Frieze London 2019 Top Picks

3rd – 6th October

It’s this time of the year again. For those in the art world, it means VIP parties, BMW limos, and the gossip spreading with the speed of sound through the booths in an enormous white tent in Regent’s Park. That’s right. It’s Frieze again.

Since the last year’s editions, the art galleries had started looking for alternatives to the UK. The Brexit date is approaching and big art galleries such as David Zwirner and White Cube have already announced opening their new locations outside of the country. Unsurprisingly, the uncertainty over the UK leaving the European Union soon does not affect the moods in the fair, which presents an eclectic and vibrant mix of art by some of the best modern and contemporary artists.

Approaching the Frieze tent on a cold morning, I decided to start off in the far end, in the blue and purple sectors. These booths are cheaper, consequently occupied by smaller galleries, which dare to present more daring artists. Within the space, I find some real gems and some fresher art. Although the overall quality of displayed works is, as usual, very high, Frieze this year is less surprising than the last few years’ editions. 

Below you can see my top picks from the fair.

80M2 Livia Benavides: Elena Tejada-Herrera

Livia Benavides, Installation photo. Photo by Linda Nylind.

 

Galerie Tanja Wagner: Kapwani Kiwanga

Galerie Tanja Wagner, Installation photo. Photo by Linda Nylind.

 

Simon Lee Gallery: Donna Huanca

Simon Lee Gallery. Installation photo. Photo by Linda Nylind.

 

David Nolan Gallery: Jonathan Meese

David Nolan Gallery. Installation photo. Photo by Linda Nylind.

 

Union Pacific: Urara Tsuchiya

Union Pacific, Installation photo. Photo by Linda Nylind. Courtesy Linda Nylind / Frieze

 

Seventeen Gallery: Larry Achiampiong and David Blandy

Seventeen Gallery, Installation photo. Photo by Linda Nylind. Courtesy Linda Nylind / Frieze

 

Aike Gallery: Tang Dixin

Aike Gallery. Installation photo. Photo by Linda Nylind. Courtesy Linda Nylind / Frieze

 

Koppe Astner: Kris Lemsalu

Koppe Astner, Installation photo. Photo by Linda Nylind.

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