Ready for the 13th edition of Frieze London? It will take place as usual in The Regent’s Park, London from 14–17 October 2015.
Frieze London, one of the world’s leading art fairs, was established in 2003 by Matthew Slotover and Amanda Sharp. In 2012 Frieze established two further art fairs, Frieze New York, which takes place on Randall’s Island, Manhattan each May, and Frieze Masters, which coincides with Frieze London and is dedicated to art from ancient to modern.
Frieze London provides a discerning perspective on contemporary art, utilising the expertise of leading curators including Nicola Lees (Curator, 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana), Clare Lilley (Director of Programme, Yorkshire Sculpture Park) and Gregor Muir (Executive Director, ICA, London) across its feature sections and programme.
164 galleries from 27 countries will present the work of some of today’s most significant and exciting contemporary artists.
In the main Section, solo presentations include Camille Henrot (Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris); Chris Martin (Anton Kern Gallery, New York); Ken Okiishi (Pilar Corrias, London); Xu Qu (Almine Rech Gallery, London) and Mary Weatherford (David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles) while, return- ing to Frieze London, Simon Lee Gallery (London) presents a sequence of three specially conceived solo presentations by Valerie Snobeck, Toby Ziegler and Heimo Zobering, changing the stand over the course of the fair. Other notable presentations include 42 sculptures on a forest of plinths (Hauser & Wirth, London), new works made by artists in dialogue with architect Luis Barragán’s iconic House and Studio in Mexico City (Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo) and a stand dedicated to Abraham Cruzvillegas and Jimmie Durham (kurimanzutto, Mexico City) – both of whom will have significant exhibitions at London institutions during the fair.
The winner of the second Frieze Artist Award, supported by LUMA Foundation and which invites an artist to create a site-specific artwork at Frieze London under the auspices of Frieze Projects, is Rachel Rose. Based in New York, Rose will create a scale-model of the fair structure, in which lighting and sound design will simulate the sonic and visual sense frequencies of animals inhabiting The Regent’s Park. Concurrent with the fair, Rose is the subject of a solo exhibition at London’s Serpentine Gallery (1st October — 8th November 2015).
Frieze London’s non-profit curated programme, Frieze Projects, also supported by LUMA Foundation, responds to the fair architecture with commissions which draw visitors into temporary, mobile and evolving environments which transform, subvert and interact with the social, structural and cultural dynamics of the fair.
Evolving into the definitive destination for young galleries, the Focus Section, advised by curators Raphael Gygax (Migros Museum, Zurich) and Jacob Proctor (Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, University of Chica- go), offers a chance to discover exciting emerging talents. Solo stands include an historic installation by recently rediscovered Polish artist Maria Pininska-Beres (David Radziszweski, Warsaw); a new film installation by Amie Siegel, developing the themes of her 2014 presentation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (Simon Preston, New York); a floor-based ‘water relief ’ by young UK talent Samara Scott (The Sunday Painter, London) and a multifaceted ceramic presentation by another up-and-coming British artist, Jesse Wine (Limoncello, London).
The Live Section develops from its critically acclaimed debut to encompass varied formats, including: portrait sittings with an humorous outcome by Ken Kagami (Misako & Rosen, Tokyo); an auditorium-based choreography by Edward Thomasson & Lucy Beech (Southard Reid, London); a re-enact- ment of Xifopagas Capilares (1984), a rare work by Tunga (Galeria Franco No- ero, Turin and Luhring Augustine, New York) and an intimate, installation- based encounter by Amalia Ulman (Arcadia Missa, London). For the first time, Live is also curated by Raphael Gygax and Jacob Proctor.
The Frieze Sculpture Park 2015 comprises 16 new and historical works, set in the English Gardens between Frieze Masters and Frieze London. Works for 2015 include: Lock (1976-7), a major installation by Richard Serra, which Peter Freeman (New York) will be shown for the first time publicly since it was exhibited at the Whitney Museum in 1976; Anri Sala’s Holey Wall (Should I Stay or Should I Go) (2014-15), together with live performances originally commissioned for the 12th Havana Biennial (Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris & Marian Goodman Gallery, London); a new solar-powered sound and light work by Haroon Mirza (Lisson Gallery, London); Earth Play (1979), Seung-Taek Lee’s monumental balloon model of the earth (Gallery Hyundai, Seoul); Open Screen (2014) by Carol Bove (David Zwirner, London) and an impressive 11th-14th Century AD pre-Ekoi monolith from Western Africa (Didier Claes, Brussels).
This year, the programme of Frieze Talks is co-curated for the first time by Christy Lange (Associate Editor, frieze) and Gregor Muir (Executive Director of the ICA, London). Daily conversations, lectures and panel discussions will take place in the Auditorium. Gregor Muir said: “This year’s Frieze Talks mixes radical dissent with a focus on emerging artistic practice”.
Frieze Music returns in 2015 for one night only with a large scale audio-visual installation and performance by the collaborative project 18+, co-commissioned with The Vinyl Factory.
Frieze London 2015
Wednesday 14 October (Premium Day) 12 – 7pm Thursday 15 October 12 – 7pm
Friday 16 October 12 – 7pm
Saturday 17 October 12 – 7pm