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Social Work Artists, Live Performances and Talks Revealed

Frieze London 2018 will feature exceptionally ambitious artist projects, live performances, talks and film

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David Shrigley, Untitled, 2018. Courtesy: David Shrigley and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London; photo: Mark Blower. Copyright: David Shrigley

David Shrigley, Untitled, 2018. Courtesy: David Shrigley and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London; photo: Mark Blower. Copyright: David Shrigley

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Frieze London returns to Regent's Park from 4-7 October 2018. New collaborations with international curators, institutions and galleries will respond to contemporary issues – from the lack of visibility of women in the marketplace to hidden systems of communication and control – and create an exceptional environment for creativity and discovery.

Social Work will feature eight women artists who challenged the status quo and explored the possibilities of political activism in their art making during the 1980s and ‘90s, from Nancy Spero in the US to Berni Searle in South Africa to Ipek Duben in Turkey and Helen Chadwick in the UK. 

Live, the fair's platform for performance will feature nine artworks throughout the fair, including Liz Glynn’s interactive dance, responding to live data at the fair; Julia Scher’s roaming security guards and surveillance installation; and Pratchaya Phinthong’s exchange of counterfeit currency, revealing the value that politics places on people.

Frieze Talks will explore the role of autobiography in art with international participants including Laurie Anderson, Nan Goldin, Kemang Wa Lehulere and Olivia Laing

The fair will launch the inaugural Camden Arts Centre Emerging Artist Prize at Frieze, joining long-standing museum collaborations such as the Frieze Tate Fund supported by Endeavor and the Contemporary Art Society Collections Fund at Frieze.

Presentation highlights across the fair's section include solo, group and curated presentations featuring John Baldessari, Michaël Borremans, Zadie Xa, Lubaina Himid, Mary Kelly, Moshekwa Langa, Calvin Marcus, Jim Shaw, David Shrigley, Josh Sperling, Tatiana Trouvé, Hardeep Pandhal, Athena Papadopoulos, Faith Ringgold, Wong Ping and Cathy Wilkes, among many others. 

Explore participating galleries at Frieze London

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