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Gavin Brown's Enterprise, Frieze London 2017 | Photo: Mark Blower. Courtesy of Mark Blower/Frieze.
Gavin Brown's Enterprise, Frieze London 2017 | Photo: Mark Blower. Courtesy of Mark Blower/Frieze.

What Not-to-Miss at Frieze Art Fairs 2017

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Art & Design Editor
Updated: 7 October 2017
The epic seven days that has become known as Frieze Week has been in full swing and Culture Trip have been viewing thousands of artworks and zigzagging through the fair aisles at both Frieze London and Frieze Masters to bring you the stand-out installations and pieces not-to-miss this year.
Penny Slinger at Blum & Poe, Sex Work: Feminist Art & Radical Politics, Frieze London 2017
Penny Slinger at Blum & Poe, Sex Work: Feminist Art & Radical Politics, Frieze London 2017 | Photo: Mark Blower. Courtesy of Mark Blower/Frieze.

Ladies are doing it for themselves

You’ve no doubt already seen Renate Bertlmann’s provocative dildo works all over Instagram, they were an instant hit and a brilliant emblem for the new section at Frieze this year that follows the huge success of last year’s The Nineties. Curated by Alison M. Gingeras, Sex Work: Feminist Art & Radical Politics provides a platform for nine solo presentations by important female artists who have been working on the fringes of feminist practice since the 1970s. Expect critical explorations of female identity through explicit, in your face, full-of-attitude works by artists including Judith Bernstein, Penny Slinger, Mary Beth Edelson, Betty Tompkins. The Tate actually acquired Dorothy Iannone