Frieze Art Fair and Frieze Masters international gallery picks

Time Out's international editors give their inside view on galleries exhibiting at Frieze 2013

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London's most important art fair is back in Regent's Park this October 17-20. But with hundreds of international galleries exhibiting at Frieze Art Fair and Frieze Masters, we could do with some help hunting down the best of what's on offer. We asked some of Time Out's overseas editors for their recommendations.

New York: Greene Naftali

'BC Lifestyle INT 2 - Ruby', 2013 by Bernadette Corporation with Benjamin Huseby

'BC Lifestyle INT 2 - Ruby', 2013 by Bernadette Corporation with Benjamin Huseby Courtesy the artist and Greene Naftali, New York


Frieze Art Fair, stand no B12
'Greene Naftali, a Chelsea neighborhood stalwart for nearly nearly 20 years, has definitely grown in reputation since opening shop on the eight floor of a building fronting West 26th Street. But unlike several venues that similarly went on to international renown after getting their start in the mid-1990s, Greene Naftali never migrated to a street level space. Instead, it chose to retain its lofty perch, which can only be accessed by stairs or by a creaking, manually operated elevator. Maybe it's the view. The gallery's expansive windows facing north towards midtown have become its signature, but Greene Naftali's smart exhibition program competes just fine with the postcard vista. The roster includes such talents as Paul Chan, Gedi Sibony, and Rachel Harrison, whose last solo outing prominently featured the likeness of Amy Winehouse. At the same time, the schedule includes revivals of semi-forgotten (yet key) names in postmodern art, including Paul Sharits, William Leavitt and, most recently, Konrad Lueg, the artist turned dealer who, along with Gerhard Richter and Sigmar Polke founded Germany's Pop Art analog, Capitalist Realism. In terms of taste and commitment, it doesn't get much better than this New York gallery.'
Howard Halle, Editor-at-Large and Chief Art Critic, Time Out New York

Tokyo: Aoyama Meguro

© Hideki Aoyama


Frieze Art Fair, stand F40
'This commercial gallery opened in Meguro in 2004 and moved to its present location in 2007. The name 'Aoyama' comes from the surname of the owner, Hideki Aoyama. The permanent exhibition features aspiring and mid-career Japanese contemporary artists, including pieces by Koki Tanaka, Teppei Soutome and Hiroaki Morita.'
Jun Igarashi, Editor, Time Out Tokyo

Istanbul: Rampa

'Nova Atlantis', 2013, by Erinç Seymen

'Nova Atlantis', 2013, by Erinç Seymen Courtesy of the artist and Rampa Istanbul Photo: Nathalie Barki


Frieze Art Fair, stand B1
'Get acquainted with the mind-blowing technique and extraordinary narrative style of Erinç Seymen. With his 'Nova Atlantis' series, which comprises four separate works produced with the same technique, the artist invites you to contemplate aspects of a Euro-centric approach such as colonialism, civilization and cultural imperialism. He whispers to the audience that, far from being a nostalgic topic, colonialism is actually a 'food chain' with effects that are still present in our day, such as immigration policies and the exploitation of natural resouces.'
Merve Arkunlar, Managing Editor, Time Out Istanbul

New York: Dominique Lévy Gallery

Dominique Lévy Gallery, New York

Dominique Lévy Gallery, New York Photograph by Joe Clark, courtesy of Frieze


Frieze Masters, stand E3
'A Parisian transplant to New York, Dominique Lévy has enjoyed a considerable career as a doyenne of blue-chip art, first as international head of private sales for Christie's, and later as a partner with Robert Mnuchin in L&M Gallery, one of the Upper East Side go-to destinations for lovers of modern and contemporary art. Earlier this year, the two announced a split, with Mnuchin continuing operations under his name at L&M's swank townhouse home. On her own, Lévy hasn't done too badly. Her eponymous gallery fills three floors of a former bank building on Madison Avenue. The exhibition menu there remains high-end and museum quality: The inaugural show, a three-person affair, included works by Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein and Cy Twombly.'
Howard Halle, Editor-at-Large and Chief Art Critic, Time Out New York

Istanbul: Rodeo

Untitled by Apostolos Georgiou

Untitled by Apostolos Georgiou Image courtesy of the artist and Rodeo, Istanbul Photo: Boris Kirpotin


Frieze Art Fair, stand F10
'Rodeo leads the way for extraordinary exhibition projects in Istanbul through its artists, gallery space and stance. It runs parallel to the mainstream. You'll notice this at Frieze, where a distinctively Rodeo mix awaits you. The exhibition features never-before-seen works by gallery artists Apostolos Georgiou, James Richard, Ian Law, Haris Epaminonda and Iman Issa.'
Merve Arkunlar, Managing Editor, Time Out Istanbul

Tokyo: Taka Ishii Gallery


Frieze Art Fair, stand E5
'This gallery has locations in both Kiyosumi-shirakawa and Roppongi, and is named after Takashi Ishii, the owner. The gallery mainly exhibits the work of photographers, including Nobuyoshi Araki, Naoya Hatakeyama and Thomas Demand, but also deals in spirited works on canvas by artists such as Tomoo Gokita and Kyoko Murase.'
Jun Igarashi, Editor, Time Out Tokyo

São Paulo: Galeria Jaqueline Martins

'A Plank Leaning Against the Wall' by Genilson Soares

'A Plank Leaning Against the Wall' by Genilson Soares © Galeria Jaqueline Martins,


Frieze Art Fair, stand F32
'This newish São Paulo gallery arrives at Frieze fresh from a memorable exhibition in August, 'The Expanded Body', which brought together more than 100 photographs documenting performance pieces dating back as far as 1958. It's in keeping with the gallery's almost archaeological approach to art and its speciality of unearthing and celebrating almost forgotten works, with a strong emphasis on the 1970s and 1980s. In its first appearance at Frieze, Galeria Jaqueline Martins presents a solo exhibition of the work of avant-gardist Genilson Soares, plus a discussion with the artist and his longtime collaborator Lydia Okumura at the Brazilian Embassy on 17 October at 6.30pm. Booking essential: laura.barbi@itamaraty.gov.br/ 0207 747 4576.'
Claire Rigby, Editor-in-Chief, Time Out São Paulo


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