Book it now: Frieze London and Frieze Masters 2015
by Zoe Dickens
One of the biggest names on the international art circuit, Frieze, will return for its annual UK instalment in October. Split into two sections – London for contemporary pieces and Masters for historical works – the fair offers an unrivalled opportunity to view and purchase some of the world’s finest art for your superyacht.
The oldest and largest of the Frieze fairs, the thirteenth edition of Frieze London will bring together over 160 galleries from 30 countries including London’s Simon Lee Gallery, New York’s Cheim & Read and Galerie Kamel Mennour from Paris.
The popular Focus section will also return as a key place to discover new galleries and up-and-coming art and design talent. Highlights include Shanghai’s Antenna Space and Auckland’s Hopkinson Moss – both of whom will be making their Frieze debut – along with works by hot new names including Harold Ancart, Samara Scott and Amie Siegel.
Other Frieze London favourites, including immersive art programme Live and the Sculpture Park in the English Gardens at Regent’s Park, will also return alongside specially commissioned works by, among others, Lutz Bacher, Jeremy Herbert and Frieze Artist Award winner Rachel Rose as part of the Frieze Projects scheme.
Now in its fourth year, the increasingly popular Frieze Masters will represent 131 leading modern and historical art galleries in 2015. Spanning thousands of years, works on show will include antiquities, Old Masters, modern and post-war pieces, sculpture, photography and Asian and ethnographic art.
This year will see the introduction of Collections, a new section curated by Sir Norman Rosenthal, examining the way in which a private collection paves the way for exhibitions on an international scale. The show will consist of eight presentations created by individual dealers with pieces spanning millennia in age range but all connected by one common theme.
The acclaimed Spotlight section also welcomes a new curator in the form of Clara M Kim, former senior curator at the Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, and will feature 15 solo presentations of significant works created in the 20th Century. Five of the participating galleries, including London’s Sprovieri, New York’s Alexander Gray Associates and Tokyo’s Nankzuka, will be making their Frieze debut.
The not-to-be-missed Frieze Talks series will also continue across both London and Masters and promises a programme of lectures and conversations with some of the world’s foremost contemporary art experts.
Frieze London and Frieze Masters 2015 take place from 14-18 October at Regent’s Park, London. Visit frieze.com for tickets and information.