Housed in a bespoke temporary structure, this year Frieze London is designed by Universal Design Studio, who will introduce a series of changes to the fair: a new layout and a focus on the public spaces, using contrast, texture and tone. Features include a timber-lined entrance courtyard and a series of restaurants and ancillary spaces, each with a signature material.
The 12th edition of Frieze London, one of the leading international contemporary art fairs, takes place in London’s Regent’s Park from 15–18 October 2014. For the third year Frieze Masters, dedicated to art from ancient to modern, will coincide with the contemporary fair. Together the two fairs create a focus for as broad as possible an international art audience. Frieze London brings 162 of the world’s leading contemporary galleries to the UK this October. Exhibitors from 25 countries will participate confirming the fair’s position as one of the world’s leading contemporary art events.
2014 features also two specialist sections: ‘Focus’, dedicated to galleries up to 12 years old presenting projects specifically conceived for Frieze, and the newly conceived ‘Live’ for ambitious performance and participatory works.
‘Live’ represents six selected galleries who will show works specially conceived for this fair alongside the re-staging of a number of significant historical pieces. The six artists and galleries selected for this special section: Robert Breer (gb agency, Paris); Franz Erhard Walther (Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris); Tamara Henderson (Rodeo, Istanbul); Adam Linder (Silberkuppe, Berlin); Shanzhai Biennial (Project Native Informant, London) and United Brothers (Green Tea Gallery, Iwaki).
These works will be integrated with the architecture of Frieze London; staged both on gallery stands and in public spaces throughout the fair. ‘Live’ is supported by Alexander McQueen, the Associate Sponsor of Frieze London.
The selection for ‘Focus’ is advised by curators Raphael Gygax and Jacob Proctor, who is a new addition to the team this year. ‘Focus’ has evolved into a more significant section and is dedicated to fostering a community of the most exciting emerging galleries. Notable presentations in ‘Focus’ include: Brian O’Doherty (Simone Subal Gallery & P!, both New York); an installation with Michael Lin and Atelier Bow Wow (Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai); Michael Smith (Dan Gunn, Berlin); Santo Tolone (Limoncello, London); and a presentation of artists exploring labour and materiality, featuring Heidi Bucher, Virginia Overton and Magali Reus (Freymond-Guth Fine Arts, Zurich).
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Nicola Lees is the curator of Frieze Projects and has conceived a programme of commissions that brings together seven new projects, realised both at the fair and in a number of offsite locations around the city. This year has a focus on artists whose practices intersect with other disciplines includ- ing dance, film and music. Many have been produced in collaboration with institutions across London and the UK, drawing attention to the working relationships that crisscross the cultural fabric of the city.
Frieze Film 2014 has commissioned Cally Spooner to make a series of trailers that will be screened in the auditorium at Frieze London 2014. Established in 2007, Frieze Film is a series of new artist films screened annually at Frieze London. Frieze Film 2014 is curated by Nicola Lees and co-commissioned by Frieze and High Line Art.
This year’s Frieze Talks will include keynote presentations by artists Bruce McLean and Trevor Paglen and best-selling author Jon Ronson. Conversa- tions will include newly appointed Chief Curator of MOCA, Los Angeles Helen Molesworth and artist and musician Linder. Frieze Talks is a series of lectures, conversations and panel debates that take place during the fair in the auditorium at Frieze London. The talks pro gramme provides a forum to discuss some of the most pertinent issues in contemporary art and culture today. Frieze Talks is programmed by frieze editors Jörg Heiser (Co-Editor), Christy Lange (Associate Editor) and Amy Sherlock (Reviews Editor).
In 2014, the Frieze Sculpture Park will once again include works from both Frieze London and Frieze Masters. Selected for the third year running by Clare Lilley, Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, this year Lilley’s selection explores issues of size and scale with a number of monumental works alongside site-specific and video works. Located in the English Gardens of The Regent’s Park, the Sculpture Park benefits from free public access and allows visitors to the park a rare opportunity to see an important selection of art in the open air.
FRIEZE ART FAIR
ART & DESIGN FAIRS
ARCO MADRID 21 FEB/ 25 FEB
PAD PARIS 21 MAR/ 25 MAR
ART BRUSSELS19 APR/ 22 APR
ART COLOGNE 19 APR/ 22 APR
PHOTO LONDON 17 MAI/ 20 MAY
PHOTO BASEL 12 JUN/ 17 JUN
ART BASEL 14 JUN/ 17 JUN