Frieze London 2017: the top 14 satellite exhibitions

Frieze London 2017: the top 14 satellite exhibitions

‘The Disasters of Everyday Life’ by Jake and Dinos Chapman at BlainSouthern

The Chapman brothers’ career-long preoccupation with Francisco Goya’s series of etchings, The Disasters of War, reaches a zenith in this, the duo’s first exhibition with BlainSouthern. ‘The Disasters of Everyday Life’ presents, for the first time, their latest body of sculptural work in a dialogue with three sets of Goya’s prints, each substantially reworked by Jake and Dinos. Seemingly plagued by the same kind of pessimism that filled Goya’s troubled sketches, the brothers have added their signature wit and abandon to the reproductions: an army of soldiers are turned into a gathering of gargoyles, a war scene is overlaid with a sheen of glitter.

Pictured, The Disasters of War on Terror, 2017, by Jake and Dinos Chapman. Courtesy of the artists and BlainSouthern, Photography: Prudence Cuming

4 October – 11 November; 4 Hanover Square, London W1S 1BP; Tel: 44.20 7493 4492; blainsouthern.com

Jake and Dinos Chapman
BlainSouthern

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair at Somerset House

The leading international art fair dedicated to contemporary African art returns to London for its fifth iteration. Here, big name galleries from South Africa rub shoulders with smaller, more niche offerings such as Voice gallery from Marrakech – a city in which 1:54 has announced it will present a new fair, come March 2018, adding to its current London and New York portfolio. This year, Goodman Gallery has curated a film series for the fair’s Special Projects section, an area that champions the work of nonprofit cultural organisations and art centres. It shares the space with Nando’s – a name that’s long been associated with the African art scene, housing one of the largest publicly displayed bodies of contemporary Southern African art in the world, with over 9,000 pieces in the UK alone.

Pictured, Let It Be, 2016, by Lakin Ogunbanwo. Courtesy of the artist and WHATIFTHEWORLD

5-8 October; Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA; Tel: 44.20 7845 4600; somersethouse.org.uk

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair
Somerset House

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