A look back at Frieze week in London

26 October 2017Arsalan Mohamed
A look back at Frieze week in London

Aaron Cezar, Delfina Foundation

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The annual Frieze art fair in London is traditionally the epicentre of a citywide carnival of new and old art from around the world across a number of fairs. Throw a healthy mix of Middle East galleries and artists into the mix and things get more interesting. The last ten years have seen a steady increase in MENA art being represented in London – so how did this year’s Alserkal Avenue galleries fare in the UK’s febrile art market?

We speak to three participating dealers, from The Third Line, Kourosh Nouri of Carbon 12, and William Lawrie of Lawrie Shabibi as well as a veteran of the Arab art scene in London, the Delfina Foundation’s Aaron Cezar.


Photo by Tim Bowditch / Courtesy of Delfina Foundation

“It felt completely natural for us to be doing this fair.”