Spotlight on Frieze London and Frieze Masters

Edgar Degas, La Conversation, 1895, Acquavella Galleries, New York, NY

Edgar Degas, La Conversation, 1895, Acquavella Galleries, New York, NY

Frieze London and sister fair Frieze Masters will be opening their gates this week at their old stomping grounds, Regent’s Park in London. From October 17 through 20 visitors can view the meticulously curated collection of works that over 280 select galleries from around the world have carefully packed up and shipped to London. Already considered one of the world’s most important art fairs, this year’s fair will certainly draw a spectacular crowd to a spectacular city.

Elmgreen & Dragset, Powerless Structures, Fig. 10, 2013, 24-carat gold-plated bronze, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK

Elmgreen & Dragset, Powerless Structures, Fig. 10, 2013, 24-carat gold-plated bronze, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK

Housed in a new temporary structure designed by Carmody Groarke, Frieze London will deliver myriad perspectives on Contemporary Art. Two newcomers are Marian Goodman from New York and Galerie Max Hetzler from Berlin who will, among the other exhibiting galleries, present their selected artist’s works to Frieze visitors. There will be two unique sections of the fair: Focus and Frame. Established galleries will present special projects produced specifically for Focus, and Frame will feature emerging galleries with solo artist presentations.

Annibale Carracchi, St. Francis Praying Before a Crucifix, c.1582–1583, oil on canvas, Richard L. Feigen & Co., New York, NY

Annibale Carracchi, St. Francis Praying Before a Crucifix, c.1582–1583, oil on canvas, Richard L. Feigen & Co., New York, NY

Taking place on Gloucester Green in Regent’s Park for its second year, the galleries at Frieze Masters bring to the fore ancient and modern treasures. It will be housed in a custom-made structure, designed by Selldorf Architects. Mitchell-Innes & Nash are sure to have a wonderful presentation including works by Hans Arp (French, 1886–1966) and Lucian Freud (British, 1922–2011). In addition, the work of Baroque artist Annibale Carracci (Italian, 1560–1609) at Richard L. Feigen & Co. and Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917) at Aquavella Galleries are not to be missed. At Spotlight, an area dedicated to solo artist presentations of work made in the 20th century, be sure to check out work by Nancy Spero (American, 1926–2009), presented by Galerie Lelong.

Michelangelo Pistoletto, Donna nuda con girasoli, 1974–1975, silkscreen on mirror, Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York, NY

Michelangelo Pistoletto, Donna nuda con girasoli, 1974–1975, silkscreen on mirror, Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York, NY

An added feature of the fair is the Sculpture Park, free to the public and located in the English Gardens of Regent’s Park. It pairs contemporary pieces with historical works, some of which date to the medieval period. Sculptures by 20 artists can be experienced here, including works by Joan Miró (Spanish, 1893–1983), Yinka Shonibare (British, b.1962), Judy Chicago (American, b.1939), and Bernar Venet (French, b.1941). For curious and inquiring minds there will be Frieze Talks and Frieze Masters Talks, a series of artist talks and panels in which visitors can participate. Frieze Film will debut five artist films, and is co-curated by Nicola Lees (Frieze Foundation) and Victoria Brooks (EMPAC). Frieze Projects, supported by the Emdash Foundation, will feature site-specific works created by Andreas Angelidakis (Greek, b.1968), Gerry Bibby, Rivane Neuenschwander (Brazilian, b.1967), Ken Okiishi, Angelo Plessas, Lili Reynaud-Dewar (French, b.1975), Josef Strau (Austrian, b.1957), as well as Emdash Award 2013 recipient, Pilvi Takala.

Thomas Struth, Blowout Preventer, Mountrail County, North Dakota 2010, 2010, chromogenic print, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany

Thomas Struth, Blowout Preventer, Mountrail County, North Dakota 2010, chromogenic print, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany

Frieze London
October 17–20, 2013
Regent’s Park , London, UK

Frieze Masters
October 17–20, 2013
Regent’s Park , London, UK

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Frieze London