Bringing together over 280 galleries from 42 countries, with specially curated sections, the two fairs Frieze London and Frieze Masters will celebrate the creative spirit of the city.
The Natural World at Frieze London 2022
Ranging from Laure Prouvost’s immersive environment to Dorothy Cross’s fusion of animal forms with the human body, artists at Frieze London 2022 are preoccupied with the natural world. From October 12–16, 2022 in The Regent’s Park, visitors will encounter some of today’s most contemporary and creative perspectives on our evolving relationship with the natural world. Exploring themes including environmentalism, evolution of the landscape and the effects of capitalism on nature, gallery highlights include a group presentation will feature works by Sandra Mujinga that honour the symbiotic relationship between human and nature (Croy Nielsen, Vienna and The Approach, London, Frieze London, Stand G21). Laure Prouvost presents a sensuous, participatory solo presentation creating an immersive environment within the fair; subtly subversive, the artist challenges the viewer to engage with critical issues such as immigration, climate change, species extinction and societal polarisation (Lisson Gallery, London, Frieze London, Stand B17) Marcus Coates’s Nature Calendar (2022) compiles daily events in the natural world, drawing our attention to the world we share with other species; it highlights events that were once integral to recognizing and marking the passing of seasons, but in recent times have lost their role in our daily consciousness (Kate MacGarry, London, Frieze London, Stand A16).
Often collaborating with her brother Jake, as well as community groups, Martha Atienza’s multi-media practice is focused on “the people, the sea, and the land”. She is passionate about galvanizing support for local fisherfolk as well as advocating for marine-protected areas along the coastline, which is suffering from erosion (Silverlens Galleries, Makati City, Frieze London, IN8). Muhanned Cader’s landscape painting subtly questions the extractive capitalism of Sri Lanka’s current government. For Frieze, Cader draws from Leonard Woolf’s book, The Village in the Jungle (1913) and situates his cinematic works in the Yala National Park, which is threatened by overdevelopment (Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai, Frieze London, IN2).