With the Fashion Weeks now over for another season, the heightened sense of creativity is still evident in London with the attention now shifting to focus on the 13th edition of one of the world’s leading art fairs, Frieze. Established in 2003 by Matthew Slotover and Amanda Sharp, Frieze celebrates as well as creates a platform for emerging artists worldwide.
Regent’s Park will provide the setting for the range of contemporary art hailing from 27 countries and featuring 164 galleries. Starting on Thursday the 14th October through to the 17th October, you’d be silly to miss out.
We’ve broken down the range of events and projects to be at to make sure you get the most from this event.
Supported by LUMA, a foundation that supports independent and contemporary artists, welcomes seven participants including an audiovisual installation by collaborative project 18+. Social, structural and cultural aspects of the environment are examined at the fair, sparking debates while immersing visitors in works from the likes of AYR, Lutz Bacher and the winner of the Frieze 2015 Artist Award, Rachel Rose.
Featuring 16 historical works, installations and sculpture art by international artists, the English Gardens provide the open air backdrop between Frieze Masters and Frieze London. The Lock installation by San Francisco-born Richard Serra is a must see for anyone interested in minimalistic, large-scale sculptures. The Art Fund, for the third year running, has created an app for the park with all the relevant info for you to get your hands on alongside an audio guide by curator Clare Lilley.
Commissions by Alicja Kwade, Xaviera Simmons and Sergei Tcherepnin are available in the listening lounge presented by BMW. This aspect of the fair enables art to be more than just for the eyes, find the 7 series lounge in the Frieze London BMW 7 Series Lounge.
Whether you simply want to hear artists’ views and opinions on how emerging talent can break into the industry or you are interested in how particular artists have sustained their status, Christy Lange (Associate Editor, frieze) and Gregor Muir (Executive Director of the ICA, London) have arranged a series of talks, lectures and panel discussions in the Auditorium at Frieze London to answer all of the above and more. On Friday the 16th of October, you’ll find Graphic Design studio Metahaven particularly on point. Haven’t heard of them? Well you’ll want to now, as they’ll be participating in the never-ending debate on every budding creative’s lips, namely ‘Can artists still afford to live and work in London?’
New to Frieze London, this concept creates a space for visitors to browse and buy a selection of internationally recognised arts publications as well as meet editors and contributors. Designed by Frieze’s specialist architects Universal Design Studio, I’m sure the room will be just as much a talking point as the publications.
14th – 17th October
London NW1 4NR
Words by Lora O’Callaghan
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