Frieze reveals opening programme for new initiative No.9 Cork Street

Frieze reveals opening programme for new initiative No.9 Cork Street


No.9 Cork Street facade. © Matheson Whiteley.

June 30, 2021
Frieze reveals opening programme for new initiative No.9 Cork Street
October 7–23, 2021
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The autumn season will feature ambitious exhibitions from international galleries: James Cohan, Commonwealth and Council and Proyectos Ultravioleta.

Frieze is delighted to announce details of the inaugural programme for No.9 Cork Street, a major new initiative offering flexible exhibition space for visiting galleries in the historic heart of Mayfair, London. Launching October 7, the Matheson Whiteley-designed gallery opens with ambitious exhibitions from James Cohan, Commonwealth and Council and Proyectos Ultravioleta, running through October 23, 2021. The exhibitions will be accompanied by a series of talks, tours and special events and are timed to coincide with Frieze Week in London, a city-wide celebration anchored by Frieze London and Frieze Masters, October 13–17, 2021.

Following in November will be exhibitions by Reykjavík’s i8 Gallery, showing Birgir Andrésson, B.Ingrid Olson, and Ragna Róbertsdóttir, and Berlin-based Dittrich & Schlechtriem with an exhibition of works by Julian Charrière, Andreas Greiner and Julius von Bismarck. The autumn season at No.9 Cork Street will also see partnerships with Allied Editions and Arts Council Collection

Eva Langret, Artistic Director, Frieze London said: “It is the most exciting moment to launch No.9 Cork Street, celebrating London and its creative community after such a challenging year. We are thrilled to open with new exhibitions by James Cohan, Proyectos Ultravioleta and Commonwealth and Council and honoured to showcase the work of a remarkable cohort of international artists including Christopher Myers, Danielle Dean, Nikita Gale, P. Staff, EJ Hill, Elisabeth Wild and Vivian Suter. As ever, we are proud to support non-profit organisations and to collaborate with Allied Editions and the Arts Council Collection on our opening season.”

James Cohan
New York-based gallery James Cohan will present I Dare Not Appear, a solo exhibition of new work by Christopher Myers. I Dare Not Appear brings together new applique textile works with a collection of historical letters written by Sarah Forbes Bonetta, a young Egbado girl bequeathed to Captain Frederick. E. Forbes of the Royal Navy in 1850. Seven of Forbes Bonetta’s letters from the collection of the artist’s family will be exhibited for the first time, offering an intimate counterpoint to the large-scale tapestries created by Myers.

Commonwealth and Council
Los Angeles–based Commonwealth and Council will debut new works by artists Danielle Dean, Nikita Gale, P. Staff and EJ Hill. Highlights from the presentation include a series of new sculptures by P. Staff expanding on their installation, On Venus, exhibited at London’s Serpentine Galleries in 2019 and a new body of work by EJ Hill inspired by his upcoming presentation at Prospect 5, New Orleans.

Proyectos Ultravioleta
Based in Guatemala, Proyectos Ultravioleta will show a joint exhibition by mother-daughter artists Elisabeth Wild and Vivian Suter. The presentation sees Suter’s characteristically vibrant unstretched canvases hung freely in a way that evokes the lush greenery surrounding her house and studio in Lake Atitlán (Guatemala), alongside a selection of Wild’s lapidary collages, composed of magazine cutouts. 

Further information
No.9 Cork Street will present a year-round programme of exhibitions by visiting galleries, building on Frieze’s longstanding commitment to enriching London’s arts community and strengthening the city’s position as an international arts centre.

Housed in two converted townhouses designed by architecture studio Matheson Whiteley and developed in partnership with The Pollen Estate, No.9 Cork Street encompasses three fully equipped gallery spaces with accompanying viewing rooms and an event space. Furniture throughout is provided by Modernity, specialists in the collection and sale of furniture, ceramics, glass, lighting and jewellery by the most renowned Nordic designers of the 20th century.

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