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Frieze reveals No.9 Cork Street autumn exhibitions.

Tony Albert, ‘Story, Place’ (detail), Installation, 2023. Courtesy of artist and Sullivan+Strumpf – No.9 Cork Street autumn exhibitions

Today Frieze has unveiled their No.9 Cork Street autumn exhibitions, the organisation’s Mayfair gallery space. The programme features galleries from across the globe, including The Breeder (Athens), Charles Moffett (New York), Night Gallery (Los Angeles), Sullivan+Strumpf (Sydney, Melbourne) and Tabula Rasa (Beijing, London).

Selvi May Akyildiz, Director of No.9 Cork Street, said:

This autumn, we are thrilled to welcome a group of galleries that span four continents. It’s of particular note that our programme will feature two shows in dialogue with the worlds of music and literature, continuing No.9 Cork Street’s emphasis on the multidisciplinary arts. We also look forward to solo presentations by artists including Luke Edward Hall, Wanda Koop, Charlie Mackesy and Kenny Rivero.

The season will open on 13th September with ‘“Seven Psalms” Illustrated by Charlie Mackesy — Inspired by the Words and Music of Paul Simon’, an exhibition uniting celebrated musician Paul Simon with award-winning artist, illustrator and author Charlie Mackesy. Over two weeks, visitors to No.9 Cork Street will have the opportunity to listen to Simon’s latest record while contemplating Mackesy’s original sketches
conceived in response to the themes, emotions and concepts of ‘Seven Psalms’.

Wanda Koop, Smalt Blue Moon, 2022, acrylic on canvas, 121.9 x 91.4 cm Courtesy the artist and gallery

From 6th to 21st October, during Frieze Week 2023, No.9 Cork Street will host exhibitions from Los Angeles’s Night Gallery, New York-based Charles Moffett, and Sullivan+Strumpf, located Australia. Night Gallery will present the first solo show in London dedicated to Wanda Koop (b. 1951, Vancouver, Canada), a Winnipeg-based artist whose storied, over four-decade-long career includes over 50 international exhibitions. Titled ‘Eclipse’, the presentation will feature new paintings extending Koop’s practice of using bold surrealism to disrupt and reinvigorate landscape traditions. The artist’s neon motifs, often inspired by her dreams, draw on mood and the unconscious to both lament and stand
against contemporary ecological concerns.

Kenny Rivero – Offering (2021) Courtesy the artist & gallery

Charles Moffett will present ‘This, That, and The Third Eye’, a solo exhibition of recent work by Bronx based artist Kenny Rivero. Like ‘Eclipse’, this presentation marks the first time Rivero’s work will be exhibited in the UK. The artist’s multimedia practice engages narrative images, language and symbolism to re-engineer identities often presented as absolute. Born in Washington Heights to Dominican parents, Rivero draws on his creative processes to examine what he perceives as the broken narrative of Dominican American identity, socio-geographic solidarity and familiar expectations.

Still, Angela Tiatia, ‘Lick’ (still), Video, 2015. Courtesy of artist and Sullivan+Strumpf

Sullivan+Strumpf will show works curated by renowned Australian artist Tony Albert recently short-listed for the CIRCA Prize 2023 Award and curator Jenn Ellis. A consideration of land, ancestry and belief, ‘Story, Place’ will feature an international group of contemporary artists including Tony Albert, Shiraz Bayjoo, Edgar Calel, Gunybi Ganambarr, Lindy Lee, Naminapu Maymuru-White, Angela Tiatia and Jemima Wyman. The exhibit will place these Indigenous and diasporic voices in dialogue, interrogating relationships with homeland and ancestry; materiality and possession; resilience and hope.

Luke Edward Hall Untitled, 2023 Watercolor on paper 30 x 4 2 cm. Copyright the artist. Courtesy The Breeder

Closing the season, from 2nd to 19th November, will be exhibitions from The Breeder, in Athens, and Tabula Rasa, in Beijing and London. The Breeder will present ‘300,000 Kisses’, a solo show by Luke Edward Hall of original drawings for a book of the same name. Written in collaboration with Sean Hewitt and published by Penguin, 300,000 Kisses collects queer stories to contend with canonical narratives of love. At No.9 Cork Street, Hall’s original drawings introduce the artist’s poetic universe, merging classical iconography with the everyday in a dreamlike, romantic aesthetic. Exploring the vulnerability and pervasive eroticism of the male body, Hall challenges dominant heteronormative representations by uniting masculine and feminine elements in harmonious compositions.

Tabula Rasa will present ‘Tabula Rasa: Unveiled’, a group show featuring several of the gallery’s women artists. Revisiting the gallery’s founding and titular philosophy, the notion of tabula rasa, the exhibition will evolve the concept of a ‘blank slate’ into a canvas for exploration. Through works by Lydia Blakely, Nell Brookfield, Katarina Caserman, Kristy M Chan, Zoe Marden, Teresa Murta, Xiao Hanqiu, Yuan Yuan, Eva Yi Zhang, Zhang Meng, Tant Zhong and Dan Zhu, the show will investigate how the human experience today involves myriad cultural and personal dimensions. As the exhibition delves into the resonance of tabula rasa in our intricate contemporary society, the featured artists will act as navigators of identity and authenticity.

No.9 Cork Street, 9 Cork St, London W1S 3LL, frieze.com/no9-cork-street

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