Marina Abramovic: Portrait with white lamb, 2010. Courtesy the artist Marco Anelli and Lisson Gallery

Art: the best shows roundup

There are a great crop of exhibitions opening to coincide with the Frieze Art Fair, here are the ones we’re definitely going to see:

1) Ai Weiwei at Tate Modern. One of China’s leading artists takes charge of the 11th Unilever Commission. (The Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, 12 Oct-2 May 2011, Free)

2) Marina Abramovic at Lisson Gallery. An intriguing performance artist whose show at MOMA in New York earlier this year was a bit hit. Don’t miss her talk at Tate Modern from 2-3.30pm on 16th Oct (£9, https://tickets.tate.org.uk). (52-54 and 29 Bell Street, NW1 5DA, 13 Oct-13 Nov, Free)

3) Move: Choreographing You at the Hayward Gallery. Examines art that utilises choreography. Avoid this like the plague if you dislike audience participation – kids and extrovert adults will love it. Watch the hilarious promo video here (Southbank Centre, 13 Oct-9 Jan 2011, £5.50- £11)

4) Louise Bourgeois at Hauser & Wirth. All the more poignant for her death in May of this year, this exhibits the feminist artist’s most important fabric works in Hauser & Wirth’s huge new gallery. (3 Savile Row, W1S 2ET, 15 Oct-18 Dec, Free)

5) Peter Blake at Museum of Everything. The iconic pop artist curates an exhibition taken from his own collection of Victorian objects at the quirky but excellent Museum of Everything. For early birds, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, of The Serpentine Gallery, will be talking with Peter Blake at 9am on 14th Oct, see website for more details (On the corner of Regents Park Road and Sharpleshall Street, NW1, 13 Oct-Christmas, Wednesday to Sunday 11am – 6pm, Free)

What:
Top art shows to see during Frieze
— Francesca
7th October 2010