From tender portraiture to provocative sculptures, Frieze 2022 is back in full force bringing the best contemporary artists around the world all the way into London.
160. That’s the number of art galleries involved with Frieze London 2022, the greatest art event in the capital. Running form the 11th to the 16th of October, this year’s Frieze and Frieze Masters 2022 is full of artificial intelligence, surrealism and rebellion, filling up the streets of London with emerging contemporary artists, established painters and all things art bringing colour into the city’s otherwise grey October.
Here’s some of DDW’s favourite exhibitions.
The Nicelle Beauchene Gallery brings, all the way from New York, an exhibition which curates the works of Saif Azzuz, Jonathan Baldock, Jordan Kasey, Panayiotis Loukas and Alice Tippit. It touches on surrealist aesthetics to navigate the human body.
You can find them in Stance D17 at Regent’s Park.
Tai Shani‘s Exhibition at Gathering
Gathering, a new exhibition space that popped-up in Soho is featuring a thrilling launching exhibition showcasing Tai Shanxi’s work named ‘Your Arms Outstretched Above Your Head, Coding with the Angels’. A myriad of forms such as candles, geometries and mushrooms are all linked together by a trip invoked through the consumption of Ergos, a psychedelic which according to Berlin-based writer and critic Maxi Wellenhorst, “when processed into bread and eaten, can cause a severe disease, ergotism, sometimes fatal and inducing delirium”.
Marius Bercea at François Ghebaly Gallery
Romanian artist Marius Bercea is known for tender portraiture of the existing and shifting social fabric, which began with his earliest depictions of post-Communist generations. His body of work depicts primarily women, his style embedding a rococo sensibility with his natural settings or rich tapestries.
Pippy Houlsworth Gallery proposes an entirely female cast of artists for Frieze, amongst which we highlight Angela Heisch, Jacqueline de Jong, Wangari Mathenge, Dindga McCannon, Nengi Omuku, Mary Kelly, Zarouhie Abdalian, Nasim Hantehzadeh, Ming Smith, Francesca DiMattio, Zoë Buckman and Qualeasha Wood.
Whilst Jacqueline de Jong pays tribute to the mining industry, Zarouhie Abdalian created a sculptural installation exploring the capitalist industry. The collection of work is varied, as are the topics, but together bring a body of work that works in seamlessly amongst each other.