The 12th edition of the Frieze Art Fair brings together over 160 of the world’s leading contemporary galleries. This year, for the first time, Frieze introduces Live, a showcase for performance-based installations dispersed throughout the fair. As one of the world’s leading art fairs, Frieze London brings an international audience to the capital every October and for the third year the fair will coincide with Frieze Masters, giving a perspective on historical art alongside the contemporary work. Together the two fairs bring an unrivalled range of art together with an international art audience and benefit from a crossover of visitors.
Galleries and artists from across the world will attend the fair with participating exhibitors including representatives from Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, Polan, South Korea, Turkey and many, many more. Solo presentations that promise to be focal points in the fair include: Mark Grotjahn (Anton Kern Gallery, New York); Goshka Macuga (Kate McGarry, London); Martin Creed (Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Berlin) and Barbara T Smith (The Box, Los Angeles).
Live provides the opportunity to experience ambitious performance-based installations and will include works specially conceived for Frieze as well as the re-staging of a number of important historical pieces. It will appear on a series of platforms that will be dispersed throughout the fair. New galleries to the fair exhibiting in this section are: gb agency (Paris), Green Tea Gallery (Iwake), Project Native Informant (London), Silberkuppe (Berlin) and Galerie Jocelyn Wolff (Paris). The selection of galleries participating in Live is advised by curator Nicola Lees and the section is supported by Associate Sponsor Alexander McQueen.
Focus has evolved into a more significant section of the fair, dedicated to fostering a community of the most exciting emerging galleries. Those showing in this section will present either solo or group shows that are conceived especially for Frieze. Notable presentations in this section include: Brian O’Doherty solo (Simone Subal Gallery & P!, both New York); Michael Smith (Dan Gunn, Berlin); a major installation with Atelier Bow Wow (Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai) and a solo presenation by Slavs and Tatars (Raster, Warsaw).
Frieze London, 15 – 18 October, Regent’s Park, London, www.friezelondon.com.
1. Brian O’Doherty, courtesy of Simone Subal Gallery.