Frieze London 2019
Announcing the Frieze Projects Programme for Frieze London 2019 including Live Performance, Frieze Artist Award Commission and Frieze Talks Participating artists for the curated programme at Frieze London revealed for 17th Edition of Frieze London – featuring Cecilia Bengolea, William Forsythe and Himali Singh Soin, among others – highlighting interdisciplinary practice through expanded choreography, poetry and writing This year’s Frieze Projects programme for Frieze London 2019 is led by world-class curators including Diana Campbell Betancourt (Artistic Director, Samdani Art Foundation, Dhaka and Chief Curator, Dhaka Art Summit) and Lydia Yee (Chief Curator, Whitechapel Gallery, London). Featuring new commissions and research-driven projects, the 2019 programme for LIVE, the Frieze Artist Award and Frieze Talks will look at interdisciplinary artistic practices and their political potential . The 2019 programme builds on a rich history of artist projects at Frieze London, working with artists early in their careers and showcasing innovative practice and ideas to a global audience.
Frieze London takes place in The Regent’s Park from 4 to 6 October 2019, with two Preview Days on 2 and 3 October, and is supported by global lead partner Deutsche Bank for the 16th consecutive year.
LIVE PROGRAMME: PERFORMANCE BEYOND THE GALLERY BOOTHS
‘Choreography is a helpful way to describe the world right now... One must move in order to know.’ –William Forsythe. Looking into forces and instructions present across time that dictate how we move and what we feel, the fair’s program for time-based works is again curated by Diana Campbell Betancourt (Samdani Art Foundation, Dhaka/Dhaka Art Summit). The practice of the radical innovator in choreography and dance, William Forsythe is the entry point for LIVE 2019. In addition to his ground-breaking work in the field of classical ballet, Forsythe has worked for more than 20 years on installations, film works, and discrete, interactive sculptures, which he calls ‘choreographic objects’. Campbell Betancourt said: ‘Forsythe recently likened the political environment of today with the 19th-century choreography of the Giselle variation of Act 1 (one of the most difficult works to perform in classical ballet): we are directed to perform in the face of unthinkable pain without uttering a word.
To be part of a movement, we have to be moved, as the feminist theorist Sara Ahmed writes in Living a Feminist Life (2017). This year’s LIVE programme aims to inspire a physical form of thinking where solutions can be found and felt within the body. Exploring the expanded field of dance and choreography in the context of the fair, interventions by artists from wide ranging contexts from Argentina to Cambodia will reveal narratives of control present in architecture, language, colonialism, and protest illuminated through movement.’
The first announced artists and galleries for LIVE 2019 are:
• Carlos Amorales (presented by Nils Staerk)
• Cecilia Bengolea (presented by Almine Rech, with support from
• Shezad Dawood (presented by Jhaveri Contemporary with support
from Bagri Foundation; featuring costume design by Priya Ahluwalia
and sound score by patten)
• William Forsythe (presented by Gagosian)
• Yasmin Jahan Nupur (presented by Exhibit 320, co-commissioned
with Dhaka Art Summit and Peabody Essex Museum)
• Khvay Samnang (presented by Tomio Koyama with support from Delfina Foundation, choreographers and dancers by Mot Pharan
with Sot Sovanndy)
Further artists and projects will be released in September 2019.