From 14th – 17th October select areas of Regent’s Park London will be transformed for two of the biggest art exhibitions in the world. Frieze London gathers over 160 of the world’s most exciting galleries from over 30 countries around the globe. Now in its thirteenth year, Frieze London offers an unrivalled range and depth of art to be viewed and bought and it’s not long now until the doors open for the 2015 event.
Including the most relevant contemporary art works, the art fair also incorporates numerous highlights in addition to the main exhibition such as the Sculpture Park exhibiting both modern and historical sculptures, Frieze Talks with a broad selection of lectures and conversations and Frieze Projects curated by Nicola Less for the third year in a row. Frieze Projects is this year supported by the LUMA Foundation and will present seven new commissions inspired by the temporary structure in Regent’s Park. Exploring propositions for mobile architecture and alternative realities, Nicola Lees has invited exhibitors to from different disciplines to transform, subvert and interact with social, structural and cultural dynamics of the fair in the creations of the Frieze Projects section. This year’s Frieze Project participants include ÅYRBRB, Lutz Bacher, Castillo/corrales, Thea Djordjadze, Jeremy Herbert, Asad Raza and the 2015 Frieze Artist Award winner Rachel Rose.
The innovative art fair underwent a redesign by Universal Design Studio in 2014, who have taken on the task again for 2015 where they will build a structure to further enhance the visitors’ experience of the three central sectors. The main gallery holds the works from a number of renowned galleries around the world, many of which have previously exhibited in Focus which in turn has evolved into the definitive destination for younger galleries or those who are exhibiting for the first time. Live on the other hand is dedicated to the art of performance and participatory work and was only introduced in 2014. Designed to create moments of immersion and interaction for visitors to the fair, highlights this year will take the form of an auditorium-based programme by Rancourt/Yatsuk, a historical processional piece by Tunga and an intimate encounter by Amalia Ulman.
The second part to London’s Frieze fair will be Frieze Masters which brings together thousands of years of art into a unique contemporary context where visitors can buy pieces from over 130 galleries specializing in antiquities, ethnographic art, old masters, illuminated manuscripts and everything in-between. An unmissable experience for art enthusiasts of all persuasions, the two fairs offer an unparalleled opportunity to experience and acquire art from the ancient to the modern and Frieze Director Victoria Siddall had this to say on the event:
‘The great response to the redesigned Frieze London last year has attracted an exceptional list of galleries for 2015 and I am thrilled to announce what I believe will be a really strong fair. Once again, both established and young galleries are planning special presentations of mainly new work so Frieze London will be a place to see art of the highest quality and discover emerging artists from all over the world.’
Open from Wednesday 14th October, tickets are now available to buy on the Frieze London website where you will also find more information on this year’s exhibitors and projects.