Highlights from Frieze and the Fair Carousel
Stockholm-based visual artist and C-print friend Anna Kleberg Tham headed out to London as C-print's press correspondent, covering highlights from the currently ongoing Frieze London & Frieze Masters and the seventh edition of 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair held at Somerset House. 10 highlights from the opening nights are featured below. The fairs are on view until Sunday October 6.
1. Martine Syms (b. 1988, US), 'Capricorn' (2019), video, Sadie Coles HQ (UK), Frieze London
2. Hannah Quinnlan & Rosie Hastings (b. 1991, UK) , Arcadia Missa (UK), Frieze London (Above and Below)
3. Studio Kameni (Cameroon), 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, London
Note: Studio Kameni presented the photographic archives of Michel “Papami” Kameni (b. 1936), who documented the evolution of postcolonial Cameroon, beginning from around 1963 . The images are shown publicly for the first time.
4. Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga (b.1991, Republic of Congo) , 'Conscience Fragile' (2019), October Gallery (UK), 1-54 Contemporay African Art Fair, London
5. Collective booth curated by artist Joseph Kosuth (b.1945, US) for Lia Rumma (ITA), Frieze London. The booth featured a selection of works by the artists from the roster of the gallery; Ilya & Emilia Kabakob, Thomas Ruff, Joseph Kosuth, Vanessa Beecfoft, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Ettore Spaletti, Giovanni Anselmo, William Kentridge, Haim Steinbach, Gino de Dominicis, Alfredo Jaar, Marzia Migliora, David Lamelas, Tobias Zielony, Marina Abramovic, Ugo Mulas, Glegg & Cuttman & Wael Shaky
6. Jean Claracq (b.1991, France), 'Landscape With the Temptation' (2019), Galerie Sultana (FRA), Frieze London
7. Jacqueline de Jong (b.1939, Netherlands), Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, (UK) Frieze Masters, London
8. Reto Pulfer (b.1981, Switzerland), 'Gewöhnliche Farne und der unendliche verzweigte Farn der Exzentriker' (2017), Hollybush Gadens (UK), Frieze London
9. Cian Dayrit (b.1989, Philippines), from the special 'Woven' section of Frieze London
10. "Surprise visting atist" a.k.a "highjacking fair art". The bunny suit performance on site (further information N/A, Frieze London.
Anna Kleberg Tham (b. 1970, Sweden) is currently preparing her next solo exhibition in Stockholm, with Arsenalgatan3 and an artist book surveying 20 years of work, 1999-2019. Photo: Ditte Lauridsen