Kiki Smith’s sculptures are metaphorical and visceral. Recent work has particular emphasis on creating images using techniques associated with women’s work, such as 19th-century needlework. She’s also exhibited in the Solomon R Guggenheim museum and the Metropolitan museum of art.
Houseago’s sculptures are a must-see. The sheer presence of his work is impressive and imposing. Houseago has also exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery.
French artist Pierre Huyghe has created an aquarium featuring a hermit crab for a Frieze project commissioned by director Sarah McCrory.
Cara Tolmie will be exhibiting a performance every day just outside the fair. The London-based Scottish artist who works with the medium of video, sound and text, is one to watch.
Frieze Film commissions, which will also be shown on Channel 4, will be running during the show until Friday 14 October. Artists commissioned include Ed Atkins, Lutz Bacher, Anthea Hamilton, Judith Hopf and Katarina Zdjelar.
If you can’t make it down, download a series of podcast lectures from www.friezeartfair.com. You can learn about everything from cultural cartography to criticising the critics with artist Adrian Piper and Jorg Heiser, co-editor of Frieze magazine.