The 13th edition of Frieze London takes place in The Regent’s Park, London from 14–17 October 2015.
Frieze London is sponsored by Deutsche Bank for the 12th consecutive year, celebrating a shared commitment to discovery.
Unrivalled in quality, range and depth, Frieze London 2015 provides a discerning perspective on contemporary art, utilising the expertise of lead- ing 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.
From the emerging to the iconic
For the 13th edition, 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.
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. Se- lected by Clare Lilley (Director of Programme, Yorkshire Sculpture Park) and with free public access, the Frieze Sculpture Park gives visitors to The Regent’s Park a rare opportunity to encounter exceptional sculpture and installation art by international artists in the open air.
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 mono- lith from Western Africa (Didier Claes, Brussels).
For the third year the Art Fund, the national fundraising charity for art, will develop a dedicated app for the Sculpture Park with detailed information on each of the sculptures and an audio guide by curator Clare Lilley.
Frieze Talks is a series of daily conversations, lectures and panel discussions taking place in the Auditorium at Frieze London. This year, the programme is co-curated for the first time by Christy Lange (Associate Editor, frieze) and Gregor Muir (Executive Director of the ICA, London).
Gregor Muir said: ‘This year’s Frieze Talks mixes radical dissent with a focus on emerging artistic practice’. On Wednesday 14th, Frieze Talks 2015 kicks off with Cuban artist and activist Tania Bruguera giving her first public address in the UK since her detention by Cuban authorities; and artist and nov- elist Douglas Coupland, author of Generation X comes together with Emily Segal, co-founder of trend forecasting group K-HOLE in a talk called ‘Ener- gy as Clickbait’. Thursday features New York-based artist Anicka Yi, while Adrian Searle (Critic, The Guardian) is joined by four prominent curators from institutions around the world in a panel entitled ‘The New Museums: Coming Soon To A City Near You’. On Friday 16th October, graphic design studio Metahaven, who devised visual identities for WikiLeaks and Sealand, preview exclusive imagery from their latest project, in conversation with Justin McGuirk from London’s Design Museum; and Justin Simons, Head of Culture for the Mayor of London, chairs a panel discussion which addresses the question ‘Can artists still afford to work in London?’
Frieze London’s non-profit curated programme, Frieze Projects is supported byLUMA Foundation, with additional support by Arts Council England. For her third edition, Curator Nicola Lees responds to the fair architecture with commissions which draw visitors into temporary, mobile and evolving environments which transform, subvert and interact with the social, struc- tural and cultural dynamics of the fair. Creating hidden spaces, moments of respite and intrigue and secret worlds just adjacent to reality, the seven participants in Frieze Projects at Frieze London 2015 are: ÅYR; Lutz Bacher; castillo/corrales; Thea Djordjadze; Jeremy Herbert; Asad Raza and Rachel Rose, winner of the 2015 Frieze Artist Award. The Auditorium will see pre- mieres of four commissions for Frieze Film from: Charles Atlas; Xavier Cha; Gery Georgieva and Thirteen Black Cats. Supported by Channel 4’s Ran- dom Acts, the commissions will be broadcast on Channel 4. 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 Artist Award
The winner of the second Frieze Artist Award, also supported by LUMAFoundation 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).
Presented with BMW and curated by Cecilia Alemani, Frieze Sounds ac- tivates the fair visitor’s experience through sound. Commissions by Alicja Kwade, Xaviera Simmons and Sergei Tcherepnin are made accessible at a listening station located in the Frieze London BMW 7 Series Lounge.
Stand Prize sponsored by Champagne Pommery
Champagne Pommery once again recognise creativity by generously spon- soring the 2015 Stand Prize. The £10,000 prize is awarded to the most inno- vative gallery stand at the fair and is judged this year by international curators: Maria Balshaw, Director, the Whitworth, Manchester; Bart van der Heide, Chief Curator, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director and Head of Exhibitions and Public Programs, Jewish Museum, New York.
Visitors to Frieze London will find Caravan and Caravan-To-Go, offering a specially devised menu and cocktail list which adapts its ‘well-travelled’ food philosophy for the fair. Well-loved partners Brunswick House; Company Drinks; GAIL’s Artisan Bakery; The Juice Well and Pizza Pilgrims return to the fair, while Ibérica, brigning authentic Spanish cuisine to the VIP room, and Petersham Nurseries, recreating their iconic restaurant and café, are new for 2015.
This year at Frieze London we are proud to introduce the Reading Room. This new concept creates a space for visitors to browse and buy a curated selection of the world’s best arts publications in a newly enhanced area specially designed by our architects. Participating publications including the Financial Times; frieze; Monocle; ArtReview + ReviewAsia; Artforum; The Art Newspaper; Even; The White Review and other guest publications will host an exciting schedule of events in the Reading Room, offering visitors opportunities to meet with editors and contributors in a series of informal encounters.
Allied Editions, an unique artist’s editions collective, returns to Frieze London in a new location, presenting specially commissioned works of art from as lit- tle as £40. Featuring Camden Arts Centre; Chisenhale Gallery; Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA); South London Gallery; Studio Voltaire; Serpen- tine Galleries and Whitechapel Gallery, a regional organisation participates for the first time in the form of Glasgow International. Allied Editions will host a programme of special events during the fair, including book signings and guest art advisors. An essential way to raise vital income, proceeds directly support the organisations’ public exhibitions and education projects.
Opening alongside Frieze London, Frieze Masters will take place 14–18 October 2015 in The Regent’s Park, London.
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