My Art Guide London 2019 is a digital issue dedicated to Frieze Art Fair and the Art Week in London, available online and on iOS and Android app.
This new edition has been developed thanks to an incredible editorial committee formed by Tim Marlow (Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Arts, London), Farshid Moussavi (Architect and Professor in Practice of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design) and Zoé Whitley (Senior Curator, Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London).
The committee has been working to select the best and most interesting art spaces and exhibitions in London plus a cool selection of the best restaurants, gastro-pubs and hotels in town.
Tim Marlow is Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Arts. Joining the Academy in 2014 as Director of Artistic Programmes, he became Artistic Director the following year. He oversees six departments from the RA’s exhibition programme to Collections, Learning, Academic Programmes, Publishing and Architecture. Prior to his appointment at the Royal Academy, Marlow was Director of Exhibitions at White Cube for over 10 years (2003-2014). Marlow has been involved in the contemporary art world for the past twenty-five years as curator, writer and broadcaster. Having trained as an art historian, he has also worked with many of the most important and influential artists of our time including, Ai Weiwei Hon RA, Antony Gormley RA, Damien Hirst, Theaster Gates, Anselm Kiefer Hon RA, Tacita Dean RA, Cerith Wyn Evans, Tracey Emin RA, Gilbert & George RA, Julie Mehretu, Doris Salcedo and Mark Bradford. Marlow is an award-winning radio and television broadcaster who has presented over 100 documentaries on British television and has presented programmes on BBC Radio since 1993. He was the founder editor of Tate magazine and is the author of numerous books and catalogues. He has lectured, chaired and participated in panel discussions on art and culture across the globe. His scholar’s perspective along with his humour and vim make him one of the most influential people in the art world. Marlow sits on the Board of Trustees for the Imperial War Museum, Sadler’s Wells, Artichoke, Art on the Underground Advisory Board, The British School at Rome and Cultureshock Media.
Farshid Moussavi OBE RA is an internationally acclaimed architect and Professor in Practice of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Before forming FMA, she was co-founder of Foreign Office Architects (FOA), recognised as one of the world’s most creative design firms Moussavi’s approach is characterised by an openness to change and a commitment to the intellectual and cultural life of architecture. Alongside leading an award-winning architectural practice, Farshid Moussavi Architecture (FMA), she lectures regularly at arts institutions and schools of architecture worldwide and is a published author. Moussavi was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to architecture. She was elected a Royal Academician in 2015 and Professor of Architecture at the RA Schools in 2017. Educated at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, University College London and Dundee University, Moussavi has taught and served as External Examiner in academic institutions worldwide. She was a member of the Steering Committee of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture between 2004 and 2015, a trustee of the London Architecture Foundation, and, the Whitechapel Gallery between 2009 and 2018 and is currently a trustee of the Norman Foster Foundation, and, New Architecture Writers (NAW) in London. She has published The Function of Ornament in 2006, The Function of Form in 2009, and her third book titled The Function of Style in 2015, based on her research and teaching at Harvard.
Having earned her PhD supervised by artist Professor Lubaina Himid, Zoé Whitley recently curated ARTIST ROOMS: Jenny Holzer at Tate Modern and co-curated the acclaimed Tate exhibition Soul of a Nation (touring the Brooklyn Museum and the Broad Los Angeles, 2019). Prior to joining Tate in 2013, she was a curator at the V&A (2003-2013), having also organised exhibitions in New York at the Studio Museum in Harlem (2013-2014) and in Johannesburg (2017). She was named one of Apollo Magazine’s 40 Under 40 Europe and among London’s most influential people in the Progress 1000 for 2018. She has authored The Graphic World of Paul Peter Piech (Four Corners Books) and co-authored museum catalogues including In Black and White: Prints from Africa and the Diaspora (V&A, with Gill Saunders); The Shadows Took Shape (Studio Museum in Harlem, with Naima Keith); and Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power (Tate, with Mark Godfrey). Other scholarly texts to her credit include essays on John Akomfrah and Black Audio Film Collective; Frank Bowling; Lubaina Himid; and Alexander McQueen, with forthcoming work on the art of Cathy Wilkes. She is curator of the British Pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.
- Tim Marlow © Cat Garcia
- Farshid Moussavi © Paul Phung
- Zoé Whitley courtesy of the Hayward Gallery