How to get the most out of Frieze in 2,564 steps

Malcolm Cossons, Christie's, September 25, 2019

If art is an exercise of the human imagination, it can also be an exercise in, well, exercise. Frieze London and Frieze Masters (3–6 October) cover 40,000 square metres over two sites in Regent’s Park, housing 287 galleries which will welcome around 60,000 visitors. While only encompassing a fraction of the numerous works on view, this walking tour through both fairs is a round-up of this year’s highlights, which also makes a healthy donation to your daily step count.

 

Frieze Masters

 

The end wall of the tent houses this year’s Spotlight section, curated by Laura Hoptman from The Drawing Center, New York. Twenty-four galleries feature solo presentations by ground-breaking 20th-century artists, including, at Jenkins Johnson Gallery (H14), Ming Smith, the first African American female photographer to have her work acquired by the Museum of Modern Art.