Frieze London & Frieze Masters 2019

Frieze London & Frieze Masters 2019


Robert Indiana, ONE through ZERO, 1980–2002. Waddington Custot, Frieze Sculpture 2019. © Morgan Art Foundation Ltd. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), DACS, 2019. Photo: Stephen White. Courtesy of Stephen White/Frieze.

October 2, 2019
Frieze London & Frieze Masters 2019
October 2–6, 2019
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Frieze London and Frieze Masters return to The Regent’s Park from October 3–6, 2019, coinciding with Frieze Sculpture and together forming the most significant week in London’s cultural calendar. Global lead partner Deutsche Bank support Frieze London and Frieze Masters. 

Frieze London 2019 will bring together more than 160 galleries from 35 countries, representing the fair’s most international edition since its launch. This year’s fair introduces new curators and sections showcasing performance, emerging artists and the contemporary significance of complex art genealogies and colonial legacies. 

Frieze Masters 2019 offers an unparalleled opportunity to discover historic artwork from across the world in the heart of London. Introducing new expertise in 20th-century and Asian art with new curatorial advisors, the eighth edition brings together six millennia of art history, from exquisite antiquities, to Old Master paintings and luminaries of the 20th century.

Creating a major public art display at the heart of London, Frieze Sculpture brings together more than 20 international artists to present new and modern artworks in monumental scale, all placed around the English Gardens of The Regent’s Park from July 3 to October 6, 2019. 

UK Institutions at Frieze
The Frieze Tate Fund, supported by Endeavor, returns for its 17th year acquiring works for the national collection; alongside the fourth edition of the Contemporary Art Society’s Collections Fund at Frieze, this year acquiring works for the Nottingham Castle Museum. Following its praised debut in 2018, the Camden Arts Centre Emerging Artist Prize at Frieze also returns, awarding an outstanding artist within the Focus section with their first institutional exhibition in London. 

Further information

Woven at Frieze London: new section curated by Cosmin Costinas
Cosmin Costinas (Executive Director/Curator, Para Site, Hong Kong) is the curator of the fair’s new themed section Woven, bringing together solo presentations by eight international artists who employ textiles, weaving and tapestry. Participating artists include Chitra Ganesh, José Leonilson, Pacita Abad, Joël Andrianomearisoa, Monika Correa, Cian Dayrit, Mrinalini Mukherjee and Angela Su.

Focus at Frieze London: Emerging Talents 
For the first time, an international committee of gallery peers comprising Stefan Benchoam (Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala City), Edouard Malingue (Edouard Malingue, Hong Kong), and Angelina Volk (Emalin, London) will advise on the selection of participants for Focus, the fair’s section for younger galleries. 

LIVE & The Frieze Artist Award at Frieze London: Performances, Installations and a Major New Commission
Diana Campbell-Betancourt (Artistic Director, Samdani Art Foundation, Dhaka and Chief Curator, Dhaka Art Summit) returns as curator of LIVE with performances and installations by Carlos Amorales, Cecilia Bengolea, Shezad Dawood, Priya Ahluwalia, William Forsythe, Yasmin Jahan Nupur, Sophie Jung and Khvay Samnang; and a major new Frieze Artist Award commission by Himali Singh Soin, supported by Forma and Channel 4 Random Acts.

Frieze Talks at Frieze London: 100 Years since the Bauhaus
Lydia Yee (Chief Curator, Whitechapel Gallery, London) will again co-programme Frieze Talks with Matthew McLean (Senior Editor, Frieze Studios), this year’s iteration departs from the Bauhaus’ pioneering ideas and approach to interdisciplinarity. Speakers include Diedrick Brackens and the team responsible for the Golden Lion winning Lithuanian pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale. 

Frieze Masters Talks: Contemporary Artists Explore Art History
Tim Marlow (Royal Academy of Arts, London) returns to oversee the celebrated Frieze Masters Talks programme featuring today’s leading contemporary artists in conversation with museum curators and directors. Speakers include Ai Weiwei, Mark Bradford, Elizabeth Peyton and Michael Craig-Martin. 

Spotlight at Frieze Masters: Luminaries of the 20th century
Laura Hoptman (The Drawing Center, New York) will curate Spotlight at Frieze Masters, comprising solo presentations by revolutionary figures of the 20th century.

Collections at Frieze Masters: Bridging East and West
Amin Jaffer also joins the curatorial roster on the Collections section, alongside Sir Norman Rosenthal (independent curator). This year’s Collections section will bridge eastern and western artistic cultures and histories through themed presentations of remarkable art and objects.

Frieze Sculpture in The Regent’s Park: London’s largest display of outdoor art
Open July 3 to October 6, Frieze Sculpture in London is selected by Clare Lilley (Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park) and presented in collaboration with leading galleries from around the world. The participating artists for Frieze Sculpture 2019 are: Iván Argote, Ghazaleh Avarzamani, Huma Bhabha, Peter Buggenhout, Jodie Carey, Ma Desheng, Tracey Emin, Lars Fisk, Barry Flanagan, Charlie Godet Thomas, Leiko Ikemura, Robert Indiana, Vik Muniz, Zak Ové, Jaume Plensa, Bettina Pousttchi, Tom Sachs, Lucy Skaer, LR Vandy, Joanna Rajkowska, TaiJung Um, Bill Woodrow and Emily Young.

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