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Secundino Hernández, Ilse D’Hollander, Isaac Julien, Idris Khan, Yayoi Kusama, Grayson Perry, Howardena Pindell, Conrad Shawcross, Hedda Sterne, Sarah Sze and Adriana Varejão.
The gallery’s presentation features a number of new works, on view for the first time at Frieze London, with a strong emphasis on abstraction
Gagosian participated in Frieze London 2019 with a solo booth by Sterling Ruby titled HELIOS, displaying works from WIDW—Ruby’s ongoing series of colorful, thickly coated, window-like paintings.
Lehmann Maupin returned to Frieze London with a solo presentation of works by the South African born, Berlin based artist, Robin Rhode. An accomplished multi-disciplinary artist, Rhode has held public performances and shot on location in cities across Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, and is known for his photographic series that document a sole protagonist interacting with murals painted by the artist on public walls in Johannesburg and Berlin. For his Frieze London presentation, Rhode will show new works shot in the West Bank among other recent pieces. Concurrent with the fair, Rhode’s solo exhibition, Memory is the Weapon, will be on view at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg in Germany.
Frieze London, 2019, 303 Gallery, Booth F4
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Frieze London showcased innovative practice and global artists, from the new themed section Woven, curated by Cosmin Costinas, exploring indigenous traditions and colonial legacies, and LIVE, curated by Diana Campbell Betancourt, showcasing performance, to Focus, supporting ambitious projects by galleries under 15 years old, and Frieze Talks which this year looked at the Bauhaus and art’s role in society.
Victoria Siddall, ‘The atmosphere in London this week has been electric and visitors from all over the world have really seen it at its best Frieze London this year was the most international fair we have ever staged, with galleries from 35 countries and visitors from all over the world, including a record number of curators and museum groups. This global spirit was further strengthened at Frieze London by curated sections Woven and Live, as well as by Frieze Sculpture. This strong international presence, coupled with major sales across both fairs, once again attests to London’s importance as a global centre for art and culture. It has been a fantastic week in the city and I am enormously grateful to everyone who contributed to its success.’.
Eva Langret, Frieze London’s Artistic Director, tells: “It is the most exciting moment to launch No. 9 Cork Street, celebrating London and its creative community after such a challenging year.
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