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Art world faces up to the JOANNA


BY

RAJKOWSKA

reality of climate crisis


Many dealers are
beginning to look for
local solutions to global
What does it mean to
climate emergency you to be European?
“My British husband was recently asked

F
or the past two decades, the art
world has fully embraced globalisa- by a clerk at the local home office in
tion. But now, in light of the climate Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland, ‘Why
crisis, many in the trade are looking on earth would you want to stay in this
closer to home when it comes to country?’, to which he replied: ‘Because
where and how they do business. In the case of I am more European than British.’ The
mammoth pop-up events such as Frieze, one’s clerk then wearily stood up, straight-
carbon footprint has become the biggest issue. ened his well-worn suit, and announced:
Members of the climate change group
‘No one will ever kick you out of this
Extinction Rebellion gathered at the entrance to
Frieze London yesterday in a bid to engage the
country,’ and laughed incredulously.”
VIPs pouring into the fair. The aim, says activist
Will Skeaping, is to get those in a position of Joanna Rajkowska is a Polish-born
power to recognise their part in the climate artist living in London and Warsaw. Her
emergency. “The amount of money spent on art huge interactive sculpture of a black-
is outrageous compared to what is spent on fight- bird’s egg, The Hatchling, is on view in
ing the climate crisis,” he says. “No one will care Regent’s Park as part of Frieze Sculpture
about art when the food runs out.” The activist until 6 October. It was commissioned
group is urging collectors to swap their Manolo by l’etrangere gallery, which is hosting
Blahniks for trainers and walk between Frieze
a solo show of Rajkowska’s work at
London and Frieze Masters instead of taking a Patrick Goddard’s Blue Sky Thinking (2019) uses dead parakeets to bring home the climate change message
shuttle. Extinction Rebellion is also hosting a its east London space (The Failure of
talk at the fair on Sunday, with its London-wide temporality of our environment”. support and advice to achieve this,” she says. Mankind, until 31 October).
protests due to begin the following day. Although there are no immediate plans for As Siddall notes, dealers are already taking
Other interventions staged at Frieze London Frieze to sign the Culture Declares Emergency steps to become more eco-friendly. Sree
yesterday included a protest by the artist and pledge, the fair has made efforts to reduce its Goswami, the founder of Mumbai’s Project 88,
academic Kate McMillan, and a piece by Massimo carbon footprint by switching to a more effective has shipped works by sea for the past three years. INSIDE
PATRICK GODDARD: © DAVID OWENS. JOANNA RAJKOWSKA: COURTESY OF THE ARTIST. JOY LABINJO: TIWANI CONTEMPORARY

Agostinelli, which consisted of a block of ice renewable biofuel this year. In an email sent She now chooses to do three art fairs annually:
left to melt outside the fair’s entrance. The less to dealers last week, Frieze’s director Victoria in Asia, the US and Europe. “It’s about achieving
compelling version of Olafur Eliasson’s Ice Watch Siddall called on galleries to work with the fair a balance; we have to maintain our international AFRICAN WOMEN
was swiftly removed by security. Agostinelli says to ship art by land and sea. “There is still plenty The market is hot, hot, hot for female
the work “is a visual reminder of the fragility and of work to be done and we are reliant on your CONTINUED ON PAGE 2  artists from the continent PP7-8

ELIZABETH PEYTON
The US artist on Kurt Cobain, the

Frieze sales JOY LABINJO


A Celebration of
ELIZABETH PEYTON
Kiss (2019)
STANLEY WHITNEY
Four Corners (2019)
fantasy film Twilight and how she ended
up painting a museum director in his
shorts PP16-17
Sorts (2019) GALERIE THADDAEUS LISSON GALLERY, FRIEZE LONDON
TIWANI CONTEMPORARY, ROPAC, FRIEZE LONDON
FRIEZE LONDON It turns out that the Hollywood star and FRIEZESCOPE
As London’s National Portrait Gallery artist Sylvester Stallone is a fan of the Super-efficient Virgos are reminded
Three paintings inspired by a family opened its Elizabeth Peyton exhibition, Brooklyn-based painter Stanley Whitney. to play nice and let their hair down by
album by the British-Nigerian artist Joy at Frieze London, Thaddaeus Ropac sold The Rocky actor and his wife, Jennifer our resident mystic, who looks to the
Labinjo sold out within two hours of the the US painter’s Kiss (2019), depicting Flavin, apparently bought one of the four
stars to help Earth signs navigate Frieze
fair’s VIP opening. The works, priced Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep in the new paintings by Whitney that sold at
Joy Labinjo, A Celebration at £10,000 each, went to private and 1995 film The Bridges of Madison County the VIP opening for between $350,000
Week P25
of Sorts, 2019 institutional buyers. J.S. for $575,000 to an Asian collector. A.B. and $450,000. A.B.

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NEWS
International In We Are Opposite Like That II,
Singh Soin’s character journeys
across a frozen landscape

Icy threat wins Mantegna


sketch is
unveiled
2019 Frieze SOTHEBY’S IS TODAY unveiling a
newly attributed drawing by Andrea

Artist Award
Mantegna, the Renaissance master’s
only known preparatory sketch for the
painting series The Triumphs of Caesar
(around 1480-1506) at Hampton Court
Palace. The pen-and-ink sketch, which
appeared in the recent Mantegna and
Himali Singh Soin’s Arctic-inspired video draws on Bellini exhibition at London’s National
Gallery, is now on view in the auction
climate change fears of today and the 19th century house’s travelling show in Hong Kong.
Believed to be one of only two works
by the artist still in private hands, it

T
he winner of the 2019 that are wasteful and I don’t have the Arctic in 2017. It is the second film and threatening the very foundation is expected to fetch more than $12m
Frieze Artist Award prac- stacks of storage,” she says. “I feel like a in what she hopes will become a four- of Britain”. Her character wanders when it is offered for sale in New York
tices what she preaches. piece gets made on the spot and then it part series based on the polar regions. in the frozen landscape dressed in a in January. A.C.
Creating work that evaporates once it is done. Ecologically Behind the icy imagery is an metallic blanket, like the ones given
explores humankind’s speaking, that is part of the aesthetic intriguing piece of 19th-century British to refugees. “The central moment is
impact on the planet, the London- and I’m cultivating.” history: the Victorians believed that this alien character transforming into
Delhi-based artist Himali Singh Soin Her new commission for Frieze an Ice Age was imminent. “It was ice, which in itself is alien to her,” she
uses video and performance as a way London, We Are Opposite Like That II omnipresent,” Singh Soin says. “It was says. The video is accompanied by an
of minimising her practice’s carbon (2019), is a 12-minute, single-channel the same for them as we are talking original score by her husband, David
footprint. “I don’t use any materials video made from footage of her trip to about climate change right now.” The Soin Tappeser, that is played by a string
fear came from what is known as the quartet, along with a poetic voiceover
Little Ice Age, from around 1300 to by the artist.
the mid-1800s, when the winters in While her video indirectly refers
Europe and North America became to the xenophobic sentiment behind
dramatically colder. “In the video, I Britain’s impending exit from the
include imagery from Punch magazine EU, Brexit is also a personal concern
and London Illustrated of polar bears on for Indian-born Singh Soin, whose
London Bridge that show this anxiety,” residency in the UK is reliant on her
Singh Soin says. German partner’s right to remain in
The Victorians were even more the country. “It’s a savage limbo,” she
fearful of the encroaching ice because says. Responding to the political nature The preparatory sketch for The
of its potential to wipe out the British of her new commission, she adds: “Art Triumphs of Caesar is expected
Empire. “It threatened the annihilation is inherently political. I don’t know to fetch $12m at auction
of their centrality in the world,” she about making political art as such,
says, quoting a line from the film. She because that tends to be bad. But I do
uses these stories as a metaphorical
response to this year’s Frieze Artist
think artists have to be good citizens.”
Aimee Dawson Art Basel set
Singh Soin’s work was informed by the Victorians’ fear of an ice age, with
Award theme of “state of the nation”.
In the film, Singh Soin builds on
• We Are Opposite Like That II, 1pm, 4-6
October, The Standard, London Library & to go large at
publications of the period depicting polar bears marauding across London Bridge the idea of an “alien other creeping in Auditorium, Frieze London
Miami Beach
ISAAC JULIEN AND FRANK
BOWLING are among the 30 artists
always been about the international,” explores today’s climate emergency. birds dying for people to take notice of selected by Art Basel in Miami Beach
Art world faces up to she says. “But now we need to look Meanwhile, packing a punch on the climate crisis.” (5-8 December) to participate in the
scale of climate crisis more locally in terms of food, travel— Seventeen’s stand is Patrick Goddard’s Kate McMillan suggests that the fair’s new Meridians section for large-

