London's cultural influence looms large over the world, and from October 12 to 16 that culture will be on display in the form of Frieze London, Frieze Masters and Frieze Sculpture at Regents park, along with the gallery and satellite shows that come with it.
This iteration of Frieze brings six millennia of art from world-famous and little-known artists. Sandhini Poddar will curate the special section Indra's Net, with dedicated presentations rooted in the idea of interconnectivity. The Focus section provides newer galleries founded in the last 12 years with a chance to exhibit work. And Frieze Masters will add history to the modern ingenuity featured at Frieze London, granting you a new opportunity to discover great names and pieces of art history. Sections Spotlight and Stand Out shed light on women artists of the 20th century and look at art considered decorative and functional in a new light.
London's art experiences during Frieze week don't stop there. The 10th-anniversary edition of 1-54 Contemporary African Art fair in London is running at the nearby Somerset House, and No.9 Cork Street in Mayfair will be open during Frieze week, with exhibitions in all three of their galleries. Rounding out the art fairs, PAD returns to London for a week-long design showcase running concurrently with Frieze.
Museums across the city are also putting their best foot forward. Our standout of the week is the Kentridge exhibition which we will tour. But the Cultivist is also excited about the Cézanne exhibition at the Tate Modern, the Lucian Freud survey at the National Gallery, and the Cornelia Parker exhibition at Tate Britain.
A private exhibition tour, collection visit and art fair cocktails are all on the cards for our Cultivist members, in addition to the customary partner-museum access. If you're interested in learning more about the perks that come with membership, click here to explore our options.
-- Words by Gideon Fortune