Shows During Frieze: London Lowdown

Sep 20, 2018 / by Jareh Das / OCULA

Located in Regent’s Park, Frieze London has expanded to focus on historical works in recent years, with the introduction of Frieze Masters in 2012, further reinforcing London’s position as a leading art destination, and Frieze as one of the world’s leading art fairs. Beyond this year’s edition (4–7 October 2018), a range of unmissable exhibitions are taking place across central, east and south London in both commercial and non-commercial art spaces—all of which contribute to the Frieze Week buzz. Here’s a selection of what to see when in the city.

Jessica Vaughn: Exit Strategy
Emalin, Unit 4, Huntingdon Estate, Bethnal Green Rd, E1 6JU
21 September–27 October 2018

With the exhibition Exit Strategy at Emalin, conceptual artist Jessica Vaughn continues her ongoing investigations into architectural structures, labour and aesthetics that reinforce economic and racial segregation among US populations. Exit Strategy is a new installation of sculptures and printed material realised from paperwork, office materials and furniture found in bureaucratic forms of architecture (civic and governmental buildings). Workspaces provide a starting point for identifying elements that reproduce experiences of segregation, and by closely looking at work self-help guides, human resource manuals, US government Affirmative Action reports, and histories of office architecture, Vaughn seek to addresses ways minority bodies are expected to perform, comply and participate in US working environments.