There are a great number of exhibitions during the Frieze period too and I thought I would share some that caught my eye.
The Naked and the Nude, 20th Century Theatre, 291 Westbourne Grove, London W11, 16 – 21 October
The Museum of Contemporary Art supports this solo selling exhibition of works by the young Venezuelan painter, Rodolfo Villaplana who completed his MA studies at the Chelsea College of Art in 2013. He is obviously destined for high places as the director of MOCA writes of him “He is a young artist and in slaying the dragons of his past, both his artistic and religious fathers, so to speak, he frees himself to attempt even more difficult works. He is one to gaze upon with interest.”
Duane Hanson: Reality Check, Sotheby’s S│2 Gallery, 31 St. George Street, London W1, until 7th November
Middle America comes to Mayfair might be an alternative title of this exhibition which features the sculpture of Duane Hanson (1925 – 1996). He is well-known for these works which transform ordinary people into memorable works of art.
Creative Saskatchewan presents ‘Saskatchewan’, Blackall Studios, 73 Leonard Street Shoreditch, London EC2, 14th – 18th October.
Appropriately curated by world-renowned artist Adrian Stimson this exhibition celebrates the artistic history and diversity of Saskatchewan, including as it does works in differing media of twenty-seven artists from the Métis, Cree and European peoples of Canada.
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WE COULD NOT AGREE, Q Park, Level 3, Cavendish Square, London W1, 14th – 19th October
This is a show of over a hundred artists whose work, chosen by ten curators, will be displayed in this central London underground car park. It offers sculpture, film, photography, painting and site specific interventions, including performative talks and live presentations, with a deliberate feeling for unpredictability and curiosity by new and established artists. Should be different!
Daily 12 – 8pm
“Alchemic Ceremony”, Mallett London, Ely House, 37 Dover Street, London, W1, until 19th October
“Alchemic Ceremony” is brought to London by the nomadic French firm Maison Parisienne who set up camp, so to speak, in European capitals to promote French contemporary crafts. Some forty artisans are showing unusual furniture and sculptures, made in a variety of media (textiles and wood, ceramics, porcelain, copper and glassware). Displayed in the 18th century interiors of Ely House and combined with Mallett’s fine period furniture and works of art the result is amodern take of a collector’s cabinet of curiosities. An exciting prospect!
Betrand Lavier Fountain, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, West Carriage Drive, Kensington Gardens, London W2
Although it will be in situ for a year this engaging fountain by the leading French artist Bertrand Lavier is being unveiled this week. Known for his use of found objects in his sculptures this work is heralded by Julia Peyton-Jones, Director, and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director, of the Serpentine Galleries, who said: “In 2009, Bertrand Lavier created two fountains in the parterre du midi of Versailles and we are thrilled to have Lavier re-create the design of his excitingly wonderful and playful fountain on the front lawn of the Serpentine Sackler Gallery.”