Events, festivals and art exhibitions are happening left, right and centre, and all you need to do is show up. Frieze, one of the world’s most influential art festivals, returns to London in partnership with Stone Island, while Drumsheds opens its doors with a hefty lineup. Oslo’s Fotografien Hus explores mental health issues through photography and New York is hosting a massive cookout. Check out what else is going on Around the World.
Frieze Festival arrives in London
The globally-acclaimed art festival Frieze finds itself in London for its annual showing. Starting today, the festival will run until October 15 in Regent’s Park and will showcase a dynamic programme of artists supported by Stone Island. One to definitely check out from the lineup is Ruinart Carte Blanche French contemporary artist Eva Jospin with her sensorial PROMENADE(S) exhibition that features a series of drawings and sculptures.
Drumsheds opens in London
R.I.P. Printworks. The iconic South London music venue might be no more, but don’t fret, because the founders have a new spot for you to hit: Drumsheds. Finding its home in Tottenham, the EDM music venue is one of the biggest in the country with a capacity of 15,000 people. The place is decked out with three different listening rooms and food and drinks stalls scattered around, because once you enter you’re not leaving for a while. Drumsheds officially opened last Saturday, but in case you missed the momentous event, don’t worry as the lineup til the end of year is looking heavy, with performances from Skepta, Bicep and Shygirl.
Somerset House is celebrating Black fashion
The new Somerset House exhibition titled The Missing Thread explores the history of Black British fashion from the 1970s to today. The art expo was curated by the Black Orientated Legacy Development Agency to focus on the impact of Black creativity throughout several mediums, spanning from photography to music. Works from Joe Casely-Hayford, Nicholas Daley, Bianca Saunders and Saul Nash will be on display until January 7, 2024.
Almine Rech Shanghai presents Keiichi Tanaami
Over in Shanghai, the Almine Rech gallery will be showing the leading Japanese pop artist Keiichi Tanaami’s latest presentation, on show until December 2. The exhibition will include some of Tanaami’s signature style Picasso-inspired pieces with his psychedelic and cartoon-ish touch. The layout follows a newsstand format, further commenting on the state of the art world and its fusion with pop culture.
New York is hosting a massive cookout
Every year, the Big Apple dedicates four days to the Wine and Food Festival that brings together everyone from the five boroughs to enjoy vino and food cooked up by over 500 chefs from all over the world. This time around, the festival will align with hip hop’s 50th anniversary, as Bacardi will be presenting with Jasmine’s Caribbean Cuisine, and Emmy-winning TV personality Tamron Hall will be MC the event between October 12 and 15.
C2C Festival returns with Stone Island Sounds
Taking place on October 12 at the iconic Roundhouse in North London, C2C Festival and Stone Island Sounds join forces for the third time in a row to champion independent music. This year, three unique performances will take over the venue, including Floating Points, Deena Abdelwahed and Olof Dreijer. Grab your tickets while you can on DICE.fm.
A photography exhibitions on mental health in Oslo
Yesterday was Mental Health Day, coinciding with the month-long exhibition at the Norwegian Fotografien Hus gallery that explores mental health issues. Titled Så så jeg så meg, translating to Then I saw me, the exhibition showcases photographers Anna Rogneby, Hans Jørgen Ro and Filip Skorgenes’ own personal stories on how mental health has affected them and their art, and how they have dealt with complex and difficult emotions.
Luigi & Iango showcase their debut exhibition in Milan
The Swiss-Italian photography duo Luigi Mureno and Iango Henzi are presenting their first-ever exhibition at Milan’s Palazzo Reale. Titled Unveiled, the collection of over 100 photographs acts as an “introspection rather than a retrospective,” mirroring today’s society’s values. Unveiled is now on show until November 26.
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