LONDON MUST-SEE SHOWS DURING FRIEZE 2023
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To help you diving into the intense art week of Frieze 2023 in London, here is a list of not-to-be-missed exhibitions selected by The PhotoPhore:
- Marina Abramović @ Royal Academy
An art world icon and a performance art pioneer – Marina Abramović has captivated audiences by pushing the limits of her body and mind, for the past 50 years. Royal Academy’s major exhibition presents key moments from Abramović’s career through sculpture, video, installation and performance. Works such as The Artist is Present will be strikingly re-staged through archive footage while others will be reperformed by the next generation of performance artists, trained in the Marina Abramović method.
- Nicole Eisenman: What Happened @ Whitechapel Gallery
Nicole Eisenman: What Happened brings together over 100 works from across the artist’s three-decade career – many of which have not previously been shown in the UK. Arranged chronologically across eight sections, the exhibition illuminates the critical, yet often highly humorous approach that Eisenman uses to explore some of the most prescient socio-political issues of the day. These encompass gender, identity and sexual politics, recent civic and governmental turmoil in the United States, protest and activism, and the impact of technology on personal relationships and romantic lives.
- Daido Moriyama: A Retrospective @ The Photographer’s Gallery
For more than sixty years, Daido Moriyama (森山 大道 b. 1938) has used his camera to interrogate and revolutionise the way we look at the world with his dense, grainy images. Even today, Moriyama’s pioneering artistic spirit and visual intensity remain groundbreaking. The exhibition will trace the path of a photographer who transformed the way we see photography and questioned the very nature of photography itself.
- Anna Uddenberg: HOME WRECKERS @ The Perimeter
At The Perimeter, Anna Uddenberg presents works made over the past seven years, featuring 10 sculptures of hypersexualised and overextended faceless female figures. The sculptures featured in HOME WRECKERS point at the absurdity in the sexualisation of the female form in advertisements for domestic items such as sofas, prams and even for laundry detergent. Alongside these sculptures, Uddenberg presents her first ever film at The Perimeter, co-directed with Thyago Sainte.
- UVA — Synchronicity @ 180 Studios
Pioneering immersive art collective United Visual Artists will unveil their largest ever exhibition, presented by 180 Studios. Marking the artist’s 20th anniversary, UVA: Synchronicity will take over the subterranean spaces of 180 Studios, featuring eight new, large-scale immersive works and sensory-heightening premieres that challenge our perception of reality.
- Across-Over-Beyond @ Space Station Sixty-Five
Across-Over-Beyond is an exhibition showcasing the work of UK-based early-career Trans+ artists as part of Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Festival’s extended programme at Space Station Sixty-Five in Kennington, London. The exhibition is curated by artist, curator & DJ Rabz Lansiquot. The exhibition features work by Alina Abdullahi, Alimma Aldiyar, Autojektor, Nathan Beaton, Teef Chan, Sofia Del Carmen, Pierce Eldridge, Parma Ham, Elena Hoskyns-Abrahall, Koumbah Janneh, India Jaggon, Steph Linn, Izzy MacC, George Manhire, Chris Owen, Martha Summers, Tuesday, Avery Worsley, Eli Walkden (slvrfshmetalwlf) and Xiaoqi Yang.
See you in London!