This year, Frieze London and Frieze Masters will open from Wednesday until Saturday, with the preview on Tuesday — a shift forward from its traditional Thursday to Sunday opening days. The change means that visitors who do not work in the art world, and are not art collectors, will now only have one day to visit — rather than the entire weekend. Frieze co-director Matthew Slotover told ARTINFO UK that the reason for the change, which will limit public accessibility, is to provide a better experience for the art world.
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Frieze London has announced the 159 exhibitors that will set up shop at the fair’s 12th edition from October 15 to 18. In addition to its usual Focus section devoted to emerging galleries, Frieze has added a Live component that will showcase performance-based installations scattered throughout the fair. Also keeping in line with Frieze’s devotion to single artist booths, there will be several solo presentations including Mark Grotjahn at New York’s Anton Kern Gallery, Lee Kit at Guangzhou’s Vitamin Creative Space, Martin Creed at Berlin’s Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Barbara T Smith at LA’s the Box, and others.
During the festivities at Frieze London, Salon 94’s Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn shot this very British portrait of Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry. (more…)
For the moving image component of 2013’s Frieze London art fair, the Frieze Foundation — under the direction of Frieze Films curator Nicola Lees and co-curator Victoria Brooks — has commissioned new works by internet artist and serial surf club member Petra Cortright, Peter Gidal — whose films typically investigate writing through a combination of sounds and text — Patricia Lennox-Boyd — whose commission will investigate salespersons’ hand gestures — Soviet-era found footage splicer Oraib Toukan, and Erika Vogt, who plans to create an “anti-commercial commercial.” The artists will develop and created their commissioned pieces during a production residency at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) in Troy, New York. (more…)
On Tuesday Frieze London announced the lineup for its “Projects” program at the upcoming London edition in October at Regent’s Park. Frieze Projects is a curated group of site-specific commissions that are placed throughout the fair, which runs October 17-20. The program will include seven commissioned projects, as well as the Emdash award, which allows an emerging artist from outside the U.K. to present a new work at the fair. This year, the winner is Finnish-born artist Pilvi Takala. (more…)
One of the most sought-after curatorial posts in London has been filled: Nicola Lees will take over from Sarah McCrory as Frieze Foundation’s curator. The Serpentine Gallery’s former senior curator of public programmes will look after the London fair’s series of artist commissions and sit on the Emdash Award’s judging panel. (more…)
Art13 London, the new art fair about to challenge Frieze on its home turf, has released its much-awaited list of exhibitors. In total, 121 galleries will take part in the fair’s first edition next March (against an anticipated 80 to 100), including 86 in the main section, 17 in the Young Galleries section, and 17 in the London First section. (more…)
When it first launched in 2010, SUNDAY felt like a welcome departure from the main fair, and it has steadily become a mainstay of Frieze Week. Held like every year in Ambika P3’s cavernous space on Marylebone Road, SUNDAY gathers 20 young galleries, including this year newcomers RODEO from Istanbul, Seventeen from London, and Lisa Cooley from New York. Curatorial duo Baz and Chaz are behind the bar, and every day for the duration of the fair they invite a different artist to make a contribution, from the modest to the immersive. Also at SUNDAY, Jonathan Monk has teamed up with Three Star Books and design team OK-RM for the “Billboard Book Project” — a publishing-as-performance kind of event, involving a self-reflexive monumental poster, chopped up, and turned into limited edition prints. (more…)
Both the Pace Gallery and New York’s Lehmann Maupin have reported a rush of early sales at this week’s Frieze London and Frieze Masters fairs, with the latter moving 19 works during the fair’s VIP preview day — including nine pieces by Tracey Emin — and the former selling works from a dozen stable artists (including Sol LeWitt, Alexander Calder, and George Condo), and 2010 Whitney Biennial star Aurel Schmidt. (more…)
You don’t get to hear much gospel music in London, but American artist and musician Theaster Gates changed that late Wednesday night when, in the presence of English art world royalty assembled for Frieze Week including artist Marc Quinn and Jay Jopling of White Cube — where Gates currently has a solo show — the heavily bearded artist played a rousing, spiritual, and utterly inspired two-hour set at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club on Frith Street in Soho. (more…)