See the Epic Sculptures Teasing Frieze 2017 in London

For the first time ever, Frieze Sculpture will be open to enjoy for free all summer long.

Takuro Kuwata, Untitled (2016) Courtesy Alison Jacques Gallery & Salon 94. Photo: Stephen White.

From tomorrow, Frieze’s first ever summer exhibition opens to the public in The Regent’s Park in London.

Frieze Sculpture launches in July this year so that tourists and the 60,000 art-lovers who hit the capital ahead of the London fair can enjoy the outdoor exhibition during the summer months.

“It’s fantastic that the free Frieze Sculpture park will open as part of an exceptional summer of culture in the capital, showing that London is open to innovation, creativity, and to visitors from around the world,” London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has said in a press release. “I’m delighted that this incredible exhibition will bring new audiences to contemporary art, inspiring Londoners and tourists alike.”

Featuring 23 international artists, including Michael Craig-Martin, Tony Cragg, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Urs Fischer, and Gary Hume, the exhibition is an exciting teaser before the Frieze London and Frieze Masters fairs open in October.

Maria Balshaw, Victoria Siddall and Clare Lilley attend Ruinart reception to launch Frieze Sculpture 2017 in Regent's Park and VIP dinner at Berners Tavern on July 4, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M Benett/Dave Benett / Getty Images for Ruinart)

Maria Balshaw, Victoria Siddall and Clare Lilley attend Ruinart reception to launch Frieze Sculpture 2017 in Regent’s Park and VIP dinner at Berners Tavern on July 4, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M Benett/Dave Benett / Getty Images for Ruinart)

The new and significant works on display this year have been selected and placed by Clare Lilley, director of programs at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. “From the playful to the political, these 23 works explore contemporary sculpture’s material and technical dexterity, together with its social role and reflection on the human condition and our environment,” said Lilley.

A series of public tours throughout the summer as well as a free Frieze Sculpture Audio Tour app featuring commentary by Lilley will be organized by Frieze programming partner Art Fund.

In addition, the free London Summer Art Map, co-produced by Art Fund, Art on the Underground, Frieze, the Mayor of London, and Sculpture in the City, will be available to guide you through the season of public artwork across the capital, including the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square and Sculpture in the City.

See a sampling of the amazing works in Frieze Sculpture 2017 below.

John Chamberlain, Fiddler’s Fortune, (2010). Courtesy Gagosian. Photo: Stephen White.

KAWS, Final Days (2013). Courtesy Galerie Perrotin. Photo: Stephen White.

Anthony Caro, Erl King (2009). ©Barford Sculptures, courtesy Annely Juda Fine Art. Photo: Stephen White.

Magdalena Abakanowicz, Standing Figure with Wheel (1990). Courtesy Marlborough Fine Art. Photo: Stephen White.

Eduardo Paolozzi, Vulcan (1999). Courtesy Pangolin. Photo: Stephen White.

Tony Cragg, Stroke (2014) ©Charles Duprat, courtesy of Holtermann Fine Art. Photo: Stephen White

Bernar Venet, 11 Acute Unequal Angles (2016). Photo: Stephen White.

Frieze Sculpture 2017 will be open to the public in the English Gardens of The Regents’ Park in London from 5 July to 8 October, 2017.


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