Eliseo Mattiacci's installation, Roma
Contemporary Art

5 Must-See Frieze Week Events

By Bianca Chu and Darren Leak, S|2 London
As Frieze Week approaches, replete with exhibitions, talks and events, we spoke to Bianca Chu — Deputy Director of S|2 London — to ask for her personal recommendations of what not to miss.

1. Kim Lim Book Launch and Panel Discussion

4 October

Singaporean-British sculptor Kim Lim is known best for her abstract stone and wooden sculptures, which explore the relationship between art and nature. Alongside an exhibition of her work at Sotheby’s S|2 Gallery from 28 September to 16 November, and to mark the publication of a new monograph on her art, artists Julia Farrer and Liliane Lijn will join Goldsmiths Professor of Art Michael Archer for a panel discussion on 4 October.

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2. Forrest Bess at Stuart Shave

3 October–1 December

Forrest Bess, Untitled (Pink Moon), n.d., oil on canvas, 30.5 x 40.6 cm, 12 1/8 x 16 ins. Courtesy: Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London

Born in 1911, painter and visionary Forrest Bess is often placed at the fringes of art history. Despite this, his work could easily be placed at the heart of the American Modernist tradition. He would engage in correspondence with psychotherapists, sociologists, art historians and even NASA to communicate his personal mystical theories, which revolved around the union of male and female in a single being.

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3. Eliseo Mattiacci: Roma at Richard Saltoun

3 October–10 November

Eliseo Mattiacci's installation, Roma
Installation view, Ca' Pesaro, Venice, 2016. Photo by M. Sereni.

October will see Italian artist Eliseo Mattiacci’s first UK solo exhibition, featuring his dramatic sculptural work, Roma, which occupies the gallery’s three rooms. Mattiacci has spent 50 years exploring man’s relationship with space and the universe’s hidden energies through his work.


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4. Hannah Wilke at Alison Jacques Gallery

27 September–21 December

Hannah Wilke, Needed-Erase-Her #4, 1974. © Michael Brzezinski.

This exhibition will span 30 years of femininst conceptual artist Hanna Wilke’s work, ranging from photography to painting and sculpture.

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5. Billy Apple® in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist at Mayor Gallery

5 October

Billy Apple at Mayor Gallery. Image © Richard Valencia. Richard Valencia

‘Billy Apple®’ was created by artist Barrie Bates in 1962, when he changed his name and established his new identity as a personal art brand. One of the original founders of Pop, Apple has worked for 6 decades creating conceptual art. In addition to his exhibition from 12 Sep 2018, he will also appear in conversation with art critic Hans Ulrich Obrist.

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