HIMALI SINGH SOIN: COURTESY OF THE ARTIST. MANTEGNA: COURTESY OF SOTHEBY’S


and art.” This year, MacGarry is doing Blue Sky Thinking (2019), priced at £18,000 art fair model needs to be radically scale installations, videos and perfor-
 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Fiac in Paris for the first time: “It’s on overhauled. “Frieze Art Fair, and mances. Julien, presented by Victoria

business,” she says. Many of her artists


our doorstep and we can get there in
two hours by train.”
“We are not the the art market more broadly, is like
capitalism on speed. We are not the
Miro gallery, is due to show Lina Bo
Bardi-A Marvellous Entanglement
address climate change in their work,
including Bangladeshi Munem Wasif,
She is also exploring the use of bio-
degradable materials such as packaging
liberal, progressive liberal, progressive sector we like to
think we are—quite the opposite,” she
(2019), a nine-screen video installation
on the Italian-born Brazilian Modernist
who is showing cyanotype prints of made from mycelium, a fungus-based sector we like to says. “How many flights we take and architect. Hales Gallery will show Africa
grains of rice, priced at £15,000. product. However, she stresses that the journey of the art we buy is just to Australia (1971), a 6m-wide abstract
London’s Kate MacGarry is among such moves are a drop in the ocean, think we are” the beginning of these questions. We canvas by Bowling. Magalí Arriola
a growing group of dealers who are and government intervention is crucial need to come up with new, sustainable of the arts organisation Kadist and
embracing a more local approach, to bring about any real change. and featuring 180 dead ring-necked par- models that walk more lightly in this curator of Mexico’s presentation at this
choosing to participate in fairs closer This year’s Frieze Artist Award akeets made from salvaged lead. The world, and questioning the art fair year’s Venice Biennale is curating the
to home. “In the art world, the word winner is Himali Singh Soin, whose gallery’s director Dave Hoyland says: must happen straight away.” section. The full list of artists is due to
‘local’ has a stigma attached to it; it’s film We Are Opposite Like That II (2019) “It’s going to take a disaster like all the Anny Shaw and Gareth Harris be announced next week. A.B.

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The Seventh Continent—a reference cork, wood and metal”, and the jes-
n the art world right now,
green is undoubtedly the to the vast island of plastic waste monite surface is made from “a non- How would the
new black. Visitors to Frieze
have the option of substitut-
floating in our seas as “the ultimate
symbol of the Anthropocene, a new
toxic acrylic and cement composite”.
Yet applaudable as these gestures
international art
ing a shuttle bus or VIP car geological era in which human activ- are, their impact on the immediate world function in
for a bracing walk between Frieze ity is wreaking a drastic effect on crisis facing our planet is negligible.
Masters and Frieze London, escorted Earth”. Criticism of arts organisations As the Amazon burns, the ice caps the face of drastic
by members of the climate activist accepting BP sponsorship rumbles melt, and climate change denial
group Extinction Rebellion (XR) who on, and this summer the Tate, which holds sway under the Trump admin- restrictions in
are primed to discuss the extent
of the environmental crisis with
ended its association with the oil
and gas company in 2016, declared
istration, for the art world to make a
difference there needs to be a genuine
air travel?
collectors. Inside the fair, represent- a climate emergency, pledging “to engagement with the fact that it
atives of XR’s sister organisation interrogate our systems, our values is also a key part of the problem. models for a cleaner, greener future.
Culture Declares Emergency are and our programmes, and to look for This needs to be accompanied by a In terms of its world-renowned insti-
selling a print to raise both funds and ways to become more adaptive and genuine desire for profound changes tutions, and the multitude of pow-
environmental awareness. Frieze has responsible”. These include a commit- in how the business of showing and erful collectors, this is a sector with
long prided itself on its eco-creden- ment to reduce its carbon footprint by selling art is conducted. immense economic and political clout.
tials, from commissioning a green at least 10% by 2023 and switching to a How would the structure of the Whether it is prepared to use it is
guide in 2010 to switching to Green green electricity tariff across all four international art world—and espe- another matter. Yet if it doesn’t, there
D + fuel and a hybrid battery system of its galleries. cially art fairs—function in the face of may be nothing left to save. As XR’s
to reduce emissions, to recycling Just this week, a wall panel accom- drastic restrictions in air travel? Or if Will Skeaping puts it: “On our current
the materials used to build the tent. panying Kara Walker’s Hyundai Com- the only permissible building materi- trajectory of global warming and eco-

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This year, even the VIP cards have mission for Tate Modern’s Turbine als were recycled or recyclable? Or if logical destruction, civilisation may
gone digital. Hall states that her piece Fons Ameri- there was legislation stipulating zero not survive.” And what value would
Expressions of environmental canus “has been made using an envi- emissions? The art world needs to art hold when we run out of food?
concern can also be heard across the ronmentally conscious production harness its unique powers of creativity • A panel discussion, organised by Culture INSTALL TODAY
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FEATURES
Market trends

African women
Sotheby’s, sounds a note of caution. According to the Wall Street Journal,
“This story is more about African her paintings—usually executed on
artists being undervalued. If you look paper—were selling for $3,000 just five
at the market as a whole, Africa is still years ago. Two years after being signed
so underrepresented: it’s less than by the Victoria Miro gallery, Akunyili
1%,” she says. “We have a long way Crosby first appeared at auction in
to go before we actually see a true September 2016, when an untitled
representation of diversity, but we are work from 2011 sold for nearly $100,000
witnessing the beginnings of that.” with fees. Within two months she

BUCK THE TREND Indeed, being pale and male still


wins in the art world. But, if the
number of exhibitions on women from
broke the $1m mark and within six
months her work was selling for more
than $3m. She achieved her record for
Africa on show this week in London a richly layered botanical collage, Bush
is anything to go by, significant steps Babies (2017), at Sotheby’s in New York
KUDZANAI-VIOLET HWAMI: PHOTO BY ANDY KEATE, COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND TYBURN GALLERY. MARY SIBANDE: © THE ARTIST

are being made to redress the glaring in May 2018.


