The Culture24/7: Frieze-related highlights during London art fair week

By Mark Sheerin | 04 October 2011 | Updated: 06 October 2011
Colour photo of a large outdoor illuminated sign saying Frieze Art Fair
© Mark Sheerin
After you've spent your millions at Frieze, there is plenty more to do in London this coming week. And please note, none of the following need cost you a penny.

Sunday, Ambika P3, October 13-16

The Berlin-born art fair returns to London after hitting 5,000 visitors during Frieze week in 2010. With Ryan Gander cocktails, a David Blandy arcade tournament and an art pub quiz hosted by Bedwyr Williams, Sunday promises to be livelier than its name suggests.

Sluice, 26 South Molton Lane, October 15-16

While Sunday describes itself as gallery-led, Sluice is the home for artist-led galleries. 14 non commercial galleries line up for the Mayfair invasion and visitors can also expect screenings and performances. A panel discusses art fairs on the Saturday.

New Sensations 2011, B1, Victoria House, October 11-17

Yet another show of emerging talent. Saatchi Gallery teams up with Channel 4 New Sensations and The Future Can Wait to pile 'em high in Bloomsbury. But for the 55 artists taking part, many discovered via a competition, this must be a welcome opportunity.

Jacob Kassay, ICA, October 12-November 13

Along with Kassay's environmentally responsive canvases, rooftop sculpture by Franz West make this a good central destination for Frieze-goers. If nothing else, both shows offer an excuse to attend Haroon Mirza's clubnight Above and Below on Thursday.

Eleanor Lyndsay-Fynn, Yellow Faces, Regents Park Underground Station, October 3-31

Coming up from the underground, art world critique in a tube station. Lynday Fynn’s documentary snaps should resonate with visitors to the art fair. But if you recognise everyone at the afterparty, from Art Basel Miami, you should probably be in a cab.

Structure and Absence, White Cube Bermondsey, October 12 - November 25

Talking of VIPs, collector Jay Jopling’s new branch of White Cube opens in time for Frieze. The inaugural show builds work by Damien Hirst, Jeff Wall, Gabriel Orozco and others around a meditative series of Chinese Scholar’s Rocks.

The Unilever Series: Tacita Dean, Tate Modern, October 11 2011 – March 11 2012

Another grand unveiling south of the river is due to take place in time for the influx of art folk to the capital. But the details of filmmaker Dean's large scale installation are as yet under wraps. But if you only see one not-for-sale artwork this week...

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