Global Exhibitions To Travel For This October
The London edition of the international contemporary art fair brings together works by more than 1,000 artists represented by the world’s leading galleries, with new site-specific works vying for the Frieze Artist Award. Music and performance art feature in Frieze Music and Live respectively, while Focus shines the spotlight on galleries that have been open for less than 16 years.
Reggent's Park, London, frieze.com
18 October to 27 January 2020
Australia’s annual national celebration of contemporary art by Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders kicks off with an art fair spanning the first three days, where art connoisseurs can meet the artists and purchase pieces directly from them, followed by an exhibition at the gallery as well as artist talks, performances, and other events.
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, agsa.sa.gov.au
The Renaissance of Etching
23 October to 20 January 2020
This exhibition traces the first 70 years of the history of the etched print, including the technological advances that made the medium possible. Browse through more than 125 etchings by the European artists who pioneered the technique, displayed alongside drawings, printing plates, illustrated books, and decorated armour.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, metmuseum.org
Nam June Paik
17 October to 9 February 2020
The late Korean-American artist is widely considered to be the founder of video art and coined the term “electronic superhighway” for modern telecommunications. This major exhibition showcases more than 200 works spanning his 50-year career, from large-scale installations to works created in collaboration with other artistic figures such as John Cage and Merce Cunningham.
Tate Modern, London, tate.org.uk
- Words Leanne Mirandilla
- Images JACK SHAINMAN GALLERY, FRIEZE LONDON 2018, PHOTO BY LINDA NYLIND, COURTESY OF LINDA NYLIND AND FRIEZE; JUSTE DE JUSTE, PYRAMID OF MEN, ETCHING, ALBERTINA, VIENNA (DG2018/47), THE ALBERTINA MUSEUM, VIENNA (PETER ERTL AND OLGA POHANKOVA); NANCY JACKSON AND MRS BURKE NEAR WARAKURNA BY RHETT HAMMERTON AND REBEKAH OSBORNE; NAM JUNE PAIK AND SHIGEKO KUBOTA, MERCE BY MERCE BY PAIK PART TWO: MERCE AND MARCEL, COURTESY OF ELECTRONIC ARTS INTERMIX (EAI), NEW YORK AND THE ESTATE OF NAM JUNE PAIK