August 1, 2008 - frieze - Frieze Projects and Frieze Talks Announced Frieze Art Fair 2008
August 1, 2008

Frieze Projects and Frieze Talks Announced Frieze Art Fair 2008

Frieze Projects and Frieze Talks
Announced Frieze Art Fair 2008

16 – 19 October 2008
Regent’s Park, London

www.frieze.com

Frieze Art Fair’s critically acclaimed annual curatorial programme comprises Frieze Projects, Frieze Talks and The Cartier Award.

Curated by Neville Wakefield, Frieze Projects will feature 11 site-specific commissions by artists Cory Arcangel, Pavel Büchler, Ceal Floyer, Sharon Hayes, Jeppe Hein, Tue Greenfort, Agnieszka Kurant, Norma Jeane, Bert Rodriguez, Allen Ruppersberg and Andreas Slominski. The projects are conceived to engage with the ecology of the fair and its surroundings whilst reflecting on the tensions between nature and culture, pollution and purity, economic gain and strategic loss. Above all the commissions will present projects that regard the particular circumstances of Frieze Art Fair as an opportunity to create work that could not exist elsewhere.

In 2008 the annual Cartier Award recipient is Cuban artist Wilfredo Prieto. Prieto will present a site-specific work at the fair, which will address issues of sculptural, economic and geo-political accumulations.

Frieze Projects also includes collaborations with this year’s partner institutions Kling & Bang, an artist collective from Iceland, and MUSAC, the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Léon, Spain.

Presented in collaboration with the editors of frieze magazine Frieze Talks will this year feature panels, conversations and keynote lectures from leading artists, writers, curators and cultural commentators debating issues in aesthetics, ethics, music, writing and art production. Daily panel discussions led by Jennifer Allen, Stuart Comer, Carol Lu and Simon Reynolds will discuss alternative culture, the unique challenges and possibilities facing the art system in China, and ideas surrounding time and memory in recent art and exhibitions. Conversations with Alasdair Gray and Marc Camille Chaimowicz and presentations by Raqs Media Collective will be followed by keynote lectures by influential artists and critics including Fritz Haeg and Judith Williamson.

Panel discussions start at 12pm on Thursday 16th – Sunday 19 October followed by talks at 3pm and keynote lectures at 5pm.

For further information on Frieze Projects and Frieze Talks and ticket information for Frieze Art Fair visit www.frieze.com

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