‘I know I’m young, but I already want to support the next generation.’ – Ellie Pennick
The October issue of frieze leads with a profile on Garrett Bradley ahead of the US-based filmmaker’s debut UK solo show at Lisson Gallery. Plus in a dossier on London’s young gallery scene, Sean Burns, Philomena Epps, Charlotte Jansen and Sam Moore speak to the emerging gallerists taking a risk and supporting fledgling artists in the capital city.
Dossier: Four young London galleries to watch
Despite rising rents and the diminishing number of spaces, London galleries are still flourishing amidst the city’s many challenges. In four short profiles, writers visit Guts Gallery, Ginny on Frederick, HOME and Queercircle, with commissioned photography by Guy Bolongaro.
Profile: Allie Biswas on Garrett Bradley
‘Linearity is dispelled and co-authorship is implicit in Bradley’s filmmaking.’ – Allie Biswas profiles Garrett Bradley, whose collaborative and community-orientated works are currently on show at London’s Lisson Gallery.
Frieze senior editor Terence Trouillot interviews Barbara Chase-Riboud as she prepares for her solo exhibition at Serpentine, London. Brian Dillon reflects on Kate Bush’s enduring legacy in the age of TikTok. And Camilla Grudova writes 1,500 words on the real and imagined women of art history who inspired her to become a novelist.
Columns: Spell It Out
The issue opens with a series of columns on the theme of communication: Emily McDermott reflects on Christine Sun Kim's role as an artist and activist for the Deaf community; publisher Sarah Shin tells Vanessa Peterson about creating spaces for the unknown at Ignota Books; Lindsay Choi looks at two works by artist and writer Theresa Hak Kyung Cha; artists Dara Birnbaum and Martine Syms discuss the systems and ideologies underpinning media today. Plus: Laura McLean-Ferris unpacks the ‘inner clown’ in Nuar Alsadir’s new book Animal Joy.
In addition, Aldeide Delgado writes about a single work by the Cuban artist Belkis Ayón, frieze’s Lonely Arts explores art kinks and, finally, Going Up, Going Down charts the rise of novels about poets and the decline of ‘friendly’ design…