Are you going to Frieze this year? Running from October 6-9, here are five major points to remember:
- In the middle of London, the cosmopolitan motherland of beans on toast, and more importantly, art, Frieze focuses only on living and contemporary artists. Can you say #relevant?
2. This year, Frieze has four different sections. “Main” exhibits galleries from around the world. “Focus” will highlight young galleries and emerging artists. “The Nineties”, a selection of galleries curated by Nicolas Trembley, thrusts us back to the era of grunge and exhibitions that have had a lasting effect on the art world. Need something more experimental? The last section, “Live”, showcases performance based works.
3. Want a break from all the commotion? Check out the Reading Room to peruse a curated selection of the world’s best arts publications along with exciting events taking place throughout the week. Watch out for Surface Frieze Frame at 5:30 PM to catch a glimpse of the good life with your own face on the cover of Surface designed by Alex Da Corte.
5. What is Frieze Week without spending a fortune on delicious food? It’s Frieze, girl, treat yourself! This year, Frieze is boasting goodies from vendors like Gail’s Artisan Bakery (where the pastries themselves are honestly an art form), The Juice Well (drinking juice means you’re healthy…right??? Please say yes), and Yalumba (for when you just want that glass of wine at the end of the day). Seriously, how can you go wrong here?
5. Lastly, we understand that not everyone has the time and resources to make it to Frieze this year. If this is you, don’t despair! You can keep up with Frieze through Frieze Talks podcasts here and pick up a copy of Frieze magazine as well.
Header image: Christophe de Rohan, Untitled, Installation view at Exile, 2016, fabric and lycra, 220 x 150 x 15 cm. Courtesy of Exile Gallery and Christophe de Rohan.