The growing success of female artists from the continent imbalances.
The South African photographer
Such a leap at auction does not
always equal long-term success,

marks an exciting shift in the market. By Anny Shaw Mary Sibande has her first solo show
in the UK at Somerset House (until 5
however, and, for women in particu-
lar, it can be difficult to thrive in mid
January 2020), while the non-profit career. Even with institutional support,
space Gasworks is hosting Kudzanai- Akunyili Crosby told the Wall Street
Violet Hwami’s first ever institutional Journal last year: “My friends tell me
solo show. She is one of four artists I should just be happy my works are

R
ecent research suggests contemporary African art between 2016 to represent Zimbabwe at the Venice selling, and I am. It’s scary how vulner-
that, for African and 2019, which found that the average Biennale this year and has just been able I still feel.”
artists, it pays to be price for female artists was consistently signed by Goodman Gallery. Further Akunyili Crosby appears in an all-fe-
female. Contrary to higher than for males. In 2019, women afield, Nigerian-born Otobong Nkanga male group exhibition, organised by
markets in the US fetch on average $91,338, compared has her first UK museum show at Tate the British artist Isaac Julien, at Victoria
and Europe where with $19,555 for men. However, the St Ives. Miro’s space in Hoxton. Its title, Rock
Left: Bira (2019) by Kudzanai- male artists command higher prices, number of lots sold by male artists in As the established parameters of My Soul (until 2 November), is borrowed
Violet Hwami appears in the four women lead the auction table: 2019 far outweighs those by women: culture are dispatched with, private from a book by the black feminist
artist’s first institutional solo Marlene Dumas ($6.3m), Julie Mehretu 680 versus just 131. collectors are also looking to fill the scholar Bell Hooks on black people
show at Gasworks, while Mary ($5.6m), Irma Stern ($4m) and Njideka Despite the positive strides being gaps in their collections. Prices are duly and self-esteem. Other artists include
Sibande has her UK debut Akunyili Crosby ($3.4m). This correlates made by women in this field, though, rising for female artists from Africa. the South African visual activist Zanele
at Somerset House, which with an ArtTactic report, published in Hannah O’Leary, the head of Modern The young Nigerian artist Njideka
features I’m a Lady (2009) July, on auction sales of Modern and and contemporary African art at Akunyili Crosby is a case in point.  CONTINUED ON PAGE 8

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Market trends

 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7 of a cycle of songs chosen by survivors


of rape.
Muholi, the Kenyan artist Wangechi Gender-based violence is an urgent
Mutu and the Gambian-British issue in South Africa and many artists
photographer Khadija Saye, who died are grappling with it in their work.
in 2017 in the Grenfell Tower fire in Speaking last month at the home of
London. Victoria Miro is offering a the Johannesburg collector Pulane
portfolio of nine silkscreens by Saye, Kingston, who estimates that 90% of her
priced between £10,000 and £25,000, collection consists of works by female

MUHOLI: COURTESY OF STEVENSON, CAPE TOWN/JOHANNESBURG AND YANCEY RICHARDSON, NEW YORK. KHADIJA SAYE: © THE ESTATE OF KHADIJA SAYE, COURTESY THE ESTATE OF KHADIJA SAYE
with proceeds benefiting the Khadija artists, Mary Sibande described her
Saye IntoArts Programme. depression in the days following the
The exhibition combines new and brutal rape and murder of 19-year-old
historical works. Julien points out Uyinene Mrwetyana in a post office
that while some of these artists have in Cape Town. “For the first time I felt
been working for an incredibly long scared to be a woman,” she says. “South Above: Silkscreens from
time, what is new is “the presence of Africa is a violent place and I’m at the Kadija Saye’s series Dwelling:
black, women and non-binary artists point where I want to know why.” In this Space we Breathe
in exhibitions at this scale”. He adds: Sibande’s Somerset House (2017-18) and Zanele Muholi’s
“Are these exhibitions correctives? Or exhibition, I Came Apart at the Seams, Cebo II; Philadelphia (2018)
merely stating the obvious?” hosted in partnership with the 1-54 will feature in Isaac Julien’s
For Liza Essers, the director of South Contemporary African Art Fair, all-female show Rock My Soul
Africa’s Goodman Gallery, which opens marks the first time a woman has at Victoria Miro gallery
its first space in London this week, it been chosen for the main exhibition.
is a question of visibility. Since taking The fair’s founder Touria El Glaoui is
the helm ten years ago, she has signed striving for balance; this year 1-54 has
34 artists, 19 of whom are women. a roughly equal number of solo shows
She is also championing parity at by female and male artists, including a
Frieze London, with half her six-artist special commission of photographs by Gateshead on 19 October.
stand devoted to work by women: the Ethiopian artist Aida Muluneh. But Lagos-born Maria Varnava, who
Sue Williamson, Tabita Rezaire and inequality still persists in the overall founded the gallery in 2011, cites the
Kapwani Kiwanga. Prices start at an number of artists at the fair, as just 31% Tate establishing its Africa Acquisitions
affordable €8,000. are women. But “these numbers are Committee the same year as a turning
Goodman gallery’s first London improving each edition”, El Glaoui says. point. “There is a genuine sense that
show is an exhibition centred on the At Frieze London, female African institutions now want to build global
idea of social repair. Here, too, the artists are becoming more visible. collections,” she says.
gender split is roughly even—ten of London’s Tiwani Contemporary Growing a pan-African collec-
the 22 artists are women. The show’s makes its debut at the fair with a solo tor base for contemporary art is a
title, I’ve grown roses in this garden of presentation of figurative paintings necessary next step, Varnava believes.
mine, takes its moniker from the South by Dagenham-born Joy Labinjo that “We need that local patronage. It’s
African artist Gabrielle Goliath’s latest
work, This song is for… (2019), priced at
draw on her British-Nigerian heritage.
Labinjo has a show due to open at the
“There is a genuine sense that institutions not a matter of survival: it’s a matter
of growth and growth happening
$70,000). The 12-channel video consists Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in now want to build global collections” equally,” she says.

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COLLECTOR’S EYE
Art lovers tell us what they’ve bought and why

Alia Al-Senussi describes


herself as a collector of life THE ART NEWSPAPER
Frieze Art Fair editions
that I love in my friends and all that I
love in general, as an American who is THE ART NEWSPAPER
deeply troubled by what is happening Editor The Art Newspaper Alison Cole
in my country. Deputy Editor Julia Michalska
Fairs and special projects editor Emily Sharpe
What is the most expensive work in
FRIEZE LONDON EDITIONS
your collection?
EDITORIAL
Let’s reinterpret expensive and say
Co-editors, Frieze London Editions Julia
that among my most treasured works Michalska, Emily Sharpe
(besides my birthday gifts) is a sche- Deputy Editor, Frieze London Editions Hannah
matic drawing on an Arts Club napkin McGivern
Contributors Anna Brady, Louisa Buck, Margaret
Carrigan, Alison Cole, Aimee Dawson, Gareth Harris,
“It represents all Pablo Helguera, Kabir Jhala, Donald Lee, Ben Luke,
Hannah McGivern, Julia Michalska, Cristina Ruiz,
Emily Sharpe, Anny Shaw, José da Silva
that I love in my Production editor Louis Jebb

friends and all that Design James Ladbury


Sub-editing Dean Gurden, Vivienne Riddoch

I love in general” Picture editors Katherine Hardy, Kabir Jhala


Photographer David Owens

PUBLISHING AND COMMERCIAL


by Theaster Gates of his first White
Publisher Inna Bazhenova
Cube show. I’ve framed it in a Honorary chairman Anna Somers Cocks
double-sided box with the Bloomington, Chief executive Russell Toone
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IN PICTURES
Frieze fashion

The Belgian collector Charles


Kaisin was wearing a coat by
Walter van Beirendonck, the
head of the fashion department
Grayson Perry of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts
was sporting Antwerp: “Think you’re going
“defiant dad” with to be hot, though,” Perry said.
a “Frieze twist” “You’re suffering for your art”

