Frieze London – Regent’s Park 5-8 October 2017
The 15th edition of Frieze London takes place from 5–8 October, with a Preview Day on Wednesday, 4 October. More than 160 leading galleries from 31 countries will showcase ambitious presentations by international emerging and established artists, enhanced by a curated non-profit programme of artist commissions, films and talks.
Jaume Plensa, Tribute to dom Thierry Ruinart (2016), Ruinart Champagne. Frieze Sculpture 2017. Photo by Stephen White. Courtesy of Stephen White/Frieze.
New for 2017, Ralph Rugoff (Hayward Gallery, London) will curate Frieze Talks for the first time, exploring artists’ response to an age of ‘alternative facts’, with speakers and performers including Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Nástio Mosquito. The 2017 fair will also feature a new themed gallery section devoted to the legacy of radical feminist artists, organized by Alison M. Gingeras (independent curator); and curator Ruba Katrib (SculptureCenter, New York) will co-advise on the Focus section dedicated to emerging galleries. Frieze London 2017 once more coincides with Frieze Masters and Frieze Sculpture in Regent’s Park, together forming the heart of Frieze Week, the most significant week in London’s cultural calendar.
Kaws, Final days (2013), Galerie Perrotin. Frieze Sculpture 2017. Photo by Stephen White. Courtesy of Stephen White/Frieze.
Frieze London is supported by global lead partner Deutsche Bank for the 14th consecutive year, continuing a shared commitment to discovery and artistic excellence. Building on Frieze’s enduring relationship with collecting institutions, Frieze London will again partner with two acquisition funds for UK public collections, including the Frieze Tate Fund, supported by WME | IMG; and the second edition of the Contemporary Art Society’s Collections Fund at Frieze, this year supporting the Towner Art Gallery (Eastbourne). Allied Editions also returns to the fair, raising vital funds for seven non-profit galleries across London and guest regional partner, Focal Point Gallery (Southend-on-Sea).
Miquel Barceló, Gran Elefandret (2008), Acquavella Galleries. Frieze Sculpture 2017. Photo by Stephen White. Courtesy of Stephen White/Frieze.
Victoria Siddall, Director, Frieze Fairs said: ‘This year, Frieze Week follows our first ever summer opening of Frieze Sculpture, a free exhibition of monumental outdoor work in Regent’s Park. This is our strongest ever exhibition of Sculpture and this is mirrored in the exhibitor list for Frieze London which I am extremely proud of – the fair will feature the best galleries from all over the world, from the emerging to the established. Don’t miss Alison M. Gingeras’s new section showcasing radical feminist artists, and the talks programme investigating art in an age of ‘alternative facts’, curated by Ralph Rugoff. All of this makes Frieze a vital destination for the art world and an important hub for international galleries.’
Urs Fischer, Invisible Mother, 2015, Gagosian. Frieze Sculpture 2017. Photo by Stephen White. Courtesy of Stephen White/Frieze.
5-8 October 2017
Image 01: Reza Aramesh, Metamorphosis – a study in liberation (2017) Leila Heller Galler. Frieze Sculpture 2017. Photo by Stephen White. Courtesy of Stephen White/Frieze.