Your Guide to Frieze Week London 2015
The best exhibitions and events during Frieze London 2015 everyday, as selected by Contemporary Key
Monday 12th October
You can discover what galleries are showing during Frieze Week by visiting some glittering openings, otherwise known as Private Views in the evenings (6:30-8:30pm). Galleries typically put on their best shows during Frieze to catch the international clientele in town.
Top tips for this Monday: Erika Verzutti is showing at Alison Jacques while Ian Cheng is in the spotlight at Pilar Corrias, both in the Fitzrovia maze of galleries. Over in Mayfair, Victoria Miro is opening the Danish duo Elmgreen & Dragset’s new exhibition.
Tuesday 13th October
Today's the big day when the main fairs open! Frieze Masters concentrates on works of art up to the year 2000 and as a result, you can see a unique mix of antique sculpture, Impressionist landscapes and American 20th century minimalism. Across Regent's Park, Frieze London is the largest contemporary art fair in Europe and a combination of solo presentation booths and galleries presenting the best new works from their artists. Frieze Masters tends to be quieter and more civilised, while Frieze London is the fun cousin – full of colour and flair.
Female artists shows
- Central London Gallery top tip: Fiona Banner at Frith Street Gallery
- East London Gallery top tip: Phoebe Unwin at Wilkinson Gallery
Wednesday 14th October
We recommend a visit to the opening of 1:54 African Art Fair, Touria El Glaoui's hot new event which showcases the best of African contemporary art.
Take a special note of Jack Bell Gallery – the London based gallery has a great selection of African artists, including Aboudia and Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou.
Thursday 15th October
Late night openings: The Photographers Gallery is showing the first major exhibition of Noemie Goudal's work and young artist Prem Sahib has his first show major institution show at ICA. If you catch a taste for Sahib, you can also find him on show at Southard Reid in Soho.
Male artist shows
- Central London top tip: Oscar Murillo at David Zwirner
- East London top tip: William Kentridge at Marian Goodman
Friday 16th October
Take advantage of Late Night Friday openings this evening and visit Ai Weiwei’s blockbuster exhibition at the Royal Academy, Eddie Peake at the Barbican or The Word Goes Pop at Tate Modern, where Abraham Cruzvillegas is also undertaking the Turbine Hall commission this year.
- Central London top tip: Rebecca Ackroyd at Hunter Whitfield
- East London top tip: Stuart Nelson at Carlos/Ishikawa
Visit Jon Rafman at the Zabludowicz Collection and Ben Rivers at the Camden Art Centre.
See Kara Walker at Victoria Miro near Angel and then head to Edgware Road to see Ryan Gander and Broomberg & Channarin at Lisson Gallery's two spaces.
Visit Peckham and see Thea Djordajadze at the South London Gallery, Neil Rumming at The Sunday Painter and a group exhibition at Hannah Barry Gallery. Followed by a trip to Bermondsey to see Cerith Wyn Evans at White Cube Bermondsey's huge space.
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