Monday, October 5, 2020

London’s Frieze Week Is Still On, Online and Off

By Farah Nayeri
Hauser & Wirth will have an exhibition of the American artist Rashid Johnson. “Waves” will feature large mosaics made of glazed ceramic fragments, including “The Broken Five.” Rashid Johnson, via the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo by Martin Parsekian
LONDON — Normally at this time of year, an army of gallerists, collectors and curators descends on London for the Frieze Art Fair, swarming the event’s tents by day and partying furiously by night. Not this year. The coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancellation of nearly every major international art fair this year. Frieze — held every October since 2003 in Regent’s Park — is no exception. The habitually dizzying period known as “Frieze Week,” starting this week, will this year be a predominantly local affair. That hasn’t stopped some of the world’s leading galleries from putting their best feet forward.[More