Frieze week and beyond – current artist shows

A new solo show by Prem Sahib, The Life Cycle of a Flea, opened last week at Phillida Reid, Grape Street. The exhibition revolves around two central figures, the Child and the Flea, implicating them in questions around growth, extraction, contamination and existence within systems of control. It includes new sculpture, painting, installation, light and sound work and runs until 8 November 2023. Prem Sahib is also the author of That Fire Over There (Book Works, 2023)

Deborah-Joyce Holman, author of Queen For A Day, has a major solo exhibition, Living Room, opening at Kunsthalle Bern on 14 October and running until 3 December. They also have work in the inaugural Biennial Son in Valais, open now until 29 October, and is participating in the Sonic Intimacies and Queer Resonances programme at Nottingham Contemporary (24 September 2023–7 January 2024).

Francesco Pedraglio has a solo show at Norma Mangione gallery, Milan, until 21st October. Stanze Vista Dall’Alto / Rooms Seen From Above explores themes of space, perspective and staging also present in his recent book, Battles Vol. 1.

In New York, Phyllis Christopher is part of a new group show, Radical Perverts: Ecstasy and Activism in Queer Public Life, which opens on 12 October at the Museum of Sex and runs until April 2024. More info and tickets here. Phyllis Christopher‘s Dark Room was published by Book Works in 2022

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