Live, Love, London – Fall ’22 - ART FIX
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Live, Love, London - Fall '22

With London’s art scene bustling and Frieze kicking off the season, a good plan of action is crucial to experience all that the city has to offer.

Not sure where to start? Fear not, Fixers! We’ve curated the perfect tiplist for you, including the best art exhibitions not to be missed in and around London, paired with newest wine & dine essentials. Sip on some freshly brewed Earl Gray and enjoy these art fixes one scone at a time. Here’s what’s on in London this season:

Art Fix Unmissable Highlights of Frieze 2022

  • Until 16 October 2022
  • The Regent’s Park
  • Get the map of the fair here!

Stephen Friedman Gallery | Jeffrey Gibson

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Timothy Taylor | Sahara Longe

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Chert Lüdde | Patrizio di Massimo 

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Grimm | Matthew Day Jackson

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Lisson Gallery | Laure Provost 

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White Cube Gallery | Tunji Adeniyi 

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Stevenson | Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi

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Thomas Dane Gallery | Anthea Hamiliton (Giant Pumpkin) 

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Frieze Sculpture

  • Until 13 November 2022
  • The Regent’s Park
  • frieze.com

Frieze Sculpture never ceases to amaze; take a stroll through The Regent’s Park and enjoy the best contemporary art London has to offer amidst falling leaves and changing colors!

GALLERIES

Hauser & Wirth | Amy Sherald: The World We Make  

Known for her infamous portrait of Michelle Obama, and featured as one of our celebrated Black female artists in Episode 9, Amy Sherald takes London by storm this season. Marvel at her extraordinary skill and talent in both Hauser & Wirth galleries!  

Pilar Corrias | Tschabalala Self: Home Body  

Another highly sought-after star from our Episode 9, Tschabalala Self, will be showing her works in London this month. Self captures the spirit of fall – the home body – with her vibrant solo exhibit at Pilar Corrias.

Thomas Dane Gallery | Cecily Brown: Studio Pictures 

Get to know Cecily Brown’s oeuvre from a different perspective in this intimate exhibition of her early studio works, which might be smaller in scale, but just as striking.

No.9 Cork Street

  • Until 22 October 2022
  • 9 Cork Street 
  • frieze.com 

Do not miss Frieze’s space in Mayfair, who put on two interesting solo shows – a survey of British conceptual artist James Nares, and Zoë Paul’s intricate, beaded installations – and an amazing group show of Los Angeles based artists. 

Art Fix Tip: During Frieze week, the gallery will be hosting several events, including a Financial Times immersive pop-up show on the 15th and 16th of October!

Frestonian Gallery | Anna Freeman Bentley: Make Believe Part 2  

Following Anna Freeman Bentley’s new body of work, exhibited at the 2022 Armory Show in New York, we now get to enjoy her vivid, detailed, impressionist paintings in London for her second solo exhibition at the Frestonian Gallery in Holland Park.

Grimm Gallery London | Lucy Skaer: Day Division 

This solo-exhibition of Lucy Skaer not only showcases the British artist’s affinity for sculptural installation, but is also the inauguration of Grimm Gallery’s new London space. Need we say more? 

Timothy Taylor Gallery | Victor Willing

With the bright contrasts of his color palette, the surrealist paintings of late British artist Victor Willing take you on a journey of emotional turmoil that is just as relevant today as it was during their creation.

Art Fix: he is Paula Rego’s husband.

Incubator

Incubator is the gallery to experience up-and-coming contemporary art, with its week-long, back-to-back exhibitions. Make sure to stop by to see the exceptional works by Clara Hastrup (13-26 October), Evelina Häglund, Losel Yauch, and many more.

Lehmann Maupin Gallery | Liza Lou: Desire Lines  

Ten monumental works by one of the stars from Episode 7 ‘Materials Matter’, Liza Lou, invites you to explore the intersections of fine art and craft, materiality and beauty. 

Gagosian | Tyler Mitchell: Chrysalis

Saving the best for last: these striking photographs temporarily suspend you in time and space – do not skip this marvelous exhibition. 

Thaddeus Ropac | Adrian Ghenie: The Fear of NOW 

  • Until 22 December 2022
  • 37 Dover Street
  • ropac.net

Marvel at the abstractions of villains in this new series of works by Romanian painter Adrian Genie. Our Art Fix highlight: a contorted series of paintings fusing contemporary forms and historical references based on Andy Warhol’s screen print of Marilyn Monroe.

Lisson Gallery | Olga de Amaral  

We adore these beautiful, knotted textile tapestries and three-dimensional installations by Colombian artist Olga de Amaral.

Almine Rech Gallery | Nathaniel Mary Quinn 

  • Until 12 November 2022
  • Grosvenor Hill, Broadbent House
  • alminerech.com

The multimedia portraits by American painter Nathaniel Mary Quinn combine oppositions in the most unexpected and beautiful ways: distortion and balance, grotesque and elegant – this exhibition teaches us what it means to be uniquely human. 

White Cube Mason’s Yard | Gabriel Orozco: Diario de Plantas 

  • Until 12 November 2022
  • 25 – 26 Mason’s Yard 
  • whitecube.com 

Beautifully poetic and intricate, this exhibition showcases an atlas of plants from across the globe.

