Frieze Projects 2019

Frieze Projects 2019


Himali Singh Soin, we are opposite like that (still + print on aluminium), 2019. HD video, stereo, colour. Courtesy of the artist.

September 24, 2019
Frieze Projects 2019
Performances, installations, film and talks
October 3–6, 2019
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Featuring new commissions and research-driven projects, the 2019 programme for LIVE, the Frieze Artist Award and Frieze Talks will look at interdisciplinary artistic practices and their political potential. The 2019 programme builds on a rich history of artist projects at Frieze London, working with artists early in their careers and showcasing innovative practice and ideas to a global audience.

Frieze London takes place in The Regent’s Park from October 4 to 6, 2019, with two Preview Days on October 2 and 3, and is supported by global lead partner Deutsche Bank for the 16th consecutive year.

LIVE: performance & interactive installations
LIVE is a platform for time-based and performance work, curated by Diana Campbell Betancourt (Samdani Art Foundation, Dhaka / Dhaka Art Summit) and presented by participating galleries. Taking the work of radical innovator William Forsythe as its conceptual starting point, LIVE 2019 looks at the expanded field of dance and choreography in the context of the fair, with works that illuminate thinking processes found through movement. Interventions by artists inluding Carlos Amorales, Cecilia Bengolea, Shezad Dawood, William Forsythe, Sophie Jung, Yasmin Jahan Nupur, Khvay Samnang and Oskar Schlemmer reveal narratives of control that are present in architecture, language, colonialism and protest. Find out more, including performance times, here.

Frieze Artist Award 2019: a major new commission
The 2019 edition of the Frieze Artist Award is curated by Diana Campbell Betancourt and supported by Forma and Channel 4 Random Acts. This year’s winner, Himali Singh Soin takes the Victorians’ anxiety of an imminent glacial epoch as a point of departure to address ideas of “the alien other”. Combining poetry, performance and archival material, the moving image work uses the Artic landscape to foreground the contemporary climate crisis and dream up mythical, other-worldly futures. The film will be screened at 1pm every day in the The Standard, London Library & Auditorium. Find out more here.

Frieze Talks: 100 Years After the Bauhaus 
100 years after the founding of the Bauhaus, Frieze Talks 2019 will take inspiration from the school’s pioneering approach and its questioning of art’s relationship to a wider social world. Curated by Lydia Yee (Chief Curator, Whitechapel Gallery) and Matthew McLean (Senior Editor, Frieze Studios), sessions will address topics including the history and future of the art school, interdisciplinary collaboration, and how cultural institutions can respond to today’s resurgent far right.

Highlights from this year’s programme include Diedrick Brackens (artist) in conversation with curator Erin Christovale (Hammer Museum); a panel discussion taking a critical look at the Bauhaus’ dominance in the art school imagination, including Ute Meta Bauer (NTU Singapore), Michael Craig-Martin (Goldsmiths) and Kimathi Donkor (UAL) and chaired by Sam Thorne (Director, Nottingham Contemporary); acclaimed architect Farshid Moussavi in conversation with design critic Alice Rawsthorn; and a conversation on performance and climate with Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė and Lina Lapelytė, the team responsible for the Golden Lion winning Lithuanian pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale. This year’s CAS Curatorial Summit returns with the title “It Belongs to Me! Curation, Culture, Censorship and the Resurgent Far Right,” examining resistance to far right politics, including Liam Gillick (artist), Nicolaus Schafhausen (curator) and Elif Shafak (author and activist).

Talks are free and take place daily at 2pm and 4pm; seats can be reserved at the auditorium from 12pm on the day. Find out more here.

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