2 Oct 2017

Tonight! Frieze Week Specials - Resonance104.4FM

Tonight and for the next four days, Resonance104.4Fm broadcast a series of programmes I've produced discussing Frieze London, and the many satellite events taking place as the international art world make its yearly visit to London. 

Episodes 1-4 touch on 'What has been the changing face of the fair, how does it impact not only the art market but the art scene in London and what other events have grown up, not only to benefit from the international footfall and attention, but to supplement some of the shortcomings of the art market in general?'

With live performances, cut ups from my Frieze and Zoo Art Fair audio 2007-present, interviews and debate, the shows at on air, on digital radio signal and online.

Links to listen are below.

Ep. 1 - Mon 2nd October 8-9pm 
Frieze Week Overview

    •    Sumi Ghose - arts writer and ex-Asia House director, previously Exhibitions Director at the Union Museum Dubai, now Japan House, London

    •    The Legendary Bob Parks  - Gallery of Everything

    •    Cody Ledvina  - Gallery of Everything

    •    Gordon Cheung, London born artist of Hong Kong heritage, with Alan Cristea Gallery and Edel Assanti, London

Ep. 2 - Tues 3rd Oct 8-9pm 
What’s on and what’s been discontinued, inside Frieze and in the wider London Frieze Week 2017 programme

    •    Silvana Lagos -  Cultural Programming at Approved by Pablo, Studio Carsten Höller & Loop Magazine

    •    Maria Stefanos who ran a independent gallery that is now closed, on the changing faces of the London gallery scene

    •    Bernadine Brocker Weider, director of Vastari, a database of private collections, a place for curators to go look up works before they put together a show, and working with Cromwell Place to run a series of high profile talks all through Frieze Week in Kensington.

Ep. 3 - Wed 4th October 4-5pm
Shooting Arrows at monoliths within the arts
Issues of unequal opportunities, mis- and non-representation in the arts

  • Touria El Glaoui, Founding Director of the leading international art fair dedicated to Africa, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Somerset House London, New York and now Morocco.
  • Niamh Coghlan, Associate Director - Richard Saltoun Gallery presenting two solo booths across the fairs. At Frieze’s new ‘Sex Works’ section they’ll exhibit new and historical works by the radical feminist artist Renate Bertlmann, whereas at Frieze Masters’ ‘Spotlight’ section they’ll present 100 Boots (1972), the seminal conceptual work of the American artist Eleanor Antin, whose recent photographic series are on show - and still will be during Frieze week - at their gallery space in Fitzrovia. As female artists who began working in the 60s, one in Austria and one in America, they have both faced an uphill battle to have their work exhibited, collected, and included in mainstream discussions and critical analysis at the time.
  •      Sophie Hall, co-Director at Flowers Gallery, currently showing at their two London gallery space Aleah Chapin's monumental nudes of older women and Wabbling Back to the Fire an exhibition by Nicola Hicks MBE, brings together sculptures from 1999 to the present day, drawing on themes that express the universal, and often darker aspects of humanity, encompassing grief, love, understanding, war and money.

Ep. 4 - Thurs 5th October 8-9pm
Frieze’s impact on London and UK
James Brett, John Martin, Nayrouz Tatanaki and Tina Zeigler
A broad perspective of the art market’s influence on metrics of success.

How do large organsations stay in touch with the world around them outside of the art market, some personal reflections on the art market’s influence on metrics of success, as well as a discussion of things we've seen popping up and disappearing over the years during Frieze week, and how Frieze is perceived by the rest of the country/world versus say, the Biennial.

    •    Nayrouz Tatanaki, director at Lisson Gallery

    •    James Brett founder founder of The Museum + Gallery of Everything

    •    Sumi Ghose, arts writer and ex-Asia House director, previously exhibitions director at the Union Museum Dubai, now Japan House

    •    John Martin - a founder of Art Dubai, now launching Cromwell Place, who this year are programing a wide series of talks and open days for their new working model space in Kensington

    • Tina Ziegler  - Fair Director of Moniker Art Fair, London's foremost street art and urban art fair, The Old Truman Brewery, London