The Tate director


Maria Balshaw
is “always one of

Perry ’s
the best-dressed
people in the art
world”, Perry
said. She was
wearing a vintage
necklace, a skirt
by Roksanda
Ilinčić and a jacket

y
by Whistles

P(a r t)
picks A Milan-based collector was wearing a dress she
bought in Los Angeles. “I’ve had enough of black,”
she said. Her bag was by Issey Miyake
The artist with a flair for fashion tells us who
wore it best at Frieze London’s VIP opening

In his current show at Victoria Miro, when I can’t wear high heels anymore. If
Grayson Perry targets art collectors, fashion goes in the direction where you
gently ribbing the privileged one per can wear it with flats, I’m all for it.”
cent over their art-buying habits. So, we A few years ago, he decided to stop
know what he thinks of their taste in art, coming to Frieze as his alter-ego Claire
but what does he make of their fashion because “he couldn’t move” for selfie
choices? We wanted to find out, so we hunters. Still, he is always “pro-effort”, he
asked Perry to pick his top looks at the said. “I like ugly people who make loads
opening of Frieze London yesterday. of effort, I don’t want effortlessly beauti-
“It’s like the Olympic final of collect- ful people; I like to see artifice and craft.”
ing: the runners are doing up their laces, Bold colours are key and black is
getting ready to go and acquire that hot out of the question. Colour is a political
thing they hope will complete their col- matter for him, too: a way for the patri-
lection,” he said as the doors opened archy to reinforce itself. “You look at a
and anxious collectors came streaming normal group of men and they’re all in
in. “The serious collectors are in running black. It’s all about being invisible: they
gear—so they get what they want.” are the watchers, not the watched.”
Perry was sporting a defiant “dad The “hot trainer” is definitely the way
ALL PHOTOS: © DAVID OWENS/THE ART NEWSPAPER

look” but with a “Frieze twist”, he said, to go these days, he noted, but “art-world The Californian
which meant bright yellow Crocs, cordu- black” is still holding out. Here’s his pick collector and artist
roys and a bespoke floral fleece. “You see of those who brought some extra flair to Gilena Simons sported
women walking around in stilettos here the fair this year. a tattoo that read
and you think: you don’t collect art, do Interview by Julia Michalska “patroness of the
you? Or you collect very little.” But heels Photographs by David Owens arts”. “It’s a fabulous
are getting rarer these days, he observed. • Grayson Perry: Super Rich Interior look,” said Perry. “I feel
“I think that’s great. For me, I’m a Decoration, Victoria Miro, London, until under-dressed now”
59-year-old transvestite. I’m of an age 20 December
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The collector The Monaco-based collector Safia


Penny Govett was El Malqui was wearing a coat by
wearing a vintage Valentino, which made her feel
Gaultier jumpsuit “like a bird; but that’s ok”, she said

Kristin Olafsdottir,
a documentary
film-maker, was
wearing a suit by
Victoria Beckham.
“That’s a good name
to drop!” Perry said

The collector
Jacqueline Appel was
wearing a Burberry
coat “from quite
a few years ago”.
Perry said: “Isn’t it
fantastic that it still
looks great now?”
ALL PHOTOS: © DAVID OWENS/THE ART NEWSPAPER

Tali Zeloof is a patron


and the director of
Quintessentially. She
was wearing a skirt
by Emilio Pucci and
a necklace by Marni
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INTERVIEW
Artists

Elizabeth Peyton:
Face to face
with history
In her new solo show at the National
Portrait Gallery, the artist connects the
past with the present. By Louisa Buck

ELIZABETH PEYTON: PHOTO: VINOODH MATADIN AND INEZ VAN LAMSWEERDE; © ELIZABETH PEYTON
T
he US artist Elizabeth Peyton is THE ART NEWSPAPER: How do you feel about
known for her lushly painted your work being shown alongside portraits
portraits of subjects ranging spanning more than five centuries?
from Napoleon and Louis XVI ELIZABETH PEYTON: I’m excited and honoured,
to former Oasis frontman Liam especially to have my pictures shown with the
Gallagher and climate change Tudor paintings. There’s an individuality and a
crusader Greta Thunberg. Her heightened expression among those powerful
first exhibition in the UK was in a south London people of how they wanted to represent them-
pub in 1995; this week, she becomes the first artist selves to the world. One of the juxtapositions I’m
to have a solo show in London’s National Portrait most thrilled by is seeing a painting of Elizabeth I
Gallery (NPG) to be interspersed throughout its next to my painting of [the musician] Kurt Cobain.
historical collections. We asked her about the exhi- He almost looks like he is dead in a beatific way,
bition, how she chooses her subjects and having and she also looks between life and death. I was
Eizabeth Peyton’s first UK show, in 1995, was in a south London pub the NPG director Nicholas Cullinan as a sitter. thinking about what happens to somebody when

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they are looked at so much and how those two


people are icons now; they both have this quality
of being super-human in the way they are present-
ing themselves. They each look similar to the way
that they have made themselves look, but through
different means and for different ends.

Are there any other placements of your


work in the show that you would like to
single out?
I was conscious in the Victorian galleries that
TWILIGHT: COURTESY NEUGERRIEMSCHNEIDER, BERLIN. ALIZARIN KURT: COURTESY THE BRANT FOUNDATION, © ELIZABETH PEYTON. RAPHAEL (NICK READING): PHOTO: KRISTIAN EMDAL, © ELIZABETH PEYTON, COURTESY GALLERY THADDAEUS ROPAC

it was an era that celebrated romantic love,


but it was also one that oppressed a certain
kind of romantic love and expression. So, I
placed my painting of the two lovers in the
film Twilight next to Harriet Goodhue Hosmer’s
bronze-cast clasped hands of the poets Robert
and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Also in the
Victorian galleries are a number of drawings and
faces of the US rapper Tyler, the Creator, which I
have hung with other portraits of very contempo-
rary people. 

