This week’s selection comprises world-renowned galleries, exhibitions and events with the larger goal of connection – through artwork, through people and through timeframes. From radical thinking and expressive movements to the coming together of creative partnerships, those featured contribute to a wider stance on cultural reflection.
A Search for Living Architecture, Palm Springs Art Museum
Titled A Search for Living Architecture, this show aims to reveal the surprising synergy between the buildings and design of two mid-century modern masters, based respectively in Southern California and São Paulo. Displaying 3D models, drawings, design objects and photographs, the event demonstrates a shared belief in architecture as a way to connect people, nature, building and living. Until 7 January. www.psmuseum.org.
Frieze London, Regent’s Park
The 15th edition of Frieze London takes place next month, an internationally attended event with more than 160 leading galleries that showcases the ambitious visions of both established and emerging artists. Focusing on poignant and pressing issues – in the sector and in the wider world – exhibitions such as Sex Work: Feminist Art & Radical Politics are refreshing, vital and all-encompassing. Until 8 October. www.frieze.com.
Chantal Akerman: Now, Marian Goodman Gallery
It’s hard to gain a complete understanding of the range and diversity of Akerman’s work from just the two pieces on display: Now and In the Mirror. However, the samples do, in fact, show the evolution of her practice, from the early films – which tended to shy away from montage as a form of spectator manipulation – to her last offerings, which fully embrace special effects and, in extension, a disorienting sense of poly-focality. www.mariangoodman.com
Frieze Masters, Regent’s Park
Taking place alongside Frieze Art Fair, Frieze Masters returns this October for its sixth edition, featuring highlights from the last 6,000 years of art history. Like its sister fair, the event hosts a talk series amongst a curated selection of strands, promising to open up perspectives about the nature of artistic expression, charting diversity and innovation through a variety of forms and media reflective of world-class imaginations. Until 8 October. www.frieze.com.
SUPERFLEX, Tate Turbin Hall
Tate Modern’s signature series of site-specific installations in the vast former industrial space of the Turbine Hall continues with the news that SUPERFLEX will be the next artists to undertake the Hyundai Commission to reinvent this major London venue. Their response to the Bankside space, ONE TWO THREE SWING!, is a playful, subversive installation that invites us to realise potential together. Inviting crowds to re-enter uninhibited moments of joy and connection, the space is transformed into an arena for social interaction.
1. Lina Bo Bardi, Bardi House (Casa de vidro), São Paulo, Brazil, 1949- 1952, Lina leaning against a ground-floor piloti, photograph by Alice Brill, ca. 1952 (Detail) © Alice Brill/Instituto Moreira Salles Collection.
2. Marilyn Minter (American, born 1948). Blue Poles, 2007.
3. Chantal Akerman, NOW (film still), 2015. 7 channel HD video installation, colour.
4. Marina Abramović (1946) – Serbian and former Yugoslav performer artist based in New York. Photo © Marco Anelli.
5. A view of Superflex at the Tate Modern. Image by Hyundai Commission SUPERFLEX