While major gallery exhibitions open in early September, signifying the end of the summer, it’s the fall fairs in London and Paris that really feel like the start to the year of international art events.
We’re glad to be back for our second Whitewaller London & Paris edition and over the moon to have worked with guest editors Sir Paul Smith and Jean-Michel Othoniel. We couldn’t ask for better ambassadors to the cultural milieus of London and Paris.
Sir Paul has attended every Frieze London since its inception 15 years ago, he shared with us, but its sister fair Frieze Masters has won his heart. In this issue we take you inside both fairs, hearing from Victoria Siddall and Nathan Clements-Gillespie, as well as from gallerists like Thaddaeus Ropac, on his recently opened London location, and artists including Thomas Ruff, who discusses his current show at Whitechapel Gallery.
Insiders like designer Tim Gosling, artist Zoe Buckman, and COS creative director Karin Gustafsson share where they like to see art, dine with friends, and let off steam.
And our readers now have a personal invitation to Othoniel’s Parisian home for a meal, or to his studio for a visit, to see what he’s been working on, and enjoy his sincere hospitality. The artist shares his side of the City of Light, as our guest editor of Whitewaller’s Paris section, alongside Insiders like gallerist Almine Rech, curator Jérôme Neutres, and Jérôme Sans.
There are some truly impressive exhibitions on view, outside of fairs like FIAC and ASIA NOW at the end of October. Don’t miss the Christian Dior show at the Musée des Arts Decoratifs, “Être Moderne” at Fondation Louis Vuitton, Malick Sidibé’s “Mali Twist” at Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, or Camille Henrot’s takeover at the Palais de Tokyo. This fall is also your last chance to peruse and take in the incredible selection specialty shop colette has become famous for, ahead of its permanent closing at the end of the year.
There is much to see, do, and consume this October in London and Paris—and with Whitewaller you won’t miss a beat.