As well as portraying historical and con-


temporary figures, you also make pictures Clockwise from above: Peyton’s National Portrait Gallery show sees Twilight (2009),
directly from other paintings by artists such Alizarin Kurt (1995) and Raphael (Nick Reading) (2018) juxtaposed with works from the
as Giorgione, Delacroix and Leonardo. How do museum’s historical collections
you choose your subjects?
I start with my intuition. I don’t really think about
who I should paint. The choosing is a very natural
thing: this is what I am thinking about right now, “When someone is
or what or who I think is important in the world.
I am always looking for something to make me right there in front
feel better or feel something. Things such as art,
music, nature or people who, for me, do heroic of me, I don’t want of photographs from my really messy computer
things. Watching the news and seeing Greta
Thunberg’s face makes me happy. Then when I’m
to waste their time” screen and even the ones I take, I love to photo-
graph again and again. They have reflections in
painting, I try not to think too much and just let it them and heightened colour that you would not
happen in the paint.  see in life and that is a readymade thing for me.
him sit in the studio but it seemed too stuffy. Pictures made from life have much more
One of your subjects featured in the show is There he was, in his shorts, so I said: why not urgency: when somebody is right there in front
the NPG’s director Nicholas Cullinan. How did go into the living room? I never had anybody sit of me, I don’t want to waste their time. Inevitably
that come about? there before. I gave him this giant book on they are going to leave and so when I see some-
It took about three years for it to happen. Raphael, and he was kind of falling asleep. I thing, and I’m excited, I have to capture it very
When Nick was at the Metropolitan Museum of then realised that this painting was going to be a quickly. I want to keep on painting from life. I
Art in New York, he would come around and I lot more intimate than I had anticipated, and actu- think it’s magic: two people in a room who both
would get 45 minutes or an hour. Then he came ally it was the beginning of a friendship as well. have faith in the situation. It is a very special kind
to Copenhagen where I was staying at the time; of attention.
I thought this should be a bit different and that You paint from reproductions, from the pho- • Elizabeth Peyton: Aire and Angels, National
we should go for a long walk before we had the tographs that you take and from life. How do Portrait Gallery, London, until 5 January 2020
sitting. We ended up talking about our mothers: these different approaches play out? • The artist will be in conversation with Nicholas
I was asking him for some advice and he shared More and more I find myself working from pho- Cullinan, the director of the National Portrait Gallery,
some things with me. Initially I was going to have tographs that are distorted. I take photographs at Frieze Masters today at 3pm
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CALENDAR
Frieze week
○ Auctions
THURSDAY 3 OCTOBER
BONHAMS
4PM Modern/contemporary
African Art sale
The
5PM Post-war/contemporary
art evening sale
101 New Bond Street, W1S 1SR
PHILLIPS
Empire
2PM Contemporary art day sale
30 Berkeley Square, W1J 6EX
SOTHEBY’S
7PM Contemporary art evening sale
strikes
back?
34-35 New Bond Street, W1A 2AA
FRIDAY 4 OCTOBER
SOTHEBY’S
10.30AM Contemporary art day sale
34-35 New Bond Street, W1A 2AA
CHRISTIE’S
7PM Post-war/contemporary evening sale
Kara Walker’s abundant
8PM Thinking Italian Venus is set to cause a splash
8 King Street, SW1Y 6QT
SATURDAY 5 OCTOBER
in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall
CHRISTIE’S
1PM Post-war/contemporary day sale
8 King Street, SW1Y 6QT Hyundai Commission: Kara Walker
Tate Modern
Bankside, SE1 9TG
UNTIL 5 APRIL 2020
• Listings are arranged
LONDON. The US artist Kara Walker takes on
alphabetically by area (central, the delicate subject of the British Empire’s
north, east, south and west) legacy in her monumental 13m high fountain,
unveiled this week in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall.
• Commercial galleries are Fons Americanus (until 5 April), which rises from two
marked with W oval basins filled with water, is modelled on the
grandiose Victoria Memorial unveiled in front of
Buckingham Palace in 1911.
The piece—the latest Hyundai Commission—
○ Central London explores the interconnected histories of Africa,
America and Europe over the centuries, referenc-
Barbican ing the Transatlantic slave trade and, at the same
Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS time, taking a swipe at the British Empire. The
• Into the Night: Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art work, made of recyclable cork and softwood, offers
4 OCTOBER-19 JANUARY 2020 a “powerful critique, inverting the usual function
• Trevor Paglen: from Apple to Anomaly of memorials and questioning the narratives of
UNTIL 16 FEBRUARY 2020 power they present”, a Tate statement says.
British Museum “We hope that the public will engage with the
Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG work and question the monuments we inherited in
• Portrait of the Artist: Käthe Kollwitz our cities to look at where these monuments come
UNTIL 12 JANUARY 2020 from and the official accounts of our histories,” says
Foundling Museum the Tate’s senior curator Clara Kim.
40 Brunswick Square, WC1N 1AZ Walker also links the work to the debate raging
• Two Last Nights! over the legitimacy of Confederate statues in the
UNTIL 5 JANUARY 2020 US. “The Confederate debate has been interest-
House of Illustration ing in that it makes me feel that the US is a very Fons Americanus is inspired by the Victoria Memorial and references the Transatlantic slave trade
2 Granary Square, N1C 4BH young country… there has only recently been a
concerted national conversation about what those Mistry, the Tate’s assistant curator of international
• Designed in Cuba: Cold War Graphics
UNTIL 19 JANUARY 2020 monuments are, what they mean,” Walker said at a art. “But the allegorical figure of melancholy is “The Confederate debate
Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, SW1Y 5AH
press briefing.
“What the Confederate debate and removal of
half hiding under her skirt, which may be a part of
Queen Vicky’s persona.”
has unearthed the
• Honey-Suckle Company: Omnibus statues from places like New Orleans has done is Venus stands atop the fountain, recast as racism and cruelties that
UNTIL 12 JANUARY 2020 not just reignite the debate but has unearthed the a priestess from Afro-Brazilian and Caribbean
• Untitled (The Form of the Flower racism and cruelties that have lived quietly under religions, spurting water from her bosoms “in an have lived under the
is Unknown to the Seed) the surface for some time,” she said. act of blessing the world, an act of pure joy and
UNTIL 6 JUNE 2020 The work draws upon historic and contempo- liberation”, he adds. surface for some time”
Korean Cultural Centre UK rary references, including John Singleton Copley’s A separate sculpture by Walker, located towards
Grand Buildings, 1-3 Strand, WC2N 5BW 1778 painting Watson and the Shark, Winslow the Turbine Hall entrance, depicts a scalloped shell, People are already speculating about where the
• Negotiating Borders Homer’s The Gulf Stream (1899) and Damien Hirst’s which touches on artistic depictions of the birth fountain might be sited next. “I would hope some
UNTIL 23 NOVEMBER formaldehyde shark from The Physical Impossibility of of Venus. “In Venus’s place, you see a crying boy aspect of it would have another life. It has all the
Museum of London Death in the Mind of Someone Living (1991). in a well, which references Bunce Island in Sierra possibilities for living beyond its present [form] or
KARA WALKER: PHOTO © TATE

150 London Wall, EC2Y 5HN Humour also permeates the piece. A figure at Leone—a colonial commercial fort where slaves it could be the final Turbine hall installation, and
• Beasts of London the back is a light-hearted take on Queen Victoria were traded and boarded ships before making the could be permanently installed,” Walker joked.
UNTIL 7 JANUARY 2020 called Queen Vicky. “She is full of life,” says Priyesh trip across the Atlantic,” Mistry says. Gareth Harris

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CALENDAR
Frieze week
 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 • Four Giants of British Modernism
UNTIL 19 OCTOBER
National Portrait Gallery WBen Brown Fine Arts

