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Instagrams of the Art World: Frieze, Jennifer Rubell’s Womb, Ai’s Brooklyn Love, and More

During the festivities at Frieze London, Salon 94’s Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn shot this very British portrait of Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry. (more…)

Frieze London Announces Artists for Frieze Film 2013 Lineup

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For the moving image component of 2013’s Frieze London art fair, the Frieze Foundation — under the direction of Frieze Films curator Nicola Lees and co-curator Victoria Brooks — has commissioned new works by internet artist and serial surf club member Petra Cortright, Peter Gidal — whose films typically investigate writing through a combination of sounds and text — Patricia Lennox-Boyd — whose commission will investigate salespersons’ hand gestures — Soviet-era found footage splicer Oraib Toukan, and Erika Vogt, who plans to create an “anti-commercial commercial.” The artists will develop and created their commissioned pieces during a production residency at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) in Troy, New York. (more…)

Frieze London Names Artist for its 2013 “Projects” Commissions

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On Tuesday Frieze London announced the lineup for its “Projects” program at the upcoming London edition in October at Regent’s Park. Frieze Projects is a curated group of site-specific commissions that are placed throughout the fair, which runs October 17-20. The program will include seven commissioned projects, as well as the Emdash award, which allows an emerging artist from outside the U.K. to present a new work at the fair. This year, the winner is Finnish-born artist Pilvi Takala. (more…)

Frieze Foundation Appoints Nicola Lees Curator for the London Fair

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One of the most sought-after curatorial posts in London has been filled: Nicola Lees will take over from Sarah McCrory as Frieze Foundation’s curator. The Serpentine Gallery’s former senior curator of public programmes will look after the London fair’s series of artist commissions and sit on the Emdash Award’s judging panel. (more…)

Frieze Challenger Art13 London Announces Inaugural Fair’s 121-Gallery Lineup

Art13 London, the new art fair about to challenge Frieze on its home turf, has released its much-awaited list of exhibitors. In total, 121 galleries will take part in the fair’s first edition next March (against an anticipated 80 to 100), including 86 in the main section, 17 in the Young Galleries section, and 17 in the London First section. (more…)

ARTINFO UK’s Guide to Frieze Week: Weekend Edition

When it first launched in 2010, SUNDAY felt like a welcome departure from the main fair, and it has steadily become a mainstay of Frieze Week. Held like every year in Ambika P3’s cavernous space on Marylebone Road, SUNDAY gathers 20 young galleries, including this year newcomers RODEO from Istanbul, Seventeen from London, and Lisa Cooley from New York. Curatorial duo Baz and Chaz are behind the bar, and every day for the duration of the fair they invite a different artist to make a contribution, from the modest to the immersive. Also at SUNDAY, Jonathan Monk has teamed up with Three Star Books and design team OK-RM for the “Billboard Book Project” — a publishing-as-performance kind of event, involving a self-reflexive monumental poster, chopped up, and turned into limited edition prints. (more…)

Pace and Lehmann Maupin Notch Major Sales in Early Going at London’s Frieze Week

Both the Pace Gallery and New York’s Lehmann Maupin have reported a rush of early sales at this week’s Frieze London and Frieze Masters fairs, with the latter moving 19 works during the fair’s VIP preview day — including nine pieces by Tracey Emin — and the former selling works from a dozen stable artists (including Sol LeWitt, Alexander Calder, and George Condo), and 2010 Whitney Biennial star Aurel Schmidt. (more…)

Theaster Gates Played a Two-Hour Set at a London Jazz Club Last Night

You don’t get to hear much gospel music in London, but American artist and musician Theaster Gates changed that late Wednesday night when, in the presence of English art world royalty assembled for Frieze Week including artist Marc Quinn and Jay Jopling of White Cube — where Gates currently has a solo show — the heavily bearded artist played a rousing, spiritual, and utterly inspired two-hour set at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club on Frith Street in Soho. (more…)

ARTINFO UK’s Guide to Frieze Week, Thursday, October 11: The Fairs Are Open!

Both fairs — Frieze London and Frieze Masters — are now officially open to the public, so off to Regent’s Park! Gathering 90 galleries from 18 countries, the inaugural Frieze Masters covers 4,000 years of art history, all cheerfully mixed together. (more…)

Tate Drops $240,000 on Four Acquisitions at Frieze London

This morning Tate announced it had acquired four new works for its permanent collection in the early hours of this week’s Frieze London art fair with a £150,000 ($240,000) purse provided by the Outset/Frieze Art Fair Fund, the largest budget the museum has ever brought to the fair in the fund’s 10 year history. (more…)