Frieze London & Frieze Masters 2014

Frieze London & Frieze Masters 2014


Thomas Houseago, Hermaphrodite, 2011. Hauser & Wirth, Frieze Sculpture Park 2011. Photo: Linda Nylind. Courtesy of Linda Nylind/Frieze.
September 25, 2014

15–19 October 2014

The Regent’s Park

Frieze London and Frieze Masters will return to The Regent’s Park, London, from 15 to 19 October. Together the fairs bring a rich crossover of international audiences to London and are central in a season of exhibitions and art-related activities across the city. Frieze London and Frieze Masters are both sponsored by Deutsche Bank. Tickets are available online at

London-based creative design consultancy Universal Design Studio is the architectural team for Frieze London 2014. Universal Design Studio was founded in 2001 by Edward Barber, OBE and Jay Osgerby, OBE to focus on architecture and interiors, building upon their award-winning product and furniture design portfolio.
Frieze London

Participating galleries: The 12th edition of the contemporary fair will bring together over 160 of the world’s leading galleries, from 15 to 18 October. New for 2014 is a restructuring of the sections for participating galleries, introducing Live, a showcase for performance-based installations dispersed throughout the fair. New sponsors of Frieze London this year include Selfridges, who join existing supporters of the fair Deutsche Bank and Alexander McQueen.

Live 2014 will feature six selected artists and galleries: Robert Breer (gb agency, Paris); Franz Erhard Walther (Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris); Tamara Henderson (Rodeo, Istanbul); Adam Linder (Silberkuppe, Berlin); Shanzhai Biennial (Project Native Informant, London); and UNITED BROTHERS (Green Tea Gallery, Iwaki). Live is supported by Alexander McQueen, the Associate Sponsor of Frieze London for the second consecutive year.

Frieze Projects at Frieze London 2014 is curated by Nicola Lees. The artists commissioned to present new work for Frieze are Jérôme Bel with Dance Umbrella; Cerith Wyn Evans with ZSL London Zoo; Isabel Lewis with the ICA, London and Liverpool Biennial; Nick Mauss with Northern Ballet; Sophia Al Maria, Jonathan Berger and Tobias Madison.

The Frieze Artist Award 2014 recipient is Paris-based artist Mélanie Matranga. The Frieze Artist Award allows an emerging artist to realise a major project at Frieze London as part of the Frieze Projects programme. For Frieze, Matranga will create a series of online videos that follow a young artistic couple as they negotiate “freedom, success and the proper functioning of a couple.” The episodes will be filmed during the construction of Frieze London in Regent’s Park, including a purpose-built café, which Matranga has designed for use by visitors.

Frieze Film 2014 has commissioned Cally Spooner to make a series of trailers that will be screened in the auditorium at Frieze London 2014. Established in 2007, Frieze Film is a series of new artist films screened annually at Frieze London. Frieze Film 2014 is curated by Nicola Lees and co-commissioned by Frieze and High Line Art.

Frieze Talks is a programme of lectures, performances and conversations taking place at Frieze London that features today’s most innovative artists and thinkers. Curated by frieze editors, this year’s Frieze Talks will include Bruce McLean, Trevor Paglen, Jon Ronson, Helen Molesworth and Linder.

Outset Fund: This is the 12th year of the Outset Fund, a unique partnership between Outset, Frieze and Tate. Based on the generosity of Outset, a charitable foundation focused on supporting new art, enables Tate to buy important work by emerging artists at the fair for the national collection. This year’s guest selectors include Agustín Pérez Rubio (Artistic Director, Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires, MALBA), Laurence Rassel (Director, Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona), Frances Morris (Head of Collections, International Art, Tate), Ann Gallagher (Head of Collections, British Art, Tate), Tanya Barson (Curator, International Art, Tate) and Clarrie Wallis (Curator, Contemporary British Art, Tate).

For the sixth year, Champagne Pommery will generously support the Stand Prize. The prize of 10,000 GBP will be awarded to the most innovative gallery stand at the fair.
Frieze Masters

Participating galleries: Dedicated to art from ancient to modern, Frieze Masters will take place 15–19 October on Gloucester Green, Regent’s Park, London. Following acclaim for the first two editions of the fair, Frieze Masters will present a carefully selection of over 120 of the world’s leading galleries and is designed by architect Annabelle Selldorf, whose contemporary, elegant environment provides a sophisticated context for art of all ages. This year introduces Gucci as Associate Sponsor and Sponsor of Frieze Masters Talks, joining existing Main Sponsor Deutsche Bank.

Representing 19 countries, this year sees new galleries that include Marian Goodman Gallery (New York), Paula Cooper Gallery (New York), Daxer & Marschall (Munich), Kunstkammer Georg Laue (Munich), Helly Nahmad Gallery (London), Pace Gallery (London), The Weiss Gallery (London), Ariadne Galleries (London), Craig F. Starr Gallery (New York), and Berwald Oriental Art (New York).

Spotlight is a section of the fair dedicated to solo artist presentations. It offers visitors the chance to discover artists working throughout the 20th century, from 14 territories: Austria, Brazil, France, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Romania, South Africa, Spain, UAE, UK and USA. The selection of the galleries in Spotlight is advised by curator Adriano Pedrosa.

Frieze Masters Talks 2014 will feature conversations between renowned contemporary artists and the curators of historical museums from around the world. Sponsored by Gucci, the 2014 programme will include  William Kentridge with Ernst Vegelin van Claerbergen, Head of the Courtauld Gallery in London; Phyllida Barlow with Luke Syson, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Chairman of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; and Edmund de Waal with Paulus Rainer, Deputy Head of Kunstkammer and Treasury at Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. A new panel, “Collecting Beyond Contemporary,” will be chaired by Wim Pijbes, Director of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

Frieze Sculpture Park
For the second year the Frieze Sculpture Park will feature galleries from both Frieze London and Frieze Masters. Selected by Clare Lilley, Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK, the 2014 Sculpture Park will includes work from artists Caroline Achaintre, Reza Aramesh, George Condo, Michael Craig-Martin, Martin Creed, Gabriele De Santis, Matt JohnsonKAWS, Yayoi Kusama, Seung-taek Lee, Roelof Louw, Marie Lund, Fausto Melotti, Richard Nonas, Not Vital, Kristin Oppenheim, Jaume Plensa, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Thomas Schütte and Franz West.

Full list of works

Visitor information
Frieze London 2014 public opening dates: Wednesday 15 October–Saturday 18 October, noon–7pm

Frieze Masters 2014 public opening dates: Wednesday 15 October, noon–7pm; Thursday 16 October–Saturday 18 October, 11–7pm;  Sunday 19 October, 11–6pm

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