Light and
St Martin’s Place, WC2H 0HE 12 Brook’s Mews, W1K 4DG
• BP Portrait Award • Enoc Perez: the Cinematic Self
UNTIL 20 OCTOBER UNTIL 22 NOVEMBER
• Elizabeth Peyton: Aire and Angels WBernard Jacobson Gallery
3 OCTOBER-5 JANUARY 2020
Ozwald Boateng
30 Savile Row, W1S 3PT
Crossroads by Youssouf Sogodogo
28 Duke Street, SW1Y 6AG
• Some of the Artists I Have Worked For
UNTIL 5 OCTOBER
WBlain|Southern
shadow
UNTIL 18 OCTOBER 4 Hanover Square, W1S 1BP
Royal Academy of Arts • Henning Strassburger: Karma Mansion Rembrandt’s Light
Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1J 0BD UNTIL 16 NOVEMBER Dulwich Picture Gallery
• Helene Schjerfbeck • Michael Simpson: New Paintings 4 OCTOBER-2 FEBRUARY 2020
UNTIL 27 OCTOBER UNTIL 16 NOVEMBER To mark the 350th anniversary of
• Antony Gormley WCortesi Gallery Rembrandt’s death, the Dulwich Picture
UNTIL 3 DECEMBER 41 & 43 Maddox Street, W1S 2PD Gallery has invited the Hollywood
Royal Institute of British • Giuseppe Santomaso: Animate Painting cinematographer Peter Suschitzky to devise
Architects (RIBA) UNTIL 26 OCTOBER “an atmospheric visitor experience” for its
66 Portland Place, W1B 1AD • Heinz Mack: The Breath of Light latest exhibition, Rembrandt’s Light, which
• Beyond Bauhaus UNTIL 15 NOVEMBER explores the artist’s use of light and shadow
UNTIL 1 FEBRUARY 2020 WCristea Roberts Gallery to convey different moods. Suschitzky is best
• László Moholy-Nagy in Britain 43 Pall Mall, SW1Y 5JG known as the man behind the overall visual
UNTIL 1 FEBRUARY 2020 • The Interaction of Colour styles of several well-known films, such as
Somerset House UNTIL 26 OCTOBER The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) and
Strand, WC2R 1LA WDavid Gill Galleries Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980).
• Water Life by Aida Muluneh 2-4 King Street, SW1Y 6QP The cinematographer has long been inspired
UNTIL 20 OCTOBER • Sebastian Brajkovic by the Old Masters, in particular Rembrandt
• Mary Sibande: I Came UNTIL 17 OCTOBER who strove “to find a universal truth in the
Apart at the Seams WDavid Zwirner human condition and used light to create
3 OCTOBER-5 JANUARY 2020 24 Grafton Street, W1S 4EZ motion and emotion”, he says. “This parallels
Tate Britain • Nate Lowman cinematography, where sculpting light and
Millbank, SW1P 4RG 3 OCTOBER-9 NOVEMBER directing the gaze of the viewer to the
• Mike Nelson: The Asset Strippers WFlowers, Cork Street desired place in an image is essential for
UNTIL 6 OCTOBER 21 Cork Street, W1S 3LZ powerful storytelling.” The exhibition
• Spotlights: The Bauhaus and Britain • Robert Polidori: Fra Angelico/ features a thematic display of 35 paintings,
UNTIL 17 NOVEMBER Opus Operantis drawings and etchings. D.L.
• Mark Leckey UNTIL 12 OCTOBER
UNTIL 5 JANUARY 2020 WFrith Street Gallery, Rembrandt’s A Woman bathing in a Stream
• William Blake Golden Square (Hendrickje Stoffels?) (1654)
UNTIL 2 FEBRUARY 2020 17-18 Golden Square, W1F 9JJ
The Arts Club • Danyanita Singh
40 Dover Street, W1S 4NP UNTIL 9 NOVEMBER
• Etel Adnan and Illse D’Hollander WGagosian, Britannia Street WJohn Martin Gallery WOmer Tiroche Gallery WSouthard Reid • Patrick Caulfield
UNTIL 1 JANUARY 2020 6-24 Britannia Street, WC1X 9JD 38 Albemarle Street, W1S 4JG 21 Conduit Street, W1S 2XP 7 Royalty Mews, W1D 3AS UNTIL 15 NOVEMBER
The Perimeter • Sterling Ruby: ACTS + TABLE • Ed Kluz: Facades • Fractures: Esti Drori Hayut • Ann Craven WWhite Cube
20 Brownlow Mews, WC1N 2LE UNTIL 14 DECEMBER UNTIL 5 OCTOBER UNTIL 8 OCTOBER UNTIL 2 NOVEMBER 25-26 Mason’s Yard, SW1Y 6BU
• Ron Nagle WGagosian, Davies Street WJosh Lilley WPace Gallery WSprovieri • Damien Hirst: Mandalas
UNTIL 10 JANUARY 2020 17-19 Davies Street, W1K 3DE 40-46 Riding House Street, W1W 7EX 6 Burlington Gardens, W1S 3ET 23 Heddon Street, W1B 4BQ UNTIL 2 NOVEMBER
The Photographers’ Gallery • Cy Twombly Shop • Derek Fordjour: The House Always Wins • Song Dong: Same Bed Different Dreams • Francesco Arena
16-18 Ramillies Street, WC2 7HY UNTIL 21 DECEMBER 4 OCTOBER-16 NOVEMBER UNTIL 5 NOVEMBER UNTIL 15 NOVEMBER
• Heather Dewey Hagborg WGagosian, Grosvenor Hill WKarnik Gallery WParafin WSprüth Magers
UNTIL 14 NOVEMBER 20 Grosvenor Hill, W1K 3QD 4 Mason’s Yard, SW1Y 6DB 18 Woodstock Street, W1C 2AL 7A Grafton Street, W1S 4EJ ○ North London
• Raúl Cañibano: Chronicles of an Island • Cy Twombly Sculpture • Resonance X Relevance • Nathan Coley • Kara E. Walker
UNTIL 17 NOVEMBER UNTIL 21 DECEMBER UNTIL 20 OCTOBER UNTIL 16 NOVEMBER 3 OCTOBER-21 DECEMBER Aga Khan Centre
The Queen’s Gallery WGalerie Kamel Mennour WLévy Gorvy WPilar Corrias WStephen Friedman Gallery 10 Handyside Street, Kings Cross, N1C 4DN
Buckingham Palace Road, SW1A 1AA 51 Brook Street, W1K 4HR 22 Old Bond Street, W1S 4PY 54 Eastcastle Street, W1W 8EF 25-28 Old Burlington Street, W1S 3AN • Bahia Shehab: At a Corner of a Dream
• Leonardo da Vinci: a Life in Drawing • Neïl Beloufa • Ride the Wild • Tschabalala Self • Jonathan Baldock: Personae UNTIL 5 JANUARY
UNTIL 13 OCTOBER UNTIL 2 NOVEMBER UNTIL 7 DECEMBER UNTIL 9 NOVEMBER UNTIL 9 NOVEMBER Ben Uri Gallery
The Store, 180 The Strand WGalerie Max Hetzler WLuxembourg & Dayan WPippy Houldsworth Gallery WStuart Shave/Modern Art 108a Boundary Road, NW8 0RH
180 The Strand, WC2R 1EA 41 Dover Street, W1 4NS 2 Savile Row, W1S 3PA 6 Heddon Street, W1B 4BT 4-8 Helmet Row, EC1V 3QJ • Friends and Influences
• Other Spaces by United Visual Artists • Albert Oehlen: Spiegelbilder • Reconstructing Cézanne • Francesca DiMattio: Caryatid • Richard Aldrich UNTIL 18 OCTOBER
UNTIL 8 DECEMBER UNTIL 16 NOVEMBER UNTIL 7 DECEMBER UNTIL 19 OCTOBER UNTIL 19 OCTOBER Camden Arts Centre
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WAlison Jacques WGoodman Gallery WMarian Goodman Gallery WRonchini Gallery WThomas Dane Gallery 14 Wharf Road, N1 7RW
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• Betty Parsons: The Queen of the Circus • I’ve Grown Roses in This Garden of Mine • Danh Vo • Conrad Marca-Relli • Luigi Ghirri: Colazione sull’Erba UNTIL 14 DECEMBER
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WAlmine Rech Gallery WGrosvenor Gallery WMarlborough Fine Art WSadie Coles HQ WTimothy Taylor 176 Prince of Wales Road, NW5 3PT
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• Claire Tabouret: Portraits • Wardha Shabbir: In a Free State • Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe • Alvaro Barrington • Simon Hantaï, Pierre Soulages UNTIL 20 OCTOBER
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• Julia Dubsky: The Marshland Akimbo • Mark Bradford Cerberus • White: Work • Co Westerik 46 Albemarle Street, W1S 4JN 67 Lisson Street, NW1 5DA
UNTIL 26 OCTOBER UNTIL 21 DECEMBER UNTIL 16 NOVEMBER UNTIL 2 NOVEMBER • Alighiero Boetti: Works on Paper • Stanley Whitney: Afternoon Paintings
WAnnely Juda Fine Art WHerald St, Museum St WMazzoleni WSimon Lee Gallery UNTIL 8 JANUARY 2020 UNTIL 2 NOVEMBER
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• Utopia/Dystopia Revisited • Sanou Oumar • Hans Hartung and Art Informel • Clare Woods: Doublethink 36 Dover Street, W1S 4NH 27 Bell Street, NW1 5BY
UNTIL 2 NOVEMBER UNTIL 26 OCTOBER UNTIL 18 JANUARY 2020 UNTIL 6 OCTOBER • Andy Warhol: Sotheby’s • Ai Wei Wei: Roots
• Suzanne Treister WHollybush Gardens WMichael Werner Gallery WSkarstedt Gallery Selling Exhibition UNTIL 2 NOVEMBER
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WArcadia Missa • Andrea Büttner: The Heart of Relations • Peter Doig: Painting • KAWS: Blackout WVictoria Miro Mayfair 1 Park Village East, Regents Park,
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WBASTIAN Gallery • Lavar Munroe: Strangers in the Night • Life Through Extraordinary Mirrors • Four Courtroom Outfits of Anna Delvey WVigo Gallery WVictoria Miro
8 Davies Street, W1K 3DW UNTIL 8 OCTOBER 2019 UNTIL 23 NOVEMBER UNTIL 24 NOVEMBER 21 Dering Street, W1S 1AL 16 Wharf Road, N1 7RW
• Joseph Beuys WJD Malat Gallery WOlivier Malingue Gallery WSotheby’s S2 Gallery • Biggs & Collings • Rock My Soul
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WBeaux Arts Gallery • Robert Montgomery • L’Empreinte • Huang Rui: Wild Children WWaddington Custot • Doug Aitken: Return to the Real
48 Maddox Street, W1S 1AY UNTIL 2 NOVEMBER 2019 UNTIL 13 DECEMBER UNTIL 14 NOVEMBER 11 Cork Street, W1S 3LT UNTIL 20 DECEMBER
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• Michael E. Smith • Reason Gives No Answers


