Frieze Week is upon us – and with it the international art world, who for the next five days will pitch their tents in London’s Regents Park for what remains one of the most important weeks in the industry’s calendar. This year’s fair comprises over 160 of the most influential established and emerging galleries, a chance to assess the best that contemporary art can offer from across the globe. Navigating London’s plethora of visual art offerings can be overwhelming at the best of times, but none more so than during Frieze, where a labyrinth of booths and multiple satellite events can easily induce sensory overload. Here, we’ve plotted a path through the week’s events with a preview of what not to miss.
New York-based gallery PPOW are offering a rich variety of work made over the last 70 years spanning painting, clay sculpture and tapestry. Their dynamic young roster of mainly American artists includes Kyle Dunn, whose autobiographical acrylic paintings combine a vibrant blend of cinema and eroticism, and Erinn M Riley, a Brooklyn-based weaver whose superbly crafted and deeply personal tapestries need to be seen to be believed. Equally recommended is the work of US artist Carolee Schneeman, an elemental force within radical feminist art over the past 60 years, who passed away in 2019. If you like what you see here (and you will), be sure to see her first UK survey exhibition at London’s Barbican, on show until January 2023.