Our Week in London and Paris Programme

18 Oct 2023 Our Week in London and Paris Programme


As always, Frieze London was joined by Frieze Masters and Frieze Sculpture, which opened on 20 September and just celebrated its 20th anniversary. During London Frieze week, the concurrent significant fairs were Photo London, PAD London and 1-54. This year, our annual Frieze Party at the Royal Academy, which celebrated the new Marina Abramović exhibition, was a stand-out event, with Tatler Magazine stating, "The art-focused, global private members' club had certainly outdone themselves". Members also joined us for a tour of PAD London and a studio visit with renowned British abstract artist Winston Brach.

The London Art Week also included our two partner events hosted in cooperation with Illy Art Collection, created to demystify the art world. The "Art For Thought" series had two different talks — "How to Build an Art House" with The Cultivist's Executive Director, Joey Lico and "Art Through The Ages" with Dr. Madeleine Haddon. On top of all our programming, we shared our coveted Frieze brochure and London gallery guide so our members knew which art fair festivities were not to be missed. 


In the heart of Paris, where centuries of culture and creativity converge, the second edition of Paris+ par Art Basel is in full swing. With 154 galleries showcased at the Grand Palais Éphémère, the fair features an expanded public programme, including last year's venues and three additional sites. This year's ambitious programme includes a group exhibition produced in collaboration with the Musée du Louvre at the Jardin des Tuileries and Urs Fischer's monumental aluminium sculpture in Place Vendôme.

Alongside Paris+ par Art Basel, you'll find OFFSCREEN, a curated selection of installations, still or moving images, Design/Miami Paris, and Asia Now. We're in town coordinating access to the leading fairs and hosting a studio visit with Eva Nielsen and our inaugural Paris Art Week Lunch honouring Camille Henrot. 

Members got the chance to enjoy coffee and croissants at the pop-up exhibition La découverte des Mondes Imaginaire, curated by Vanessa Fuchs, and a tour of the Asia Now fair.

On our radar in the city's top museums are Amedeo Modigliani, A painter and his dealer at Musée de l'Orangerie, Nicolas de Staël at Musée d'Art Moderne and of course, Mark Rothko at Fondation Louis Vuitton. As for the gallery scene, Hauser & Wirth's new location should be quite the draw, with work by Henry Taylor set to inaugurate the space. Elmgreen and Dragset at Perrotin, Mamma Andersson at David Zwirner, Lisa Brice at Ropac and TARWUK at White Cube are among the many top-quality shows on view.

Join The Cultivist in time to take advantage of all the Art Week offerings — find more info about our memberships here.