My actual highlight of Frieze is not the tent in Regent’s Park but the high quality shows in London’s gallery spaces. My top three exhibitions are still on for a few more weeks.
Gary Hume, Sprueth Magers
Sprüth Magers reopens its London gallery on Grafton Street after extensive renovations with an exhibition of new works by Gary Hume. It is the first time that his new body of works on paper for which he developed an entirely new painting method, will be exhibited publicly. In contrast to the artist’s characteristic aluminium paintings, the paper curves due to the density of the paint creating an uneven surface that plays with the reflecting light. The expanded exhibition space of Sprüth Magers London now occupies three floors of a stunning Mayfair townhouse.
Through 23 December 2017
Marcel Broodthaers, Hauser & Wirth
Almost 20 years after it has first been shown in the gallery’s Zurich space, Hauser & Wirth presents Marcel Broodthaers’ Un Jardin d’Hiver (A Winter Garden, 1974) again and pays tribute to the influential, conceptual artist. In the last years of his life, Broodthaers used his so called Décors series to create theatrical compositions that question the authority of cultural institutions. Un Jardin d’Hiver is a late 19th-century palm court, once popular in wealthy European homes and a fusty museum space with flickering surveillance monitors at once.
Through 18 Nov 2017
TJ Wilcox, Sadie Coles HJ
At Sadie Coles, TJ Wilcox shows films of three so called Gentlemen. Fergus (2017) is about the St John’s Fergus Henderson, Johnny (2017) tells the story of the life of John Reinhold, a New York jeweler and close companion of Andy Warhol (who gave the artist his first jar of diamond dust). The third film, Stephen Tennant Homage (1998) is about the British socialite Stephen Tennant (1906-1987) and told from the perspective of the model Stella Tennant, his niece. The video works are accompanied by light boxes showing stills of the respective films.
Through 28 October 2017 (1 Davies Street)