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REVIEW

  • Zoltan Alexander

nº45 / FRIEZE LONDON 2019

The most significant contemporary art galleries at FRIEZE LONDON and FRIEZE MASTERS 2019. Report from Regent’s Park.






FRIEZE LONDON & FRIEZE MASTERS

“Galleries went strong on painting. There was certainly a renewed interest as many exhibitions were focusing on the traditional medium.”



 


Interviews and featured galleries, artists by Zoltan Alexander


Antony Gormley at Frieze London opening, Tracey Emin, Tom Sachs, Leiko Ikemura at Frieze Sculpture, Massimo Agostinelli at Frieze London, Koo Jeong A’ at Frieze Sculpture / Acute Art (London), Kara Walker at Tate Modern (London), Sandro Botticelli at Trinity Fine Art (London), William Forsythe at Gagosian Gallery (London), Patrick Goddard at Seventeen Gallery (Paris), Lara Favaretto at Galleria Franco Noero (Turin), Kiluanji Kia Henda, Yinka Shonibare, Misheck Masamvu at Goodman Gallery (Johannesburg, Cape Town, London), Monica Bonvicini. at Galerie Peter Kilchmann (Zurich), Vik Muniz at Maison Ruinart (Reims), Tony Cragg, Georg Baselitz at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac (Paris, Salzburg, London), Joseph Kosuth at Lia Rumma Gallery (Milan, Naples), Joseph Kosuth at Castelli Gallery (New York), Gina Pane at Galerie Kamel Mennour (Paris), Manuel Espinosa at Stephane Friedman Gallery (London), OMR Gallery (Mexico City), Wolfgang Tillmans, Jeff Koons at David Zwirner Gallery (London), Urara Tsuchiya at Union Pacific Gallery (London), General Idea at Maureen Paley Gallery (London)



 


Frieze London & Frieze Masters 2019 / © video by Zoltan Alexander ZOLTAN+MEDIA




From Botticelli to Tillmans. 160 of the world’s leading galleries at Frieze, 130 at Frieze Masters, over 1000 international artists. No sign of the Brexit-uncertainty and escalating political instability. No sign that Britain is in the midst of an economic and political crisis.

Dealers did good business.


Galleries went strong on painting. There was certainly a renewed interest as many exhibitions were focusing on the traditional medium.

It’s not the time for expensive and ambitious insta