in Frieze London | 29 SEP 21

Unworlding: A New Section by Cédric Fauq at Frieze London 2021

Artists including Nora Turato, Ndayé Kougaou and Fanny Gicquel explore ideas of apocalypse and regeneration, undoing and reconstruction

in Frieze London | 29 SEP 21

The undoing of the world as we know it – has potentially become our only way to exercise hope today, while shifting the perspective on what hope and progress mean. Through the use of fictional architectures, slow apocalypses and fictional scarcity, the artists gathered for Unworlding show us how pessimism can drive imaginative agency rather than lead to immobilism or the (re)production of the world we live in. – Cédric Fauq

Unworlding, curated by Cédric Fauq (Chief Curator, CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux), will feature a selection of international artists whose practices are centred around the idea of the undoing of the world as we know it.

Ndayé KouagouYou should only swallow your own fluid (1)
Ndayé Kouagou, You should only swallow your own fluid (1), film still, one channel video, 2:30 min. Courtesy of the artist and Nir Altman

The section will include a major work by Nora Turato (Galerie Gregor Staiger), a video installation by Ndayé Kouagou (Nir Altman) and a monumental piece by Natacha Donzé (Parliament), new work by Kristin Walsh looking at urban systems, mass production, and defensive architecture (Helena Anrather), and paintings by Esteban Jefferson exploring race, identity and the legacies of colonialism (Tanya Leighton), amongst others. Full list of galleries and artists below.

Nora Turato, Pool 1
Nora Turato, yes. this is how we pierce the vault of heaven, 2021, Inkjet print on glossy photo paper,156 x 110 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Gregor Staiger


Nir Altman Susi Gelb, Ndayé Kougaou

Helena Anrather Kristin Walsh

Efremidis Tony Just, Megan Marrin

Hua International Fanny Gicquel

Jhaveri Contemporary Gyan Panchal

Tanya Leighton Esteban Jefferson

Parliament Natacha Donzé

Galerie Gregor Staiger Nora Turato, Raphaela Vogel

T293 Lito Kattou

Wschod Gallery Cudelice Brazelton IV

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Main image: Natacha Donzé, Installation view, Festins, Musée des beaux-arts de La Chaux-de-Fonds, 2020. Courtesy Parliament