LONDON — Visitors to Frieze have an embarrassment of other attractions to choose from in London. All they need to do is step off the fairgrounds in Regent’s Park and roam the capital’s many museums and galleries. Here is a selection of exhibitions taking place during Frieze week.
Carolee Schneemann — Three years after her death, the trailblazing American performance artist Carolee Schneemann — whose dramatic public actions addressed issues such as sexual power dynamics, female objectification, war and pain — is getting her first-ever British survey at the Barbican. “Body Politics” features more than 300 objects (paintings, sculptural objects, films, photographs and archival material). Look out for images of her famous celebration of flesh, “Meat Joy” (1964), in which she had untrained performers (including a balloon salesman and a poet) dress and undress as they slipped and slid over bits of paper and paint, raw fish, and chicken.