UNTIL 14 DECEMBER UNTIL 10 NOVEMBER
○ East London WThe Approach South London Gallery
1st Floor, 47 Approach Road, E2 9LY 65-67 Peckham Road, SE5 8UH
Autograph • Mike Silva: New Paintings • Danh Vo
Rivington Place, EC2A 3BA UNTIL 20 OCTOBER UNTIL 24 NOVEMBER
• Lina Iris Viktor  • Maria Pinińska-Bereś: Living Pink Studio Voltaire
UNTIL 25 JANUARY 2020 UNTIL 20 OCTOBER 1a Nelson’s Row, SW4 7JR
Chisenhale Gallery WUnion Pacific • Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley
64 Chisenhale Road, E3 5QZ 17 Goulston Street, E1 7TP UNTIL 6 OCTOBER
• Sidsel Meineche Hansen • Theodoros Giannakis Tate Modern
UNTIL 8 DECEMBER UNTIL 26 OCTOBER Bankside Power Station, 25
Whitechapel Gallery Sumner Street, SE1 9TG
77-82 Whitechapel High Street, E1 7QX • Takis
• Anna Maria Maiolino UNTIL 27 OCTOBER
UNTIL 12 JANUARY 2020 ○ South London • Olafur Eliasson
AIR DE PARIS Grand Opening
• Luigi Bonotto Collection UNTIL 5 JANUARY 2020 FONDATION FIMINCO October 20, 2019
UNTIL 1 FEBRUARY 2020 Bermondsey Project Space • Hyundai Commission: Kara Walker GALERIE SATOR
WCarlos/Ishikawa 183-185 Bermondsey Street, SE1 3UW UNTIL 5 APRIL 2020 GALERIE JOCELYN WOLFF 43 rue de la Commune
Unit 4, 88 Mile End Road, E1 4UN • Alexandro Pelaez • Dóra Maurer
• Oscar Murillo: Trades Hall & Institute UNTIL 12 OCTOBER UNTIL 5 JULY 2020
IN SITU FABIENNE LECLERC de Paris—
UNTIL 19 OCTOBER Copeland Gallery WAuto-Italia JEUNE CRÉATION —à Romainville
WFlowers, Kingsland Road 133 Copeland Road, SE15 3SN 434-452 Old Kent Road, SE1 5AG 93230
82 Kingsland Road, E2 8DP • House of African Art • Army of Love & FRAC ÎLE-DE-FRANCE/
• Julie Cockburn: Telling it Slant UNTIL 7 OCTOBER 4 OCTOBER-8 DECEMBER LES RÉSERVES (Prelude) komunuma.com
UNTIL 2 NOVEMBER Drawing Room WCecilia Brunson Projects
WHales Unit 8 Rich Estate, 46 Willow Walk, SE1 5SF Royal Oak Yard, Bermondsey
7 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA • Marc Bauer, Mal Être/Performance Street, SE1 3GD
• Hew Locke: Where Lies the Land? UNTIL 17 NOVEMBER • Feliciano Centurión: I Am Awake
UNTIL 9 NOVEMBER Dulwich Picture Gallery UNTIL 27 OCTOBER
WHerald St Gallery, Herald St Gallery Road, SE21 7AD WCorvi-Mora
2 Herald Street, E2 6JT • Rembrandt’s Light 1A Kempsford Road, SE11 4NU
• Trix and Robert Haussman 4 OCTOBER-2 FEBRUARY 2020 • Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
UNTIL 1 DECEMBER Gasworks UNTIL 26 OCTOBER
WKate MacGarry 155 Vauxhall Street, The Oval, SE11 5RH WDanielle Arnaud Gallery
27 Old Nichol Street, E2 7HR • Kudzanai-Violet Hwami 123 Kennington Road, SE11 6SF
• Goshka Macuga UNTIL 15 DECEMBER • David Cotterrell: truth.lie.lie
UNTIL 19 OCTOBER Goldsmiths Centre for UNTIL 12 OCTOBER
WL’étrangère Contemporary Art (CCA) WGreengrassi
44a Charlotte Road, EC2A 3PD St James’ New Cross, SE14 6AD 1a Kempsford Road, SE11 4NU
• Joanna Rajkowska • Tony Cokes: TV Works, 1960-80s • Moyra Davey
UNTIL 31 OCTOBER UNTIL 12 JANUARY 2020 UNTIL 26 OCTOBER
WMaureen Paley Hayward Gallery WHannah Barry Gallery
21 Herald Street, E2 6JT Southbank Centre, Belvedere 4 Holly Grove, SE15 5DF
• Liam Gillick: The Night of Red and Gold Road, SE1 8XX • Jean Feline, Merve Işeri, Lara Ögel
UNTIL 17 NOVEMBER • Thabiso Sekgala: Here Is Elsewhere UNTIL 2 NOVEMBER
WMother’s Tankstation Project UNTIL 6 OCTOBER WJGM Gallery
58-64 Three Colts Lane, E2 6GP Horniman Museum and Gardens 24 Howie Street, SW11 4AY
• Yuri Pattison 100 London Road, Forest Hill, SE23 3PQ • Island by Alice Wilson
UNTIL 14 DECEMBER • Turn it Up: On Paradoxes UNTIL 2 NOVEMBER
WProject Native Informant UNTIL 21 JUNE WThe Sunday Painter
Dressage Court, 58-64 Three Imperial War Museum 117-119 South Lambeth Road,
Colts Lane, E2 6GP Lambeth Road, SE1 6HZ SW8 1XA
• Gubbinal • Rebel Sounds • Dalton Gata: The Gaze is Downstairs
UNTIL 2 NOVEMBER UNTIL JANUARY 2020 UNTIL 2 NOVEMBER
WSeventeen • Art in Exile WWhite Cube, Bermondsey
270-276 Kingsland Road, E8 4DG UNTIL 5 JANUARY 2020 144-152 Bermondsey Street, SE1 3TQ
• Rhys Coren: Shape of Story Jerwood Space • Mona Hatoum: Remains to be Seen
UNTIL 26 OCTOBER 171 Union Street, SE1 OLN UNTIL 3 NOVEMBER
WSoft Opening • Jerwood Collaborate! • Dóra Maurer
4 Herald Street, E2 6JT UNTIL 15 DECEMBER UNTIL 3 NOVEMBER
• Kira Freije Newport Street Gallery
UNTIL 20 OCTOBER Newport Street, SE11 6AJ
WStuart Shave/Modern Art • John Squire: Disinformation
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Design Museum
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UNTIL 9 FEBRUARY 2020
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Saatchi Gallery, Duke of • Es Devlin: Memory Palace
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UNTIL 6 OCTOBER Kensington Gardens, W2 3XA
• Albert Oehlen
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FRIEZESCOPE: Earth signs


