From 2 to 6 October 2019 artists and gallerists will be in London to see the works of eminent and up-and-coming artists in London’s Regents Park. Works by Shezad Dawood, Michael Craig-Martin, Iván Argote and Tracey Emin are on display at Frieze, while elsewhere in London work by Yoko Ono, Hew Locke and Matteo Zamagni is on view in satellite exhibitions.
As part of the Frieze London LIVE programme, Shezad Dawood presents University of NonDualism, an immersive installation and performance piece celebrating the work of Modernist Bangladeshi architect Muzharul Islam. Referencing the fluidity and non-dualistic practice of Islam and the architect’s tendency to work with dancers and sound, the work explores non-binary thinking at the meeting point of body, fabric and architecture, and is an investigation into the mutability of architectural space. For ten minutes every hour, in booth L2, dancers wearing costumes by Priya Ahluwalia move to a score by patten, bringing to life the geometric forms of Islam’s drawings. The piece was created by Dawood in collaboration with choreographer Adrienne Hart and with support from Bagri Foundation, and is presented by Jhaveri Contemporary and Timothy Taylor.
Michael Craig-Martin, Study for MoMA Project, 1990. Courtesy Michael Craig-Martin and Cristea Roberts Gallery, London
Elsewhere at Frieze, Michael Craig-Martin presents an exhibition and an artist talk as well as participating in a panel discussion. Represented by the newly named Cristea Roberts Gallery, Craig-Martin presents a comprehensive exhibition of drawings from the 1960s to 2012 as part of the Frieze Masters programme. The exhibition, at booth F19, showcases work from the artist’s personal archive including some never-before-seen pieces, and is a unique insight into the evolution of Craig-Martin’s practice, which in turn has inspired generations of artists.
On 4 October at 2pm Craig-Martin is part of a panel discussion, Bauhaus and Beyond? On Art School Models, Old and New, where he will bring his experience teaching at Goldsmiths University to a conversation with Kimathi Donkor (Camberwell College of Arts, UK), Donna Lynas (Wysing Arts Centre, UK) and Ute Meta Bauer (Centre for Contemporary Art, Nanyang Technological University, SG). The talk is chaired by Sam Thorne (Nottingham Contemporary, UK) and is part of the Frieze Talks programme. On 5 October at 12pm Craig-Martin is in conversation with Emilie Gordenker (Director, Mauritshuis, The Hague) in the Frieze Masters Auditorium as part of Frieze Masters.
Bridges (2019), Iván Argote at Frieze Sculpture Park
This is also the last weekend of the Frieze Sculpture Park, which brings exemplary new work in the field of sculpture to Regent’s Park. This year’s artworks were selected by Claire Lilley, Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Exhibiting artists are Iván Argote, Ghazaleh Avarzamani, Huma Bhabha, Peter Buggenhout, Jodie Carey, Ma Desheng, Tracey Emin, Lars Fisk, Barry Flanagan, Charlie Godet Thomas, Leiko Ikemura, Robert Indiana, Vik Muniz, Zak Ové, Jaume Plensa, Bettina Pousttchi, Tom Sachs, Lucy Skaer, LR Vandy, Joanna Rajkowska, Tai-Jung Um, Bill Woodrow and Emily Young.
Alongside Frieze Art Fair, works by a number of Sedition artists can be seen at venues around London. Matteo Zamagni’s first solo show in London, Crepuscolo, is at Anise Gallery from 5 to 19 October. The exhibition is a critique of hyper-materialism and a reflection on its impact on the environment. Yoko Ono is part of Sense Sound/Sound Sense, a group exhibition which runs until 2 February 2020 at the Whitechapel Gallery. The exhibition highlights Fluxus artists’ work with sound and music, presenting scores, objects and performances from the Luigi Bonotto Collection. Ono’s work is shown alongside work by John Cage, Philip Corner, Dick Higgins, Alison Knowles, George Maciunas and Claes Oldenburg among others. Hew Locke’s solo show Where Lies The Land is on show at Hales Gallery in Bethnal Green until 9 November. Featuring new works by Locke, the exhibition articulates Locke’s investigations into the aesthetics of power and diaspora, bringing to the fore some of the motifs central to the artist’s practice: monarchy and insignia, statuary and ships.
Top image: University of NonDualism, Shezad Dawood, Frieze LIVE
Frieze Art Fair, Frieze Masters and Frieze Sculpture Park, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4HA, United Kingdom.
Sense Sound/Sound Sense is at Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, Shadwell, London E1 7QX until 2 February 2020.
Crepuscolo is at Anise Gallery, 13a Shad Thames, London SE1 2PU from 5 to 19 October with an opening event on 5 October from 6-9pm.
Where Lies the Land is at Hales London, 7 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA until 9 November.