Frieze London and Frieze Masters

Frieze London and Frieze Masters


Frieze London, aerial view. Courtesy: Frieze.
October 5, 2012

11–14 October 2012

Regent’s Park, London

The tenth edition of Frieze London and first edition of Frieze Masters take place 11–14 October 2012. Frieze Masters is within walking distance of Frieze London and together the two fairs will make London the focus for as broad as possible an international art audience. Frieze London and Frieze Masters are both sponsored by Deutsche Bank. Tickets are available online at

Frieze London
Frieze London will feature 175 of the world’s leading contemporary galleries from 35 countries. Participants this year include galleries from territories including Argentina, China, Columbia, Hungary, India, Korea and South Africa. Frieze London 2012 introduces Focus, a section of the fair open to galleries established after 2001, showing up to three artists. Frame, the section of the fair dedicated to galleries under six-years old and showing solo presentations, is advised by curators Rodrigo Moura and Tim Saltarelli.
Frieze London Participating Gallery List

Frieze Projects is a unique programme of artists’ commissions realised annually at Frieze London. The artists commissioned to create five site-specific works for Frieze London are: Thomas Bayrle, Aslı Çavuşoğlu, DIS magazine, Grizedale Arts / Yangjiang Group and Joanna Rajkowska. Frieze Projects is curated by Sarah McCrory and supported by the Emdash Foundation with additional support from Maharam.
Full Details of Frieze Projects

Frieze Film is commissioned by Sarah McCrory.  The artists commissioned to make new work for Frieze Film are: Bertrand Dezoteux, Patricia Esquivias, Jimmy Merris, John Smith and Wu Tsang & Nana Oforiatta-Ayim.
Full Details of Frieze Film 2012

Frieze Talks 2012 will include Brian O’Doherty, Tino Sehgal, Sturtevant, Lynne Tillman, Marina Warner and John Waters as part of an international line-up of artists, filmmakers, curators and cultural commentators.  Frieze Talks is presented by Frieze Foundation and programmed by the editors of frieze magazine.
Full Schedule of Frieze Talks

The Sculpture Park at Frieze London 2012 has been selected by Clare Lilley, Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Lilley has put together an ambitious selection of works, the largest-ever presentation of outdoor sculpture at Frieze London. The Sculpture Park is open free to the public and is supported by

The Family Space at Frieze London 2012 will take inspiration from the Frieze Projects programme. Workshops and a range of other educational activities will be presented in partnership with Nintendo and ReachOutRCA.

This is the tenth year of the unique partnership between Outset, Frieze and Tate. Based on the generosity of Outset, a charitable foundation focused on supporting new art, the fund enables Tate to buy important works at the fair for the national collection. The 2012 Outset/Frieze Art Fair Fund guest selectors are Mami Kataoka, Chief Curator of Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; and Franklin Sirmans, Chief Curator of Contemporary Art, LACMA.

For updates on Frieze London see

Frieze Masters
Frieze Masters is a carefully selected presentation of over 90 of the world’s leading galleries.  The participating galleries will exhibit art ranging from the ancient era and old masters to art of the 20th century. Frieze Masters is designed by New York-based Selldorf Architects who will have created a contemporary, elegant environment where ancient and modern art can be shown side by side.

Representing 18 countries, galleries participating in the first edition include: Galerie 1900-2000, Paris; Acquavella Galleries, New York; Colnaghi, London; Gagosian, London/ New York; Elvira Gonzales, Madrid; Daniel Katz, London; Galerie Meyer Oceanic Art, Paris; Moretti Fine Art London/Florence; Helly Nahmad, London; Pace, London/New York; Van de Weghe Fine Art, New York and Rupert Wace, London.  The Spotlight section is dedicated to solo artist presentations from the 20th century and has been advised by curator Adriano Pedrosa. It will offer visitors the chance to discover artists working throughout the 20th century, from territories including: Austria, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Greece, Lebanon, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey, UK and USA.
Frieze Masters Participating Gallery List

Frieze Masters Talks brings together three leading international painters with directors and curators from some of the world’s most renowned museums, exploring the dialogue between art, past and present. Cecily Brown will be in conversation with Nicholas Penny (Director, National Gallery, London); Luc Tuymans with Dominique de Font- Réaulx (Senior Curator, Museé de Louvre, Paris); and Glenn Brown will be in discussion with Bice Curiger (Curator, Kunsthaus Zürich and Editor-in-Chief, Parkett).  Frieze Masters Talks is programmed by Jasper Sharp, (Adjunct Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna).
Frieze Masters Talks Schedule

To learn more about Frieze London and Frieze Masters, including maps and hotel information, see

Public opening dates and hours:
Thursday 11 October, 12–7pm
Friday 12 October, 12–7pm
Saturday 13 October, 12–7pm
Sunday 14 October, 12–6pm

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