Our resident mystic looks to the stars to help you navigate Frieze week

Taurus (21 April-20 May) Virgo (23 August-22 September)


Virgo’s favourite thing—efficiency—
is the order of the week with asser-
tive Mars in your sign now, which
means you can cross things off your mile-long
to-do list with gusto while also rubbing your
cleverness in others’ faces—another fun
Virgonian pastime! But don’t try to keep
pace with Pace gallery by getting too big for
your britches. Mercury moves into your third
house of communication and social network-
ing on 4 October, so play nice, let your hair
down and throw some shapes to Haroon
Margaret Carrigan (aka Mystic Mag) Mirza’s DJ set at Elephant West that night.
Virgo artists: Caspar David Friedrich, Grandma
Moses, Robert Indiana Too clever by half? Virgonian
Earth signs are Caspar David Friedrich
MARGARET CARRIGAN: © K.G. WASSUS. ROUSSEAU: COURTESY NATIONAL GALLERY; PRAGUE. BERTHE MORISOT: MUSEE MARMOTTAN MONET

consummate to-do
listers and Frieze week Capricorn (22 December-19 January)
presents an excellent
time to check things There is a lot of planetary activity
in your tenth house of career and
off. The first half of public image early in the month…
but, really, when are you not focused on
October is mostly work, industrious Capricorn? Energetic
free of challenging Mars joins the tenth house party on 5
October, which may bring you a sense of
transits, so channel Taking the bull by the horns: Taurean Frank Stella valour for a job well done—perhaps you
your innate attention This is an exciting month for bulls, with Uranus—the planet
managed to squeeze your diary of Frieze
week parties into one Excel sheet! But if
to detail into checking of invention, innovation and technology—in your sign you feel you are not getting the recognition
prodding you forward. Taureans, however, are not huge you deserve, use this transit for some intro-
in with yourself fans of change, so this energy might feel more like a red-hot poker. spection. It may be time for a job change.
Combative Mars moves into your sixth house of health, routine and Capricorn artists: Khalil Gibran, Berthe Morisot,
systems, so issues of work-life balance will come to the fore—not ideal Su Shi
 LOOK FOR THE OTHER ZODIAC SIGNS, during the art fair grind, but if you rethink how you structure your
BROKEN DOWN BY RULING ELEMENT, time, you’ll be more in command than ever by the time Fiac opens. Industrious Capricorn: Berthe
IN THE NEXT DAILY EDITIONS Taurus artists: Frank Stella, Vanessa Beecroft, Mary Cassatt Morisot had no time to waste
26 THE ART NEWSPAPER FRIEZE FAIR EDITION 3 OCTOBER 2019

DIARY
Frieze Week
Homage to Homer
Tang gets into the (not quite) surgical spirit

Theaster Gates brings exclusive


Prada Mode to 180 The Strand

Theaster’s culture club


The peripatetic members club-cum-cultural
hub Prada Mode has come to rest in the
bowels of 180 The Strand until tonight. The
Brutalist complex offers a new chapter of
Theaster Gates’s The Black Image Corpora-
tion, a packed programme of events and ex-
hibitions exploring black identity and culture,
organised by the artist and the Showroom’s
director, Elvira Dyangani Ose. “It seems like a
really important time to do something more D’oh! Joyce Pensato’s depiction of Homer
than just party—to make connections be- Simpson disturbed at least one visitor
tween artists and curators and practitioners
of all ages in ways that parties can’t,” Gates If you like The Simpsons, you’ll relish Joyce Pensato’s subversive
says. But non-members need not fear: The images of Homer on show with Lisson Gallery at Frieze London.
Black Image Corporation will be open to all The doctor will see you now: Tang Dixin offers a cure for world-weary fairgoers Pensato died in June but leaves behind a trailblazing legacy. Dis-
from tomorrow until 27 October. carding the usual conventions associated with still-life painting,
The unusually large number of Frieze visitors He is now offering fairgoers a free bandage service at she also created weirdly compelling representations of Mickey
sporting surgical dressings are not especially Aike gallery’s stand under the banner “Rest is the Best Mouse and Donald Duck. “What do you get when you cross
accident-prone or recovering from a recent nip and Way of Revolution”—albeit without the broken bones. the contemporary derangement of American politics, various
tuck. Instead, they have been treated by the Chinese Participants must first mark an appointment card listing cartoon heroes, the spectres of abstract expressionism and that
Whiskey a go-go artist Tang Dixin in the interests of promoting enforced the anatomical options: neck, arm, leg, finger, nether dystopian goon Donald Trump?” asked Frieze magazine last year.
leisure. When he broke his arm a few years ago, Tang regions and—for those in need of a break from art The answer is Pensato’s portraits, which so unnerved one fairgo-
found he had his best ideas while unable to make art. gazing—the eyes. er that she shrieked on seeing cartoon Homer on canvas.

Artoon by Pablo Helguera In bed with


Baldock’s mum

TANG DIXIN, MEESE BAR: DAVID OWENS. GATES: LOUISA BUCK. PENSATO: © JOYCE PENSATO. BALDOCK: STEPEN FRIEDMAN GALLERY
The artist Jonathan Baldock
Meese is serving bourbon and rye- wants to get you into his bed.
based tributes to cult film Zardoz This is no saucy invite but an
interactive artistic intervention
There’s a time-honoured tradition of called My biggest fear is that
artful bars serving booze at the fair and someone will crawl into it,
this year is the turn of the maximalist German showing in the sumptuous sur-
artist Jonathan Meese’s Western-style bar at roundings of Fitzrovia Chapel
David Nolan Gallery’s stand, dispensing free (until 5 October). The artist
Michter’s Kentucky bourbon and rye whis- describes the four-poster work,
keys. The hostelry pays homage to Meese’s which comes complete with
obsession with Zardoz, John Boorman’s cult exquisitely crocheted blankets
1974 sci-fi fantasy starring Sean Connery and and pillows, as a “secure centre
Charlotte Rampling, whose images are em- in a chaotic world”. Visitors
blazoned throughout the densely collaged can snuggle up and listen to a
surfaces. Sharp-eyed visitors might also spot narrative recorded by Baldock’s
an image at floor level of the artist paying “I am not a weaving artist, but mother, who told us at the
a visit to Boorman’s Irish home. Might he private view how “extremely
have succeeded in his quest to persuade the my work does loom large.” Sweet dreams: Baldock’s bed in Fitzrovia Chapel proud” of her offspring she
veteran director to make a Zardoz II? may prove enticing during Frieze Week was. Bless.

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