White Cube Bermondsey | Michael Armitage: Amongst The Living, with Seyni Awa Camara 

British-Kenyan artist Michael Armitage’s newest paintings are shown alongside sculptures by Senegalese artist Seyni Awa Camara in this marvelous exhibition.

Art Fix Tip: During Frieze week, you’ll have the chance to join a breakfast at a temporary café in the gallery courtyard before exploring the exhibition. Can you think of a better way to start the day? 

1-54 | Contemporary African Art Fair

  • From 13 to 16 October 2022 
  • Somerset House, Strand
  • 1-54.com

Celebrating its 10th anniversary in London, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair will host 50 international galleries showcasing the work of over 130 emerging and established artists, such as Zanele Muholi, Ibrahim El-Salahi and Sola Olulode. 

The Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square | Samson Kambalu

Samson Kambalu’s monument titled ‘Antelope’ pays tribute to Pan-Africanist and anticolonial rebel John Chilembwe, drawing attention to, and celebrating Black achievement. Inaugurated on 14th September, the sculpture now sits atop the infamous fourth plinth on Trafalgar Square.

MUSEUMS AND ART SPACES

Zabludowicz Collection | LuYang NetiNeti 

The Deutsche Bank artist of 2022, LuYang, has taken over the Zabludowicz space in Camden and turned it into an extraordinary world of avatars. In this multi-medial exhibition you can expect a sensory playground full of surprises!

Royal Academy | William Kentridge

South Africa’s most celebrated living artist William Kentridge takes over the Main Galleries at The Royal Academy this autumn with 4-meter-wide tapestries and charcoal trees amongst other multi-sensory large-scale productions. Go, go, go.

Hayward Gallery | Strange Clay: Ceramics in Contemporary Art 

Featuring 23 international artists, including Grayson Perry, Rachel Kneebone, Edmund de Waal and Klara Kristalova, this exhibition explores the possibilities of thinking through making by using clay in unexpected ways.

Whitechapel Gallery | Christen Sveaas Art Foundation: PORTAL DE PLATA 

Transforming the gallery into a space for meditative contemplation, Bolivian-American artist Donna Huanca, invites us to admire antique silver objects and artworks from the Christen Sveaas Art Foundation in a multi-sensory environment. 

Tate Modern | Cecilia Vicuña: Brain Forest Quipu

  • Until 16 April 2023
  • Turbine Hall, Bankside
  • tate.org.uk

The grand textile sculptures that combine nature, craft and fine art, that Chilean artist and activist Cecilia Vicuña is known and loved for, can now be observed in Turbine Hall at Tate Modern, known to host some of the greatest artists of our time. 

The National Gallery | Lucian Freud: New Perspectives

Thought you learned everything about the infamous artist Lucian Freud? Think again, Fixers! This monumental retrospective celebrates one hundred years since the artist was born, offering you a comprehensive perspective on his work. 

DRINK, DINE & DANCE

Cafe Cecilia@cafececilia

Not as much a café as it is a lunchtime delight; head over to Cafe Cecilia for some Frieze fuel we recommend ordering the hake and the agnolotti. 

Greenberry Cafe@greenberrycafe

Add a stop at Primrose Hill’s favorite café for the best brunch in town! 

Little Duck The Picklery@littleduckthepicklery

While the whole menu is a delight, don’t miss the bread or the beetroots at this cute little fermenting kitchen and wine bar in Dalston. 

River Cafe @rivercafe

An institution all year round but a particular fave for this week, River Cafe wears the Tuscan charm like no other and it is the only white-table cloth you’ll need for a pre or post-fair lunch.

Red Room at The Connaught @theconnaught 

Who doesn’t love red wine, Negronis and female art?  We suggest you head over to the brand new Red Room bar in the Connaught Hotel in Mayfair. This cozy space features a pink onyx bar with delicious drinks and amazing artworks by four of our fave female visionaries: Louise Bourgeois, Jenny Holzer, Ti-a Thuy Nguygen and Trina McKillen.

Sessions Arts Club @sessionsartsclub

The sexiest and most indulgent restaurant in London at the moment – this old judges’ dining room at Sessions House is the only place where you want to end your art day. Florence Wright’s hotel menu is wonderful, but the sea bream and crab croquettes were our highlight.

Hector’s @hectorslondon

This new wine bar is the coziest spot in East London to relax after a day at the fair. There are no reservations, so you may need to wait, but trust us – the natural whites and jamon ibérico are worth it.

Louie@louielondon_restaurant

Named after both King Louis XIV and Louis Armstrong, this hot spot has not only the best drinks in Covent Garden but also the loveliest bar to continue the Frieze festivities into the depths of the night. Slurp down some oysters and you’ll feel as fresh as ever to keep up the Frieze stamina. 

Zephyr@zephyrnottinghill

Our new favorite Middle Eastern hot spot in the heart of Notting Hill. Don’t miss the Mushroom Orzo Pasta. 

Bubala Soho@bubala_london

If you’re looking for a Middle Eastern kick, Bubala’s new Soho location is easily accessible and the perfect spot for a relaxed, post-fair refuel. 

Rita’s Dining@ritasdining

No doubt you’ve crushed your step goal during Frieze week, but spare a few more to head to Rita’s in Soho. Order the chicken parmigiana and don’t forget to try their selection of craft beers.