Languid Hands x Flat 70 in conversation about Frieze London, Creative Expression & Black Queerness in Art [@friezeofficial]

Frieze

After a year-long hiatus, Frieze London returned to Regent’s Park last weekend to display some of the best galleries in the world. 

The art community came together to celebrate some of contemporary art’s brightest stars. Although this year’s Frieze London was at a reduced capacity due to Covid guidelines, it ensured that participants had the opportunity to intimately connect and interact with the work.

Director of Frieze London, Eva Langret said, ‘This year’s fairs are the result of two years of thinking about new models, hybrid events, the opening of No.9 Cork Street and the launch of our membership programme – all those conversations have now come to fruition. We are grateful to our participating galleries for all rising to the challenge and joining us to celebrate everything London has to offer.’

In the afterglow of the brilliantly bustling weekend. I’ve put together some of the weekend’s highlights to check out the newest talent in the art world. 

Deborah Roberts at Stephen Friedman Gallery 

Frieze

Glen Wilson at Various Small Fires Booth 

Izzy Wood at Carlos/Ishiwaka Exhibitio

Ndayé Kouagou at Nir Altman Gallery 

In partnership with Frieze London, GUAP had the opportunity to document the meeting between Anthony Badu; Co-owner of Flat 70 and the Artistic duo-Languid Hands. 

Languid Hands is a London-based duo that worked together to curate the fairs performance programme for Frieze London 2021. Between DJ, Filmmaker and Curator Rabz Lansiquot and writer, facilitator and live art practitioner; Imani Robinson creates work exploring Black and Queer studies, Black creative practice and Queer methodologies. 

Flat 70 is a black-led community arts project currently poised within Elephant & Castles £4bn urban development. Founded by sibling duo and Blacklister’s for 2021; Anthony and Senam Badu. Badu says, “The non-profit space is itself a blank canvas and an ode to the tearing down of historic spaces and communities in SE17”.  

See Also

Find out more about the interview between Flat 70 and Languid Hands in the full interview here. 

Check out the GUAP Arts & Culture section, to discover new art, film, and creative individuals. 

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